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…


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…


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…


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’…



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…


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….


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…


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


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…


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,…