December 2011

2012: My Predictions

December 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Hmm, although 2011 still has a few ticks left, it appears I was wrong with my predicted downfall of Steve Ballmer despite employee and dissatisfaction and a dead-before-it-started shareholder mini-rebellion.  So what’s coming in 2012, other than the obvious Windows and System Center stories? [...]

Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Holidays, etc

December 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Today is my last day in the office in 2011 and I’m really looking forward to the coming 10 days off.  I bought some used XBox 360 games to play over the holiday: GTA IV, Modern Warfare 2, and Madden 11.  There probably won’t be any blogging done over the coming days, unless something [...]

Nokia Failing to “Save” Windows Phone 7.5

December 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

I’ve been using my own iPhone 4 for a year, and I’ve had a HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7.x handset at work since around June.  It’s no secret that I greatly prefer the iPhone over the Windows Phone.  The hardware feel better in my hand, the OS is more friendly and natural, and iTunes beats the [...]

Software Assurance: Protect Your Investment & More

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is one of those subjects that can create great debate: is Software Assurance (SA) for Microsoft licensing a real benefit that is worth the expense?  Those who bought it during the XP days may feel like they got burned.  They went a very long time without any upgrades for their [...]

PowerShell: Get More Information On Your CmdLets

December 21, 2011 // 2 Comments

With the PowerShell Window, you can run Help or Get-Help to go looking for information of syntax and flags.  If you want, you can even use the get-member cmdlet, such as: Get-NetAdapter | Get-Member There’s two things that are happening with the above command.  Get-NetAdapter is being [...]

Great Article on Hyper-V and NUMA

December 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Any software designer/engineer needs to be aware of how Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) impacts the performance of services that will run on that hardware.  This goes double for virtualisation administrators, and here’s why. NUMA is a hardware design feature that divides CPUs and memory in [...]

Hyper-V & PowerShell – Enable Hyper-V

December 19, 2011 // 3 Comments

Windows 8 includes native PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V for the first time ever.  You can use this to manage Hyper-V from the command prompt and to automate complex and/or repetitive tasks.  In fact, Hyper-V appears to be going down the Exchange route where only so much is revealed in [...]
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