September 2011

Amazon Opens “Fire” On The iPad

September 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

It has happened.  Amazon has launched the new Android-based Kindle reader and it is called the Kindle Fire. Already this $199 (wow!) tablet is making waves.  That’s because Amazon already has a huge library of content available.  This one device release puts Android in a position [...]

Where is My Windows 8 Tech Documentation?

September 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

It seems like some people have started to write tech guides for Windows 8 already.  Me being an avid blogger, you’d expect to see me at it too.  Not yet.  And here’s why. What we have now is a Developer Preview.  It isn’t even a beta.  We know squat about how things [...]

High Availability (HA) and Live Migration

September 24, 2011 // 4 Comments

With the coming changes in Windows Server 2012 (WS2012), I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain the difference between HA and Live Migration. High Availability (HA) HA is when we make a virtual machine highly available by placing it on a cluster of hosts, e.g. a group of Hyper-V hosts in a [...]

Hyper-V Road Show for Irish Microsoft Partners

September 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

THIS EVENT IS FOR MICROSOFT PARTNERS ONLY I will be speaking at a series of events next week on behalf of my employers, MicroWarehouse Ltd (a Microsoft Value Added Distributor).  Anyone who works for a Microsoft partner is welcome to attend (no cost).  Each event (Dublin, Belfast, Galway [...]

Comparing Windows 8 And iPad Start Up Times

September 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

When I got off my plane from Anaheim in Chicago, I went to the nearest power station to recharge my devices for the next leg to Dublin.  I noticed something interesting; my Windows 8 (Developer Preview release) slate PC booted up much faster than my 10 month old iPhone 4.  I wondered how [...]

What Event Will Windows 8 RTM Be Announced At?

September 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

Please forgive me while I take off my tinfoil (aluminium) hat; the aliens have taken a break from trying to read my thoughts. I previously stated that I believed that Windows 8 would release before July 2012 because of how Microsoft’s financial year works (think EA Sports game titles) and their [...]

Build Windows 2011 Review

September 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s Friday afternoon in Anaheim USA, I’m sitting in my hotel room (jetlagged), and it’s that time of the week when I have to look back on what’s happened.  First thing’s first; how well did Build Windows go? The Event I thought the event was excellent.  There was a little bit [...]

Building Continuously Available Systems with Hyper-V

September 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

The speaker is Brian Dewey of Microsoft. If you came to this post because it is about Hyper-V, then I really urge you to read the other “Building Continuously …” session notes that I have taken.  They all build to this session (it was a track of sessions). Continuously available:software [...]
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