Long time no blogs

So things have been pretty crazy of the last couple of months, hence the lack of blog entries.  Things have calmed down now, sort of, so hopefully I’ll find more time talking to the world… or anyone that will listen.  Personally a lot is going on, new house etc, you can catch up on that…


Virtual Machine Library

How cool is this, ever wanted to find all the Virtual Machines we have for download for you to try out Microsoft products like Exchange, Biztalk, Vista, ILM etc etc.  Well here is the one address you’ll need to find all our VHD goodness… http://www.microsoft.com/vhd   Technorati Tags: Virtualisation


Hyper-V lab up and running

I wrote this a couple weeks back but forgot to post it…  I’ve been pretty flat out the last couple of months, so haven’t had much time for blogging and being a nerd at home, but I finally found some time to rebuild my lab at home to run on Hyper-V on a new machine.  I…


Powershell + WPF = Cool

James Brundage has a great series of posts over on the Windows Powershell blog about using WPF to create simple user interfaces for your Powershell scripts.  Back when I was writing vbs scripts, I was on the bleeding edge of scripting, using IE as a crude UI for my logon scripts.  It worked, but it…

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Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 is here

If you haven’t already heard, RC1 of Hyper-V is here.  Check out the release details at the Windows Virtualisation blog here… http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/05/27/hyper-v-release-candidate-1-rc1-available-on-windows-update.aspx Technorati Tags: Virtualisation,Hyper-V Share this post :


Mac Messenger 7.0 is here

We’re recently released the latest version of Messenger for Macs.  This version has some cool enhancements, namely support for OCS 2007, enhanced Presence information, and support for Audio and Video conversations. Check out the Mac Messenger site here… http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger/default.mspx Technorati Tags: OCS,Mac Messenger Share this post :


Powershell Tip – Storing and Using Password Credentials

So I’ve been doing quite a bit of Powershell scripting lately, and this little tid-bit came in very handy, so I thought I’d share it with you all. In Powershell you can use the Get-Credential cmdlet to get alternate logon credentials when you need to perform a task from the shell.  But the Get-Credential cmdlet…

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Remote Server Administration Tools now available

We’ve just released to the web the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), which enable administration of Windows Server 2008 from Vista SP1 clients. This is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT: Role Administration Tools: Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools…


Microsoft Deployment 2008 Released

The next version of Microsoft Deployment (the old BDD), version 2008, has been released to the web.  This new release has plenty of stuff, including support for the following… Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32 and 64 bit) RTM and SP1 Office Professional, Professional Plus, Enterprise, and Ultimate 2007 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server…


Hyper-V Release Candidate

The Windows Virtualization Product Team have announce the Release Candidate of Hyper-V.  Check out there post here… http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/03/19/hyper-v-release-candidate-is-here.aspx From the article updated features include… · Improved usability: Partial localization support for Japanese and German. Hyper-V Release Candidate is partially localized in Japanese & German. This means that when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows Server 2008…