October 2009

Windows 7 FilmFest

October 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft recently had 17 film teams produce videos from 30 seconds to 3 minutes length in a competition.  They had 3 pre-requisites: There must be a character called “CIO Wiggins” There had to be a line of dialog with “The guys in IT are going to like this” They must have mentioned [...]

Platform Update For Vista and Windows Server 2008

October 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced the release of updates for Windows Vista  and Windows Server 2008 to bring some features of it up to date to take advantage of Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies. Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library: contains the Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that [...]

Some Hyper-V Best Practices Webcasts

October 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Want to run SQL, SharePoint or Exchange on Hyper-V?  If so, make sure you tune into some webcasts on how to do this best. Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SQL Server Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Virtualising business critical applications will [...]

Nokia Phone Using Ford Bluetooth

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

I hate phones and everything phone related.  I hate phone people who have to talk about their iPhone or Shineyokia all night long.  They make a hardcore trekkie conference look like an appealing vacation option.  I have a phone only because it’s a required item.  I had to take of the back [...]

Use OpsMgr 2007 To Monitor …

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ask an IT Pro what’s the most important thing at work.  Servers?  SAN?  Exchange?  Active Directory?  Not even close.  It’s the coffee pot.  And no one likes and empty one. Wilbour Craddock just sent me a link to an article with a demo video.  In the video one of the authors of the [...]

2 Existing HotFixes For W2008 R2 Hyper-V

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

I noticed I hadn’t done a good job blogging about 2 patches that MS has released since the RTM of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  Both are pretty important and I was peeved I couldn’t find them on my own blog (my virtual notebook).  This blog post should rectify that. KB974598 – You [...]

Going To TechEd EMEA in Berlin

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

I completed all the paperwork last night to confirm my place at TechEd EMEA in Berlin next month.  I’m really looking forward to it.  I’ve spent a good bit of time working in Germany but I’ve never been to Berlin.  I’ll be working half days at the Springboard stand, mainly in the [...]

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released a updated MP for OpsMgr 2007 Service Pack 1.  “The Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack alerts you to problems with components such as agents, management servers, the Operations Manager database, agents, modules used by workflows and services so that you can [...]

What’s New In IIS 7.5

October 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

There’s a great blog post by Mai-lan which details the reasons for IT Pro’s and Developers to start using IIS7.5 as included in Windows Server 2008 R2.  Well done!  It’s the best post I’ve seen on the subject. I’ve got to say that the IIS teams might be the best bloggers/web [...]
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