VolkerW's WebLog

Stuff mostly about Windows Fundamentals Also chirping at: http://twitter.com/volkerw
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    Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

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    The “on-campus” Microsoft platform adoption labs have been a perennial favorite event for Microsoft Partner software developers.   Unfortunately, many developers are now under travel and expense budget constraints and unable to attend such events...
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    Snappy Windows 7 installation

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    Just finished installing Windows 7 on an ASUS 1000HE netbook. 23 minutes from inserting the install DVD to first boot into finished OS. While I use this netbook for a week with Win7, a reinstall was necessary because I “found” an SSD disk, 64GB. I want...
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    IE8 hit RTM

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    David Tesar has posted the top 5 reasons for IT pros to deploy IE8 . Check it out on TechNet Edge. Increased Productivity Better Security Granular Management Ease of Deployment Ease of Migration
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    New HPC content on Channel9

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    Check out over 30 new videos on Windows HPC Server. http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/
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    Meetings and email

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    Here’s a look at the summary of application usage on my netbook (1000HE) this morning between 7:00am and noon. I run Windows 7, Aero Glass is enabled and the power settings are left at “Balanced”. The morning was filled with meetings, not so much email...
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    Size matters

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    Size matters when it comes to netbooks. See the picture of my last 3 generations of laptop, notebook, netbook bags. The netbook is almost completely sunken in the small cross body bag right of the apple. No, not what you might think. I put the apple there...
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    Netbook or Notebook?

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    I can tell you, I love Windows 7 on the ASUS 1000HE . I mentioned it already? All this rah rah about netbooks are netbook and not notebooks and you only use them for web surfing. Windows 7 (Win7) and the 1000HE make all the difference. At least for me...
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    Netbook memory upgrade

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    Just upgraded the 1000HE from ASUS from 1GB to 2GB. No obvious difference in Win7 performance. Apps seem to run faster now. I just had to install Office 2007. Runs very well with the built-in 1GB but feels snappier with 2GB. TaskMgr still shows only 700MB...
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    Netbook and Windows 7

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    A combination that goes together extremely well. Over the past months I read a lot about netbooks and the Twittersphere is full of netbook enthusiasts twittering about their experiences and the fun they have. So I decided it was time for me to try one...
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    Next week is Mix09 week

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    If you are going to MIX09 I envy you. So much cool stuff expects you. And I know the team has worked its a..es off to make this event worth every second of your time. You will not regret it. BTW, it is not too late to register : I can’t attend. No business...
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    Learn something new in only 5 minutes

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    Phil has begun a series on Channel9 and Code Gallery entitled “5 Minute Concepts”.    The idea is to demo a topic (via screen capture) and also provide corresponding details/samples via MSDN Code Gallery.   Here are a few early...
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    Show Off and feel good about it

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    Showing off sometimes has a negative touch. Not this one. SHOW OFF at Mix09! At MIX09, we’re hosting what will be yet another world famous Show Off event. If you’ve ever wanted to put the smack down on lesser mortals, flex your brain, and get everyone...
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    Windows 7 Manageability Overview

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    End of last week Microsoft published the IT Pro 30 page guide “Windows 7 Manageability Overview”. The information might have been lost over all the noise about CeBIT and recent announcements and the weekend. From the content: Windows 7 Manageability Overview   ...
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