Blog Link: Janssen Jones on PowerShell

This is a great blog Janssen.  Keep them coming!!! http://janssenjones.typepad.com/janssenjonescom/ The top three posts (as of today) are all related to managing Hyper-V with PowerShell.  Especially interesting is the code he has written to provision his SAN on the fly! I guess I should start another (Links) section and point out to bloggers in EDU…


Case Studies – Hyper-V in Education

Indiana University University Improves Service Availability, Reduces IT Workload with Virtualization Indiana University is one of the largest state university systems in the United States, with nine campuses, 100,000 students, 7,000 faculty members, and 11,000 staff members. The university’s Auxiliary Information Technology (AIT) department had a hard time keeping up with the server growth needed…


Hyper-V and Red Hat, support is on the way!

This is really great news, particularly for the vast number of administrators in Higher Education who have adopted Hyper-V for all or part of their virtualization workloads!  This entry from the Hyper-V team explains a new support agreement between the two organizations that will bring integration components on both sides (Windows virtualized on Red Hat…


Windows 7 Gadget – point and click time zone change

I travel a LOT and find myself in 2-3 time zones per week.  In Vista, a user could change time zones without elevation but it was nearly impossible to automate the process.  Windows 7 includes a command line utility to make time zone change automation a trivial step. I authored the attached gadget as a…

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Hyper-V Remote Management – resolving the "Access Denied”

Got this question twice this week so I’d say it is blog worthy.  How to configure a Hyper-V server to be remotely managed (manage stand alone server or across domains).  You might also consider reviewing the ACLs he describes if you are troubleshooting some anomaly in a trusted domain environment. John Howard has instructions but…


E-Book on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions from MS Press – Absolutely Free

I caught this in an RSS feed earlier this week and just had a request to share the link in our presentation today.  Here you go! http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urmvs17u33 When searching for the link, I discovered additional learning resources: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/virtualization/default.mspx


The Minzilla Project, Part Two

Yes, I am still alive!  Thanks to a couple of people who recently motivated me to get another post online. I’ve been travelling with my HP Mini 1000 for 2 months now.  I can honestly say I have no major issues that would cause me to turn back and carry a full sized laptop again…