Category Archives: General

Word is 30

Microsoft Word v1.0 (for DOS) was released in 1983 which makes it 30 years old. Quite a milestone for a software program.

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MMS 2013 Videos

In the old days you had to attend MMS to see the sessions and a few months later they would send a DVD (or 2) with all the sessions so you could catch up on the ones that you missed. If you were lucky you could get some extra DVDs to hand out or if …

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All Quiet on the Blog Front

I have been pretty quiet here for a few reasons. There are so many good bloggers now that finding something new and different to say is harder. Also the projects I have been working on have not pushed any boundaries. I note that a few people are having problems with flights to MMS due to …

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Forums for Technical Questions

I was away on holiday and on coming back I noticed a large number of comments. Most were the same question from one person. While I try and answer these questions sometimes time pressures (I have paid work to do) and sometimes being away on holiday means it is not possible to answer these questions. …

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SCCM R3

My old ex colleague and buddy Jeff Wettlaufer, announce that System Center Configuration Manager will be having an R3 release. http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/09/08/announcing-system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3.aspx R3? That is a new one on me. I wonder how the marketing guys came up with that one? And will we see it spread to other products? Anyone for Windows 2008 R3 and …

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Windows Server 2008 R2

RTM was with Windows 7 but it is now available for download on (at least TechNet Plus) and MSDN. This means that System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is not far away. This is probably the one System Center family member that has most synergy with OpsMgr. For more info about SCVMM R2 there …

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Windows 7 RTMs and Windows 2008 R2 Too

Build 7600 has RTMed. I have been using the beta/RC and it is a lot smoother than Vista. Probably more important to OpsMgr readers is that Windows 2008 R2 has also RTMed. This is the first OS from Microsoft that is 64 bit only. It can support 256 logical processors. That is a lot of …

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MMS DVD

My DVD finally arrived today so I can catch up with all the sessions that I missed. The MMS was 27th April to 1st May so it has taken 11 weeks. Soon to be time for the next MMS!

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MMS 2009 DVD

One of the nice things about attending the MMS is that you get a DVD with all the sessions on it so that you can watch the ones that you missed. Makes it a lot easier when there are multiple sessions that you want to see. Just a pain that it takes so long. Just …

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MMS 2009 1st Day

I arrived at Las Vegas on Saturday so I had some time to get over the 8 hour time difference. It was nice to be able to walk around on Sunday in the sunshine. The Venetian is a great hotel and it is a lot quicker to get to the convention from the rooms compared …

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