VolkerW's WebLog

Stuff mostly about Windows Fundamentals Also chirping at: http://twitter.com/volkerw
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    Google OS or Hailstorm

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    I tend to disagree with Robert . First, Smarttags aren’t “evil” and second, Google may not have plans to ship Hailstorm. J When I read about Mark Lucovsky leaving Microsoft at eWeek this morning, the first thing that came to my mind was – like Microsoft...
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    pimcast, video podcast, vlog, video blog

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    Whatever you call your video media blog, Olivelink might be the product of choice. Found the info at http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/2005/03/welcome_to_oliv.html . Certainly will try it on my favorite 64-bit laptop on Monday.
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    Google OS and (not) Hailstorm

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    On Tuesday Molly Wood wrote an article on c|net: Good-bye, computer; hello, world! I like some of her condierations which start with: "Mark Lucovsky, our aforementioned Microsoft defector, was also the chief software architect for the now-dormant .Net...
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    Bye bye OS/2 (rhymes nicely in German)

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    Did not pay too much attention to the developments of OS/2 in the past years. Maybe because IBM did not plan for a 64-bit version (chuckle). This morning I listened to my favorite German radio station DLF . They have a broadcast “Computer and Communication...
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    Nvidia first with Win 64 bit logo

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    " NVIDIA IS first with WHQL drivers for Windows XP, x64 Edition. Nvidia got a confirmation that Microsoft admitted its recently submitted driver for Geforce 6800 Ultra and gave it a stamp of approval for this operating system. Nvidia can rock the Win...
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    How do you catch people's attention?

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    This is the last week of a Microsoft internal awareness 64-bit campaign. Evangelism is not only about external awareness and excitement; you also have an internal audience. Many of us are working on both ends, internal and external evangelism. And some...
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    The future is virtually ahead ...

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    Now that we are clear about the Microsoft 64-bit commitment , let’s focus on the future J . Obviously, HPC is a big thing for Microsoft and I expect other important announcements like Jim Allchin’s x64 message in the near future. However, what about virtualization...
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    Microsoft and HPC? Of course!

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    You certainly want to hear more about what is going on inside Microsoft with the upcoming CCE version of Windows Server. CCE stands for Compute Cluster Edition . Details on this SKU will have to wait a bit. But wrt HPC, Microsoft is working with many...
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    Executive Chat - Get Technical with Microsoft and Intel’s 64-bit Leaders - April 19, 2005

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    From the WindowsServer blog : Please join Bob Muglia, Senior Vice President of Microsoft’s Windows Server Division and Abhi Talwalkar, Vice President & General Manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group to discuss Microsoft and Intel’s industry standard...
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    Time for a change

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    There are at least 2 times in the life of an evangelist when things really change: When the products or technologies you evangelize RTM. When your focus changes. Well, I am lucky. In my life, both happen at about the same time: x64 support is almost released...
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    Find out how many people run 64-bit

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    At http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=10017 Do you use a 64bit CPU in your main computer? Come in and vote, let's see what the OSNews readers are running. If yes, leave a comment if you are using a clean 64bit OS with it too. Read more on this exclusive...
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    What else happened yesterday?

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    Yesterday, a few hours before RTM, my blog posting was almost ready, I realized that this blog entry, being posted a few hours before RTM of SP1, had the potenial of becoming 'influencial' to my career. Well, at least I decided not to blog. Only to find...
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    Virtual Orchard

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    Now you can, with the help of Cherry OS , let loose a “Panther” on your Windows desktop (thanks virtualization.info for the news). Still don’t get why you would do that. Maybe smooth migration to Windows J . One of the main reasons (if not the main reason...
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    Allchin updates Windows x64 timing

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    Everybody should know by now. But just in case. Here's the news .
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    64-Bit (directory) performance rocks

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    From Dave Kearns' directory lookup benchmarking figures : Eliminating the quad x64 machine left the remaining four with the following "entries per second" returned: * 25,941 for the dual 2.2-GHz Opteron. * 15,677 for the dual 1.5-GHz Itanium II. * 3,482...
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    Jim Gray on Channel9

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    One of my colleagues from the HPC team brought this to my attention: "Jim discusses HPC/cluster computing. His comments on HPC being currently seen as a function outside the OS and the corresponding data platform currently being seen as outside the database...
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    Microsoft perceived to be one of the best qualified to implement new technologies that will advance genomics research

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    Congrat's on being named one of the 5 companies capable of making an impact in Bioinformatics. According to a recent market survey, MSFT was among the best. Here're the links: http://gene2drug.com/about/news.asp?newsId=162 http://gene2drug.com/reports...
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    Amazing Amazon search with Amaztype

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    On yesterday's blogpulse highlights , I found Amaztype . Very interesting way to search Amazon, even though it seems to require a magnifying glass.
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    Another great Route64 event this week

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    This week certainly was a week of partner and customer events in the 64-bit Windows world. Ø x64 Partner Summit Ø HPC NDA event Forgot to blog about it. D… Ø The second Route64 event. This time in Houston , Tx . Route64 isa worldwide developer training...
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    Route64 on Channel9

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    A couple of days ago the Channel9 team posted interviews recorded during the Route64 kick-off event: Over the next few days we'll bring you video from the Route64 Training tour when it visited Redmond . In this first part , you meet Kang Su Gatlin (again...
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