Unleash The Power of WVHA

I spent some time in the lab today playing with Windows Vista hardware Assessment Tool (WVHA) 2.0.  WVHA is an awesome utility from the Solution Accelerator team that allow you to scan a network (of both AD-joined and workgroup computers) and report on what machines in your network are capable of being upgraded to Vista,…

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Clean up after your server!

While learning about the changes in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 at a recent conference, the presenters casually mentioned a new feature as an aside that is actually quite exciting! If you have ever had a Domain Controller stolen or experience catastrophic hardware failure, then you are familiar with the joy that is manually…

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Time Machine: Apple’s advertising is correct…

With every new OS, there are a few “Must Have” features that make the upgrade worthwhile.  For Vista, it was the security and reliability features, with recent Linux distributions, it has been the addition of Compiz.  The addition of Time Machine to Mac OS X 10.5 was the feature that caused me to pre-order Apple’s…

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Halloweeny

Taken near North Bend, WA last night with my new Canon S5 IS 🙂

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New Virtual Machine Additions for Linux

Now with support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10! I see that version 2.0 of the VM Additions for Linux have been uploaded, and you can now get them directly from the MS Download site instead of Connect.  While they are designed for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, they should probably work in Virtual PC. …

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) in Virtual PC

A new release of Ubuntu has just come out, so let’s put it through the paces in Virtual PC 2007! First of all, the old install problems (chronicled here) still exist.  The Ubuntu installer boots up into 24-bit color, which is not supported by Virtual PC.  If you start with the Start Ubuntu in safe…

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Performance based Microsoft Certification Testing

Pretty cool opportunity if you live in the Seattle/Redmond area… Attention AD people!! Microsoft Learning needs your help! Pilot runs October 31st –November 16th Please forward to anyone local to Seattle area that may be interested. Free pilot exam, be the first to experience it, and provide your valuable feedback! Microsoft is looking for volunteers…

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Resume Tips

Quick Disclaimer: Although this post is intended to be humorous, the following examples are all based off of actual resume problems I have seen. Numerous times. On multiple resumes. Good grief. Before I get started, if you are actually working on your resume, I strongly recommend the two following articles/blog posts.  The advice they give…

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VanPool

After approximately 6 months on a waiting list, a seat has opened up on the vanpool that drives between my home and work.  Finally, I will be able to do something during the 90-minute commute (each way) other than stare at tail-lights and try to stay awake. I shared the news with my wife, and…

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