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The place where I page to when my brain is full up of stuff about the Microsoft platform

Managing Dynamic Memory with SCVMM 2008 R2 sp1

Windows Server 2008 R2 sp1 introduced two key enhancement to Hyper-V, dynamic memory and remoteFX.  RemoteFX is a way of sharing a physical servers GPU to provide a better VDI experience and I’ll leave that for Simon to blog about, so back to dynamic memory.  This seemingly minor enhancement to Hyper-V allows you to setup… Read more

Pimp your Laptop/Netbook

A simple top tip I got form James O’Neill to get a bit more oomph out of your laptop is to ram in a an SD Card for ready boost when you’re not loading up your photographs.  This feature came in with Vista and is still there in Windows 7, and is a caching technology… Read more

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report vol 6

Every 6 months Microsoft publishes a freely available Security Intelligence Report (SIR), looking at what’s happening to threaten the security of our personal and corporate computing.  Mostly it‘s written in English and if you can’t find the time to read it all I would at least recommend the summary. All this work is part of… Read more

Windows 7 Beta, it’s atomic

I got my first look at Windows 7 just after TechEd EMEA last November, however it wasn’t until I saw it on an atom powered sub notebook that I got excited as these things (e.g. the Asus Eee, Dell Mini X, Samsung NC10 etc.) are selling in spades despite or because of the current economic… Read more

Security Update MS08-067

There’s no easy way to say this but whatever version of windows you are running, the first thing you want to do today is install update MS08-067.  To quote from the article… This security update (MS08-067) resolves a vulnerability in the Server service that affects all currently supported versions of Windows. Windows XP and older… Read more

Vista Chick Magnet

I got one of my neighbour’s sons onto our one week work experience program this week, so I thought I would drop in to watch the presentations they had to do.  Everyone was genuinely impressed with the quality of the work, the imagination and professionalism they showed, and their presentation skills would put many of… Read more

Vista sp1 vs XP sp3

When I am not playing with SQL Server, I play PC games, such as Gears of War and Flight Simulator X, although this happens on my home gaming rig and not the office laptop. My personal PC runs 64 bit Vista, but have I shot my PC in the foot by running my games on… Read more


Occasionally in the dark corners of e-bay, and amazon you’ll find this odd mp3 player for sale called a Zune, Originally it looked a bit like a brick as it came with a lot of in built armour, but in its latest guise it looks more like any other well known player albeit in some… Read more