VolkerW's WebLog

Stuff mostly about Windows Fundamentals Also chirping at: http://twitter.com/volkerw

Finding text in Bitmaps – OneNote to the rescue

This is seriously cool. Someone left me a huge document – printed on paper (so 20th Century)...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/19/2014

Creatively using a VHD file for development

Image Usage In a previous post I discussed the creation of a fully configured Windows based virtual...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/04/2014

Setup a Windows Development Environment in a Virtual Machine and Beyond

Let me explain how you can build your own Windows development system for anything Windows...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/24/2014

Guide to Office 365–via Cloud hypermarket

Infographic by: Cloud Hypermarket

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 06/29/2011

Office 365 Launch

Great news today in Office 365. Office 365 is out of beta. Learn more about Office365 at...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 06/28/2011

MIX Keynotes–Behind the Scenes

The MIX team just published a great little document describing the efforts it takes to pull off a...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/24/2011

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals

Following the recent success of a well attended online training, my team has started enhancing the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/13/2011

Pinned Sites in IE9

Wow. Awesome series of 10 episodes/post on the how and what of pinned sites with IE9: IE Pinned...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/12/2011

Cloud Computing – Bring Your Own Skills

IT professionals, we know the drill. Every now and then a new technology or a new paradigm comes our...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/06/2011

Free Office 365 JumpStart Training

On May 24-26 Microsoft Learning is hosting a free 3-day Jump Start tailored for IT Pros interested...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/02/2011

MMS Day 1 Keynote Recording

Go watch the MMS 2011 keynote recording from day 1 on TechNet Edge.

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/22/2011

Less is More

We need less information and more wisdom. Find out what else might be out of balance at HBR.ORG “30...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/10/2011

Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals – Free Online Classes - March 29-31

Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/10/2011

Python Tools for Visual Studio - Beta

A new plugin for Visual Studio 2010 is available on Codeplex. From the project website: Python Tools...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/10/2011

The 72 Hour Conversation on the Future of the Web Starts with Dean, Joe, and Scott

and Scott At last year's MIX10 event, Windows Internet Explorer Corporate Vice President, Dean...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/09/2011

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Releases to Manufacturing Today

Check out the details at the Windows Server Division blog.

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/09/2011

Server and Cloud Developer Evangelist Wanted

We are hiring – again. If you have followed PDC last week you have probably heard and seen a lot...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/03/2010

Tech∙Ed Europe 2010 - Sessions and Speakers Announced

What a great lineup. Over 200 Tech∙Ed sessions are now posted on the website, along with an amazing...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 09/10/2010

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Cmdlet Reference

Available for download from the Microsoft website. The help file contains cmdlet descriptions,...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 09/02/2010

Want to become an Evangelist at Microsoft?

Here’s your opportunity to be technical evangelist at Microsoft. A peer of mine, Drew, has an open...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/26/2010

TechEd Berlin Coming in November

Latest info about the upcoming technical event for developers and IT professionals at Berlin Messe...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/25/2010

Future Proof Your IT Skills

CIO.com lists 5 of what they consider “Indispensable IT Skills of the Future”. Analyzing Data...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/23/2010

TechNet Edge is moving to a new platform

There’s always room for improvement. We’ve been very lucky to be part of a web portal platform that...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/23/2010

Current 64-bit Insider Newsletter

Folks have been asking for a location to download the 64-bit Insider Newsletter I once put together....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/09/2010

Building Windows Phone Applications with Silverlight

Watch this 2 part video series from the recent MIX10 event. It provides you with an overview of the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/26/2010

Gaming and Windows Phone at MIX10

Just when you didn’t think it could get any better, we took it to the next level. At MIX10, learn...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/26/2010

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Videos

If you want to learn about what’s new in HPC Server 2008 R2 or want to see who’s behind the product,...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/16/2009

MIX10 Registration is Live

Microsoft just opened the registration for next year’s MIX10 event. Look like a Love Fest to me :)....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/08/2009

Thinking about Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration

The Windows Server Migration team's been cooking...no, not cranberry sauce and stuffing, but a new...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/03/2009

The Grandfather of Cloud Computing, not

Over on Rough Type, Nicolas Carr’s blog, he points to a document dated from March 30, 1965. In this...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/29/2009

Unix to Windows API dictionary

Wen-ming on my team worked with folks from InteropSystems on a porting dictionary to help ease the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

New Training on the Channel9 Learning Center

The evangelism team is constantly expanding our selection of training courses on Channel9. This week...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

New Courses on the Channel9 Learning Center

As mentioned in a previous post, we are constantly expanding our selection of training courses on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/08/2009

Parallel Computing at PDC09

Besides a bunch of sessions, there’s also a chalk talk at #PDC09. Check out the details and “how to...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/02/2009

Server Room to Datacenter To Compute Container

Over at c|net Ina Fried has a short article, including video interview, about what “… could be the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/02/2009

7 Up

Windows 7 has a lot to offer for developers. If I had to pick the 7 most relevant or the 7 “sexiest”...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 11/02/2009

The Microsoft Career Campaign

Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or want to be indispensible in your...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/28/2009

Windows Server? – What Windows Server?

In a comment to one of my previous posts Dmitry asked: “I'd like to find details about different...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/23/2009

New Efficiency Launch Event Live on Monday

Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually!...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/23/2009

PowerShell- PDC09 Prep Guide For Server Folk

This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/22/2009

New Channel 9 Learning Center

https://channel9.msdn.com/learn/. Free technical training on bleeding edge technologies! The Channel...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/21/2009

SQL Server - PDC09 Prep Guide For Server Guys+Gals

This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/21/2009

BizTalk Server - PDC09 Prep Guide For Server Folk

This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

Free eBook on Windows Server 2008 R2

Go and grab the free MS Press eBook, “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2” by Charlie Russel and...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

HPC Server 2008 - PDC09 Prep Guide For Server Guys+Gals

This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/20/2009

PDC2009 Prep Guide For Server Guys+Gals – Windows Server 2008 R2

This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/17/2009

PDC2009 Prep Guide For Server Guys+Gals - IIS

This is the first in a number of posts focusing on a series of select sessions closely related to...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/16/2009

Over 25 new session posted for PDC 2009

Go to http://microsoftpdc.com to find out about yesterday’s new batch of sessions. Or read on for...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 09/02/2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 Now available for TechNet Plus Subscribers

Reposting TechNet Edge post:   If you are one of our TechNet Plus subscribers today is the the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/14/2009

Awesome Microsoft Surface demo

TechNet Edge just posted a video demonstrating a very compelling showcase for the use of Microsoft...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/13/2009

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