One shiny new gadget, hold the lacerations please!

  Like most people, I’ve never been a fan of the so-called "blister-packs" that house today’s electronic gadgets.  While I’ve never personally done any serious damage to myself when trying to open one of these, it’s understandable how folks can even end up in hospital as they anxiously attempt to free their new "e-joy" from…

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Electric Cars = Environmental Paradox?

I was just reading a BBC news story about the new electric Mini E. This little beauty does 150 miles on a 2 hour charge at 48 amps (presumably on 230V). A quick back of the envelope calculation (actually calc on my Windows Mobile smartphone) yields figures of about 7 miles per kWh, or at…

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Server Efficiency Pot o’ Gold

My colleague Matt Robben from the Windows Server performance team has produced a very comprehensive white paper and accompanying blog post which goes into great detail about how you can save energy with Windows Server 2008 power management, including new options for increasing savings even further (up to 10% more than the default configuration, based on…

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Efficiency part 2

A few things today. First, part 2 of my Green IT interview has been posted on TechNet Radio.  Direct links are available to WMA, MP3-Hi and MP3-low.  In this one, I talk predominately about virtualization. Also in the deja vu category is this TechNet Edge video interview on our new Gen 4 Data Center architecture…

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Green IT TechNet Radio Interview

My former colleague, Adam Bogobowicz interviewed me recently on Green IT for TechNet Radio.  This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.  You can access part 1 of the interview via the following links: WMA  MP3 (Hi bandwidth)  MP3 (Low Bandwidth) (Tip: if you are listening via Windows Media Player, hit CTRL-SHIFT-G and I’ll…

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