Booting from a VHD

Hosting an OS in a virtual machine can be very useful for developers, but sometimes one pays a price in terms of performance. In Windows 7 developers can get improved performance in virtual machines by native booting a VHD. First create a Virtual PC that hosts Windows 7, then restart your computer, and finally boot…

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Orcas Beta 2 VPC’s to Expire November 1, 2007

I use one of the Beta 2 VPC’s regularly, and so I was interested to learn that it will expire prematurely on November 1, 2007. This is not Orcas itself that will expire, but the entire OS. If you have any projects or data that you are keeping on one of these virtual machines, you should…

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The C# Teams Needs Input on VS 2005 SP1 Beta!

The C# Team needs your help! The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta needs more testers doing more testing. We need you to download the beta and start pounding on this release. This is an important release for the team, and for everyone who is using Visual Studio. The team needs lots of people testing the product,…

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Vista Dog Brood I

Another day of dog fooding Vista. Everything ran smoothly today, and I didn’t encounter any serious bugs. I pushed the system fairly hard on a few occasions. I was late for a meeting at one point, and quickly closed the lid on my laptop, unplugged the network, unplugged the mouse and keyboard, and unplugged the monitor. I didn’t even think…

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