Mayan 2012 Apocalypse Survival Kit

If you are worried the ancient Mayans are right and the end is coming in 2012, you might want a good survival kit.  For starters, Gerber has a nice little kit of various blades you might be interested in. Pre-order the kit or order individual survival tools at


System Center Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate – now available for download

Operations Manager 2012 provides infrastructure monitoring that’s flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public. Operations Manager helps you better manage your datacenters by: Delivering flexible and cost effective enterprise-class monitoring and diagnostics while reducing the total…


System Center Service Manager 2012 – beta now available for download

Enables Self-Service for Application Owners and End-Users Service Manager 2012 offers a customizable Service Catalog that provides you with access to standardized service offerings spanning applications and infrastructure. Through an integrated System Center Cloud Services Process Pack (coming soon), Service Manager 2012 empowers you with a self-service experience to request private cloud infrastructure capacity as…


SQL Server® 2012 Express Release Candidate – now available for download

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 RC0 Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites , applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft’s System Preparation…


The “Ultrabook” Reviews are coming in

Months ago you probably heard about the “Ultrabook” initiative from Intel.  Phase One of this initiative appears to be nearly complete as several OEMs have launched new machines. Toshiba, Acer, ASUS and Lenovo have all introduced machines for the 2011 holiday season.  Phase II of the initiative will commence with the launch of the Intel…


What will you do next?

Cool video from the XBOX team.