VolkerW's WebLog

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    VHD compatibility between Hyper-V and Virtual Server

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    Honestly I was shocked when I read John's recent post about " Are VHDs compatible between Hyper-V and Virtual Server and Virtual PC? " Hestarts off with some "No, not supported" cases and I almost immediately started felling nauseous...
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    10 lives for Windows Live

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    Over at Windows Live Dev News David Treadwell shares exiting news for developers, especially for developers on the Windows Live platform. But read for yourself. Windows Live Messenger Library (new to beta) – "Develop your own IM experience"...
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    Windows Server 2008 Launch

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    Today's the day. Windows Server 2008 officially launches. The keynote is currently on and you can watch it live here: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualevents/vle.aspx . Today is a day the whole company has worked for for a long time very, very hard. I...
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    SharePoint WSS3.0 on Home Server

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    Of course we all know it is currently not supported . Be it as is may, there's plenty of good guidance on installing WSS3.0 on Windows Home Server. For my installation I used this guide. This post is not meant to be another guide to do the same! I want...
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    Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

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    Unable to resist I got myself a shiny, slim new MacBook Air (MBA). While I am used to Mac OS X, I wanted it to run Vista so I can also take it to work. My MBA has a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and a 64GB solid state drive and I bought a SuperDrive . Here...
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    Virtualization Starter

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    TechRepublic published an article about the" 10 things you should know about virtualization." If you are new to the whole virtualization thing, it will certainly get you started. The author, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, is right, "Virtualization is a huge...
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    Resources for HPC development – not only on Windows

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    Phil put together a collection of resources relevant for HPC development. I hope you find these resources useful in your discovery of high performance computing on Windows . Windows HPC news and content links: Phil's developer blog: http://blogs...
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    What have Visual Studio and Barcelona in common?

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    On one of our internal HPC aliases an evangelist from Japan asked whether Visual Studio 2008 (VS) can optimize code for Barcelona. Barcelona as in the AMD processor, not the beautiful city of Gaudi in Catalonia, Spain. Important question especially...
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    Considerations when upgrading to Windows Server 2008

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    My boss Neil just published a post on "Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008." Very nice and complete article. This should be your first read if you are in the process of evaluating Windows Server 2008. Content: Changes When...
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    Spark your Dreams with DreamSpark

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    Free software from Microsoft? No way! Wrong ! Last night Microsoft launched DreamSpark . From the Channel 8 program homepage: DreamSpark is simple, it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge...
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    Microsoft Office Binary Formats - Availability under OSP

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    Brian Jones has announced the posting of the Microsoft Office Binary Format specs on this blog . Along with these formats we have also provided a few additional format specs: Windows Compound Binary File Format Specification PDF | XPS Windows...
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    Inexpensive Quad Core and Software

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    You are looking for very affordable hardware to build a (perhaps virtual) HPC cluster? You are looking for a test version of Windows Compute Cluster Server? Here's one way to get both. Last week Microsoft ran an internal event for technical professionals...
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    Looking for a fun place to work?

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    Needless to say that I have an open position in my team. Focus HPC and MultiCore. Check out the job description or send me an email via my blog. Microsoft is a fun place to work at. Looking for proof? Here ya go . And please don't send email to me asking...
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    HP HPC Podcast Series

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    HP offers podcasts on HPC on their Rich Media Portal. So far they have 2 podcasts up for grabs: Overview of the Catalysts for HPC Innovation Program Overview of HP's HPC Strategy Content is so so, but they've just started. I like the fact that the...
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    InfiniBand for the Masses

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    Windows HPC Server 2008 supports InfiniBand interconnect. Nothing new here. We use InfiniBand in our lab here on the Microsoft main campus in Redmond, WA. It's time for an upgrade of the existing InfiniBand hardware. Now you would think, Microsoft, they...
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    If the answer is 42, what was the matching question?

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    The Register posts about the fact that "IBM explores 67.1m-core computer for running entire internet." " The Register has unearthed a research paper that shows IBM working on a computing system capable "of hosting the entire internet...
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    Storage Options for Hyper-V

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    As always, Andrew beat me on this one too. Jose Barreto, he's technical evangelist in the storage team, posted a blog entry about "Storage options for Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V." Very nice, very complete. Content Exposing storage to the...
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    Windows HPC Server - Introduction to Job Templates

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    Job templates are defined by the admin and used by users when submitting jobs to an HPC cluster. Ming Xu, he's working in a lead position on the Job Scheduler in the HPC team here at Microsoft, has just published a document "Introducing Job Templates"...
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    TechEd 2008

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    Did you know, registration is open. This year TechEd US follows the same successful model as TechEd in EMEA. Two conferences back to back. Tech∙Ed U.S. 2008 Developers June 3-6, 2008, Orange County Convention Center , Orlando, FL Tech∙Ed U.S. 2008 ...
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    Inside Intel's Silverthorne ultramobile CPU

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    ars technica published an excellent summary of the features and capabilities of the new Intel ultramobile CPU. While tiny in size, it is a full blown 64-bit processor.
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    Daylong event to honor Jim Gray

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    Jim Gray is missing for over a year now after he did not return from a sailing trip. To honor him and his contributions to the industry will be honored in a daylong event at the University of California at Berkeley on May 31. Details can be found here...
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    Grids for Kids

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    For the first 10 years of my life I was not exposed to anything computer or closer to digital than an ugly, bulky digital wrist watch. A recent article on GRID today showed me - again - how times have changed. Today, one computer is not even enough anymore...
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    Running LINPACK on Windows Compute Cluster Server

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    Hot off the press: One of our HPC gurus, Xavier Pillons from Microsoft France, just posted a How-to document, source code and an Excel spreadsheet to the windowshpc.net Windows High Performance Computing Portal. From his blog post : "I've just posted...
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    Windows Server 2008 RTM

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    A Reason to Celebrate. From an evangelist point of view, today is THE day. Windows Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). This day the whole company has been working for very hard. Both, Windows Server 2008 RTM and Vista SP1 are important...
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    Microsoft China HPC Team blogging

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    Blogging again I should say. Welcome back HPC China Team to the windowshpc.net community portal! Here's the link to their blog. "We’ll be posting to this blog every few weeks or so to let you know more about what we are doing with HPC in China...
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