Virtualization gets bigger….

We announced this week that our own virtualization product, Microsoft Hyper-V, is now capable of scaling to an entirely new level.  Hyper-V now supports 24 logical processors to take advantage of the latest processors (six core).  In addition, the maximum number of virtual machines running on a Hyper-V installation has been raised from 128 to…

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What’s with the One Way Street?

When I talk about SharePoint during my presentations, one of the things I always discuss is the use of a blog for internal discussion.  It’s a great tool, even in a small organization.  Imagine, for instance, a scenario with a CEO and 10 employees.  Chances are, the CEO doesn’t have time to go to each…

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Every Generation….. Blames the One Before

Hopefully, I’m not the only one who remembers that Mike and the Mechanics song, The Living Years.  If Microsoft were going to re-write that song for the new Zune, the lyrics would need to change to "Every generation builds on the one before."  When I heard about the new features in Zune 3.0, I was…

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Arrrr…… I Be a PC, Me Hearties!

It be that time of year again…. time to be talkin’ like a pirate.  Arrrr……  I be havin’ a blog post waitin’ in the aft, but after I be seein’ the new "I Be a PC" ad, I be changin’ my post to talk about this great, grand ad!  If you want to be seein’…

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Groovy

I can’t help but conjure up images of King Arthur, chainsaws, demons, witches, and Bruce Campbell playing Ash in Army of Darkness anytime I say that word.  Unfortunately, this post isn’t about Army of Darkness.  Instead, I want to discuss Microsoft Groove.  Recently, I’ve heard some questions about Groove, such as: "What is Groove?" "Isn’t…

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Who Took My Teeth Out of the Freezer?

You’ve probably already seen it, but if not, feel free to check out the second commercial in the Seinfeld/Gates saga.  You can see all of them online here.  I laughed pretty hard at this one the first time I saw it.  And it’s worth the time spent watching just to see Bill do the robot….

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A New Choice in Virtualization

In previous posts, I’ve discussed Hyper-V.  We have a new product out now, offering yet another option for your virtualization needs — it’s called Hyper-V Server 2008.  How, you may wonder, is this product different from the Hyper-V I discussed here?  Hyper-V is Microsoft’s hypervisor — the layer of the operating system that manages the…

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Today’s a Big Day in the World of PC Hardware

Microsoft Research strikes again!  This time, they’ve decided that we can do better than a laser in our mice.  What do they have in mind?  See for yourself.    What will they think up next?   EDIT:  I fixed the link.  Sorry it took so long!!   Technorati Tags: Microsoft Office,Hardware,Mice,Laser,Microsoft Research

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What Happens in Vegas…. Gets Blogged About!

I’m sitting on an airplane as I type this.  An airplane bound for Vegas.  We’re headed out for a team meeting.  Imagine that many geeks all in one place.  Then, imagine the place is Las Vegas.  🙂  It really is nice to get together with all my co-workers, since I rarely see more than a…

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Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld?

If you haven’t seen it yet, it is true.  Microsoft has released a new ad campaign featuring BillG and Jerry Seinfeld together.  They’re at a shoe store of all places.  I have to admit, I watched the commercial last night for the first time and thought, "Huh?"  I read a lot of comments online today,…

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