Windows Updates

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 RTM Date

May 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

According to Microsoft, you can expect Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to RTM in the end of June.  “Initially, Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made [...]

Event – Private Cloud Academy W2008 R2 SP1

May 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

On May 20th, I will be presenting the 4th in the series of these events.  This event, focusing on what Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 brings to Hyper-V, will be co-sponsored by Microsoft Ireland and MicroWarehouse Ltd.  You can register now. Content will focus on RemoteFX and [...]

Performance Issue with W2008 R2 Hyper-V on Intel CPUs

April 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

This KB article (KB2517329) for Windows Server 2008 R2 (including SP1) hosts with Intel Westmere or Sandy Bridge processors just popped up in my feeds. “Consider the following scenario: You have a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has a large amount of physical memory and that has Intel [...]

Hardware Support for W2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster and SP1?

March 22, 2011 // 1 Comment

One of the strengths of Hyper-V is one of its weaknesses: it supports a huge variety of hardware including hosts and storage.  Hyper-V clusters need to be treated like mainframes.  Any change, no matter how small you think it is, needs to be verified and tested (by somebody) before you apply [...]

0xC0000034 with SP1 on OEM Windows 7 Installations

March 12, 2011 // 2 Comments

This morning I read about a crash issue with Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 on machines that came with the preinstalled OEM copy of Windows 7.  Nick Whittome posted a description and various workarounds on his Facebook page. EDIT: there were some issues with the Facebook link so you can go to a post [...]
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