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    MySpace at MIX 08

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    We all knew MIX is cool. But I guess these folks are always good for One more. Vittorio just announced on his blog that the MySpace folks will be at MIX 08 in Vegas. They even have a session (see below). Check out Vittorio's blog or the MIX 08 session...
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    Garmin Nuvifone

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    That's one of the reasons why I am convinced the industry needs companies like Apple. Why else would someone like Garmin come up with a cool device like this, competing directly with the iPhone. I remember buying my first GPS receiver from Garmin about...
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    Simplify your work with Office 2008 (on Mac OS)

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    Now that is a nice way of promoting a Microsoft product. The Microsoft Mac team is always good for a pleasant surprise. Death to the dinosaurs (if you know what I mean)! While I am a huge Silverlight fan, this site is in Flash. http://www.simplifyyourwork2008...
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    Windows IT Pro took a first look at Hyper-V

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    Mike Otey from Windows IT Pro took a look at our next generation virtualization product. Looks like he's pretty impressed. My favorite: "... Hyper-V, is a significant new competitor that has the potential to change the market." You'll find the...
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    PGI CDK Cluster Development Kit for Windows CCS

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    The Portland group just released a CDK for Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS). From sys-con : "Until now, the PGI CDK has been available only for Linux-based clusters based on 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors from AMD and Intel. The Portland Group...
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    Steve Ballmer and Ray Ozzie at Mix 08

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    What an exciting news!! Have you heard it?  Not only will Steve Ballmer be keynoting at MIX, but so will Ray Ozzie. Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie joins Scott Guthrie on stage as a keynote speaker at MIX08 on Wednesday, March 5, 2008...
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    Be Ready for Windows Server 2008

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    With the launch right around the corner (Feb 27) we receive a lot of questions from developer about how to get ready for Windows Server 2008 (WS2K8). Here are my top 10 resources: Just test your application thoroughly in Windows Server 2008 . Free, easy...
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    HPC section on MSDN Code Gallery

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    Phil just announced the availability of a new section on MSDN Code Gallery. This new area is dedicated to sharing code and samples focusing on High Performance Computing on Windows HPC Server 2008. Since it is very new, there's currently not too much...
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    MSDN Code Gallery has launched

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    MSDN and the DevDiv Community Connection Team just launched the MSDN Code Gallery. Microsoft and community members can use this site to share code samples/snippets, sample applications, and other resources. Code Gallery is available here: http://code...
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    Windows Server 2008 Developer Center

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    The one-stop-shop for developers wanting to learn about developing software that takes advantage of Windows Server 2008 features is now live with a new and improve Application Compatibility guide. This portal has all necessary information, samples, insight...
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    Running a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster on Hyper-V

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    Recently Giovanni posted a document on the Windows HPC community portal describing how to set up a virtual HPC cluster. The ZIP file (did he use his MacBook to write the doc? :)) contains also sample code that can be executed against the virtual cluster...
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    Hyper-V WMI API Sample Code

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    Ben kept word . Yesterday he started his "Week of Hyper-V Scripts".
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    Debugging apps on Windows Server 2008

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    Jason maintains the "Developer meet Server" show on Channel 9. He just posted a podcast/audio recording/video where he sits with two very interesting folks from the Windows team going deep on "... debugging application compatibility issues...
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    Series of Virtualization Podcasts on InfoWorld

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    A series for five short and comprehensive podcasts will be published on InfoWorld's blog. This week the first has been posted. Below some info about the complete series. The podcasts can be found here . Podcast Descriptions Episode One : Top Virtualization...
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    Bob Muglia - Senior VP and IT Professional

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    Adam Carter - IT Pro evangelist - has just posted a video interview with our Senior VP Server and Tools Division, Bob Muglia. I knew he's a very smart and cool guy and this interview certainly makes him even more likeable. He run 9 servers at home. Check...
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    Two HPC Webcasts worth mentioning

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    Yesterday and the day before Microsoft hosted two very interesting webcasts concerning High Performance Computing. The first one is titled " Turbo-Charging Time Critical Applications with ASPEED Software and HPC on Windows Platform ". I found...
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    Hyper-V WMI Interfaces published

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    Well, I guess this is something all developers and IT Pro's have been anxiously waiting for. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for virtualization and the hypervisor API enable developers, and IT professionals, to quickly build custom...
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    64-bit - Coming to your Home/Office/Desktop/Server soon

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    I have it already you might say. But are you leveraging the 64-bit power by running a native 64-bit OS? Probably on a server but not on a workstation yet. Be it as it may. InformationWeek has a nice article titled "With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides...
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    Windows HPC Resources

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    If you are interested in HPC on the Windows platform or want to get started, here are some useful resources for you: General Microsoft HPC landing page, www.microsoft.com/hpc Technical community portal, www.windowshpc.net Worldwide one day awareness events...
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    HPC Info Day in NY City

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    Microsoft is executing a series of worldwide one day events for HPC interested audiences. We kick of the series of so called HPC Jumpstart events in about a week from now in New York City. You can find out more about the event on the registration website...
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    Executive Email on Virtualization

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    Yesterday Microsoft published an executive email from Bob Muglia, Senior Vice President, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft Corporation on the Microsoft Virtualization strategy. It is titled "Harnessing the Power of Virtualization for Dynamic IT"...
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    Microsoft Beefs Up Offensive on VMware

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    WSJ has a nice write-up of the state of affairs with Microsoft Virtualization technology Hyper-V and compares the latest Microsoft moves in Virtualization, including its acquisition of Calista Technologies Inc., to VMware. WSJ also talks about Intel's...
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    64-bit Content on HPC Portal

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    So, I've finished uploading the missing 3 64-bit Insider newsletter onto the windowshpc.net portal. All 15 newsletters are now available via this link.
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    Stay At Home Server

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    No longer in my home! Last week I lost about 180 GB of files because Home Server failed to read its data from perfectly intact USB drives and/or from the local hard disk's D:\ drive. I never found out what it was, but the event viewer was suddenly full...
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    64-Bit Insider Newsletter

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    Oh no, 64-bit again. Please, leave me alone. ... Can't do that. While the Microsoft evangelism team does not evangelize 64-bit directly anymore (there's no program or alike), we ( and I in particular ) continue to receive a lot of questions on 64-bit...
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