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September, 2009

  • Ben Armstrong

    SCOM Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2

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    The System Center Operations Manager management pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available.  In fact it has been available for a while now (since 9/18).  Unfortunately I missed this because this was delivered as an update to the existing...
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    Processor Affinity and why you don’t need it on Hyper-V

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    I have just got back from spending a lot of time on the road, and in my time talking to various users, I ran into a question that I have heard a number of times: “Can I allocate a specific processor for use by a single virtual machine” And my answer is...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Hotfix to help with Shared Folder Performance of Windows XP Mode

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    A number of users have seen performance issues using shared folders / having shared folders enabled with Windows XP Mode on the RC release of Windows Virtual PC.  This can be addressed by installing this hotfix: http://support.microsoft.com/default...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Quake II under Windows Virtual PC

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    It has been too long since I posted about gaming on Virtual PC.  And there is a lot to talk about!  Windows Virtual PC makes some things better for gaming, some things worse, and opens up new possibilities.  But for now, I want to start...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Update

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    Okay, I missed this one when it came out.  In my defense – this was released in February, when I was heads down working on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 stuff.  There is an update for Virtual PC 2007 SP1 that has some significant improvements...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why Virtual PC Guy?

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    The other day I wrote up the story of how I became Virtual PC Guy .  One question that I left unanswered in that post was why I chose Connectix Virtual PC over VMware Workstation.  Today I would like to elucidate on this question. Before I get...
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    VMworld: Is it a Scalability Issue to run Drivers in the Hyper-V Parent Partition? (Answer: No)

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    I am sitting in the VMworld session “TA3880 - Head-To-Head Comparison: VMware vSphere and ESX vs. Hyper-V and XenServer”. It is interesting to listen to VMware’s perspective on this. One point that they have raised – which I have heard before – is...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Updated Windows Vista “seamless applications” package for Windows Virtual PC

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    There is a new update for Windows Vista virtual machines to enable the use of seamless applications with Windows Virtual PC.  You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=26a2de17-8355-4e8d-8f33-9211e48651fb...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Windows Virtual PC / MED-V live meeting

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    I have landed in Australia, and am about to head down to Tech-Ed.  Apparently a lot of people are interested in the following session: Windows 7 XP Compatibility mode, Virtual PC and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization So I will be doing...
  • Ben Armstrong

    VMworld Keynote – Day #2

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    I have just finished watching Steve Herrod’s keynote – which I must say – I found far more enjoyable than Paul’s keynote yesterday.  I am not going to try and summarize the whole keynote – but I do want to dive in on one part. There was a section...
  • Ben Armstrong

    The last day of VMworld

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    Well, today is the last day of VMworld.  I have had a great time talking to all the people here, learning what they are doing with VMware and talking about how Microsoft can help them out.  I have copious notes and thoughts that you can expect...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Heading out to VMworld

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    I have just seen my children off to their first day of school.  My bag is packed, and I am currently watching the VMworld keynote online before heading out to the airport.  I should be arriving at VMworld around 3pm this afternoon I was worried...
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    VMworld keynote thoughts

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    I have just finished watching the VMworld keynote online. Here are some of my rough thoughts: There was a moment when Paul was talking about VMware “providing a set of management products targeted to specific scenarios”. When he said this the display...
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    Searching my blog finally works properly!

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    After years of lackluster search capabilities on my blog – the blogs.msdn.com people have finally moved from the built in search engine of our blogging platform to using bing.  Hoo rah!  You can finally use the search box and get good results...
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