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    Sleep and Hibernate in Windows Server with Hyper-V installed

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    With Windows Server 2008 R2 you can enable hibernate and sleep even though the Hyper-V role is installed. Ben explains how on the Virtual PC Guy's WebLog . The only catch is, you have to boot w/o “starting” the Hypervisor.
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    Inauguration on Silverlight

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    Today I watched the inauguration of president Obama on a website sporting a Silverlight player, in HD. Awesome! One of my colleagues collected a comprehensive list of links of websites using Silverlight to show the inauguration: 14 CBS stations, showing...
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    Certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Bruce Kyle on the US ISV evangelism team has written 2 valuable posts about Logo certification and application testing for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Whether you are an ISV and think about certification or just want to make sure your apps work...
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    MIX09 – What happens in Vegas changes the (Web-) World

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    I love clear Call-To-Action blog posts. Here’s one from me. If you are doing stuff on the web. Be it you are a web designer, a web developer, someone involved making business decisions at web agencies or web startups, do not miss the once a year opportunity...
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    Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air

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    Roughly a year after my Windows Vista installation on a MacBook Air (MBA), it is time for an update. Running Windows 7 for quite some time on my personal laptop and on my office systems, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Vista runs great on the MBA...
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    NUMA in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

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    Phil just posted a series of videos/screencasts on Channel9 explaining the concepts of NUMA ( Wikipedia ) support in the upcoming Windows releases. Check out the posts and more details about support for 64+ processors in Windows on the MSDN Code Gallery...
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    Windows 7 – Beta Drivers for Microsoft Hardware

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    If you are running a beta version of the Windows 7 operating system, the following information can help you find a beta software and drivers to download for your Microsoft Hardware product. I have a VX-6000 connected to my office PC and Windows Update...
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 for developers

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    If you read this you might have seen a previous post with links to the downloads for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Here’s another very useful resource for developers on the Windows Server platform. Phil started posting about Windows Server 2008...
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    Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta

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    Right after Windows 7 beta now the beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available too. For links see my previous post . At the same time Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta – what a mouthful – is available too. So no better time to check out the...
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    Windows 7 Hits Beta

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    Wow, this year starts with some exciting news. Last night at the International CES 2009 Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, announced the broad availability of the first beta release of Windows 7. Watch the keynote video and more about CES at microsoft/ces...
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