Windows Server HyperV with Deduplication 400 to 1 ratio

I’ve been playing with the Linux world for the past few months. I’ve learned some new stuff.. seen some intersting scripts. I’ve been having fun. But the punchline. We ALL know that Linux just STILL AIN’T CLOSE to as cool as Windows Server. Check out these storage ratios that I am getting I am gettinga […]

Microsoft's 8 Most Popular 'Zombie Products'

Every day in Redmond is the night of the living dead. While vibrant, well-supported, popular offerings from the company live happily on the Microsoft campus, the ranks of their undead counterparts are swelling all the time. The undead are Microsoft zombie products: Offerings that Microsoft has tried to kill but that haven’t yet settled in […]

Windows SSD Alignment

White papers: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-3747.pdf disk alignment best practices for SQL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd758814.aspx Description: Why is disk Alignment needed ?  When the disks of a VM are not aligned, any reads or writes to the physical disk (chunk) on which the VM resides, have to be done more than once, which can cause as much as 40% overhead […]

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update – enables METRO IE?

I swear, I was SHOCKED to find this.. but I swear, installing the ‘Window Server 2012 R2 Update’ was a really exciting thing for me.  I was excited to get the new controls on top of Metro apps.. where you can easily minimize those applications to the task bar. KILLER FEATURE. I was enthusiastic about […]

Why Microsoft should just pack it in and buy Red Hat

Over the past 40 years Microsoft has built its mega-billion-dollar business around the Windows operating system and Windows applications. But as the company seeks to preserve its enterprise power in the cloud era, where Windows is not as huge a deal, here’s a bold proposal: Microsoft should buy Red Hat. It’s a counterintuitive move for a company […]

WordPress.com has REMOVED their primary app from the Windows Store. WHY?

Dear Friends / Customers / CoWorkers; I have been having a love affair recently. After a dozen years committed to the database industry, I have fallen in LOVE with WordPress. I still have a lot to learn about WordPress.  I know HTML allright.. I know Php a little.. and I LOVE how WordPress.com is JUST […]

Windows 8 Tuning (for VDI- but still QUITE interesting)

Windows 8 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure image client tuning guide Microsoft Corporation Published: August 2013 Abstract This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to optimize the Windows 8 operating system image being deployed as part of a Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. The guide is for IT pros […]

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 April 12, 2013 Abstract This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system. This guide describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed decision about its […]

great list of windows shortcut keys

great article I found regarding Windows Shortcut keys. This articles claims that this is specific to HP computers, I think that most of these are applicable to most Windows PCs. HP PCs – Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Special Keys This document pertains to HP products with a Microsoft Windows operating system. Enhance your efficiency in […]