First Impressions – Intel Compute Stick

July 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

A nice little gadget appeared on my desk at work today: An Intel Compute Stick. Here are my first impressions of this device. Available at: Amazon.com Amazon UK Amazon Germany So what is an Intel Compute Stick? It’s a teeny tiny PC designed to plug into a HDMI display (monitor or TV). The [...]

Microsoft News – 13 March 2015

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quite bit of stuff to read since my last aggregation post on the 3rd. Windows Server Enable and Use Remote Commands in Windows PowerShell: For when you get the error “Unable to connect to the server using Windows PowerShell Remoting”. Hyper-V KB3031598: Hyper-V host crashes and has errors when [...]

Presenting Using Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

February 19, 2015 // 6 Comments

Yesterday was the first time that I came “this close” to my prefect presenting peripherals setup. I’ve wanted to be able to present from a tablet without the tether of a VGA or HDMI cable for years but it has never been possible. I have tried various things, but none worked out … either the [...]

Microsoft News – 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’ve just emerged from a cave or from under a rock, then you might like to read about Windows 10 and HoloLens. It’s been amazing to see how in “90 minutes”, the image of Microsoft has done a 180 degree turnaround. The carefully orchestrated and timed announcements on Wednesday were [...]

The Windows 10 Briefing–21 January 2015

January 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

I am attempting to live blog this event. Hit refresh to see more. It took me some time to get on the stream. Terry Myerson is talking stuff about things. Just get to the main course already. No one likes dry lettuce. He goes on to talk about developers, helping them find their next billion [...]

Microsoft News – 17 December 2014

December 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Things have settled down a little after last week’s surprise Azure announcements. Hyper-V Another Update on the VMQ Issue with Emulex and HP: MVP Hans Vredevoort has the latest news for poor HP blade customers running Hyper-V. Azure Azure AD Connect – One simple, fast, lightweight tool to [...]

Microsoft News – 5 December 2014

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s December, and not much happens then in the world of Microsoft. However, we do have GA of Azure RemoteApp (RDS in the cloud) on the 11th! Windows Server Sizing Volumes for Data Deduplication in Windows Server: One of the most common questions the Data Deduplication team gets seems deceptively [...]

Microsoft News – 20 November 2014

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are a lot of upset people because of (1) the Azure outage and (2) how Microsoft communicated during the outage. We had a couple of affected customers. The only advice I can give to Microsoft is: Don’t deploy your updates to everything at the same time. Now you know how customers feel when [...]

Microsoft News Summary – 22 October 2014

October 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

Hyper-V Hot Add & Remove Static Memory in a Hyper-V vNext Virtual Machine: You can do this in vNext. Windows Server SmbStorageTier.ps1: A simple way to pin files to tiers in Scale-Out File Servers Azure Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open: G series super-RAM VMs, premium storage, [...]
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