Startup processes on a Toshiba M400

Or, “What is all this stuff doing on my computer”, part II. I’ve just finished switching my portable life over to a new Toshiba M400 Tablet PC. Gig of memory, Centrino Core Duo, life is good. At least, it was good until I looked at the process list in task manager. Then it was that…


Flash demo of System Center Capacity Planner

We’ve had these bits bouncing around for way too long, but now they’re finally linked to from the SCCP home page. So revel in the glossiness of An Introduction to Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 🙂


More ways to learn about System Center Capacity Planner

The great thing about Microsoft webcasts is that they’re archived. So even if you miss the upcoming live webcast on “Implementing SCCP 2006”, you can still watch it at your leisure (well, as long as your leisure includes a broadband connection). This also means that you can also watch all the previous webcasts about SCCP….


Upcoming webcast about System Center Capacity Planner

Just a quick note that in 3 weeks, Chris Henley will be hosting a public webcast about SCCP 2006. Click on the link to register – it’s free! Implementing System Center Capacity Planner 2006Monday, June 26, 2006 11:30 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific TimeJoin us and get the information and guidance you need to plan and complete…


Getting back into the saddle

I’m easing back into blogging after taking 6 months off – the good news is this means I’ve got a big backlog of topics… I’d like to start off by thanking Neil Hobson for writing a great two-part overview of System Center Capacity Planner on He gives the reader a walkthrough of our various…

User comments about offline files

This is a catch-all post for user comments and questions about offline files, aka client-side caching. I’m turning off comments on all my previous posts in the Offline Files category, and redirecting readers here instead. Hopefully this will cut down on all the duplicate answers 🙂 As I’ve said before, don’t email me your questions…


Where can I get System Center Capacity Planner?

Short answer: System Center Capacity Planner is on TechNet disc 0422, which went out this month. We’re actually “featured content” — I think this is what we get in return for exclusivity! System Center Capacity Planner (SCCP) ships this month and is only available to TechNet Subscribers. SCCP employs state of the art modeling technology…


Aaaaand, we’re back

I’ll be making lots of updates to the nonadmin wiki this week. Yesterday it was three months’ worth of press articles about running as a non-administrator, and today it’s two webcasts and two whitepapers for the other resources page*. This is also a way of tricking myself into breaking a month-long backlog of blog topics….