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  • Blog Post: I can’t stop loving Stardock Fences

    Like a lot of us, I’m constantly looking for ways to be better organized so I can spend more time getting things done (rather than just doing things). Fences is a cool little utility that allows you to organize the stuff on your desktop into neat little “fenced” areas that match the way you think...
  • Blog Post: Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 3

    At this point, you have a native boot VHD created from Part 1 and the OS image applied from Part 2 . Next, you need to add the VHD to the boot menu so you can boot to it. Add the VHD to the Boot Menu 1. Click Start >> All Programs >> Microsoft Windows AIK >> Deployment Tools Command...
  • Blog Post: Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 2

    After creating the native boot VHD in Part 1 , the next step is to apply a OS image to the VHD. Installing the OS For this next step, you’ll need setup media for the OS you’d like to install. I keep a few bootable USB sticks with the latest OSs in my office to make this step quick and painless...
  • Blog Post: Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 1

    I’ve been using the native boot VHD feature of Windows 7 quite a lot lately and I’m really happy with results. Being able to natively boot to a VHD allows you to have different OS images set up for different scenarios. For me this includes: 1. Easily Rebuild-able Win7 Images: I work with a lot of...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Setting up a SharePoint 2010 Development Environment

    When doing SharePoint 2010 Beta development, you have a few options for setting up your development environment, including running a virtualized development environment on Windows Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V, configuring a Windows 7 developer environment workstation or configuring a Windows 7 VHD for direct...
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