VolkerW's WebLog

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    Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows

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    David interviewed Mark Russinovich over on TechNet Edge. Don't miss the opportunity to get an inside view into Mark's life (well, his life at Microsoft at least). http://edge.technet.com/Media/Interview-with-Mark-Russinovich-the-future-of-Sysinternals...
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    More HPC love for developers on the HPC Show

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    Steven Newhouse and Wenming Ye have spent some time together producing a great series of technical webcasts on Windows HPC Server 2008. Here's the 5 (in words: five) sessions plus a tiny teaser to wet your appetite. Teaser Intro HPC Basic Profile SDK...
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    HPC Webcasts in September and October

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    A bunch of technology webcasts coming your way in September and October. A team of subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the company has put together 3 high value technical webcasts around high performance computing on the Windows platform. The sessions...
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    Favorite Posts of Week 34

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    My collection of favorite blog posts from last week in no particular order. Intel backs Microsoft’s concurrent-computing play on Mary-Jo Foley's blog I found the first reference (I'm always a bit late) to Intel's plans on integrating plenty of their...
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    IE8 Compatibilities

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    With IE8 Beta 2 ante portals people start talking more about the next major release of the Internet Explorer. If you followed the discussions on the portal, the forums and blogs , you probably know more than I about what's coming. Be it as is may, I found...
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    SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

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    Congratulations to the team! Fantastic job ! Today Small Business Server (SBS) Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing. The products will be externally available by our November 12 launch. Check out the team blog for details.
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    VMware now part of SVVP

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    As seen on The Console , VMware is now part of the SVVP. Welcome to the program! Recently Microsoft made some significant changes to its licensing terms to reflect the increased use of virtualization in datacenters across the globe. Earlier, back in June...
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    Microsoft and Cloud Computing

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    I was asked by a coworker what I think cloud computing is and if I could recommend some material to get someone started, someone who knows squat about "the cloud". Well, here you go. For many years I work on server platform "stuff"...
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    Blue Planet Run

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      Thanks Robert . In a post about journalism Robert Scoble points to a book " Blue Planet Run ". In Robert's words: "It’s a stunning book. Shocking." The Rick Smolan book is available for free on Amazon . Spend time assimilating...
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    VHD Test Drive - Update

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    Time for an update on the VHD Test Drive program. The current program was launched in November 2007. It comes in 2 flavors. The first part allows customers to download and test preinstalled and preconfigured virtual machines from Microsoft via MSDN and...
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    Hyper-V

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    "Customers “Get Virtual Now” with increased flexibility and broader support when virtualizing Microsoft server applications." Hard to beat that line from the recent Microsoft press announcement . But what does it mean? Microsoft...
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    Confused about Windows Server 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Well, I was when I read a blog post on Mary Joe Foley's blog a few days ago. There's also a later post on her blog clearing up the confusion. Wow, I did even think I missed some changes in direction (again). Thanks Ward for making things clear on the...
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    SQL Server 2008 Shipped

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    "Man, is this guy late to the game. The product has been released last Thursday!" you might think. Too late to announce the launch yes but not too late to point you to a nice little video that allows you to be part of the final moments until...
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    WWW 2008

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    Not what you think. WWW stands for World Water Week . This week is World Water Week. At least for me it almost went completely unrecognized. Thankfully it did not. Almost every night I watch the German news magazine Tagesschau . Old habits. They did a...
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    Favorite Posts of Week 33

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    My collection of favorite blog posts from last week in no particular order. Technical Books for Multi-Core Software Developers on the Intel (r) Software Network. A great collection of books on multithreaded application development and parallel programming...
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    Windows 7 Engineering

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    Wow, the Windows 7 engineering team has just opened the doors to their blog on MSDN. Go to http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/ for the blog and subscribe. Some details about the new blog, its content, the idea behind it and the intended audience from the second...
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    Microsoft Virtualization launch

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    Mark your calendars, September 8th in Bellevue, WA. If you are in the area, don't miss this opportunity! Microsoft will launch "Microsoft Virtualization". While others build pieces of the puzzle, Microsoft is able to provide the whole picture...
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    Try Windows Home Server for Free

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    Receive a free evaluation copy of Windows Home Server on the Windows Home Server website . In case you are in for the real deal, check out this site and find your local retailer. BTW, Power Pack 1 is now pushed out to existing customers via Windows Update...
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    Pixar Celebrates 20 Years of RenderMan at SIGGRAPH 2008

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    From their press announcement today: "RenderMan Pro Server 14.0 introduces significant performance enhancements including accelerated ray-tracing, faster processing of large polygon datasets, optimized hair performance, faster AOV's, and enhanced...
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    EBS Security, PM Interview and Demo

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    Before David took off to TechEd South East Asia he posted the latest video in the EBS or Essential Business Server series of videos and screen casts. David is taking an in-depth looks at EBS security and Lingan Satkunanathan, program manager on the Essential...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Start

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    Later this year Microsoft ships the second version of the Windows HPC Server SKU, Windows HPC Server 2008. This product is a real milestone product for Microsoft and – I certainly hope – for the industry as a whole. Tejas Karmarkar a HPC Solution...
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    Customer ready document on Hyper-V

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    One of the PMs on the Windows team sent around a list of valuable resources about Hyper-V today. Somebody was asking for technical documents on Hyper-V on an internal email list and Baldwin Ng was kind enough to share some. I am just forwarding this quite...
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    technet Edge in Your local language

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    With the latest platform update of our IT Pro Community portal TechNet Edge we introduce a bunch of fixes and new features. My favorite is Edge in your local language. Pick your preferred language settings in your profile and off you go. Find out what...
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