Free-as-in-beer Microsoft Poster App

Many of you saw this app at TechEd NA and TechEd Europe and asked “When can I get it?” It’s heeeere: Free-as-in-beer. This YT vid shows how it works Seeing it in action explains all. You want to see it in action. Download it from the store now. Did I mention it was…


TechNet Wiki (Beta): The Future is Stubby

On the TechNet Wiki (Beta) we encourage IT Pros and Devs to start a wiki article, even though they may not have all the information required to complete it. Troubleshooting articles, in particular, as well as “link aggregations” can profit greatly from this approach. Check out the How to Create a Stub Page article, and/or…


The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed…

…saith Wm.Gibson. The future of IT Pro documentation is here – colleague Jim Holtzman shows you how to setup your Windows Home Server router on the TechNet wiki. What’s especially fabulous about this article? 8 Different OEM routers are detailed, and anyone can add to it! One URL, all OEM router setup instructions, with and…


Understanding Hyper-V Backup

Great buzz around Soumya’s TechEd preso Hyper-V Backup Deep Dive: A Look Under the Hood. Check it out. Click the image to play the presentation.  


TechEd 2010 Foodgasm

One of the more pleasant lunches I’ve had in a long time – cochon muffalleta at cochon swinebar 3 blocks from the NOLA convention center where my TechEd mates are complaining about no-protein breakfasts and long meal lines. Best mufalleta evah! Bonus points – ++Good handmade spicy cucumber pickle spear.   Conventioneers – 3 blocks…


Making Breakfast

Toasters are in the air today. I had two separate conversations about toasters with attendees at TechEd 2010. I’m paraphrasing: 1: “Look, just because you skillfully operate a toaster, doesn’t necessarily mean you can make breakfast" "Making breakfast" calls for a number of integrated skills, of which "operating toaster V.N" is only one. Concentrate all…


Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and Remote FX Demo – TechEd 2010

I have a chance to record this short booth demo of Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and Remote FX with Principal VM Vijay Tewari at the busy Hyper-V booth in New Orleans this morning. Click the link to view the video.   To read more about DM and Remote FX check the product team blog:


Task Manager Make Over

Breaking news from the TechEd 2010 according to the Super Site blog… “Someday, Task Manager will look like this on all our PCs. :)” “ I’m posting this from 37K feet on a SouthWest Airlines flight with WiFi pilot (and human pilot too). The flight attendant just asked for the Lakers score, and I got…


TechEd 2010 – The Journey Continues

Posting this from 37K feet, 14.5 hours into my epic journey to TechEd 2010. Southwest Airlines has in-flight wifi! Salty goodness. One strange thing, they haven’t established the pricing yet. It’ll be somewhere between US$N and US$n, but you don;t know the price when you sign on midair. At least it appears to be all…


TechEd 2010 Bursting at the Seams

TechEd 2010 starts tomorrow – oversubscribed with more than be over 10,500 guests, speakers and event staff in New Orleans this week. LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULET