Such a great platform, so lttile support

Itanium: The cautionary tale. Read more at CNET. And look at how the forecast has changed over the years. But if you are a die-hard Itanium fan or want to become one, here‘s something you should check out.


ISA client for 64-bit runs a short beta program

The ISA Server Team will release an update to the ISA Server 2004 Firewall Client.  As part of the development process, they are running a short beta program to collect valuable feedback.  Highlights: Support for the Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system (builds 5231 and later). Support for the the 64-bit versions of the Microsoft Windows operating…


Windows Media Encoder 9 Series for x64

Looks like I am completely out of the loop currently. Too much work I guess 🙂 Windows Media Encoder 9 Series is now also available in an optimized version for x64. Even though “some encoding scenarios are not yet fully optimized for the 64-bit version of the encoder” there must be some improvement. Have you…



Today is one of the most important days for 64-bit computing for our company and perhaps industry-wide. At 2 major industry events Microsoft Executives outlined our company’s transition to 64-bit. Bill Gates announced the availability of Beta 2 of Windows Compute Cluster Solution at SC|05 Bob Muglia outlined the 64-bit product roadmap for SBS, E12,…


Sinking the ship

In the past I’ve already made some comments on this blog about Itanium and quotes magazine articles about the importance of Itanium for Microsoft and Windows (and Intel). Recently we see more and more stuff like this: “Itanium sinks again in supercomputers” Michael Kanellos writes on “The Itanium chip family, which Intel has relegated…


Sony Handycam

Some time ago I bought a Sony Handycam DCR-HC40. I’ve always used it with my 32-bit laptop and desktop to transfer video files or even record into a file. Today for the first time I tried to connect it to the Ferrari 4000 running XP Professional x64 Edition. I used the USB cable and the…


VMware’s Player (2)

It is getting better and better. I just booted into the 32-bit XP, installed the VMware Player and pointed it to the 32-bit Windows VM I used in 64-bit Windows … and it works, of course. But will it also run my 64-bit VM inside a 32-bit host? Point, click, launch.Believe it or not, it…


VMware’s Player

A great tool. I just installed a 64-bit Windows OS inside the player and it works. As you can see from the screenshot, the Ferrari 4000 runs Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and is the host. 2 instances of VMware Player run 2 VMs, one is 32-bit, the other 64-bit. Great tool for demos that…


We share a pain or WSYP

Mauro is certainly Italian and if he is the initiator of WSYP, cool. Enjoy what Italian ingenuity can do to British Microsofties:


VMware offers free VMware Player

Wow, I’ve just downloaded the VMware Player to my x64 workstation. Install takes just a few minutes. No reboot required. In taskmgr it looks like all processes are 32-bit. So I started off using my Virtual Server VM that usually runs under control of Virtual Server SP1 Beta since I do not have any VMware…