windows home server system builder price decrease!

just in time for the thanksgiving – windows home server system builder price decrease!  i’ve got one oem system i built running the system builder version and the hp media smart home server.  in november i’m giving a presentation on windows home server to our midwest microsoft and partner technical community – this will be…

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windows home server and build 2 of windows 7!

woo hoo!  i’m running the windows home server connector on my 64 bit windows 7 build.  need to double check if the backup works (which won’t surprise me). i’ve had pretty good app compatibility success with windows 7 so far.  continuing my tests….

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builds 3 and 4

my first two builds of windows 7 in one way brought me back to when windows vista was in beta (downloading the bits, burning dvds, waiting while the installation runs), but since windows 7 is building upon the foundation that windows vista sp1 and windows server 2008 created, it’s been a process i’m now very…

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boot performance of windows vista

i’m an impatient person with computers.  i wasn’t always this way.  i remember when you could watch the output of the dir command (i don’t know in the first version of dos whether the /p was even available because i certainly didn’t need it).  i now expect to be able to see a thumbnail of…

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2 installs – 698 to go…

one of my goals with windows 7 is to install and test it on as many systems and as many times as i can.  much of this will be on my own time since i do have a day job :), but looking towards the future, or dogfooding as they say at microsoft, is part…

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pdc windows 7 keynote on demand

today i’m spending some time to watch the part of steven sinofsky’s keynote that i didn’t see tuesday morning.  catch up on announcements at http://microsoftpdc.com/

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cwug windows home server webcasts begin in november!

cwug started our online endeavors with chris urban’s management track.  next month, ray casey takes up where chris left off.  there will be a new windows home server track that will kick off with online meetings every other wednesday.  more information about these live meetings will be posted to our cwug portal and facebook sites. …

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windows 7 blog added to windows team blog

if you haven’t been over to the windows team blog lately, check it out today.  wish i was in los angeles at the pdc this morning – it’s cold enough in illinois this morning for snow.

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joel schoenberg’s desktop insiders technical briefing

one of my counterparts, joel schoenberg has a desktop insiders blog.  joel has been one of the mentors i’ve had in my three years at microsoft and we have a common history at one of the solution providers in the midwest.  joel and his family were recently in chicago and we spent some time with them…

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the chicago virtualization launch is less than a week away!

windows server 2008 with hyper-v, presentation virtualization, vdi, desktop virtualization with app-v and med-v.  there’s a lot of great content covered at the virtualization launch this monday at the hotel intercontinental in chicago.  register now!

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