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August 12, 2009  10:59 PM

Microsoft and SQL Server 2008 R2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, new SQL Server, R2, Report Builder, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 features

I'm not a huge SQL Guru by any means, but I do have a few clients with SQL Servers hosting their data, which is critical to their business, so I am letting everyone know that Microsoft delivers SQL Server 2008 R2. I have attached some inserts for you to read. Then you can goto the full article...

August 10, 2009  12:22 AM

More news on Project Natal for Xbox 360



Posted by: Nathan Simon
CNET, microsoft, project natal, xbox 360, YouTube

CNET got up close and personal with Xbox 360 Project Natal, the CNET editor went to Redmond and got to try out Project Natal himself. Here is an isert from the article... "Although Microsoft demonstrated Natal at this year's E3 trade show, the software maker hasn't said when the technology will...


July 21, 2009  3:09 AM

Virtualization in General



Posted by: Nathan Simon
hyper-v, hypervisor, microsoft, paravirtualization, Pertri, Virtualization, virtualization for dummies, vmware, xenserver

Hey there folks, well I know 80% of the worlds population have an idea of what virtualization is, what it does, and why we all should get on the bandwagon... but there are some out there that still do not have a clue what VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix are doing with virtualization. Since there are...


July 19, 2009  6:22 PM

Sysinternals Updates



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Autoruns, microsoft, procdump, psexec, psloglist, sysinternals, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

There have been a lot of updates since i last blogged about this awesome set of tools, among those are updates to ProcDump, Autoruns, and PsLogList. The full details are here. Another thing to mention is...


July 3, 2009  1:32 AM

Windows 7 “Family Pack”?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 Family Pack, windows 7 release date

Yeah you heard me, Microsoft is rumouredto have said that you may purchase one Family License copy of Windows 7 to install on, and up to 3 PC's, that will be used in the same household. This may make it much more appealing to upgrade all PC's at one time. Windows 7 is still slated for an October...


June 3, 2009  1:34 PM

Windows 7 Release Date



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backwards compatibility, enterprise, microsoft, netbooks, October 2009, successor, Windows 7, Windows 7 Release Date 2009, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Microsoft announced that it will launch Windows 7, on Oct. 22. Aside from the obvious desktop deployments, Windows 7 will also be ported onto netbooks.  Microsoft reall needs Windows 7 to be a hit, and be on as many PC's as possible. I for one love Windows 7, I have it running at home...


May 30, 2009  3:05 AM

Zune HD



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ie 6.5, itouch, mac, microsoft, OLED, touch screen, WiFi, Zune HD

I don't like the iTouch, only because its Mac, I don't hide the fact that I don't like Machintosh... but can Microsoft's Zune HD beat the iPod? Probably not... yes it has OLED(organic light-emitting diode), yes it has IE6.5 Mobile, and yes it has HD Radio, and yes it has WIFI but that's about...


May 27, 2009  3:31 AM

Exchange Server 2010 Management Architecture



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Management Architecture, Exchange Server 2003 SP2, Exchange Server 2007, microsoft, powershell, Windows Server

I myself haven't even started playing with Exchange Server 2007, I know, pretty weak, eh? Well there is not much I can do when I am busy managing 7 clients IT Infrastructures and they are happy with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Well the next iteration of Exchange Server is Exchange Server 2003, the...


May 18, 2009  6:36 PM

Data Backup – Sync Toy 2.0



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backup, bad sectors, chkdsk /r, echo, microsoft, schedule task, sync, sync toy 2.0, synctoy, tasl scheduler

Well, its happened again, a bad drive... recently i have been having problems saving some files to disk. Running a "chkdsk /r" confirmed the problem, bad sectors. Time to backup some files and folders. I have approximately 13000 pictures from 2002 till now. First thing I did was burn them to...


May 15, 2009  12:15 PM

Windows 7 to ship this Year.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Acer One, microsoft, Office, Office 2010, release date, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7 was supposed to ship January 2010, but has now revised that to be a 2009 launch, check out the full story here. Microsoft will also try to wrap up Server 2008 R2 around the same time. Something...


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