Does Chris get it?

If you read my previous post and bothered to go out to the Robert Scoble’s post which prompted it, you will see me kind of going toe-to-toe with Robert. In my own opinion, I think Robert just doesn’t like being confronted much less being wrong which is why we have been going back and forth. I…

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Awesome Launch Event in New York!

I wish I had my camera today to take a picture of the crowd. I was in the big room just after the key note and I believe they had seating for about 1500. I estimate about 1200 people for my Windows 2008 overview session. Lots of great interaction and questions throughout the day. I…

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No TV service for a year…..

I canceled my cable TV service today. Later this afternoon I am going to drop off the HD DVR and since I have consistently overpaid my bill for the last year they actually owe me money when all is said and done. People that know me real well might think I have lost my mind….

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VMware or Microsoft: Simplified Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Host Patching = Greater Security and More Uptime

  Many IT Pros still don’t know that Microsoft offers a bare metal hypervisor. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 installs directly on your hardware with a very minimal set of Windows Server components to optimize the virtualization environment. This Hyper-V platform eliminates many of the common Windows Server infrastructure features such as Active Directory, DNS, IIS,…

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What do you want in a Webcast?

For that matter…..Do you even like Microsoft Webcasts? My team is on a conference call right now and we are discussing webcast attendance and how to get more people to attend. All of us are raising some interesting questions but we are on the inside and may not have an appropriate perspective. I want to…

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Stop stealing my blog posts…..

There has been some discussion recently on some DL’s here at Microsoft about sites that re-post blog posts without permission. I will call it what it is which is the theft of copyrighted materials for the purpose of monetary gain. I don’t like saying copyrighted because copyrights get a bad rap these days depending on…

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Why can’t it ‘just work’?…

(subtitled – Isn’t technology supposed to be making our lives easier? Simpler? Less complicated?) I hear that all the time – why can’t it just work? I say it all the time – why can’t it just work? Examples….. I am watching TV last night. Actually I am watching a PVR recorded episode of ‘Lost’…

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Rebuilding the home network….

I have spoken about my home network at a  few presentations and during the breaks there have been plenty of "oh yeah!?!?! well I have….." conversations. I think some of the most interesting conversations are around how we name our machines and networks. I have spent over and hour sitting at the name your computer…

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Thank you, Harrisburg, PA!

I had a great time today! We had some issues with getting everyone into the venue but it was amazing to me that those of you I spoke to about it understood. I appreciate that understanding. I hope the information I provided was beneficial and worth your time. I am still in Harrisburg and I…

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What would you recommend?

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any updates on the home network lately. I decided to halt my current plans and take another path. As a result I am looking for a "super server" of sorts. On that will  virtualize most of the loads I need to run and also be expandable for…

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