October 2010

SP1 RC for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

October 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft just announced the release of the Service Pack 1 release candidate for Windows 7 and W2008 R2.  This will be the only RC release before the eventual RTM release.  You can download it now.  The download page still talks about the beta release.  I guess that’ll get [...]

No Windows 8 Until 2012

October 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

It’s been widely reported this afternoon that news of a Windows 8 release schedule appeared very briefly on a Dutch MS website (before being pulled).  I have a nagging feeling that something similar happened there with Windows 7 sometime back … Anyway, the story was that we wouldn’t see [...]

Live Essentials 2011; First Impressions

October 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

I installed Live Essentials 2011 on my netbook earlier this evening.  My overall first impressions are good. I use Live Messenger to chat to some friends in the UK and USA.  I’m not a heavy user but it’s handy.  Now it has the ability to integrate into other social networks [...]

Mastering Hyper-V Deployment Book is Available Now

October 22, 2010 // 5 Comments

Amazon has started shipping the book that I wrote, with the help of Patrick Lownds MVP, Mastering Hyper-V Deployment. Contrary to belief, an author of a technical book is not given a truckload of copies of the book when it is done.  The contract actually says we get one copy.  And here is my copy [...]

Mastering Hyper-V Deployment Excerpts

October 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sybex, the publisher of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment, have posted some excerpts from the book.  One of them is from Chapter 1, written by the excellent Patrick Lownds (Virtual Machine MVP from the UK).  As you’ll see from the table of contents, this book is laid out kind of like a Hyper-V [...]
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