VolkerW's WebLog

Stuff mostly about Windows Fundamentals Also chirping at: http://twitter.com/volkerw
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    Faking Networks

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    Well, I know you (the impersonal you) can fake a lot of things but how do you fake a network and why would you do that? Giovanni, master of the faking networks and HPC tells you why it is important and even can save you some money. His recent blog post...
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    The Windows Server Family is expecting …

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    … a little brother, Foundation Server. Sorry, is it a sister? While the Windows team is still somewhat tight lipped , you should expect more details over the next weeks. Exciting! Resources: Windows Server Homepage Windows Server Division Blog
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    Microsoft Twitters a lot

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    In a recent blog post Adam Kinney has put together a list of Microsoft Twitter accounts. At least one is missing. TechNet Edge, @ tnedge . The Twitter account for our IT Pro video and screen cast portal.
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    Secret TechNet Edge RSS Feed

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    Ever wondered why you missed a video on TechNet Edge even though you subscribed to the all-up RSS feed? Well, it might not be the all-up feed. http://edge.technet.com/feeds/rss – on purpose – only lists videos that make it to the homepage. Now here’s...
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    My 2 favorite Windows 7 blog posts

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    I have more than 2 but these two are at the top. Brandon Live : Windows 7 Beta hotkey cheat sheet Tim’s The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets
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    MIX09 “On The Cheap”

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    There’s so much exciting stuff planned for Mix this year that even a (server) OS guy like myself wants to go. Not that they talk big about my subject. BTW, why not? Well but that’s beside the point. In today’s tough economic times it is even harder to...
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    Microsoft webcast series on Gartner 2009 Predictions

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    Starting in March Microsoft folks in the UK run a series of webcasts for IT managers covering the top predictions from Gartner for 2009 from a Microsoft perspective. Curious George lists then nicely. Date and Time in GMT Title Event ID Wed 18th March...
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    Saving Money in Tough Economic Times with UC

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    In tough economic times like today everyone is looking for new and better ways to save money to support the company’s bottom line. Less travel is an obvious one. Online meetings, chats, virtual events and other buzzwords come to mind. Microsoft is no...
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    TechNet Edge has its own Twitter Feed

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    Today the TechNet Edge team started twittering. Up to date information and details about the latest posts on Edge are now available via Edge RSS feed and the new Edge Twitter feed . Looking for your feedback !
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    Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook

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    The well known guide for developers has been updated. Find most relevant information about application compatibility, reliability, and performance in the recently updated “cookbook”. “This document familiarizes Application Developers with how to verify...
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    Gartner’s Top 10 for 2009

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    Good summary of the predictions for 2009 on the Government Technology portal . The one I am most scared about will hopefully not come true: “By the end of next year 2010, wireless operators will cease to offer unlimited (flat-rate) mobile data plans....
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    32-bit optional in Windows Server 2008 R2

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    You may not but have have been waiting for a looong time for this to be happening. We finally ship an operating system where the support of 32-bit applications has become optional. All 64-bit baby! I’ve been blogging about 64-bit Windows for some time...
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    New Show on Channel9

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    The Channel9 team launched a new show about Microsoft on Channel9. I would call it Microsoft History Channel . A first great video has just been posted. The History of Microsoft - 1975
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    Windows Backup/Restore from a network location

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    The Core Team has posted really helpful information on how to use Windows Server backup to run a complete system restore over the network. Scott assures us the same process applies for Windows Vista. Read the full post with screenshot at the source: Windows...
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    Windows HPC powering Eve Online

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    Massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) Eve Online powered by Windows HPC Server 2008.   Resources: Eve Online Windows HPC Server 2008 CCP Games on HPC Server case study MMOG net tribune article (German)
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    Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2

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    One of the most exciting new virtualization features in Windows Server 2008 R2 (R2) is clearly Live migration. With Live migration you can move running VMs from one Hyper-V physical host to another without any interruption of service. Live migration is...
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