How to create offline or standalone USB media for OS Deployment in ConfigMgr 2007

Great new post over on The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog.  Read the original post here. Steve Rachui | Senior Premier Field Engineer Operating System Deployment (OSD) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 offers several options for deploying images to target systems. One option includes support for imaging systems that are completely disconnected from the…

ASP.NET Postback and the RESTful Web

  ASP.NET Webform application was a revolutionary way to bring Windows type applications to the internet.   ASP.NET Beta’s came out over 12 years ago.   The problem with ASP.NET Webforms and the Postback model:  It breaks the Internets!   Through foresight, evolution, and chance, the internet (and the W3C) has a refined set of powerful semantics that has built the web into…

Behaviors in Silverlight with the Expression SDK

Prior to the Expression SDK, you had two main choices to create reusable behaviors that could be applied to UI elements. First and most obvious is to subclass a control type and add whatever functionality you wanted. For instance, if you wanted a TextBox to raise an event (or execute an ICommand) whenever the Enter…

On Demand Directory Sync for Office 365

Directory Synchronization from your AD to the cloud is a huge part of either coexisting or homing all of your users in the cloud.  This article is not going to go into the details of installing the Directory Sync tool.  This article will only demonstrate how to determine when your AD was last synced and…

Hyper-V new performance updates

Read the original post here by Michael Kleef. Aussie legend Cameron McBride and good friend Tony Sanchez from Citrix sent a heads up to me recently on some performance related hotfixes. They are specific to proc and SP1. Nevertheless they are definitely worth applying for the best performance. Issue 1: Performance is not as awesome…