Gee, I wonder when Hyper-V will be available.

Windows Server 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V Beta is publicly available here: Beta Integration Components for Linux available through 1. Login to 2. Click on Available Connections in the left panel. Review the available programs and apply for the Linux Integration Components for Microsoft Hyper-V.


Windows Vista SP1 RC1 now available to the galaxy !!!

Ready to begin testing Windows Vista for real now?  Good!!!  The Server Pack 1 Release Candidate 1 is now available to the public.  There are several ways to get it.  Get Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC (Update for existing Windows Vista users) There are 3 different ways to access the Windows Vista SP1 RC…


If you see one of these in your conf room, call security!!!

I know this story broke a couple of weeks ago, but I was on vacation.  But I did think this was interesting for a couple of reasons.  First, the game consoles we use are really powerful computers so don’t underestimate their capabilities.  Second, what should we be doing to react? What am I talking about?…


And a Dell XPS 420 in a pear tree…

I’ve been resisting the urge to buy a new machine, but I think the wait is over.  I’ve been wanting a Quad processor to help speed along transcoding as well as providing a better platform for high definition editing.  I figured I’d just have to live without the CableCard capabilities since it seemed the expense…


Windows Vista SP1 IT Pro Guides now available

Five new Windows Vista SP1 Guides have just been made available on the Microsoft download center.  The deployment, app compat, security, hotfix and general overview should give you plenty of reading while you wait. Get them @


The Face of Windows Server 2008

Join in the fun at  This is an interesting new resource area for Windows Server 2008.

Which is more important, WinXP SP3 or Vista SP1 ?

Sound off at Let us know what you think!!!


Windows Vista SP1 RC1 is now available for download

Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download.  If you are a TechNet or MSDN subscriber, the bits to get the process started are now on the subscriber download center.  Those of you that are subscribers get to go to the head of the line and install right now.  Everyone else will…

Kai "Ninja Goalie" Axford talks about Microsoft premise security

Kai gets to go where many of us don’t.  Secretly he wants to start CTU and be Jack but until that happens, he still gets to see inside many of the places you and I never will.  Kai interviewed Johnny Walker who heads up the security force for Microsoft physical assets.  You can download the…


New Pre-configured Virtual Machines and Demos now available

So you have that fancy new terabyte drive all dressed up and no dance partner, right?  Well, our server folks have been busy making plans on how to fill some space.  In fact, here’s some killer (yet massive) downloads you should consider: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD – 1.8GB download SQL Server 2008 November CTP…