Webcasts, performance and Live Writer

VolkerW posted the following links to some upcoming Webcasts on Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization, more details on his blog.    I’ll also repost the link to the Virtual Server performance tips (slightly dated) but has some great planning advice:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;903748   That’s all for now, apart from saying that this post was brought to you…

Vista improves

As you’ve probably seen Vista has received a few improvements available in these KB articles.  I particularly like the fact that the issue: “When you copy or move a large file, the estimated time remaining takes a long time to be calculated and displayed” seems to have been fixed – especially as I’m always copying…

Why don’t I see 4GB?

This is often reported and answered, but as 3 people asked about this today, I thought I’d blog it (sorry if you’ve seen this elsewhere a few times) Symptom If a computer has 4 gigabytes (GB) of random-access memory (RAM) installed, the system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog box in Windows…

WDS for Network shares

John may have just found a great add-in to index network shares into Windows Desktop Search…I like the sound of that! It works for Windows Server 20003, Xp and Vista.      Technorati tags: Client, Vista, Windows Server

Virtual PC 2007 available to download

So Virtual PC 2007 has just released, with amongst other things support for Vista as a host or guest Ben, John, Keith  and Kevin have more details…roll on Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1   The download is here and there is also an updated Virtual PC Website   

Search Folders in Outlook 2007, my configuration

Ewan’s recent post on search folders in Outlook inspired me to change my Outlook 2007 behavior (I guess I’d been doing pretty much the same thing for 8 or so years…so I was due a change). Prior to this change I’d made extensive use of rules to manage my mailbox (I don’t remember how many but it was…

Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, and their blog

Seems I missed this blog coming on-line at the end of last month…so I’ll correct that now.  The second post from this time gives you a good summary and details on the offering in their words: How Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization technology can help organizations curb IT costs, boost user productivity, improve service levels and…

Windows Dreamscene Preview (beta is now on WU)

This must be one of the most talked about Vista Ultimate Extra’s and featured heavily during the Vista launch – well the beta has now been posted on Windows Update…you will need Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and be Glass enabled to make it run.  Then all you need to do is select a video file,…


PowerShell week, webcasts and downloads

I must have missed these at the time, still here is the link if you need to view them (they were made available at the start of November).  In the download section (middle right) of the page is download called “Windows PowerShell Week Scripts” – which has a useful and extensive vbscript to PowerShell conversion guide.