System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs!!!!

On Monday Microsoft announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. This is the next generation of Microsoft’s solution for managing the virtualized infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 is a key member of the System Center family and enables customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and centrally…

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Hand Made Lamborghini: Built In the Basement

This has got to be the most crazy or most impressive project I’ve ever seen.  Mr. Ken Imhoff saw the movie Cannonball Run seventeen years ago, I saw that same movie and in my case it nearly took away my will to live J, in his case, he fell in love with a car in…

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US Virtualization Roadshow: Register Now!!!

Get Hands-On With Virtualization—On Us!!! Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a technical understanding of the Microsoft virtualization strategy. Then, take home a valuable set…

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Screencast: How To: Network Your Workgroup Computers

   Whether you’re configuring a home or a small office workgroup, if you have Windows XP and Windows Vista machines in the workgroup you might have had problems getting them to see each other and access shared resources.  This short screencast will explain some of the main networking related differences between Windows XP and Windows…

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Drought in the South: Lake Hartwell on the Georgia/South Carolina Border

I was up in South Carolina with my daughter last weekend visiting with my ex-in-laws at their condo on the lake.  I hadn’t been up in a few months and was shocked at how low the lake had dropped.  They had been out of town for a few weeks during which time the lake had…

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TechNet Virtual Labs: System Center

If you haven’t looked at the TechNet Virtual Labs site then you’re really missing out on a great resource!!  Today I want to point out whats available for the System Center family in particular.  if you want to “kick the tires” without having to go through all the setup process then go take a look…

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TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit – Can I Use The Product Key on 64-Bit Version

Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, which came with 32-bit media.  You may recall I posted some information earlier this month talking about the Expired Pin Problems many of you were experiencing.  Since then I have been asked if the…

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eWeek Article: 10 Steps Techies Should Take to Keep Their Jobs in a Financial Meltdown

I thought in the current economic climate this article has some good pointers, although I’m not sure I’d agree with all of them.  I’d like to add some other steps you might want to take if you’re a Microsoft Technologist: KNOWLEDGE:  Have you updated your knowledge to latest release of  whatever you’re specializing in?  Sure,…

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MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. It offers easy inventory, powerful assessment and actionable recommendations for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Hyper-V, Virtual Server…

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Screencast: How-To: Configure the Central ADMX Store

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 introduce a new format for displaying registry-based policy settings. Registry-based policy settings (located under the Administrative Templates category in the Group Policy Object Editor) are defined using a standards-based, XML file format known as ADMX files. These new files replace legacy ADM files, which used their own proprietary…

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