Monthly Archives: October 2007

Windows Home Server Rocks!

Microsoft’s Larry Larsen has a video up on 10, where Larry Sandquist shows some of the gadgets and technology that he uses in his home. He uses Windows Home Server, Sonos, XM Satellite Radio, HotLink Pro, and lots of other … Continue reading

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Intel and NVidia Hardware News

Today was the day embargos expired for hardware review sites for the Intel QX9650 Wolfsdale quad-core processor, and the NVidia 8800GT video card. Both of these items are pretty big news. The QX9650 is the first CPU in the Penryn … Continue reading

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DirectTV HD DVR is Windows Media Connect Client?

According to this blog on TechNet, the DirectTV HR-20 HD DVR is a Windows Media Connect media client. If you connect it to your Ethernet network (that has a Windows Home Server on it), you can share music and photos … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server Videos from Microsoft

Microsoft has a new site up that does a pretty good job of showing off the features and benefits of Windows Home Server. Of course it is odd that they use Flash instead of Silverlight for the demo. I have … Continue reading

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Microsoft Database Related Certifications

I often get questions from my students at University College about how Microsoft Certifications work. In the SQL Server 2000 timeframe, Microsoft had the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification, which was pretty involved and pretty generic. Now they have … Continue reading

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Cumulative Update 5 For SQL Server 2005 SP2

Microsoft has a KB article¬†announcing Cumulative Update 5 For SQL Server 2005 SP2, which will be released in the December 2007 time frame. Right now, the latest released CU is CU4, which is Build 3200. The previous CU before that … Continue reading

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Online Sales of Rockies World Series Tickets Round Two

Gordon Weakliem posted about the spectacular failure of the online ticket sales for Rockies World Series tickets yesterday. The Rockies and their infrastructure vendor, Paciolan claimed in news reports yesterday that their system crashed due to a "malicious external attack", … Continue reading

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Bad Day for Paciolan

As I predicted, the online ticket sales for the home games for the Colorado Rockies in the World Series did not go well. They were suspended after only a few hundred tickets were sold. The company that handles the Rockies … Continue reading

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Will the Colorado Rockies Web Server Survive?

In just a few minutes, the web infrastructure of the Colorado Rockies is going to get slammed, when World Series tickets go on sale at 10:00AM, Mountain Time. I am very curious as to how they will hold up. Right … Continue reading

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TopStyle 3.5 RTM Released

Nick Bradbury announced yesterday¬†that the final version of TopStyle Pro 3.5¬†has been released. It is a free upgrade from version 3.0, so 3.0 users can get it here. I know that Nick worked very hard on this updated version, and … Continue reading

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