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April, 2009


April 16, 2009  1:31 AM

Have you been watching VMware’s Share Price?

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

At the beginning of the year my royalites from both the Vi3book and SRM book started to roll in. I set up a US Dollar Account with HSBC with view to buying some shares in some tech stocks I personally felt were undervalued by the Bear Market that we wereare living in. My intention was in the grand...

April 15, 2009  4:56 AM

Hitlers Angst EMC

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I don’t know if folks have seen this yet. It spoof of one the Hitler movies with a different translation. Instead of Hitler and his Generals discussing their failed miltary tatics – its as if Hitler is the head of EMC disparing over their market strategy. It’s come VERY quickly off the back...


April 15, 2009  3:13 AM

Do a video for Veeam – Win Free to Trip to VMworld US

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Veeam have a video contest – the prize is to win a free ticket to attend VMworld US in San Francisco this year – that includes the conferrence pass, flight, and hotel. The whole thing is by community vote, so the video regarded as best by public vote wins. Deadline to submit videos is June...


April 12, 2009  10:08 AM

Mike’s Music: Susan Boyle – I dreamed a dream

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’m not big into these talent shows developed Mr Simon Cowell. Occasionally, me and my partern Carmel tune into them. She’s a singer herself (semi-pro operatic soprano). Of course, the dirty pleasure of the early episodes is laughing at the nutters who turn up and think they are next Michael...


April 12, 2009  9:34 AM

Mike’s Music: Bon Iver – Skinny Love

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

On of the greatest loves of my life is music. Listening and playing. I guess this blog kinda of askews my personal interests, and in main is just about my journey’s in virtualization. But there’s another journey I’m on – and this is sound track. So once a week, I’ll have a blog post and...


April 12, 2009  9:24 AM

Automating Network Setting Changes and DNS Updates on Recovery Site Using VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This is a little white paper from the viops website – about the issue of re-IP-ing a VM and handling name resolution issues when using SRM. If you do virtualized-DR or use SRM especially – this will be of interest to you.


April 9, 2009  2:32 AM

Why I Love EMC :-)

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I love EMC. I really really do. Here’s why. When I was in VMworld: Las Vegas last year I was on the cusp of releasing my book on Site Recovery Manager. I met up with a lot of the SRM Team there, and they helped me introduce me to many of the storage folks responsible for developing the SRAs (Site...


April 8, 2009  2:45 AM

VMware Vs Microsoft – The Boxing Match Part 2

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Every so often the folks at VMware and Microsoft get into one of those slanging matches we all adore. Somewhat ironic for the fact that the pressure to virtualize (which made VMware one of the fastest growning companies of all time) came from all those underutilized Windows boxes in racks – and...


April 8, 2009  1:32 AM

The VMware Vs Microsoft Cat Fight Continues

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, there is continuing fall out over this so-called myth busting video from Microsoft. I wonder what the best way of dealing with this must be from VMware. To rise to the bait, and counter act the Microsoft FUD or simply ignore it. At the end of the day, FUD is about creating a smoke-screen for...


April 7, 2009  10:59 AM

“The (Microsoft) Office Open XML file (name of file) cannot be opened because there are problems with the content”

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

This was the message that greeted me this morning when I tried to open one of my word .docx files in Microsoft 2007. And this is a blogpost about what to do if this happens to – it suggests a number of different approaches in effort to get your damaged (by Microsoft) files. IF you hit the...


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