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  • Blog Post: Force network traffic through a specific NIC with SMB multichannel

    Hello, There are more and more Network Interface Cards (NICs) in our servers (Blades are different on this one). It is recommended to group (team) and dedicate NICs (with VLANs) to shape the traffic and gain performances. But my setup didn’t allow the full deployment of this recommendation...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Sysprep

    Hello, With the wide use of virtualization platforms to run Microsoft Servers’ workloads, for the last few years, we faced a lot of questions regarding templates for SharePoint (Virtual Machines and Services Templates – in SC VMM, Base/Managed Templates, Cloning, etc.). The aim is super...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2: Install unsigned drivers

    Hello, We launched Windows Server 2012 R2 few months ago http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2012-r2 and I started to update the couple of servers running in my rack from 2012 to 2012 R2. As I evaluated the beta releases, the only way to complete the upgrade to the final...
  • Blog Post: Building a home server rack

    Hello, Few months ago, I started a project I wanted to build for years: getting my hands dirty designing and building the necessary equipment to push IT automation and Industrial Engineering cross feedings. So I started to build a rack of servers in the basement. My constraints were: Cheap...
  • Blog Post: Have a look at Windows Server 2008 R2 default Power plan

    Hi My basement allows me to run a mini digital plant at home. (Smile). Even if electrical power is pretty cheap in Quebec province (thanks to hydraulic electrical plants), you may want to have a look at the power plan your servers currently run: it may either over consuming power for nothing, or...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint at home: few learned tips to share

    Hi, Like few geeks at Microsoft, I host my own server infrastructure at home. Even if wife and sons do everything they can to bring it down (like complaining on the noise, or tearing the cables), I maintain this up and running, playing and learning a lot. In my infrastructure, I host my a MOSS...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint and IT Pros: few possible improvements to ease their lifes

    Hi, Few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to express to the SharePoint Product Management team various ideas I have around SharePoint and IT Pros audiences. Based on my different experiences and engagements with customers, the discussion was very interesting. I often thought back on topics we could...
  • Blog Post: Speaker at TechReady7 – Creating and Presenting OFC302 MOSS 2007 scripting

    Last week, Microsoft bi-annual biggest technical internal event took place at Seattle: TechReady. It was 7 th edition of this incredible technical readiness opportunity where products groups and field people meet. This one was my 4 th TechReady, but it was the first on 2 aspects : attending...
  • Blog Post: Transform Windows Server 2008 in a Workstation - UPDATED

    Hello, Few days ago I changed my professional notebook/laptop for a real “working” machine. Working on advanced MOSS 2007 projects, setting up directly MOSS on my host OS is nice, so did I. Windows Server 2008 Standard RC1 EN, bytes from MSDN, looks like the best candidate for this. Once setup...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Team Blog : "Design and Build Sites for Office SharePoint Server 2007"

    Hello, Rob Silver wrote a post few days ago on "Design and Build Sites for Office SharePoint Server 2007". You can find the post here : http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2008/01/25/announcing-design-and-build-sites-for-office-sharepoint-server-2007.aspx It's hosted on one of the most...
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