What’s Your Digital Lifestyle?

The digital lifestyle has been one that most readers of this blog have probably been living for quite a while.  We all seem to be up on the latest gadgets, tweaks and using technology in every part of our lives.  About a year ago we saw this video at an internal Microsoft event and I…


Jean-Philippe on Vista Deployment

Jean-Philippe Breton is the Infrastructure and Desktop Deployment Team Leader for Alphamosaik, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He and his team recently lead a 10,000 seat deployment of Vista with SP1 for a major Canadian transportation company with offices around the globe.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down…


Heroes Happen {In Your Lab}

One thing I mentioned a few times on the HHH tour in Canada was the ability for you to download a build guide to set up your own lab and follow the steps to do all the demos on your own in your virtual lab.  Well it is finally done!  Before I shared it with…

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Vista Q&A With Mark Russinovich Now Online

A few weeks ago I posted an entry with some information on a web cast being held with Mark Russionovich around Vista and deployment.  Mark was joined by a group of experts and IT Pros who have already deployed Vista and they took your questions throughout the sessions.  You can view a snippet below or…….

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Installing Hyper-V on Core

In case you didn’t know another RC1 build of Server 2008 was released late last week which includes the Hyper-V beta.  You can download the beta here!  Hyper-V is the hypervisor based virtualization technology that can be included in x64 versions of Windows Server 2008.  Server Core will be the recommended OS to run as…

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Early Adopter Success Story

A while back we posted an entry in the From the Trenches category about Mark Seniow and his implementation of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 in production while the product was still at the Beta 2 stage.  If you missed that post you can read it here.   Mark credits his success in part to a program we…

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Virtual Licensing 101

Licensing.  It can be a headache, it is often misunderstood and things are different in the virtual environment.  There are some great virtualization specific licensing resources I wanted to share to help you navigate these waters. First of all there are two calculators available online. Calculator 1 lets you interactively build virtual machines running multiple…

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[Videocast] My Favorite Office 2007 Trick

I like playing with new hardware and software as much as the next geek and I was thrilled when Rick managed to snag our team a few copies of Camtasia Studio from TechSmith.  I’ve used their tools in the past and love them.  I thought I’d use the tool to record a screencast of my…

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[Videocast] Windows Server Virtualization Preview

OK, now I am getting excited and I have to thank fellow IT Pro Advisor Arlindo Alves for finding this gem. 🙂  More and more of the “Internal – Microsoft Confidential” stuff we got to see at our recent technical training seminar is starting to become public and this is a biggie.  We’ve talked about it, you’ve read…


Vancouver TechFest Videos

Just catching up on my RSS reading and noticed some videos over on the Canadian Developers blog from the recent Vancouver Techfest.  There are some very interesting, short, videos filmed by our own John Bristowe where he interviews a number of smart people including a couple of MVPs.  The one that caught my eye as an IT…