Download Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

  This tool has been out for a while, but have seen multiple customers not leveraging it on their Hyper-V servers as it is not installed by default on Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts. It is particularly useful for ensuring that the integration components inside the VM are the correct version.  Note…

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SkyDrive Updated Quota And Clients

  The SkyDrive team have just released the updated SkyDrive and the associated clients for various mobile devices.          I just finished downloading and installing the Windows Phone 7.5 client from the Marketplace.  The settings showed me that I had a total of 7GB of storage space.  What happened to the 25GB…

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VMLimited – More Out-dated IT Plans Sold From The Back Of A Van

The polyester packing virtualization sales guy from the past is back!  You may have seen Tad in his inaugural video over at VM-Limited.     Now the second instalment of his genius is live.  I wish that I could get it on VHS,  Betamax or maybe even VHS 2000 (points for those who remember that…

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Exchange Services Not Starting Due to Network Location

On some recent Exchange 2010 builds I noticed that sometimes the Exchange services would fail due to a lack of connectivity with Active Directory.    I noticed that the network location had changed from Domain and was listed as Public even though the server had a single connection which was on the internal corporate network. A…

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List Of Updates for Hyper-V

Previously the list of updates for Hyper-V was stored and maintained as part of the regular TechNet documentation.  Customers asked to have an RSS feed that they could subscribe to and for the list to be maintained in a more rapid fashion.   Thus the update list was moved from TechNet to a new location…

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Exchange 2007–Service Pack 3 Is Required

After seeing several posts in the TechNet Exchange forums, where people are posting an overview of their environment as part of the problem statement, it is clear that multiple customers are not maintaining the correct service pack level on their Exchange servers.   I previously blogged about this for Exchange 2010, and this time lets…

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Required Hotfix For Windows 8 VM Running on Hyper-V 2008 or 2008 R2 Host

EDIT 8-2-2013:  A new update KB 2744129 has superseded the  original KB 2526776 Please note that this new update now applies to Hyper-V 2008 and 2008 R2  — the original was only for R2. If you are testing out Windows 8 as a VM which is hosted on a Windows 2008 or 2008 R2 Hyper-V…

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Hyper-V Windows Server “8” Architecture Poster

I’d previously  blogged about the Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V architecture poster.  It certainly is a neat way to see the underlying concepts laid out, especially when printed on A2 sized paper!   Following this trend the poster guy, has created a poster for Windows Server “8”, and this is now available for download from TechNet….

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Windows Server “8” Beta

Now that the Windows Server “8” beta has been released publically there is going to be a lot of excitement over the release’s new features.  This shouldn’t be a surprise unless you have been in a decompression chamber or living under  a rock this week .   Certainly over a million were not, and downloaded Win8…

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Office 365 Tech Centre

If you are planning to test or on-board with Office 365, have you seen the Tech Centre over on TechNet? Some great content is located there, and is well worth a read.   Cheers, Rhoderick Technorati Tags: Office 365,O365

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