Windows 7 running SQL Server 2008

After really enjoying the experience of running Windows 7 on my netbook last night, I have now moved on to installing it on one of my other PCs, a Tablet PC. The single most exciting thing about this install was that despite the drivers not being part of the build, once I ran a Windows…


Windows 7 install from USB Flash

The other interesting thing about the Windows 7 beta install on the netbook is that it does not have a DVD drive. So instead I installed it from a USB flash drive which was a surprisingly simple exercise: 1.     Write the ISO file to DVD or mount the image. 2.     Format the flash drive FAT32…


Welcome to Windows 2008 R2 … and others

Ok I promise that is the last blog title in the “Welcome” series. Yesterday Windows Server 2008 R2 beta download was made available on the Windows Server 2008 R2 beta site. I still have my hands full getting to grips with Windows 7 which I now have installed on a Netbook; so I have not…


Welcome to Windows 7

I woke up early this morning (4am) to listen to the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote address live during which Steve Ballmer announced the public release of Windows 7 beta. As usual I enjoyed the energy that Steve brought to the presentation and his passion for the future of Windows and the Microsoft platform…

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Welcome to 2009

Well what a start to 2009, its my first day back at work for the new year and it already feels like 2009 is off to a fast and interesting start. My big goals for 2009: Complete my Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 Certification Blog regularly on this blog Participate actively in the local…