MVP Screencast Contest Status and Results

As you might recall, a little over two months ago Matt Hester and I announced a screencast contest.  Matt has the official contest announcement and official rules.  We limited the contest to the Microsoft MVP community for a couple of reasons.  We wanted to test the contest waters and make sure if we made any…


Storage Manager for SANs Step-by-Step Guide – now available

With Storage Manager for SANs, you can create and manage logical unit numbers (LUNs) on Fibre Channel and iSCSI disk drive subsystems that support Virtual Disk Service (VDS) in your storage area network (SAN). This guide provides server and storage subsystem requirements, an introduction to managing LUNs, and step-by-step walkthroughs for creating and assigning LUNs…

Gadgets That Make You Look Like a Jerk

The article, "Gadgets that make you look like a jerk" by Daniel Harrison is very funny.  I was flipping though it and hit the second to last page.  ROFL.  Neck-beard.  Ha ha ha!!!  Click the pic to take you to the original article and beginning.  It’s worth it.  Nothing says power like a borg…

Last cell phone post for a while

I’m sure at this point you’re tired of hearing about my trials and tribulations in the world of cell phones.  I can’t say I blame you.  It’s time to move on to more important things like Windows 7 Beta 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 betas, and some of the other goodies we have in the…


Look what flew over my house today

The NASA Shuttle Endeavour made an unplanned stop into Ft. Worth, Texas this afternoon due to weather between Texas and Florida.  I think they just decided to have a few of our world famous margaritas and a taco.  Grin.


Blue Zune 120 now available

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SCVMM 2008 Configuration Analyzer – now available for download

The VMMCA is a diagnostic tool you can use to evaluate important configuration settings for computers that either are serving or might serve VMM roles or other VMM functions. The VMMCA scans the hardware and software configurations of the computers you specify, evaluates them against a set of predefined rules, and then provides you with…


Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta – now available for download

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums. Windows Server 2008 SP2 CPP TechNet technology area Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 Beta apply to…


Windows Server 2008 SP2 CPP Resources

Product Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta – This article provides answers to some of the most common questions about the Beta release of Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Vista SP2. Notable Changes in Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista…