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  • Blog Post: Current 64-bit Insider Newsletter

    Folks have been asking for a location to download the 64-bit Insider Newsletter I once put together. Well, it had been in several locations over the years. While still considering to review the existing documents, here’s a link to the current documents . Please be aware that things, especially Visual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization launch

    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! Sign up and join. You won't regret it. Later you...
  • Blog Post: Windows, Memory and the limits to it

    First of all, no matter how much memory you put into your system, it ain't enough. And this is true for all or at least most of the operating systems. Earlier this week Mark Russinovich wrote a blog post about "Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory." Needless to say, it is another...
  • Blog Post: Executing 32-bit Application in 64-bit

    Back on May 1st, 2004 I posted about 32-bit apps on 64-bit Windows and added some links to the post. Today, Thursday, July 24, 2008 12:02 PM, Jim left the comment  "It would be nice if the links to the references were valid." Well, I would not expect many of the links to work anymore but...
  • Blog Post: The 64-bit Tipping Point

    Intel recently (re-) published a somewhat old document from the 2004's, " The 64-bit Tipping Point ". It has been slightly updated and is definitely worth reading if you are still considering to move to a 64-bit application model. The document compares the Itanium architecture to EM64T the...
  • Blog Post: What is Windows Server 2008 like anyways?

    You don't want to miss the new serverunleashed.com . When I saw the internal announcement I thought: "Well, a robot. Ok, so what's new?" I was about to bitch about it. Good I waited. Pretty agile boy the new Windows Server 2008. Best thing: That's him ... or it ... or ... whatever. Cool videos...
  • Blog Post: Installing Vista on a MacBook Air

    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's how I installed Vista and why I did it 3 (three...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Starter

    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 topic, and this article is only meant to provide...
  • Blog Post: What have Visual Studio and Barcelona in common?

    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 for high performance applications where you want...
  • Blog Post: Inside Intel's Silverthorne ultramobile CPU

    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.
  • Blog Post: 64-bit - Coming to your Home/Office/Desktop/Server soon

    I have it already you might say. But are you leveraging the 64-bit power by running a native 64-bit OS? Probably on a server but not on a workstation yet. Be it as it may. InformationWeek has a nice article titled "With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides The 64-Bit Range". There's some food for...
  • Blog Post: 64-bit Content on HPC Portal

    So, I've finished uploading the missing 3 64-bit Insider newsletter onto the windowshpc.net portal. All 15 newsletters are now available via this link.
  • Blog Post: 64-Bit Insider Newsletter

    Oh no, 64-bit again. Please, leave me alone. ... Can't do that. While the Microsoft evangelism team does not evangelize 64-bit directly anymore (there's no program or alike), we ( and I in particular ) continue to receive a lot of questions on 64-bit development. Mainly due to the fact that our HPC solutions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hypervisor only on 64-bit

    Looks like there is some confusion about our Hyper-V product. The Microsoft Hypervisor is called Hyper-V (as announced today). It will only be available for 64-bit SKUs of Windows Server 2008. Also the Hyper-V standalone SKU is only available for 64-bit. To take advantage of the Microsoft Hyper-V technology...
  • Blog Post: Free Pascal for 64-bit Windows

    Developers, you love programming in Pascal and you love 64-bit Windows. Here's a free cross-platform compiler for you: Free Pascal 2.2 . Slashdot reported the news on Monday. Shame on me, the first time I hear about Free Pascal aka. FPK Pascal. Have you used it in the past? How's the cross platform development...
  • Blog Post: You are still not on 64-bit?

    Come on. No more excuses. If your application is still not running on a 64-bit platform - preferably Windows - you might face the fact being called a laggard or worse. Don't know if that's a good attribute in your industry. Be it as it may, our beloved folks over in the server product group are hosting...
  • Blog Post: When I'm 64

    Well, I have to admit I was a bit confused by the piece from Joe Wilcox : "During a speech this morning, Bill Laing, general manager of the Windows Server division, reiterated that, after 2008, Microsoft would only produce 64-bit operating systems. Windows Server 2008 will be Microsoft's last 32-bit...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft 64-bit website overhaul

    Microsoft has updated its 64-bit website . Cool. check out the new layo ut and content. You will find up to date information about x64 and Itanium. In the recent past I had quite a few questions about our story on Itanium. This new website links to the appropriate information and makes it way easier...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 had lift-off

    Virtual PC 2007 has RTM'ed (kinda same as lift-off). It is now available for free on the Microsoft download website . Some of the new features that will be available with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 are in VPC 2007: Support for hardware virtualization AMD-V and Intel-VT 64-bit host support (guest support...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 RTM

    Now it is official. The Microsoft flagship email server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Yeah, great job! Check out the team blog and others have the news. In Terry's words on the team blog: "We've bet the company on this product. Here at Microsoft, we have over 120,000 mailboxes running in...
  • Blog Post: Anitvirus for 64-bit for consumer

    Yeah, here we go. Long awaited and finally available for Vista 32-bit AND 64-bit. ITPRO has more. And the download on Symantec's web .
  • Blog Post: Register for Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition Redistribution Rights

    Yeah, Microsoft is good with names. One of the newer initiatives recently added to our portfolio, is "Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition Redistribution Rights". Partners are allowed to redistribute Virtual Server together with applications, Neat. And aside from the descriptive name,...
  • Blog Post: System Center - Virtual Machine Manager Beta 1

    No 64-bit install support in Beta 1. ( More... ) Tags: System Center , VMM
  • Blog Post: Acronis talks about backup, P2V and 64-bit

    Acronis, most likely best known for its Acronis True Image products, was interviewed again on Let's Talk Computer's .You can read the transcript here or listen to the audio in  RealAudio or Windows Media format. Asked about backup of virtual machines , Stephen Lawton from Acronis, said: "......
  • Blog Post: VMware to Give Demo at Apple's WWDC

    PC Magazine and others know about plans of VMware to show off a new virtualization product for the Mac OS at WWDC starting on Monday. ( More... )
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