A new pediatric oncology camp in Chicago

I have been working with a new pediatric oncology camp that is getting started in Chicago that will be at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Chicago called Camp Kids are Kids. How cool is it that there will be a pediatric oncology camp in a hotel in the city.  Take a look at their website at http://www.campkidsarekids.org.  They…

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Enumerating TFS 2012 Build ActivityLog via API

Check out the post at http://www.mikepoulson.com/2013/08/getting-detailed-tfs-build-log.html on how to get the ActivityLog information directly from the TFS Server via APIs.  This saves from attempting to parse the ActivityLog.xml file that is created with each BuildDefinition build.

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Migrating TFS (2010 or 2012) Personal Queries from one project to another via Powershell

Over at my personal Blog I provide a powershell example of how users can migrate their personal TFS Work Item queries from one project to another.  This is useful when migrating from a TFS 2010 server to a new TFS 2012 server.   http://www.mikepoulson.com/2013/08/migrating-tfs-2010-or-2012-personal.html  

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Watching the "Big Game" cost me $.24 in power!

Check out part 2 of my Home power monitoring blog to see how I found out the cost to watch the “Big Game” tonight! http://www.mikepoulson.com/2012/02/home-circuit-power-monitoring-part-2.html

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VLan nembership management defect in Brocade Turbo Iron 10Gig ToR switch

As part of my automation solution I have created plugins to interact with network devices.  While working with the Brocade Turbo Iron 10gig switch running version 04.2.00b. I found a defect in the way the switch does Vlan Management via SNMP. The issue:When adding a port to >1 vlans as tagged the QBridge interface incorrectly…

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Securing Server Racks with RFID at the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center

In 2009 the EEC was completing the it major remodel and part of our new design was to secure each rack from unauthorized access.  I set out to create a solution on a limited budget. Reason to secure racks:The EEC works with Microsoft top customers to test and validate Microsoft products for the Enterprise.  The facility…

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How to create differencing disk VM from template on SCVMM 2012 via PowerShell

Over at my personal blog (www.mikepoulson.com) I have a post on using Differencing Disks with an SCVMM template.  The main issue I ran into when first doing Diff disks with VMM was making sure the Parent VHD was on the target HyperV host.  The PowerShell script at http://www.mikepoulson.com/2011/07/how-to-create-differencing-disk-vm-from.html does that work for you.

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Per Circuit home power monitoring

Check out my Home power monitoring post.  http://www.mikepoulson.com/2011/07/new-home-power-monitor.html Currently uses both Microsoft-hohm and Google Power meter. I will soon have to find a new solution.  

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Microsoft announces shutdown of hohm.microsoft.com

First google powermeter was shutdown now Microsoft Hohm.  Where am I to view all my power monitoring information? http://blog.microsoft-hohm.com/news/11-06-30/Microsoft_Hohm_Service_Discontinuation.aspx  

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