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An Interesting VDI case, Holmes.

Last June I didi a series of interviews with Alun Rodgers of Risual about the cool stuff in Windows Server 2008. In one of these.. Alun is telling me about how Terminal Services (now known as Remote Desktop Services, RDS, in Windows Server 2008 R2) could be used to provide a secure desktop for police… Read more

Windows plays Wembley 6th October

I am part of a small team preparing for the launch of Windows 7, its big brother Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 on 6th October at Wembley stadium.  I volunteered to be the producer as I am not presenting, and this essentially means that I’ll get the blame if you don’t have a… Read more

TechNet Virtual Conference, Thanks for watching

Our first effort at running a TechNet type road show as a virtual event worked pretty well but this platform did have a few niggles which I hope didn’t ruin your day too much.  This was mainly around the moderated chat which we couldn’t get into ourselves for most of the day. However judging by… Read more

TechNet Virtual Conference 19th June

Normally at this time of the year the evangelists would be wandering the UK with the TechNet road shows.  However this year TechNet has gone virtual as it’s become very apparent that you are finding it even more difficult to justify a day out of the office not to mention getting approval for travel expenses…. Read more

Learning Bulgarian SQL

  I am presenting in Sofia for a few days at Microsoft Days 09 and I don’t speak any Bulgarian!  Fortunately Microsoft and English seem to go hand in hand, and I have been sitting in on sessions about Windows 2008 r2 and SQL Server when I am not presenting and I can understand most… Read more

Farewell old friend – how to say goodbye to SQL Server 2000 Rescheduled

My TechNet Live Webcast on upgrading from SQL Server 2000, has now been rescheduled for 3 March from 4-5pm.  If you can catch it live you can ping me and the TechNet team with questions during the webcast, but it will be available off-line (together with the inevitable slide deck) if you have other demands… Read more

SQL Server 2008, TechNet Road-show answers

Following Tuesday’s TechNet event in Manchester, I promised to answer the questions in my blog that I couldn’t answer immediately, so without further ado… Does data collector work with all editions specifically express edition?  Data collection is where historical performance information is collected and stored in a database.  It was introduced in SQL Server 2008… Read more

SQL Server 2008 Management event in Manchester

Unlike Manchester United, SQL Server 2008 is under new management. What I mean by this is that there are a load of new tools to configure, tune and audit which are essential to keep a modern database in the premiership.  While I have done a few events on this theme in the London area, the… Read more

SQL Server Unleashed – Decks

Quite a few people have asked me where the decks are for the SQL Server unleashed event and I now have an answer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bb945096.aspx which I need to put on my blog so I can also remember myself! Also we have filmed this and I am hoping it will be on UGTV shortly as well,… Read more

Flying with Small Business and Essential Business Server

Small Business Server (SBS) is like flying a single engined aircraft.  There’s a lot of stuff going on but you only have one box to worry about and backup and interoperability are all a lot easier because of this. Flying a twin engined aircraft is far more complicated than a single engined one; how come… Read more