Sophos error: facts not found

Having begun my previous post with an explanation of “I have a professional disregard for …” it bubbles up again… Quite near were I live is the headquarters of Sophos, as a local company I should be well disposed to them but I’ve had occasion before now to roll my eyes at what their spokespeople…

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How to Boot from VHD (VHD booting re-visited.)

Some while back I wrote about boot from VHD. To re-cap, in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 (including core, and Hyper-V Server R2) the boot loader is capable of mounting a VHD file and booting from it as though it were a physical disk. There is no virtualization going on, just the necessary smarts…

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VMware – the economics of falling skies … and disk footprints.

There’s a phrase which has being go through my head recently: before coming to to Microsoft I ran my a small business; I thought our bank manager was OK, but one of my fellow directors – someone with greater experience in finance than I’ll ever have – sank the guy with 7 words “I have…

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Core parking in Server 2008 R2 – why it’s like airport X-ray machines.

It’s third time lucky for this post… a couple of weeks ago I was at our big training event “tech-ready”, and my laptop blue screened on me, citing memory as the cause. On my return I started to write this post and came back to find the laptop had rebooted after a crash. Within 24…

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