I’m going to Disneyland!

While I do feel that this weeks Texans win over the Packers on the “Frozen Tundra” of Lambau field is Superbowl like… it’s not the reason I’m heading to So. Cal for a week.  Apparently there is this thing called vacation that people take to get away from work.  In the 12 or so years…

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Power Management and Windows Server 2008

Green IT is a a phrase that’s buzzing all around the various publications and being uttered by those executives who help determine the direction of your IT department.  Well what can you REALLY do to improve the power efficiency of your data center?  Last week Adam posted a video with Francois Ajenstat who is the…

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IIS Media Pack 1.0

A couple of weeks ago the guys over in the IIS team delivered a new set of media tools for those of you out there who are managing media on IIS.  The IIS Media pack consists of two previously released extensions: Web Playlists and Bit Rate Throttling. Web Playlists allows you to control on the…

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Virtualization and ROI

You only need to work in IT about five minutes before someone comes in and asks you to cut costs and find ways to make things work more efficiently.  Virtualization is an easy way to achieve those goals.  Just like everything else in IT there are many different ways to implement things and many different…

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The future of the Data Center

Running out of room in your data center?  Want to be greener in you data center? Why not just back up a big old container stuffed full of servers, attach it to some UPS and cooling gear and be done with it?  Mike Manos has published an amazing post on his blog about the vision…

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More on Hyper-V and SQL Server

  Last week I posted this video interview with Joe Yong talking about virtualization of SQL Server using Hyper-V.  Today I follow that up with a link to a great white paper that details out things such as system resource overhead that is imposed by running SQL in a Hyper-V environment as well as describing…

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SP2 Customer Preview for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista now available.

  Customer Preview Program (CPP) availability for Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista was announced today over at the Windows Client Springboard TechCenter.  MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now, the rest of you will get access on Thursday.   I wanted to take a few minutes and…

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Virtualization and SQL Server

I had a chance to sit down and talk with Joe Yong from Scalability Experts regarding SQL Server and Virtualization.  This short 7 minute video is jam packed with great information.  Head on over to Edge and check it out.

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Web Platform Installer hits RC Milestone

The folks over in the Web Platform have released a RC (Release Candidate) version of the Web Platform Installer.  What is this Web Platform installer you ask?  Keep reading to find out more! Have you ever wanted to deploy an IIS website and been stymied by the myriad of installers and downloads that you have…

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Direct from the PASS Summit

I’ve made the trek across the bridge to downtown Seattle to the 2008 Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Community Summit.  For the next three days nearly 3,000 attendees will have their brains filled with the most up-to-date and comprehensive SQL Server content available.  If you couldn’t make it here in-person, it’s okay.  I’m here…

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