Can’t find it? Write it?: My New Moto

A few years ago a Microsoft colleague names Jon Pincus talked about “Changing Grumbling Into Energy”. One of the most interesting things about the TechNet Wiki (Beta) is how liberating and energizing it is. See a problem with the documentation? Frustrated by how long it takes/how difficult it is to get it changed? Just change…


TechNet Wiki (Beta)

Check it out, a wiki for IT Pros and Devs. Leave feedback. There are some Hyper-V articles there already (some more complete than others – that’s the wiki way). http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=Hyper-V


Dunbar’s Number and Wikiality

Dunbar’s number is said to be about 150. The new book Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape our Lives, advocates, among other things, that human nature will correct Wikiality to more closely reflect reality. Now, there are those who claim that Microsoft employees work in a Redmond Reality-Distortion Field,…


Windows Server Virtualization Guide Re-Released

The Windows Server Virtualization guide 2.0, a.k.a. the IPD guide for Windows Server Virtualization (updated for Windows Server 2008 R2) has been re-released with updates to include Windows Server 2008 R2. “The reader is guided through the nine-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification of the Microsoft Hyper-V…


There is no “Them” There

Another Pun-tastic blog post title designed to defeat SEO! Seriously though, in talking about Community (notice the capital C there?) with my peers, I encourage them to stop thinking of “us” as opposed “ them”, meaning YOU. “The Community” (another capital there…) includes us, at least that’s how it makes sense to me. One “community”…

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Forum Greatest Hits: Call Now, Operators Are On Duty

Markus, the moderator over on the ILM forum, has created an interesting new content form: Forum Greatest Hit.   GHs are technical articles that are developed to address the following three key areas: Discoverability – For common questions, you should be able to find your answer quickly and easily without the need to read several…


One if by land, two if by sea, three if by wiki…

Most Americans have forgotten, or never learned that Paul Revere’s famous coded signal “one if by land, two if by sea…” referred to lights that were to be posted in the Old North Church, an Anglican church, when the British Army was moving to round up rebels and their sympathizers. The rebels know they are…