Monthly Archives: February 2008

Whiplash, The Cowboy Monkey

Taco John’s, which is a fast-food chain (or as the industry prefers "quick service restaurant") out of Cheyenne, WY., has a very funny commercial with a small monkey, dressed as a cowboy, riding what appears to be a Border Collie. … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition Power Tools

Gert Drapers has announced that the 2008 version of Power Tools for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition is now available for download. This is great news, especially since they have added more static code analysis capability, including integration … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Using Windows Server 2008 As Workstation OS

Microsoft’s Vijayshinva Karnure has good post up listing steps you can take to make Windows Server 2008 a little friendlier if you want to use it as a workstation OS. I have done a little testing with Windows Server 2008, … Continue reading

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Interesting Interview With Microsoft’s David Campbell

The How Software is Built blog has a fairly long interview with David Campbell, who is a Technical Fellow in the Server Engine Group at Microsoft. He talks about some of the painful lessons that Microsoft learned during the SQL … Continue reading

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Microsoft Caves Somewhat on Windows SP1 RTM Availability

Last week Microsoft’s Mike Nash proudly announced that Vista SP1 had released to manufacturing (RTM), but that the bits would not be available for about six weeks, due to issues with some 3rd party drivers that did not properly reinstall … Continue reading

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Latest Intel Core2 Processor Performance Bargain

The first Penryn based 45nm Core2 Duo processors have finally started to hit the open market. The best bargain of the bunch right now, is the humble E8400, which runs at 3.0GHz, with 6MB of shared L2 cache, for $189.00 … Continue reading

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Very Favorable Review of Windows Vista SP1 RTM

TechNet Australia has a short review where the author (who is a Microsoft employee) is very happy with the results after installing Vista SP1 on his Toshiba R500 laptop. If you feel like really geeking out, Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich, has … Continue reading

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Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 RTM

On the Windows Vista News blog, Mike Nash announced that Vista SP1 has gone RTM. This is great news, but there is a caveat, in that it won’t be available to download until "mid-March", since there are apparently issues with … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2008 to RTM on February 6

According to this article, all SKUs of Windows Server 2008 except the ones with the Hyper-V hypervisor will RTM on February 6, which is in plenty of time for the big Microsoft launch event on February 28.  I have been … Continue reading

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Microsoft to Release Vista SP1 RTM Next Week?

Several sources are reporting that Microsoft is finally going to release the gold version of Vista SP1 next week, possibly as early as February 4.  These include Mary Jo Foley and Tech Arp. I have never been as down on … Continue reading

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