Nick MacKechnie

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  • Blog Post: Fire Side Chats

    Hi All, We recently started running a series of Live Meeting sessions where senior Microsoft executives talk about the areas they are working on and where you get the opportunity to pose questions to them. You can pre-submit your questions when you register or ask them live during the chat. The chats...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Team Blog List- updated for May 2008

    Hi All, Here’s a collection of blogs from product teams and individuals who work for Microsoft. These are updated frequently, written from the point of view of an individual, written in an informal tone, and usually expose an RSS feed for syndication. These blogs will provide you up to date insights...
  • Blog Post: Product Team Blog Directory

    Hi All, Here’s a collection of blogs and web pages which are updated frequently by product teams and individuals which maybe of interest to you. You can access the blog websites when needed, or get notified instantly when information published changes or new information becomes available RSS feeds...
  • Blog Post: Inside the OSS Lab

    Hi All, To some folks outside of Microsoft, the Open-Source Software Lab has been a sort of mysterious place. A place where we study Linux and open-source software, cursing our enemies while brewing our malevolent plans to combat those nasty FOSS developers. Oh, and we also have a death ray on the...
  • Blog Post: New Sysinterals Utilities released

    Hi All, PsExec v1.90 : This version of PsExec, a command-line tool for executing programs locally and remotely, significantly improves handling of arguments passed to the specified application by not modifying spacing or quotation marks. It also fixes a number of minor bugs, including ones related...
  • Blog Post: AD Insight Tool (SysInternals) Available

    Hi All, ADInsight v1.0 : Introducing ADInsight, an LDAP (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol) real-time monitoring tool aimed at troubleshooting Active Directory client applications. Use it’s detailed tracing of Active Directory client-server communications to solve Windows authentication, Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Server Stress Tools

    SQL I/O Stress Tool Here is the link where you can download the SQLIOStress utility. The download has a 47-page white paper . This utility will simulate SQL Server disk I/O activity. You can use it to stress out the disk subsystem prior to the migration. You should add the -H option to the defaults...
  • Blog Post: Controlling block storage devices on USB buses

    What does controlling block storage devices on USB buses do? This feature provides the ability to set a registry key that will prevent write operations to USB block storage devices, such as memory sticks. When this registry key is enabled, the devices function only as read-only devices. You can implement...
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