August 2011

What Hardware Would I Buy in 2011/2012?

August 22, 2011 // 4 Comments

In the past I’ve always said that I pick manufacturers based on: Support for System Center (Operations Manager management packs, Configuration Manager/SCE plug-ins, PRO management packs, etc) Price/quality/met requirements/etc HP and Dell always top the chart there, and I’ve tended to prefer HP [...]

Do the HP & RIM Tablet Failures Impact on Windows 8?

August 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Considering the failure of HP’s WebOS powered TouchPad, and RIM’s Blackberry tablet, one could consider that there is no space for other contenders behind Apple’s iPad and Google’s Android OS.  I’m not sure that I agree. The executives of HP and RIM were naive at best, and plain stupid [...]

HP WebOS Going Away (Already) and Trying to Sell PC Biz

August 18, 2011 // 4 Comments

HP have decided that Google have had too much news headlines this week. WebOS Fresh on the awful news of sales for their WebOS (Palm) TouchPad tablets, it’s just been announced by HP that they are ending operations of WebOS.  And that’s a day or two after they started selling their Pre3 [...]

Why I Think Windows 8 Will RTM Before July 2012

August 18, 2011 // 3 Comments

You’ll soon see that this is not based on any inside information … so make of it what you want. We all know that Mary-Jo Foley reported a little while ago that Windows 8 could RTM as soon as April 2012.  I have 2 reasons to think that she might not be far off. The first is a little bit more [...]

E2E London 2011, Virtualisation Conference

August 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Once again, experts in all kinds of virtualisation technologies will be gathering to share their knowledge at E2E London 2011, a super-economic mini-conference, formerly known as PubForum.  I’ll be talking Hyper-V as usual with a 45 minute and a 900 seconds session.  Some other MVPs and [...]

Monitoring the Hybrid Microsoft Cloud

August 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Microsoft Hybrid cloud, as it stands currently, is a mixture of a Hyper-V private cloud with an Azure public cloud, managed by System Center App Controller (formerly Concero).  One of the key pieces of the Microsoft solution is monitoring the health of the application (that the business [...]
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