My favorite Windows 7 feature so far – Resource Monitor

While the Windows 7 UI is currently getting most of the “What’s new?” attention, I’m a system guy at heart. I gravitate towards the tools and features that let me understand what’s going on. Why does program ‘X’ take so long to load? Which of my dozens of services are sucking up the CPU? Which…

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Hyper-V gets even better

While there’s much press coverage about Windows 7 hitting beta, the availability of the Windows Server 2008 R2 beta is also big news for me personally. In particular this beta brings the first public look at the next iteration of Hyper-V. There’s several very cool new features. Putting aside any marketing spin, two big features…

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Fast Forward – Catching up on what I’m up to

I’ve been somewhat quiet in my blog lately, posting vary sparsely in 2008. Consider this the “reset”, wherein I resolve to be more frequent in my updates. In a blog post over two year ago, I mentioned that I’d joined a new group at Microsoft, and was no longer working in Visual Studio. While I…

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