Fire Side Chats

Hi All, We recently started running a series of Live Meeting sessions where senior Microsoft executives talk about the areas they are working on and where you get the opportunity to pose questions to them. You can pre-submit your questions when you register or ask them live during the chat. The chats are specifically designed…


Microsoft Team Blog List- updated for May 2008

Hi All, Here’s a collection of blogs from product teams and individuals who work for Microsoft. These are updated frequently, written from the point of view of an individual, written in an informal tone, and usually expose an RSS feed for syndication. These blogs will provide you up to date insights and opinions about products…


Product Team Blog Directory

Hi All, Here’s a collection of blogs and web pages which are updated frequently by product teams and individuals which maybe of interest to you. You can access the blog websites when needed, or get notified instantly when information published changes or new information becomes available RSS feeds. RSS feeds enable you to get update…

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Inside the OSS Lab

Hi All, To some folks outside of Microsoft, the Open-Source Software Lab has been a sort of mysterious place.  A place where we study Linux and open-source software, cursing our enemies while brewing our malevolent plans to combat those nasty FOSS developers.  Oh, and we also have a death ray on the roof of building…


New Sysinterals Utilities released

Hi All, PsExec v1.90: This version of PsExec, a command-line tool for executing programs locally and remotely, significantly improves handling of arguments passed to the specified application by not modifying spacing or quotation marks. It also fixes a number of minor bugs, including ones related to running programs in alternate terminal server sessions. Process Explorer…

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AD Insight Tool (SysInternals) Available

Hi All, ADInsight v1.0: Introducing ADInsight, an LDAP (Light-weight Directory Access Protocol) real-time monitoring tool aimed at troubleshooting Active Directory client applications. Use it’s detailed tracing of Active Directory client-server communications to solve Windows authentication, Exchange, DNS, and other problems. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/adinsight.mspx Nick.

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Server Stress Tools

SQL I/O Stress Tool Here is the link where you can download the SQLIOStress utility. The download has a 47-page white paper. This utility will simulate SQL Server disk I/O activity. You can use it to stress out the disk subsystem prior to the migration. You should add the -H option to the defaults to test more heavily stale reads. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;231619 Exchange I/O Stress Tools…

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Controlling block storage devices on USB buses

What does controlling block storage devices on USB buses do? This feature provides the ability to set a registry key that will prevent write operations to USB block storage devices, such as memory sticks. When this registry key is enabled, the devices function only as read-only devices. You can implement this setting as part of…