Anyone want to see ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ (for FREE)?

What are you doing this Thursday evening? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Blade Runner, TechNet Ireland are running a special COMPLIMENTARY screening of ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’.  Spectacularly restored and re-mastered from original elements and scanned at 4K resolution, it contains never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special…

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Windows Vista Performance

I’ve been talking to a few people recently who are using Windows Server 2008 as a workstation.  Some of their comments are along the lines of:  “Server 2008 has the same code base as Vista SP1, how come it feels quicker?”. Interestingly there doesn’t seem to be a good answer (yet).  I’ve been shown a…

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How to make your laptop 300% quicker..

As you know, I’m always "dabbling" with my laptop(s) – trying to get me demos performing at their very best. I run Windows Server 2008 on my demo machine because I use Hyper-V for all my demos. Yesterday I put a Solid State Disk (SSD) into my current demo laptop. I ran a few "noddy"…

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Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal – Rain and Guinness

Kimberly & Paul were with us last Friday.  Bob Duffy got to interview them for a while – I like this one best: More here: Rain & Guinness Book Fetish 2 in the Morning SQL Server 2008 Best Bits Enjoy Dave. Share this post : Technet! del.icio.us it! digg it! live it! reddit! technorati!

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IT Pro Momentum for SQL 2008

A few of you wanted to know more about IT Pro Momentum that was mentioned at the SQL Academy last week. IT Pro Momentum is a method for you to get up to speed on new stuff, with loads of support from Microsoft and for me to get loads of local references about those new…

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Yesterday’s BSS event in Belfast

I presented at the BSS even in the Pavilion in Stormont yesterday – as usual I really enjoyed it (you’re a great crowd). I just wanted to share my content with you.  You can find my slides here. The "Deep Zoom" website I showed was the Hard Rock Memorabilia site. You can sign up for…

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Tuesday’s Windows Server User Group meeting

Thanks to all those who attended Tuesday night’s user group meeting. Apologies for going on a bit (I was only supposed to take half an hour or so – not the whole hour)! Aidan has posted the slides we used here. Some of my demos are here.  Well – just the clustering Hyper-V ones.  The…

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