Posted by | January 9, 2012
Run Visual Studio 11 ALM VMs on a 32-bit operating system

Like most Microsoft ALM geeks, I downloaded the Visual Studio 11 ALM VM the day Brian Keller posted it. One of the first things I realized is that the VM...

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Posted by | May 29, 2009
Microsoft Learning's new Hardware Level 6

I ran across this document today, which details out Microsoft’s virtualization strategy on implementing 64-bit (Hyper-V) virtualization in the classrooms. As virtual machines do more, and require more resources, so...

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Posted by | February 21, 2009
General Access Denied error when using Hyper-V with existing VHD images

I’ve really been enjoying my Samsung 128GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Flash-based Solid State Drive (NSSD). Per Doug Seven’s advice, I’ve been copying over my existing Virtual PC 2007 hard drive images...

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Posted by | December 30, 2008
New Visual Studio Team System 2008 VPC Images Available

Brian Randell recently announced the availability of new Visual Studio Team System evaluation VPC images. These virtual machines are very handy sandboxes that contain Team Foundation Server and Team Suite,...

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Posted by | December 29, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 3

This article lists the steps I used to setup Windows Server 2008 (WS2008) Standard Edition as a workstation operating system on two different laptops. First, if you plan to use...

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Posted by | December 27, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 2

Way back in July I wrote a blog post explaining why I switched from Windows Vista to Windows Server 2008 (WS2008) as the primary OS for my laptop. Well I’ve...

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Posted by | December 22, 2008
Virtual Networking in Hyper-V

Getting a virtual machine connected to the outside world in Hyper-V is a non-intuitive process. I had to bumble around with it a bit before finding the secret combination that...

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Posted by | November 21, 2008
How fast is the VelociRaptor drive?

So I splurged recently and picked up one of the new Western Digital 300GB SATA VelociRaptor drives. I also happened to be in Las Vegas, and there was a Fry's...

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Posted by | July 14, 2008
Using 64-bit Windows Server 2008 as a Workstation OS, Part 1

I just replaced Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on my laptop with the 64 bit version of Windows Server 2008. What prompted the change? Well, I was hoping to improve the...

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