Sometimes things are just too automated–a cautionary tale

It’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything on this blog, as the very observant of you are likely to notice.  I’ve been involved in some pretty amazing projects here in Windows, and I haven’t had much time for anything other than those projects – which I hope to be able to talk…

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Aero Glass? In my Virtual Machine? Now it’s *even more* likely than you think…

Starting back in 2006, I wrote a post about how to enable Aero Glass support for Virtual Machines by using Remote Desktop / Terminal Services.  Last August, I wrote another post describing how Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 is able to make Aero Glass happen in a Virtual Machine (hint – also Remote Desktop). …

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Using a lot of PowerShell in your presentations?

Do you hate switching back and forth between your PowerPoint slides and a PowerShell window every time you want to demo something? Apparently, so did Capt. Recursion… er… I mean John Robbins of Wintellect.  That’s why he created PowerShellPoint – a slideshow framework for PowerShell. I’ve got a PowerShell-heavy presentation coming up, and I’m definitely…

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New Physical to Virtual (P2V) tool from Sysinternals

Looks like Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell are up to their old tricks again, with an awesome new tool called Disk2VHD. From the web site: Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual…

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Windows 7/2k8R2 hanging on the boot-up screen in a Hyper-V VM? Here’s why.

I’ve seen quite a few posts about this problem lately – both in public, and on internal Microsoft mailing lists – so I thought it might be best to write up a quick blog about it. This is one of those cool little problems that you can debug with almost no information, so you’ll look…

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Fine. I’ll do the Twitter thing.

I have to admit, I really don’t quite get Twitter.  My first experience with it probably wasn’t the best one. It was with Twinkle on my iPhone, which – if you don’t know – will not only show you the people you’re following, but will also show you tweets from people who are around you. …

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All work and no play makes Mikey … ‘SPLODE!!!

I’m between video games right now, so I thought that I’d take a look at what’s available in the Xbox Live Arcade.  There was one game that caught my eye, simply because of the name.  As you may have guessed from the title of this post, that game is ‘Splosion Man. Ladies and gentlemen –…

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Aero Glass? In my Virtual Machine? It’s more likely than you think…

Back in 2006, I posted an article about how to get Glass running in a VM.  The trick was to use Remote Desktop on a Glass-enabled machine to TS into a VM which is running the same OS.  If the build of the OS on your workstation is different than the one in the VM,…

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Microsoft releases Hyper-V Integration Component drivers for Linux as Open Source

:: Yawn ::  No big news here.  Microsoft just released the Hyper-V Integration Component drivers for Linux. As Open Source.  Under the GPL v2. Yup.  Just another standard, run of the mill… wait, what?   No, seriously.  It’s true.  This is the first time that Microsoft has contributed code to the Linux kernel.  Check out…

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Another week, another complete lack of podcast

I just wanted to post a quick note to all of you that I haven’t given up on the podcasts or anything like that. I’ve been extraordinarily busy over the last few weeks – and the next few weeks are going to be just as busy.  As such, I haven’t had time to record any…

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