Why Vista? (Volume 3 — Volume Mixer)

I am the first to admit — all of the items in this series are not stand-alone reasons to upgrade to Vista.  It is, for instance, hard for me to imagine some business setting where the volume mixer would be the be-all and end-all solution that has so much business value that Vista is deployed…

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Why Vista? (Volume 2 — Windows Meeting Space)

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Windows Meeting Space.  It doesn’t get a lot of attention.  In fact, in the best traditions of keeping cool new features quiet, we’ve been so quiet about this one that most people don’t even know it is there!  (Which must mean it is pretty good, right?) Windows Meeting Space…

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Why Vista — Interrupted — CodeName Mojave

We interrupt this blogpost to bring you a breaking announcement… I started this whole series with a post about Windows Codename Mojave.  I interrupted my "Why Vista" series to let you know that Microsoft has launched a Mojave site.  You can find out more about the experiment there. And now…. back to our regularly scheduled…

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Windows Code-Name Mojave

In honor of the Blue Monster (and keeping true to the reason I started this blog), I want to talk about Windows Mojave today.  You might not know what that is.  I didn’t.  I read about it online.  What is it?  Is it the latest version of Microsoft Windows (code named Windows 7)?  No.  Is…

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Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) — Hyper-V

In the past two posts, I have covered Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 R2.  Now, it’s time to explore the Microsoft Flagship Virtualization product — Hyper-V.  Hyper-V is a part of Windows Server 2008.  It is a role that is installed just like DHCP or DNS.  This means that no software needs to be…

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Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) — Virtual Server 2005 R2

In yesterday’s post, I talked about Virtual PC.  While this product absolutely has a place in most organizations, it’s not always the ideal choice for your virtual machine needs.  It is, as I said, a great end-user tool.  It’s good for demos, training, and a better solution for running multiple OSes than dual-booting.  But if…

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Which Virtualization is Right for Me?

There’s no question that virtualization is a hot topic right now.  At its simplest level, virtualization is nothing more than removing the link between physical and logical.  The easiest-to-understand example is also the most common form of virtualization — a virtual machine.  This involves running a guest machine on a host machine.  It can be…

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I LOVE this company!

I’ve always loved this company.  I’ve only worked here two years, but the love affair began long, long ago (although it was in this galaxy).  I remember, back in the 80s, thinking how Microsoft had changed the world of software forever.  In fact, when I told my parents I got hired at Microsoft a little…

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