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Back in the Emerald City

Back in Seattle again… This time for business. Monday through Wednesday, I’m attending the MCT Summit in Redmond. I’m pretty stoked as I’ve never attended the Summit before and they are rolling out lots of training for the new products: Server 2kOcho (2008), SQL 2008, and Visual Studio 2008. I’m hoping to get some good insight into Server along with…

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Friday Morning

Check out this sick system: Quad Core Laptop w/ all the trimmings…I don’t think this will make it in the “Year of living frugally”! I customized mine and it came out to $4400…What do you get? Installing Server 2008 and Exchange 2007 on VMware Workstation 6.0… Nathan Winters on msexchange.org has a great article on the installation Being a guy…

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Glorious Day

I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. My GMAIL inbox is EMPTY!!!!!! Thanks to some hot tips, I was quickly and easily able to archive my entire mailbox. How did I do it… Choose ALL to select all of the message on your first inbox page. You should receive an option to select all messages available…

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Back from Winter Break

Well, I took some time off from Blogging over winter break as I took about 10 days away from anything job related. What did I do…Partially drywalled my basement wallPartially painted my basementBuilt some cool StarWars Lego sets:) I hope to get back to weekly blog entries as the school year ramps up. I should have some kewl topics especially…

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Server 2008 Beta Exam…71-640

After spending about 2 weeks cramming for 71-640, I completed the exam this morning. As this was my first Beta exam w/ Mircosoft, I was saddened and surprised when I got the message that I would receive a grade notification in about 8 weeks. Oh Well… I think I did fairly well. However, I just learned that 2-3 questions I…

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Trip to the Emerald City…In Brief

So my wife and I took a decadent long weekend over Thanksgiving to Seattle. We absolutely loved it. The Weather was awesome. All our friends there said it’s NOT normal:) And the people were super friendly. I’ll post some pics later but we did all the cool tourist stuff…-+

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Do you know how I know you’re a Geek???

As you may not know, I’m a total Star Wars and Lego geek. Just got this very cool video link which combines both. Also, checke these out. StarWars USB drives!!! Darth Vader is sold out (of course), but I found one on ebay:) I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on an OLPC XO Laptop. Till November 26th, you can give…

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Not sure how I feel about this…

Well, it was just announced at Tech-Ed IT Forum in Barcelona that the new name for Windows Server virtualization, or WSv, is “Hyper-V”. From the the sounds of it, Anti-trust issues are probably involved. So Microsoft will make their virtualization platform available for $28. Interesting…when looking at the price structure, they have basically lowered the price of versions w/o H-V,…

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I could be…

Enjoying the outdoors… Raking leaves… Cleaning out my garage… But, I’m sitting in my office GEEKIN that I got both WSV and ESX running and BUILDING VMs. WSV was an easy fix. When the blades were deployed, both the AMD Processor Virtualization and XD/NX (eXecute Disable/No Execute) in the BIOS were both disable. Couple keystrokes and I’ve got a Server…

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And then there were Blades…

Finally, after many months of postponed installs, I have my blade servers up and running for the college. We have 2 HP ProLiant BL465c G1 w/ 16GB of RAM and SAN storage space. One is running the current version of VMware ESX, and the other is running Windows Server 2008 RC0 w/ the Windows Server Virtualization role installed. I don’t…

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