Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 now available for download

The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines do not receive operating system updates. The tool provides a way to keep offline virtual machines up-to-date so that bringing a virtual machine online does not…

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Filling up Active Directory (AD) with some test data

I don’t recall if I’ve ever posted a little batch file I use to populate Active Directory (AD) with some test data.  Kevin asked me for it earlier this morning so I thought it might be of benefit to the rest of you for your test labs, VMs, etc.  Here’s the code from the batch…

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301 – mini review

I’ve been using the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 for almost three weeks now so before too long I’ll have to return the eval unit I have.  With that in mind I thought now would be a good time to run down all of the pro and cons for the unit I have. You’ll be happy to…

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Dear Santa…

My honey always complains I never tell her what I want for Christmas and it’s hard to buy stuff for me because I already have everything.  Ok, issues solved… grin.  Dreams are free.

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Did you miss the PDC this year? Here’s another chance!

Missed the PDC? Catch the content LIVE at the MSDN Developer Conference. Register Today! We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments…

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Sprint HTC Touch Pro – first impressions

Earlier this week I received the Sprint HTC Touch Pro.  I really didn’t start playing with it until Thursday because I just came off a busy couple of weeks.  It’s always like that following a vacation.  So what’s this new phone like?  Is it a keeper? Looks Count I don’t know about you, but I’ve…

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X1 now available

For a mere $799, you can be the owner of a brand spanking new X1.  Now how many of you are running out the door right now to go get one?  Need more information first?  Here’s the low down… The Xperia™ X1 is a global communication device that offers the latest in unlocked cellular smartphone…

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What happened to OneCare?

OneCare subscribers currently enjoy the benefits of always-on virus, spyware and malware protection, centralized backup to keep personal information safe, and management features to keep PC’s optimized and running smoothly. But a majority of consumers around the world do not have up-to-date antivirus, antispyware and antimalware protection. In hopes of getting more consumers protected, this…

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301 first impressions

Wouldn’t you know it?  The day I get back from Hawaii a nice new Lenovo ThinkPad X301 arrives at my doorstep.  I sure wish it had arrived a couple of weeks earlier but it just wasn’t in the cards.  Anyway, I’ve been using it for the past couple of days and I thought I would…

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