February 2011

Welcome to the MVP Summit 2011

February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’m sitting in a town hall session (all NDA so no details) in the first of my MVP Summit session of the year. It was a nightmare flight over, but it’s worth it. Yesterday was a chill out day. I hung out in Starbucks, in some bars and in the Cheesecake Factory. I went into the Bellevue [...]

Post-User Group Meeting Wrapup

February 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday was a very long day for me.  I was up until 1:00 that morning, completing presentations/demo lab builds, and sorting out registrations.  After 4 hours sleep, I trekked into Dublin to start the event setup in the Guiness Storehouse with Paul Keely (OpsMgr MVP) and John McCabe (lead [...]

Mastering Windows 7 Deployment is Published

February 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve just recived an email from Sybex to say that the third book that I’ve been involved with, Mastering Windows 7 Deployment, has just started shipping from their warehouse(s).  Right now, Amazon.com is still on preorder but that will likely change in the coming hours or days.  The [...]

WAIK for Windows 7 SP1 is Released

February 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released WAIK for Windows 7 SP1.  This new release supports: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 Windows Vista SP1 Windows Server 2008 family Windows 7 family Windows Server 2008 R2 family “The Windows® Automated [...]

Sample Chapter: Mastering Windows 7 Deployment

February 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last year was pretty busy.  Not only did I write Mastering Hyper-V Deployment (with MVP Patrick Lownds helping), but that project was sandwiched by me writing a number of chapters for Mastering Windows 7 Deployment.  That Windows 7 book is due out somethime this month. If you browse onto the [...]

Video of Presentation on Dynamic Memory

February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

I presented at PubForum Frankfurt last year on SP1 beta Dynamic Memory for W2008 R2 Hyper-V.  Alex Juschin (RDS MVP) runs a tight ship and records all the sessions.  I’ve just dug up the URL to the video that he recorded of my session.  In it I talked about the need for Dynamic [...]

SP1 is Available Now

February 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available to volume license customers and MSDN/TechNet subscribers.  There’s not much more to say at the moment.  I’ve blogged it all before. I’ll be coming back to Dynamic Memory when I get a chance.  I’m pretty [...]

Host Sizing Versus Total Cost of Ownership

February 14, 2011 // 4 Comments

I love it when I read about someone saying “my virtualisation solution support more processors and more memory in a host than your one”.  It’s like arguing over who’s a better captain: Kirk or Picard? By the way, it’s Janeway. In my experience I’ve yet to see a host with more than 200 [...]
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