VolkerW's WebLog

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

Analyze Blue Screen Errors In Windows

(via gHacks) Good tool to help you analyze the cause of a Windows bluescreen (BSOD). Too bad I am...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/06/2009

Windows 7 download Available

Go get ’em. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SKUs are now available on MSDN in the subscriber...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/06/2009

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 in RC

Enabling people to run legacy applications on Windows 7 is one of the primary goals of XP-Mode. But...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/05/2009

Windows 7 Application Compatibility – an IT Pro Guide

App Compat is only for developers, right? Not quite. If you are an admin you know what I am talking...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 07/24/2009

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 hit RTM today

Windows 7: http://bit.ly/bOOR Windows Server 2008 R2: http://bit.ly/1dq7nI

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 07/22/2009

Windows HPC MPI Cluster Debugger Pack

We have another HPC Pack 2008 family release now live! The MPI Cluster Debugger (with C/C++ project...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 07/17/2009

Superfast and highly scalable Lizard

This little animal helps you answering one of the most important question after installing Windows...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 06/26/2009

New IIS SEO Toolkit beta available for download

Today Microsoft announced the availability of the IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 06/03/2009

The sound of found: Bing!

This morning Steve Ballmer announced the new Microsoft search engine at D7. The product’s name is...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/28/2009

CTP of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 available today!

Today Microsoft made available the Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/20/2009

Free e-Books from Microsoft Press

Microsoft Press celebrated 25 years of publishing. Congratulations! As part of their ongoing...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/20/2009

Visual Studio 2010 aka. Dev10 Beta available for download

MSDN subscribers have access to the beta 1 version of Visual Studio 2010. Go download the awesome...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/18/2009

New Windows 7 UI features for developers

There’s a series of great screen casts up on Channel9. In just 10 minutes you will get a basic...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/18/2009

Windows Server 2008 Interop with Linux and OS X

"There are a number of ways to invite Linux, UNIX, and OS X to the Windows Server Active...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/18/2009

Hyper-V News at TechEd in LA

Jeff Woolsey – after the #TechEd session – posted an update on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/13/2009

New Hyper-V Resources on TechNet

Just got word about an amazing collection of resources about Hyper-V and virtualization in general....

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/07/2009

April 2009 Cumulative Update of the SQL Server Driver for PHP, version 1.0 is live!

The second cumulative update to version 1.0 of the SQL Server Driver for PHP is now available for...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/30/2009

New Windows HPC Resource Kit Available

My team just updated the Windows HPC Resource Kit on http://resourcekit.windowshpc.net. The HPC kit...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/30/2009

Got Rain, want Sun?

Here’s 3:45 hours of uninterrupted sunshine in Redmond, WA. Camera view out of my office window on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/07/2009

Got Rain?

Here’s 2 hours of uninterrupted rain shower in Redmond, WA. Camera view out of my office window on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/03/2009

Sysinternals now on Twitter

Too good to be true? @sysinternals on Twitter (since December 2008).

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/02/2009

Virtual Deep Dive Lab Coming in April

You’ve probably read about the upcoming virtual developer lab for Windows Server 2008 R2, Server...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/02/2009

Look, it’s a Server - OS

Today, April 1st, Microsoft launched a new family member of the Windows Server family. Windows...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/01/2009

IT Skills and Talent in Canada and elsewhere

itWorldCanada conducted an interview with Mark Relph, the evangelism lead in  Canada. They...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/01/2009

Twitter and Facebook in real Life

New social networking study from Microsoft. Implications of Twitter and Facebook on our daily life...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/01/2009

Snappy Windows 7 installation

Just finished installing Windows 7 on an ASUS 1000HE netbook. 23 minutes from inserting the install...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/20/2009

New HPC content on Channel9

Check out over 30 new videos on Windows HPC Server. https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/18/2009

Meetings and email

Here’s a look at the summary of application usage on my netbook (1000HE) this morning between 7:00am...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/18/2009

Size matters

Size matters when it comes to netbooks. See the picture of my last 3 generations of laptop,...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/18/2009

Netbook or Notebook?

I can tell you, I love Windows 7 on the ASUS 1000HE. I mentioned it already? All this rah rah about...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/17/2009

Netbook memory upgrade

Just upgraded the 1000HE from ASUS from 1GB to 2GB. No obvious difference in Win7 performance. Apps...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/17/2009

Netbook and Windows 7

A combination that goes together extremely well. Over the past months I read a lot about netbooks...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/16/2009

Learn something new in only 5 minutes

Phil has begun a series on Channel9 and Code Gallery entitled “5 Minute Concepts”.   ...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/06/2009

Show Off and feel good about it

Showing off sometimes has a negative touch. Not this one. SHOW OFF at Mix09! At MIX09, we’re hosting...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/06/2009

Windows 7 Manageability Overview

End of last week Microsoft published the IT Pro 30 page guide “Windows 7 Manageability Overview”....

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

Faking Networks

Well, I know you (the impersonal you) can fake a lot of things but how do you fake a network and why...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/25/2009

The Windows Server Family is expecting …

… a little brother, Foundation Server. Sorry, is it a sister? While the Windows team is still...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/25/2009

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