It is with Great Sadness....

If you haven’t heard by now, then I will tell you — last week, Microsoft laid off 1,400 employees.  I was one of those 1,400.  I’m not telling you this because I am looking for sympathy, but rather because I want to extend my sincere appreciation.  While I loved every aspect of my job and…

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Who's Minding the Store?

Wish there was a place you could go to find all the latest Microsoft hardware and software products?  Well, you can stop rubbing your lamp, because I am ready to grant your wish.  Are you ready? *poof*  (that was my "genie" sound effect) http://store.microsoft.com From Age of Empires to Zune, the Microsoft store has what…

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So You've Gone Virtual.... Now What?

One of the main things that separates Microsoft’s efforts in virtualization from those of our competitors comes down to what happens after you get your virtual machines created.  It becomes all about the management of those machines.  The question I hear a lot is, "How do I manage my machines?"  The answer, when using Hyper-V…

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Photosynth on CSI

I was watching a re-run of CSI: Miami last night and finally saw what I’d heard about awhile ago…  They used Photosynth to help solve the crime.  Essentially, the scenario was a crime committed during a speech at a high school gymnasium.  The CSIs were trying to see the movements of a few specific people. …

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Are You Certifiable?

Hmmm… did I mean to say, "Are you planning on getting certified?"  Guess that isn’t the same thing, is it?  If you’re planning on taking any of the Microsoft certification exams, now is a GREAT time to do so!  A program has been in place for awhile now called "Second Shot."  The gist of the…

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I Don't Wanna...

That’s a great line from one of my favorite television shows, Scrubs.  Elliott, one of the main characters whines that in response to some request made of her.  Maybe you’ve heard that in your own organization?  The truth is that sometimes, bringing technology in-house doesn’t make any sense.  But that doesn’t stop you from wanting…

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Podcast Updated.... (An Update)

If you attempted to listen to all of my podcasts on SharePoint, what you may have noticed is that the second podcast sounded exactly like the first.  This is, in fact, because it was the same.  (Remember that old Herman’s Hermits’ song, “I’m Henery The Eighth I Am”?  One of the lines is, “Second verse……

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Podcast Updated...

I got the rest of my podcasts in the "Features in SharePoint You Never Knew Existed" series uploaded.  I haven’t yet gotten all the links up on the side of my blog, but one thing at a time, right?   Here’s a link to all of them: http://blogs.technet.com/danwoodman/pages/podcast-series.aspx Enjoy.  I look forward to hearing your…

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server Goes Live!

If you aren’t familiar with Hyper-V Server 2008 (which is not the same as Microsoft Hyper-V), you can find out more about the actual product here.  In a nutshell, this is the standalone virtualization server that Microsoft announced a few weeks ago.  The reason I am bringing it back up?  It went live on Microsoft.com…

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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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