What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…usually

Last week, I flew out to Las Vegas Nevada for the Windows Connections Conference.  It was held in the massive Mandalay Bay Resort Conference Center.  Have you ever tried to walk around in a 1,000,000 square foot facility?  Bring your roller blades.  The conference looked to be a great success.  Lots of people, lots of…


What 64bit machine should I get?

I need to purchase or lease some 64bit laptops very soon.  I’d love to hear your opinions on what to get.  They will be used initially for virtualization, high performance and compute cluster testing.  However, I’d like to leverage the knowledge around the machines for the next platform refresh for my team.  With that in…

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VZAccess EVDO Update for Windows Vista RC1

As you’ll recall, a few months ago I posted instructions on how to use the Verizon PC5740 pcmcia EVDO modem.  At that time, there was an incompatibility with the VZAccess software and Windows Vista. I’m happy to report VZAccess v5.8.2 for my PC5740 works very nicely with Windows Vista RC1.  If you need to download…

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Current Windows Vista laptop speed champion

I did some testing the past couple of days with my brand spanking new Lenovo ThinkPad T60p.  The T60p is the current speed demon inside Microsoft.  This won’t last long so let me explain why.  Many of you have probably noticed we rate the performance of your hardware. In the current builds (I’m using 5489),…

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