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    Bye Bye Dresden

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    Dresden is a great city and the people of Dresden have been outstanding hosts. Thank you. Today I am leaving for a few days with the family up North and then back to Redmond, WA. As you have seen from my posts over the last few days, ISC07 was a blast...
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    iPhone

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    Of course I want one. I am a technology geek. But I also love my Smartphone. My 3125 clamshell with a Cingular (now AT&T) contract has all I need. But it also has some things I could see in dire need for improvement. Screen too small, UI somewhat...
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    Let's Inspire Each Other

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    Today Microsoft launched a new initiative for ISV partners: www.microsoft.com/isv shows off the ingenuity pOint . A worldwide ISV showcase contest: "As a software innovator you have the ability to make a difference in the lives of people around the...
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    CCS Partner Momentum

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    Microsoft is the main sponsor at this year's ISC in Dresden. Many Microsoft partners show their support . In his keynote address today Microsoft fellow Burton Smith talked about new approaches to software development where everyday computer programs must...
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    CCS evidence at ISC07

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    If you are looking for proof points that Microsoft is serious about High Performance Computing or HPC for short, you don't have to look far. At this year's ISC'07 in Dresden, Germany, the company not only has a large presence (booth C19-22, incl. some...
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    Silicon Valley of Saxony

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    In his welcome address Dr. Knut Nevermann, Saxon Minister of Science and Fine Arts again stressed the importance of Dresden as the Silicon Valley of Saxony. He also expressed being proud of hosting the second largest event in Supercomputing in Saxony...
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    Virtual Server and Data Protection Manager Install and Configure

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    A (new) virtualization webcast is heading your way. The DPM-Virtual Server partner webcast we did last week was so well attended that we decided to do a repeat with even more demo. So, mark your calendars: Microsoft Virtual Server and Data Protection...
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    Citrix launched PS 4.5 as VHD in VHD Test Drive

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    It is good to see a valuable partner (and competitor) like Citrix to leverage the VHD Test Drive. They are a long time partner of the program. You can download Citrix EVA (Citrix Evaluation Virtual Appliance) from their website . From the website:...
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    New TOP500 list announced at ISC07 in Dresden

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    The 29th version of the list of the 500 supercomputers will be announced later this week in Dresden. Dr. Erich Strohmaier, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, will share the new list during his opening session "Highlights of...
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    Free CCS NFR license for attendees

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    If you are attending ISC'07 (you are most likely not reading my blog, LOL) but you are eligible to receive a free Not For Resale (NFR) copy of Windows CCS . Of course, while supply lasts. ISC'07 attendees will receive an offer for NFR copies of CCS in...
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    Microsoft at ISC07 - Day 1 - Staff Briefing

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    Wow. If you are at ISC'07, you want to attend the morning keynote tomorrow at about 10:3am. Burton J. Smith, Microsoft Technical Fellow, former chief scientist at Cray/Tera Computer is delivering the note. You can already checkout a preview of this ISC...
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    Arrived in Dresden

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    After another short flight from Hamburg I arrived in Dresden last night. The weather was (and still is) not too good. Lots of rain showers during the day and night. Be it as it may. A wonderful city with wonderful people. Great to be here. Now, off to...
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    On the road to ICS in Dresden

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    Almost there. After a bad night sleep on SAS 938 (the f... seat was not working and totally worn), I have arrived in Hamburg, the second stop over on the way to Dresden. Internet access (wireless) is EUR 5.00 per hour using the SPECTRUM hotspot. Are these...
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    VHD Test Drive - Image Update

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    Microsoft has increased the number of available images of VHD Test Drive for partners. As usual, the images are available on Microsoft Connect . Currently we provide a total of 6 different images that can be enhanced by ISV partners with own applications...
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    Personal Supercomputing in FY08

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    Microsoft Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) starts soon, on July 1st. In many ways FY08 will be very important for us. For the company, for the various product teams and for us as server evangelism team inside of the main Microsoft evangelism engine "Developer...
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    International Supercomputing 2007 Trivia

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    Yesterday I met with folks from the HPC product team to discuss technical evangelism efforts in fiscal year 2008 (July '07 - June '08). Really exciting stuff is coming your way. But more about that later. This year roughly 5% of all attendees at ISC'07...
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    Want to be paid for having fun?

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    Now that I have your attention, I just got approval for another position in our developer evangelism team . The job description is up on the Microsoft careers website . Look for Job Code 201681 . The Windows Server Virtualization project is well under...
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    Server Evangelism Blogroll

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    Thought you might want to know about how many cool folks I work with in the Platform Evangelism team and what they are all up to. Instead of introducing each of them I let them speak for themselves, via their weblogs. The (never-) complete Platform Evangelism...
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    You are still not on 64-bit?

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    Come on. No more excuses. If your application is still not running on a 64-bit platform - preferably Windows - you might face the fact being called a laggard or worse. Don't know if that's a good attribute in your industry. Be it as it may, our beloved...
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    YouTube providing videos in H.264 Format

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    Cool. I found the info on MacNN . I am (still) not a big YouTubby (someone who watches videos on YouTube) but this might change and I might eventually find good use for my Apple TV and do some youtubbing instead of only watching podcasts. Virtually Yours...
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    Microsoft Virtualization Webcasts in June

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    Microsoft is hosting a series of 3 webcasts in June (18, 19, 20), focusing on virtualization installation and configuration. They will be a little different as they will show installation and configuration steps versus feature overviews. They will be...
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    10 free virtualization tools worth noting

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    NETWORK WORLD has a list of 10 noteworthy virtualization tools. Best thing of all, each tool they mention is available for free. Quite a good list of valuable freebies. Here's one more: Altiris, now part of Symantec, offers their new Altiris(R) Software...
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    SoftGrid for Vista will be available July 1st, 2007

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    It almost got lost in all the noise and buzz around Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Virtualization and all the other cool stuff and announcements at TechEd 2007 in Orlando, FL. Microsoft will make available a version of SoftGrid supporting Windows...
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    Windows Server 2008 Logo Program

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    With Windows Server 2008 aka. "Longhorn Server " ante portas (at the gates or in this case RTM'ing soon) the stack of available solutions and applications supporting the next generation server OS becomes more and more important. As usual we have plenty...
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    Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization 4.5 (“SoftGrid 4.5”) Technology Adoption Program (TAP)!

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    Tell me you have not waited for this. The SoftGrid team takes nominations for the TAP for SoftGrid 4.5. Check out the recent blog post for details. From the blog post: New capabilities that we are building into SoftGrid 4.5 include: · Enhanced client...
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