Data Protection Manager 2007 – Protect Exchange, SQL and SharePoint

A new member of the Systems Center family has RTMed. For more on Data Protection Manager see the team  DPM blog and the DPM Microsoft.com site.      Protect Microsoft SQL Server Protect Microsoft Exchange  Protect your Windows virtual environment

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Andy Lees’s on Virtualisation

Andy Lee’s the Microsoft Corporate VP for Server and Tools recently presented in Sydney. He spoke about : 1. 90% of Servers worldwide are running at <10% utilisation 2. 5% of the worlds servers are virtualised 3. Windows Server is on 70% of the world’s servers 4. Windows Server will have Virtualisation built into the…

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Vista tweak tools

  Windows Vista tweaks A vista logo generator

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Writing, communication, technology and relationships

One of the reasons I haven?t been posting much is I have been, trying, to complete my latest Masters assignment on contemporary management practices. The assignment was around the discussion of managers requiring good verbal and innovation skills to counter organisation’s reluctant to change. On my feed was one of my favourite publications CASE. In…

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More green dream – "carbon neutral" a new panacea?

I was browsing my favourite feeds and came across this green ramble from Dell. It seems everyone is on this carbon neutral push: http://www.zdnet.com.au/video/play/22429768 I’m not so sure about the expression carbon-neutral, however I can certainly say I was surprised this week hearing from a colleague how much money one Australian company saved by introducing…

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Get stuck in: Smeaton’s guide to intervention

  Thanks to Dave Street for this great quote from an article in the Guardian: “Rule 1 You’ve got to have a moral ground. You’ve got to know the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. A policeman being kicked around: that’s wrong. Rule 2 Get the attacker’s attention away from the person that is…

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Larger 2.5" drives, but how to clone

At home I have a Mac Mini as my Vista Media Center. My two upgrades I would like to do are: 1) CPU – E.g. http://www.o0o.it/mini/ 2) HDD – E.g. clone existing drive but make Windows partiion bigger Only 6 months ago I put in a 200gb drive which helped but soon I will probably…

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Systems Center Service Manager

This is a product I had a look at when at Microsoft Redmond in July “Introducing System Center Service Manager”. One of the reasons it hasn’t been in the front of mind was that it was in early beta at the time. You can find detailed information here: http://connect.microsoft.com/systemcenter This public document outlines the major…

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The Green Data Center

When I was last in Seattle I heard the Microsoft leaders in this area speak about the creation of a Green Data Center and power reduction enhancements being built into the OS and Server products. I discovered via TechNet email today the following article Its kind of refreshing to see a holistic approach – sure…

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Blogging Statistics

These stats go to show that blogging is actually quite big: Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog. More than 147 million Americans use the Internet. Over 57 million Americans read blogs. 1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog. · 89% of companies surveyed say they…

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