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October 9, 2013  1:41 PM

Windows 8.1 Release Date and RTM



Posted by: Nathan Simon
WIndows 8.1

windows 8.1

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May 28, 2013  12:48 PM

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

I use MAP to help clients prepare for the cloud. MAP collects all system data and performance that is relevant to a VMware or Microsoft virtualization project.  Allowing you to choose the right hardware and amount of resourced to convert your physical machines into virtual.

The beta...


February 12, 2013  1:47 PM

The New Xbox : Codename Durango



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Xbox 720

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January 22, 2013  2:00 PM

627.am



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Windows Phone 8

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January 4, 2013  2:22 PM

Windows 8 – Add a Start Button



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Windows 8

With Start8 you can bring back the start button you miss so dearly, it even lets you pin Metro Apps! I have been using it, and the trial just ran out, now I miss it, I think its definitely worth the 5$ price tag! Before Start8


December 11, 2012  2:38 PM

Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Cluster with VMware Virtual Machine using RDM



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cluster, ESXi, IT professional, microsoft, MSCS, vmware

So you want to move your Server 2003 Servers to a clustered environment in VMware. First thing I must mention is  that it is supported by VMware but not Microsoft. So it should be pristine before and after migration. The problem I had been facing was that I would have a two node cluster with SAN...


December 3, 2012  10:25 PM

Nokia 920 : Returned to Sender



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Windows Phone 8

So as you all know I had a Nokia 920 phone for about a week, I liked it a lot, only thing missing was native Google apps and Instagram (yes I am addicted), other than that it was a great phone, solid, quick, WAY better than the HTC 8x (sorry HTC, your phone is small and lags). The main issue for me...


November 20, 2012  1:40 PM

Windows 8 and Server 2012 Update KB2770917



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Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Update

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November 7, 2012  1:37 PM

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8 Beta



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Virtualization Planning, Windows Server 2012

Are you ready to virtualize into Server 2012, do you know how your current physical servers are running? With MAP 8.0 Beta you can run an inventory of your physical and virtual servers, get stats like IOPS, CPU Usage and Memory Usage over a period of time set by you. Trust me when I say, most...


November 2, 2012  1:10 PM

Microsoft Scupt Touch Mouse for Windows 8



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Microsoft Corp., Windows 8

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