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Script recipe: How to increase the maximum number of quotas in the FSRM Quota Report (W2K3 R2)

One of the customer requests we had on Windows Server 2003 R2 was the ability to increase the...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/18/2009

Statcounter: Bing leapfrogs Yahoo again

You might remember Statcounter.com as the site that came in the news a few weeks ago when Bing...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 06/27/2009

Bing Community - an undiscovered site

Check it out: http://www.bing.com/community/ Nice layout & content organization. Much better...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 06/25/2009

FCI – how to use classification (video)

Just found a new video demonstrating the new classification feature in Windows Server 2008 R2....

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/28/2009

What does Bing stands for?

In my personal opinion, BING = Bing Is Not Google (to continue the tradition of recursive acronyms)...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/28/2009

Script of the week: how to expire files with Classification

It is an eye opening experience to sit at our FCI booth and see customer after customer telling us...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/15/2009

The buzz around Classification is going up!

More and more posts appear on File Classification - it's hard to keep track of them. Here is a few...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/14/2009

Classification – under the hood (part 1)

As promised, I will add more technical information about File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) in...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/14/2009

File Classification Infrastructure – launched today!

Today it is an exciting day for all of us – we just announced our new classification platform at...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/11/2009

Tom’s Hardware: SSD comparison table (take 2)

Tom’s Hardware does it again! http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/256gb-samsung-ssd,2265-8.html What...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/04/2009

A simple way to access Shadow Copies in Vista

In the past, I presented various ways to browse these mysterious device objects called "shadow...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 02/28/2008

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

I love this - if you have kids, and if you are a geek, you'll understand....

Author: AdiOltean Date: 01/09/2008

Puzzle: create a Pentagon with rule and compass

The title sums it all.   P.S. And, as a Christmas bonus, here is a nice chess puzzle. In the...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 12/27/2007

Flash-based harddisks - the new laptop feature to look for

A review in ComputerWorld features the new Samsung's 64 GB Flash drive: Samsung rates the drive with...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 12/27/2007

Puzzle solution: Xen voting algorithm

I think that the problem stated in one of my earlier posts is one of the most fascinating puzzles I...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/26/2007

Zune 80 - $400 on eBay?

A few completed transactions: - $420:...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/16/2007

Is my harddisk (almost) dead?

I just started to play with HD Tune, just to get a tool to look at my S.M.A.R.T. data. Not that I...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/13/2007

What causes Harddisk failures?

A fascinating article in ACM Queue examines the various ways in which a harddisk can fail. Here is...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/13/2007

Puzzle: Xen voting algorithm

There is a huge amount of aliens living on the Xen planet who want to elect their new leader (since...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/30/2007

Defrag in Vista - what's new?

There is a new article in the hard-to-discover http://support.microsoft.com world, about various...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/08/2007

[Cool spam] Our internal discussion list is nominated in a Who's Who award!

Here is an interesting piece of spam I received this morning on our internal discussion list: Dear...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/05/2007

.NET Framework source code - public

I sure hope that you will appreciate this - the .NET 3.5 source code will be publicly released....

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/03/2007

Toshiba doubles hard-disk density

Just when we thought that there is no room more room on those little bits on a harddisk, Toshiba...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/09/2007

[RO] Seminar - Storage si programare distribuita

Florin Lazar, Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 05/03/2007

A friend of mine didn't know about Windows Home Server - so I sent him these links: - Main site:...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 03/15/2007

Demo: New virtualization technologies in Windows Server (Longhorn)

A nice demo that shows you several things: - Windows Server virtualization (a separate partition...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 03/02/2007

Previous Versions in Vista - on Channel 9!

Hot and fresh from Channel 9: a session on Shadow Copies in Vista, and its applications: Previous...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 02/26/2007

Flicks - A gesture based scrolling interface in Vista

If you have a Tablet PC or a touch-sensitive model, check out Pen Flicks. Here is a video capture of...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 01/31/2007

A server for your home

One of the innovative things I like in Windows Home Server is its "infinite storage pool" idea. If...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 01/08/2007

The next generation of storage management is here!

Storage management is complex, we all know it. For many people, even the simplest opeartions in a...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 12/07/2006

Yet another 3D photo wonder is now available - Microsoft Photosynth is available for preview

Try it here: http://labs.live.com/photosynth. It is an interesting approach of building a 3D world...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/09/2006

Lock-free programming: used now in games!

Lock-free programming is a performant multi-threaded synchronization technique that allows you to...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/08/2006

Vista is now shipped!

A new OS is born - and I hope you will like it!

Author: AdiOltean Date: 11/08/2006

Datacenter in a box

This is an interesting concept. This datacenter looks like a simple cargo container that can be...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/18/2006

The new must-have gadget: Flash laptops

The entire world is now slowly shifting to Flash-based storage in mobile devices. The latest trend...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/13/2006

XBox 360 awarded Good Design Award... in Japan!

This is surprising. I didn't know that the XBox 360 case was designed by a Japanese design lab. The...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 10/12/2006

Vista - any opinions? Let us know. It's not over yet...

Vaibhav Kamath asked on one of my previous posts if there will be any UI changes after Vista RC1....

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/25/2006

12-disk SATA storage box for less than a grand

ExtremeTech has a review of the Norco DS-1220 eSATA storage box, which can accomodate up to 12 SATA...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/21/2006

A bit of black magic: How to assign drive letters to VSS shadow copies... on Windows XP !

A while back, I wrote a post on how to assign drive letters to shadow copies. On Windows Server...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/19/2006

IronPython 1.0 released!

Jim Hugunin just published the IronPython 1.0 download path here: http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/06/2006

Media Center PCs - the end of high-end DVD players?

A report on hardware.info confirms what many of us already know - the end is near for those...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/01/2006

Vista RC1 is now done!

Whew! Time for a beer :-) http://blogs.technet.com/windowsvista/archive/2006/09/01/453491.aspx The...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 09/01/2006

Gartner redesigns Windows Vista

There is an article in Techworld.com mentioning a curious research report from Gartner implying a...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 08/26/2006

Simple probability problem

I love probability puzzles. Here is one I liked: There are a 100 people trying to get onto the same...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 08/19/2006

WS-Management? Already here in Vista!

WS-Management is a new web services-based management protocol. It's SOAP-based of course, and it is...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 08/19/2006

Full list of online advertising networks

My previous post got me thinking to the following question: what other alternatives to AdSense and...

Author: AdiOltean Date: 08/16/2006

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