My mailbox is lean and mean

I just put the archive kaa pai yow to my mailbox.  It just dropped some weight.  I was weighing in at nearly 1GB in size and it’s now down to just under 300MB.  Archive slash and burn is your friend.  So are those little search folders in Outlook that let you figure out where all…


Setting up your laptop to run SCVMM 2008

Now that System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 has released, I’m sure many of you are wanting to kick the tires.  The good news is that we’ve made that relatively easy to accomplish on a laptop but there are some assumptions to make so let’s discuss a couple of them. First and foremost you’ll…


ROCKBAND parties will never be the same

My team has many diverse skills.  We are the current Microsoft TechReady Champs in Halo 3 Singles, Guitar Hero,  and some of the other legacy arcade games as demonstrated at the last TechReady held in Seattle July 2008.  We destroyed all challengers. It’s looking like we are going to need to form up a band…


Azure Services Platform and Windows Azure Announced

The Azure™ Services Platform is designed to help developers quickly and easily create, deploy, manage, and distribute web services and applications on the Internet. Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute…


Hyper-V “Needs Attention” after SCVMM 2008 RTM install

If you are like most people and start doing installs without Reading The Fabulous Manual (RTFM), then you’ll likely see the same issue nearly everyone I know has hit.  You see, after installing the RTM bits of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 you’ll notice your Hyper-V server(s) have a status of “Needs Attention”.  Don’t…


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Webcast – Morning of 10/24

On October 23, 2008, Microsoft released an out-of-band security bulletin. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the security bulletin. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletin and getting answers from our security experts….


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It is possible…


The best Windows Mobile 6.1 phone on the market?

I have a Palm Treo Pro arriving tomorrow.  It was a pretty tough decision to purchase the device.  The primary reason is because it is an expensive device.  But in the end the funding came through in some unexpected ways so I made the plunge. A little over a year ago, I managed to luck…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTM’s !!!

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 provides a management solution for the virtualized data center that helps enable centralized management of IT infrastructure, increased server utilization, and dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms. Highlights of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Support for VMs Running on Windows Server 2008 System Center Virtual Machine Manager…


Halo 3 Master Chief Collectors Edition costume now available

Looking for an official Bungie Halo 3 licensed costume?  Well, the Rubies officially licensed costume is finally out.  Check out the detail on the costume.  Get the costume at  High resolution image of the costume there. Have fun smacking the Covenant with your battle rifle.