Three strikes and your out – strike three.

I do a lot of work from home (mainly because I can, but also because I get so much more done when I’m not in the office – there’s just too many distractions in there). My connection to the Internet was 3Mb/s synchronous.  I really use the 3Mb/s upload as much as the download (I…

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Three strikes and your out – strike two.

I was lucky enough to be given a 250GB, USB hard drive at Easter.  Which I dismantled and put into my desktop PC.  There it sat until September, when it decided to fail. According to the manufacturers website, the drive was still under warranty, so off it went, via DHL, to California.  Correctly packaged in…

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Three strikes and your out – strike one.

Apparently bad things happen in threes – well, these aren’t that bad (so I may have more to come), but they are worth sharing: Over a month ago I came across this advert on eBay: The price was unbelievable, a must have – so I bought one (I was tempted to buy more).  Within a…

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Windows Server Virtualisation Announcement

Microsoft has just announced that we are extending the Open Specification Promise (OSP) to the hypercall API within Windows Server Virtualisation. The hypercall API enables partners to develop solutions with Windows Server virtualisation allowing customers to achieve dynamic IT environments.   These APIs are available for use by any organization seeking to integrate or extend their…

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Yesterday’s Longhorn Academy – OK, I Lied!

At the end of yesterday’s session I promised to ring everyone and invite you all to IT Pro Momentum.  Turns out I lied (there’s not enough hours in a day to make that many phone calls).  I only managed to get through around thirty calls. I will get around to the rest of you, just…

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Yesterday’s Longhorn Academy – Web and Application Platform.

For all those that attended yesterday’s session – Thank you, both Bob and I really enjoyed it (even if this was the session that took the most preparation). The slides will get posted up as soon as possible – same place as last time. Bob mentioned two really good webcasts about microsoft.com moving to Windows…

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Last Friday’s post (VMware ESX Server 3i)

Looks like I’ve upset a few people.  Sorry, that wasn’t my intention. I get to talk to a lot of people about a lot of stuff.  Virtualisation is one of them, and all I ever hear is VMware this and VMware that (and next to no one knows what Microsoft currently offer – or have…

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VMware ESX Server 3i

I was reading this article about the up-and-coming ESX Server 3i from VMware. It calls out a bunch on “new features” that we have either been doing for ages, or have announced that we will have in Windows Server Virtualisation (WSV), when we ship Windows Server 2008 – I’m confused (seems like someone is trying…

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Last Friday’s Virtualisation talk

Last Friday I spoke at an event run by MJ Flood (a local partner).  The format was something new to me (and something that I really enjoyed). There was around fifty of us in the room and we all got to listen to the main presentation (PowerPoint slides for half an hour or so explaining…

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