VolkerW's WebLog

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    Windows Server 2008 Logo - Test Credit

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    Recently I received email from partners asking about the cost involved in certifying an application for Windows Server 2008. While the general answer is "it depends on the complexity of your application", here are 3 bits of real good news: The test fee...
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    HPC Webcast for business decision maker in the financial sector

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    Under the title "Investment Analytics: Take Back Your Weekends" Dr. Mark Horvath, Director, Worldwide Financial Services Industry, Microsoft Corporation, provides technical expertise on strategy and solutions delivery in the securities industry. During...
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    Ballmer and Chambers to talk about the Future of Technology

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    Don't miss this opportunity to listen go Steve Ballmer and John Chambers discussing the future directions of the technology industry. Who: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems Charlie Rose, moderator When: Monday...
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    AMD developer portal

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    Just tried to log on to the AMD developer portal. Maybe they should move their stuff to IIS and the Fx instead. And thanks for the user friendly error message. Virtually Yours
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    Kernel Enhancements for Windows Server 2008

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    In Windows Server 2008 (and Windows Vista) you find some pretty significant enhancements to the Windows kernel. The most important changes are covered in a white paper posted on the Windows Hardware Developer Central . The document includes details about...
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    Virtualization - Developer Perspective

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    The Intel Software Network - the Intel way to connect with the (software) developer community has posted some pretty interesting stuff around threading and multi-core processors. A few days ago Intel also published an article about the developer's new...
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    MIX08 - Start me up

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    ReMIX is still in full swing. Nevertheless MIX08 planning and implementation has started some time ago. I have the privilege to work with Ben Riga on something new for MIX08. Evangelists love new . So what's the new thing for MIX08? That's the best part...
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    Consolidation

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    The Register knows about a very special consolidation scenario. According to The Register Citrix is going to announce its acquisition of XenSource tomorrow. Virtually Yours
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    An OS is an OS is an OS

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    It makes me sick reading headlines like: " VMware Predicts Death To Operating Systems ". What does everyone think VMware ESX is? It is an operating system (OS). A stripped down version of it but nevertheless an OS. It appears that VMware found out that...
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    Virtualization Goes Public

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    Literally. From today on virtualization will be part of our everyday lives due to VMware's IPO . This morning VMware launched its initial public offering of 33 million shares of company stock. Currently (12pm PST, Aug. 14th) the stock is up more than...
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    Microsoft Virtualization has a new home

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    Microsoft Virtualization information has a new home. Check out the new URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualization/default.mspx . The content available here cover all virtualization technologies in one place as you can see: Looking...
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    Windows Server 2008 Logo Testing partners.

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    Windows Server 2000 and 2003 already had certifications and logo programs. I remember one summer spending many weeks in the South of France in Nice helping out in a testing lab for the Windows Server 2000 logo in Nice. With Windows Server 2003 we had...
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    Windows Server 2008 Logo

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    Over at the Windows Server Division Weblog Steve Bell, Microsoft product manager and "owner" of the logo program, has a post about the new logo program. Check out his post from early July. Virtually Yours
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    Windows Server 2008 for Independent Software Vendors

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    Have you recently thought about running your application on Windows Server 2008 ? In case you make a living from selling server based solutions and intend to do so in the future, please read on, you might find the following useful. Windows Server 2008...
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    Windows Server 2008 Online Events in August

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    Thought I share a list of upcoming online events around Windows Server 2008 with you. Virtually Yours Chat : Windows Server 2008: Management, Security and Improved Performance for Your Remote Infrastructure Add to Calendar | Join the Chat Room August...
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    Sly Dog

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    It makes me angry - mainly about me and not having done enough - when I read stuff like comment 2 to this post. Technical evangelism is about talking to your audience and make them understand the benefits and the impact a feature, technology or solution...
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    Compute Cluster Server 2003 Case Studies

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    If you ask yourself as a company why Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS) might be good for you, check out existing success stories on the Microsoft case studies website . Go to the website and select "Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster...
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    News from Inside the SoftGrid

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    Sean kept his promise and posted part 2 and 3 of his 'Inside the SoftGrid ' series. Part 2 covers the SoftGrid client, launch process, management and others. In part 3 , the final chapter if you will, Sean picks up lose ends around license control, non...
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    Debugging MPI on Windows

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    This week our team hosts an event for Microsoft partners working on HPC migration projects. Developing requires debugging. The Microsoft toolset, namely Visual Studio, supports remote debugging of MS-MPI based applications. Christian is helping out in...
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    Stunningly aluminum

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    I agree with Jason , absolutely stunning . If Microsoft does Office for Mac, why doesn't Apple make keyboards for Windows ( I mean, with all the keys I would need...)? I'd buy 2. Virtually Yours
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    SoftGrid TechCenter

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    Microsoft TechNet, host of so many important assets for IT Professionals has recently launched a new TechCenter, SoftGrid TechCenter . TechNet TechCenters bring together content and resources for particular products or technologies. They connect you to...
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    Low cost PC and software

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    I am a strong believer in enabling as many people as possible to participate in the information age. So I really appreciate initiatives like these: Low-cost PC aims at rural China One Laptop per Child Microsoft cuts Windows Vista price in China But what...
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    Dual Boot CCS and Linux

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    Hot off the (virtual) press: "Windows ® Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Linux." Many partners, especially in academia, have asked about and experimented with getting a system to dual boot a Linux distro and Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS). Microsoft...
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    Inside the SoftGrid

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    Over at the SoftGrid team blog Sean Donahue, Technical Evangelist in our Boston office, started a series (I hope) of posts about " the concepts of SoftGrid in a technical nature ". Sean describes his goal for the series of planned posts as follows: The...
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    New set of Microsoft Virtualization videos available

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    Virtualization in Windows Server Mike Neil, General Manager http://www.microsoft.com/emea/itsshowtime/sessionh.aspx?videoid=515 Virtualization technology roadmap and an outline of Microsoft's vision for how these technologies will combine with future...
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