Technology I Want In 2011 – some real, some fantasy

8GB laptop SoDIMMs 30” Dell Ultrasharp IPS LCD panel TiVo Premier XL Holodeck Gibson Les Paul Custom 3TB Hitachi Deskstar 300 or 400GB Intel SSD 64GB WP7 Certified MicroSD .5” thin 14” IPS display Windows laptop 150/35 FIOS Ultimate


Intel announces part of their SSD Strategy – 310 Series

“SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 29, 2010 – Intel Corporation announced today the Intel® Solid-State Drive (Intel® SSD) 310 Series, an ultra-small solid-state drive (SSD) that delivers Intel® X25-class award-winning SSD performance, but in one-eighth the size. Measuring 51mm-by-30mm and only 5mm thick, the Intel SSD 310 is a fast, ultra-compact SSD that brings flexibility, ruggedness…


Unlimited Christmas cash to burn? Checkout the HP EliteBook 8440w

This is one of those blog posts about hardware that makes you go hmmm.  For those of us that spend an inordinate amount of time installing Microsoft products, traveling, and demonstrating capabilities to customers, there are several virtualization maxims.  You can never get enough RAM in a laptop.  You can never have to much disk…


Unique Storm Trooper Helmet For Sale

The helmet features signatures from Star Wars creator George Lucas; actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch and Warwick Davis; Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz,…


Drive By Downloads – How Bing Helps Prevent Them

As you are probably already aware, I recently shot a number of video interviews with various people involved in Microsoft’s security efforts.  One of the interviews I thought was pretty interesting is the chat I had with Christian Seifert.  Christian works on the Bing team as a Research Software Engineer.  He and the Bing team…


Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 RTM now available

Desktop management and security have traditionally existed as two separate disciplines. Yet both play a central role in keeping users safe and productive. Management ensures proper system configuration, deploys patches against vulnerabilities, and delivers necessary security updates. Security provides critical threat detection, outbreak response, and system remediation. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align…


Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients

Its important to note that Windows Phone 7 devices only support a subset of the Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) policies available with Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010. A new Exchange TechNet Wiki page written by Microsoft MVP Henrik Walther contains information about using Windows Phone 7 based Exchange ActiveSync clients in an Exchange enterprise…


Windows SBS 2011 Standard hits RTM milestone!

Designed and priced for small businesses with up to 75 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard delivers enterprise-class server technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard not only helps to protect, access, and manage your information from virtually anywhere, but also allows your business to be more productive by…


Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Optimus – mini review

Months ago I sold my personal Lenovo ThinkPad T61p and wondered what could possibly replace that beloved machine.  There are many options on the market. Lots of people opted for a netbook over the past year or two.  No thanks.  I prefer higher resolution laptop screens.  For instance, my T61p had a 1680×1050 15.4” screen…