RAIDing the Drawer for USB Drives

Birthdays always provide a nice reason to celebrate, especially when the time comes around every so often to enjoy your own. Such was the case for me recently. But the celebration never really kicked off because I forgot to take the day off from work. I guess our marketing team realized the flaw in my…

New Hyper-V Features with Windows Server 2012

The name Windows Server 2012 is now officially two days old. And with the new name comes a load of new enhancements. Here are some of the following new Hyper-V features brought forth in an MMS presentation this week: Clusters 32 nodes 4000 VMs Multi-tenancy Massive live migration (can migrate 60-70 machines at same time…

Knowledge House Neihaus Performs Task Sequence Surgery

Watching Michael Neihaus is always an interesting experience. You can bet that you’ll be watching a least a few progress bars while he fills in random facts about operating system deployment. And you can also bet that his presentation will include at least one connection failure to his demo environment. Nevertheless, Michael’s canny humor easily…

Managing Drivers for Operating System Deployments

Deployment gurus Michael "Knowledge House" Niehaus and Johan Arwidmark are on stage now for a discussion on incorporating drivers within your operating system deployment process. One of the biggest challenges with operating system deployment today involves correctly deploying drivers for all models of machines in your organization. The issues that stand in the way include…

Getting Past Legacy Applications

It’s been a few years since I’ve met Chris Jackson, who in my humble, opinion is one of the smartest guys at Microsoft. Also known as the AppCompat guy, Chris Jackson is the primary developer for the application compatibility toolkit. While everyone else at MMS goes to lunch, we diehards sit here in a meeting…

Configuring Lync Recording Options

Here’s little tip on Lync recordings that may help some of you… There’s a somewhat hard-to-find setting in Lync that allows you to specify what type of content you want to capture. This content may desktop sharing, IM, and/or audio. Per here, you can use the Alt key in a Lync conversation to pull up…