The David Solomon TechNet Spotlight Talks are online once again!

As some would say…Mission Accomplished.  It’s a long story, but I use these videos, particular part of the part 3, in my class to teach how Windows talks to physical RAM.  The students just about universally dig it and now they are rescued from the Akamai cache and posted once again…. https://vimeo.com/15890452 https://vimeo.com/15888263 https://vimeo.com/15889595 As the…

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Troubleshooting slow boot times, Part Deux

In my last session, I covered a rudimentary usage of XPERF to analyze my slow booting Dell with a SSD in it.  The fix was simple and the problem stood out like a sore thumb.  Resolution was as simple as setting the Ambient Light Service from Dell into an Automatic (delays start) state. But what…

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The effects of Acoustic Management on rotational media disks.

So one of the trends I’ve been seeing in WDRAPs I’ve performed is that companies are making use of older hardware for newer tasks on a much more frequent basis than before.  Budgets seem to mandate a 4-5 year (or longer) pc recycle timeframe and the net result of this is companies are running their…

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