About those WIM2VHD videos… what’s a good video editing tool?

So, I know that I’ve been promising everyone some new videos explaining some of WIM2VHD’s features.  And I really have been working on them.  I have most of them captured, but editing them… is not going so well. I’ve been using Windows Movie Maker on Windows Vista to make the first few videos, but the…

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How To: Install Ubuntu 9.04 in a Hyper-V VM

The webbernetz are abuzz with news that a new version of Ubuntu has been released today.  As such, I figured that I should post instructions on how to get it going under Hyper-V. Now, I know that these steps are pretty complex, so I’ll try to use as much detail as I can when writing them…

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WIM2VHD: 1000 downloads and counting!

Every now and then, I like to visit the WIM2VHD website and see how many people have downloaded it.  Aside from the ego boost, it’s a nice little figure to pass on to my management so they can see that this project was worth the time that I’ve spent on it.  But yeah, it’s mostly…

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Does restoring a snapshot break domain connectivity? Here’s why.

This is a pretty common question on our internal mailing lists, and I’d imagine that it’s common outside of Microsoft as well, so I thought it would make a nice blog post (since I’m way behind on blogging…). So, you have a VM that’s joined to a domain and working perfectly.  You take a snapshot…

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More WIM2VHD videos on the way… but how many?

Hey everyone, I’ve been working on putting together a new set of videos for WIM2VHD, but I’ve run into a bit of a problem. I’m creating a video that goes through and explains the different command line options for WIM2VHD, but the end result, even after editing and re-encoding, is too large for me to…

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Updates on WIM2VHD

Hi everyone, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the amazing response to WIM2VHD!  We’ve had over 300 downloads since the script went live last week.  It’s nice to know that some of you are finding this tool useful. As you may have noticed, there’s a new release of WIM2VHD up on…

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More PowerShell in R2 tricks

The other day, Ben Armstrong posted the steps for installing Windows PowerShell on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.  How awesome is that?  A real, modern, powerful shell on Hyper-V Server! It should be noted that this also works on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core SKUs, so if you’re running Hyper-V on one of those, you can…

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Announcing the Windows® Image to Virtual Hard Disk Converter (WIM2VHD)

It was my New Years Resolution that I’d do an average of 2 blog posts per week this year.  So far, I haven’t been doing a very good job of that, but I think I have a good excuse.  I’ve been very busy with preparing to release a new tool, and now, I can finally…

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Some awesome Windows 7 tricks

Tim Sneath posted this last night, and I wanted to share it with all of you Windows 7 users out there.  Now, I’ve been using Windows 7 throughout the entire development process (since just after Vista RTM), and after reading through this list I actually came across some features that I didn’t know about previously. …

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The Hyper-V RTM Ship Party

Ever wonder what a Microsoft ship party looks like? If you take a stroll through Microsoft’s Redmond campus on Google Street View, you’ll get to see one.  On the day that Google decided to drive through campus, we were celebrating the RTM of Hyper-V.  It was a beautiful summer day, and we were out on…

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