When Hyper-V on Server Core actually sucks

After seeing a post that the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V bits are now feature complete in the form of Release Candidate 0 (RC0), I decided its time to get a machine up and running to play with it. I decided to go with a Server Core installation instead of the usual Full installation and it was […]

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 out now

Just announced at MIX’08, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is available for download after the keynote completes. It looks like they’ve added some very cool new features with sites like Ebay and Facebook already taking advantage of them. I kinda like the idea of having my friend’s status updates available on my toolbar at […]

Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 is out

Check out this post which details all the download links for Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1. Yay! Naturally this includes an update runtime, an SDK, the source code to the new controls, documentation, some tools for Visual Studio 2008 and the Expression Blend 2.1 March Preview.

Silverlight, Nokia and Apple

Well things seem to be picking up for Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. I enjoyed Silverlight 1.0 but detest JavaScript so my attention immediately turned to the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha build that came out last year at MIX’07. Awesome stuff, managed code in the browser with a lightweight multi-platform plug-in that doesn’t require much […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 CTP, February 2008

The latest and greatest CTP of SQL Server 2008 (code-named Katmai) is now available for download and testing. This is commonly referred to as CTP6 and is the first update since CTP5 in November 2007. You can download the CTP6 bits over here. To find out what is new and changed in SQL Server 2008 I […]

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 RTM

Both the Windows Server and Windows Vista teams released new builds today. The much-awaited Windows Server 2008, formerly known by the code-name Longhorn Server, was released to manufacturing today, as was the highly anticipated service pack 1 update to Windows Vista. If you are running Windows Vista you can expect to possibly see the service […]

Linux running under Virtual Server 2005

Recently we decided to put up a virtual Linux server in one of our hosting environments. The host machine is a Windows Server 2003 x64 edition running Virtual Server 2005 R2 x64 SP1. We chose to install CentOS 5.1 which is community Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The installation went perfectly […]

The Lone Server

I just have to take my hat off to the Microsoft Windows Server team. If you haven’t seen it yet I suggest you go take a peek at the The Lone Server Story featuring a humourous take on the last Windows Server 2003 server serving the microsoft.com website. Make sure you watch the […]

Nasty critters must die

Sometimes Windows can be a complete pain, well Windows XP specifically. Today my colleague presented me with an spy-ware issue on his PC that he needed help with removing. After trying the usual tools like HijackThis it became clear that this little critter wasn’t going to be going away that easily. I believe there were actually […]