Live Search Boffins: Lean Into Your Strengths

Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog other than http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso, why not stop patronizing a splog and come over to the original?  I continue to marvel at the great graphics and (usually) good taste displayed on the search page over at http://www.live.com/. The great photo today of the Korean War Veterans Memorial really…


SIR V.5 In the Wild

Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog other than http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso, why not stop patronizing a splog and come over to the original? The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) – Version 5 – is live.  Good video (The Bret and Vinny Show – SIR Volume 5 ) on that page that walks you…


Hyper-V How To: Manually Configure Hyper-V Pagefile

Hyper-V automatically configures your pagefile settings, but if, for some troubleshooting purposes, you may want to change them manually. Here’s how: 1. To check current pagefile stats, from the command line type: wmic pagefile get /format:list 2. To disable automatic system pagefile management, from the command line type: wmic computersystem set AutomaticManagedPagefile=False 3. To set…

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I’m Warning You, I Have a Smartphone and I Am Not Afraid to Use It

Think of it as fire-and-forget ammo for those afflicted with “I am my brother’s keeper” syndrome. Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog other than http://blogs.technet.com/tonyso, why not stop patronizing a splog and come over to the original? Marcus Anthony and Scott Bullens have a startup that makes me sad/glad. Sad we need…

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Hyper-V How To: Script VM Functions

Check out the TechEd video Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Scripting & Programmatic Management for Fun & Profit (VBS & PowerShell) by John Kelbley, and Alexander Lash. Some of John’s example script are newly posed in the Official Scripting Guys Forum!, for example: Script to Start All VMs on a Hyper-V Server Script to List all…

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How Community Content is Supposed to Work

There is something interesting going on WRT “community content” at Microsoft. See the example over in Official Scripting Guys forum: A customer asked for scripting help to check the OS version on his XP client machine and install patches. The next day an MVP posted a script to help him: 1 Set objShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)  …

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Video: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

There is a new TechNet Edge screencast from Jeff Alexander demonstrates Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. OBTW, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is free-as-in-beer.


Hyper-V How To: Manually Patch Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008

By default, the free-as-in-beer Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is configured for manual updates. In other words, it is NOT configured out of the box to go fetch automatic updates. This is desired behavior for most installs. However, if there are critical issues, like those you might find on the secbuls page, then you must remember…


Springboard Blog

The Springboard content series on TechNet has a blog. AFAIK this is the first time a content series has started a blog, as opposed to a product group. Check it out and keep an eye on it around the PDC timeframe for announcements and information about planning and deploying Windows 7. Here’s looking forward to an…