Bing vs Google vs Yahoo Search

Want an easy way to know if Bing, Yahoo, or Google search will return better quality results?  There is an easy way to do this using this site:  It’s great to get simultaneous results from all three engines in a single page.  I found this very useful when doing search engine optimization for keyword…


Windows Server 2008 R2 features

Microsoft disclosed Windows Server 2008 R2 today at PDC for the 1st time today.  Here is a short summary of some of the new cool features in 2008 R2:   Virtualization R2 Hyper-V  – client virtualization when used with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), improved management via PowerShell 2.0 cmdlets, enhanced admin console, and integration with SCVMM…


Mark Russinovich : the future of Windows, security, sysinternals

I had the chance to interview Mark about the future.. One thing he answers is – do you think we should or need to just scrap the windows code base and start over?  A breakdown of everything which was covered can be found on Edge. Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows


Next operating system after Windows: codename Midori

The Midori I’m talking about is not an alcohol; it’s an "incubation software project" at Microsoft research to try and address the upcoming trends with technology and inherent limitations with the current Windows code base.  For instance, making the operating system more easily and automatically take advantage of a "common desktop of the future": 256…


DFSR and Bitlocker work together + performance tests

As far as I can tell, there isn’t anywhere on Microsoft’s sites or documentation which state DFS + Bitlocker is supported or works in Windows Server 2008.  The DFSR FAQ mentions DFSR does not work with EFS, but does not mention Bitlocker.  This is the case more than likely due to Bitlocker being so far…


Windows Server 2008 – DNS enhancement nuggets

There are a number of enhancements to DNS in Windows Server 2008. There are already some lengthy articles on the features, so in this post I hope to give a quick “why you care” on each of the features and some nuggets of wisdom / insight. Here we go… DNS on Server Core: I see…


Forefront Stirling – Public Beta Overview

With the launch of the 1st public beta for Forefront Stirling on April 8th, I thought it would be relevant to do a post this week on it. This release proves that the Stirling vision scenario in my previous blog article is becoming a reality. “Stirling” seems to be thrown around quite a bit and…


Meet Lone Server’s friend and discover the truth

Ok, I had the chance to meet up with the friend, Jeff Toews, who has known Lone Server for about 7-8 years now (yes, he really does exist).  Lone Server does indeed exist, however, it probably won’t be much longer before he starts to hit the gym (aka upgraded) so he can get some chicks….


Windows Server 2008 – AD Auditing Enhancements

I hope this post will act as a good reference point to be able to quickly understand the good and bad about new AD auditing enhancements and then enable you to dive deeper at will using the links in this article. There’s nothing more exciting than auditing right? Well, check this out and hopefully it…


IT Pro Momentum Program (like a TAP or RDP)

Would you like to learn about or use Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, or the next version of Forefront Edge? If you’re based in USA and ‘fit the bill’, I’ll get you an invite to the IT Pro Momentum portal.  If you’re in Ireland – contact Dave Northey.  You can profile a project which…