Hello Windows 8 World!

What a day, so proud to work for Microsoft! Yes there is a new Windows 8 and a Windows Server 2012, plenty of new innovative hardware/PCs/tables and Surface available to purchase. Two useful links below for consumers: A new era of PCs Great upgrade, great deal


Exciting week: Developer Preview of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11

What a week so far! Yes in case you have missed it, major announcements were made at the developer-focused BUILD conference this week in California, beside watching the keynote here: http://www.buildwindows.com/ it’s exciting to see preliminary releases (Developer Preview) of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11 & Team Foundation Server 11. Happy download and install!…


How to leverage Dynamic Memory in your SharePoint and Project Server 2010 Demo VM

Following the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) last week, and following a session I attended on the benefits of SP1 in Hyper-V I wanted to try it out on the base SharePoint Server and Project Server 2010 demo virtual machine you all have access to (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417 ). Basically the two…


The Ultimate Demo Machine: Get Ready to Demo Project and SharePoint Server 2010

Doug just posted this important post: BE A DEMO MASTER – HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE RECOMMENDATIONS NOW AND BEYOND This cowboy looks familiar, I think he’ll be around in Phoenix 🙂 Related links: Announcing Project Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements Solid State Drive/SSD and SharePoint Server, Project Server Demo Image Benchmark How to upgrade your laptop/desktop…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Tweaks

With the recent RTM release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on July 22, I have updated all my desktops and laptops to Windows 2008 R2, so far no driver issues on any machine (How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2?). One thing I could not figure was how to…


How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2?

Last August I did this post: How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008?, with the imminent release of Windows Server 2008 R2 (scheduled for next October), I recently upgraded my laptop (Lenovo T61P). It was a painless exercise, most drivers were found and I leveraged the following resources to complete the install and…


Project Server and SharePoint Server Virtualization

Please remember the upcoming webcast entitled Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: Virtualization on April 29th. Additionally since Project Server 2007 is a SharePoint application, check this great series on SharePoint Virtualization: Introduction Optimizing the performance of a virtualized SharePoint environment SharePoint server role recommendations in the virtualized SharePoint environment Monitoring and managing a virtualized SharePoint…


Running SharePoint Server and Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

It works! I downloaded the ISO from MSDN and followed the instructions to deploy SharePoint Server 2007 and Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008, and it works like a charm on R2 (notice the Windows 7 similar toolbar at the bottom with the big PowerShell icon)! What’s new with Windows Server 2008 R2 check…


Announcing 20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Please find here an announcement for a 20-part webcast series on virtualization targeted at IT Professionals. Related links: Project Server Hyper-V and Active Directory Synchronization Documentation Project Server Hyper-V Virtualization Support and Licensing Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment, SharePoint Server performance and capacity requirements for Hyper-V Evaluating Application Performance on Hyper-V