Using Powershell to display DNS Cache

In a tip picked up from Angel Luis, I found this Powershell script to be useful. It may come in handy from time to time. His article recommends creating a batch file with the following content. @echo off Powershell -noexit "ipconfig /displaydns | select-string ‘Record Name’ | foreach-object { $_.ToString().Split(‘ ‘)[-1]   } | Sort | Out-Gridview" Jeff Loucks Available Technology

Hyper-V Rollup fixes Clock_WatchDog_Timeout and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT stop errors with newer Intel CPUs

Some more recent Hyper-V processor performance updates released by Intel were not anticipated by Windows Server 2008 R2 and require the following updates. People who were experiencing this problem may have used workarounds to disable ACPI functionality thereby reducing the performance advantages of these newer processors. I am writing this post to raise awareness that the workarounds can be undone after the update is installed restoring the performance of more recent Intel processors. The issues described in KB2264080 are resolved by the rollup package which is automatically available through Windows update More information: For more information, click the following article … Continue reading Hyper-V Rollup fixes Clock_WatchDog_Timeout and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT stop errors with newer Intel CPUs

307 MPH / 494 KPH Electric Vehicle Speed Record

On August 27th electrons which could otherwise have power the worlds longest laptop battery life powered the Buckeye Bullet 2.5 to a 307 MPH EV land speed record. The Buckeye project lead by David Cooke, Ohio State’s team manager may not be certified by FIA who rejected a 2004 record made by the same team. It will be a couple of weeks before FIA may officially sanction the record. The Team The team’s 2.5 initiative was sponsored in part by Venturi, a French electric vehicle company, which produced 25 examples of a two-seat, 300,000-euro coupe called the Fetish during the … Continue reading 307 MPH / 494 KPH Electric Vehicle Speed Record

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD Demo Download

Microsoft has published the Exchange 2010 SP1 Virtual Server for Download on a 60 trial activation. This gives administrators the ability to test drive the functionality before implementing the changes in a production environment. See the Download page here: Exchange 2010 SP1 VHD Program Details The evaluation period for this virtual machine image ends 180 days after the image has been activated. After the 180 days, the evaluation period is over and the image should be discarded.  For complete use-rights, please refer to the EULA contained within this evaluation package. · Do not redistribute this image. · Do not put … Continue reading Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD Demo Download

CRM 4.0 – Exporting to Excel over 10000 rows

The power of exporting to Excel is one of CRM’s greatest functionalities. Often people bump their head against and internal limit of 10,000 rows set by the dev team to ensure you don’t receive a timeout error as SQL churns through the export process. How to solve the problem To change this in CRM 4.0: 1. Log-in to the SQL Server where the <Organization_Name>_MSCRM database is stored. 2. Open the OrganizationBase table. 3. Find the Column:  MaxRecordsForExportToExcel. 4. Change the value from 10,000 to the desired value. 5. Commit the change to the database. Additional Notes IISReset In order for … Continue reading CRM 4.0 – Exporting to Excel over 10000 rows

Are analysts experts – Analyst Report Positions Telcos as strong players in the cloud Market

Would you buy Hosted Exchange from your Telco? That is the question that analysts predict you will be answering in the affirmative giving everyone else in the industry a ‘run for their money’. See the article here: http://about.datamonitor.com/media/archives/4674 While Analyst are described as experts their lack of knowledge as to what goes in to selling complex cloud hosted applications leaves obvious omissions from their reports. Fundamentally, Telcos offer services which require no expertise to consume, configure or deploy. Telcos are not well positioned to use a solution selling methodology that can take hours and require in-depth analysis to select and … Continue reading Are analysts experts – Analyst Report Positions Telcos as strong players in the cloud Market

Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V How To – Sp1 for Windows 7 and 2008 R2

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 released to the public and they are in the wild. Perhaps the most interesting and sought after aspect is Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V. This post sheds some limelight on a whitepaper and extracts some key aspects. The document can be found here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/0/5/E05DF049-8220-4AEE-818B-786ADD9B434E/Implementing_and_Configuring_Dynamic_Memory.docx Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/evalcenter/ff183870.aspx Executive Summary Dynamic Memory is a new feature of Hyper-V™ introduced in Service Pack 1 for Windows Server® 2008 R2 that enables Hyper-V hosts to dynamically adjust the amount of memory available to … Continue reading Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V How To – Sp1 for Windows 7 and 2008 R2

Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

In case you missed it, a new server solution for the SMB space has cracked open the door of its private enclave. The Aurora is lighting up where there was nothing but NDA darkness before.  The party within is attracting people who want to see what is going on inside. Let this mystical product that has been lingering in subtext of MVP non-disclosure talk simplify some of the basic needs of every day business users. I call is a stepping stone product that helps businesses manage their data locally while leveraging the  Cloud to promote redundancy and agility. Here is … Continue reading Aurora Sheds Light on Public Skies

Dynamics CRM Rollups – Listen to what goes into them

Listen to Derek talk about sustained engineering and the process of developing an update roll up. Here he specifically speaks about update roll up 12. Listen to internet radio with pfeDynamics on Blog Talk Radio   Update Rollup 12 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2028381) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a80147f8-130e-492d-93d3-e16e6b2e2fa1&displaylang=en Jeff Loucks Available Technology

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner’s Four Point Plan for Partners

At WPC in July, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner discusses partner opportunities and Microsoft’s growth strategy. In his words, Lead with the Cloud! Drive Windows 7 and Office 2010 Refresh! Grow share by competing to Win! Drive Customer Satisfaction! “When we have great relationships with our customers and our partners, we see revenue streams. It’s why we matter!” Jeff Loucks Available Technology