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    Script recipe: How to increase the maximum number of quotas in the FSRM Quota Report (W2K3 R2)

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    One of the customer requests we had on Windows Server 2003 R2 was the ability to increase the maximum number of quotas in the FSRM Quota report. The current limit is 1000 quotas maximum. How do I set this limit to 20,000 for example? Here is how -...
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    Statcounter: Bing leapfrogs Yahoo again

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    You might remember Statcounter.com as the site that came in the news a   few weeks ago when Bing overtook Yahoo, due to the sudden interest immediately after launch. Back then, as many predicted, it didn’t last long, as people quickly switched back...
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    Bing Community - an undiscovered site

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    Check it out: http://www.bing.com/community/ Nice layout & content organization. Much better organized when comparing it with the typical forums/community sites that you see on Microsoft sites or MSDN (or other non-Microsoft ones)
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    FCI – how to use classification (video)

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    Just found a new video demonstrating the new classification feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. Enjoy! Special thanks to dawho1 who posted the video.
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    What does Bing stands for?

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    In my personal opinion, BING = B ing I s N ot G oogle (to continue the tradition of recursive acronyms ) And it’s true. Bing attempts to be a decision engine, not just another search engine. It is interesting that Google itself has an “I’m feeling Lucky...
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    Script of the week: how to expire files with Classification

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    It is an eye opening experience to sit at our FCI booth and see customer after customer telling us their biggest problem with managing file servers today: lots of old data sitting on their file servers. When I tell them how that our classification feature...
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    The buzz around Classification is going up!

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    More and more posts appear on File Classification - it's hard to keep track of them. Here is a few sample (if I missed anyone, sorry - it s not intentional) Coded Style has a post on titled Getting Personal with Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification...
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    Classification – under the hood (part 1)

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    As promised, I will add more technical information about File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) in a series of technical posts devoted to FCI architecture and internals. We started the classification project with an ambitious vision: to provide a simple...
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    File Classification Infrastructure – launched today!

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    Today it is an exciting day for all of us – we just announced our new classification platform at TechEd! It is a culmination of many months of team work, mostly in secret until now (which also explains also the silence on this blog). For an overview of...
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    Tom’s Hardware: SSD comparison table (take 2)

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    Tom’s Hardware does it again! http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/256gb-samsung-ssd,2265-8.html What is notable is (again) the relative power consumption between various SSDs – ranging from 0.5W (for Intel X25-E/M) to a whopping 4.6 W (for Soliddata)...
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    A simple way to access Shadow Copies in Vista

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    In the past, I presented various ways to browse these mysterious device objects called "shadow copies". Shadow copies are static images in time (snapshots) of your volume contents, at some point in the past. These shadow copies are volumes on...
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    Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

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    I love this - if you have kids, and if you are a geek, you'll understand. http://gizmodo.com/photogallery/microserveces08/1000446145
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    Puzzle: create a Pentagon with rule and compass <EOM>

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    The title sums it all.   P.S. And, as a Christmas bonus, here is a nice chess puzzle. In the above diagram you must add the two missing kings in such a way that White, who is on the move, can deliver immediate mate, i.e. mate in one move. [source...
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    Flash-based harddisks - the new laptop feature to look for

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    A review in ComputerWorld features the new Samsung's 64 GB Flash drive: Samsung rates the drive with a read speed of 100MB/sec and write speed of 80 MB/sec, compared to 59MB/sec and 60MB/sec (respectively) for a traditional 2.5" hard drive. We ran...
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    Puzzle solution: Xen voting algorithm

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    I think that the problem stated in one of my earlier posts is one of the most fascinating puzzles I came across recently. Many people that got confronted with it said bluntly that the problem simply has no solution, otherwise it would contradict common...
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    Zune 80 - $400 on eBay?

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    A few completed transactions: - $420: http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-ZUNE-2-Gen-Black-80-GB-mp3-NEW-NIB-EXTRAS_W0QQitemZ320182867203QQihZ011QQcategoryZ147175QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem - $405: http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-ZUNE-2-Gen-Black-80...
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    Is my harddisk (almost) dead?

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    I just started to play with HD Tune , just to get a tool to look at my S.M.A.R.T. data. Not that I trust SMART a lot, but I wanted to see what's there. So that's how I discovered my main drive has a bunch of reallocated sectors. Ouch! What is a reallocated...
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    What causes Harddisk failures?

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    A fascinating article in ACM Queue examines the various ways in which a harddisk can fail. Here is an example - the fault tree for reading failures.
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    Puzzle: Xen voting algorithm

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    There is a huge amount of aliens living on the Xen planet who want to elect their new leader (since their previous leader died a while back). They want to switch to a very democratic voting process, through the help of a very special communication field...
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    Defrag in Vista - what's new?

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    There is a new article in the hard-to-discover http://support.microsoft.com world, about various improvements of defrag in Vista. In summary: defragmentation is now performed automatically by default (at 1 AM on every Wednesday - that is, if your laptop...
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    [Cool spam] Our internal discussion list is nominated in a Who's Who award!

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    Here is an interesting piece of spam I received this morning on our internal discussion list: Dear VSS Lab Account, You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to represent your industry in the Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals...
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    .NET Framework source code - public

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    I sure hope that you will appreciate this - the .NET 3.5 source code will be publicly released . Initially, we will see .NET BCL, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, ADO.NET, XML and WPF. Later, more libraries will be added (WCF - yes!), LINQ and Workflow.
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    Toshiba doubles hard-disk density

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    Just when we thought that there is no room more room on those little bits on a harddisk, Toshiba doubles their density again: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2007/06/c5819.html From their press release: Toshiba Corporation today announced...
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    [RO] Seminar - Storage si programare distribuita

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    Florin Lazar , Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe teme de storage in Vista si programare distribuita in WCF. Mai multe detalii aici: http://reg.studentclub.ro . Pana acum seminariile din Bucuresti si...
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    Windows Home Server - links

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    A friend of mine didn't know about Windows Home Server - so I sent him these links: - Main site: http://stopdigitalamnesia.com - Interview with Charlie Kindel http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=270965 - Download: https://connect.microsoft.com...
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