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What is Live Mesh?
Live Mesh seems like a simple thing, perhaps that is the point? But what 'Mesh offers me is of great personal value in that it gives me is a little part of my day back and one less complication in my life. So what is so great about it? Well I can work on documents, blog posts, spreadsheets, any file, from work or working from home, seamlessly without having to transport them via USB key or emailing them to a home or work account and run the gauntlet of quotas and cumbersome filters. Live Mesh is ......

Posted On Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:26 PM

*Confirmed!* Microsoft is going to lift the VM licensing restriction!
Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed they would be lifting the licensing by physical server restriction that made using features such as VMotion & XenMotion an expensive option if Microsoft software was used. I spoke about in a previous post. The license restriction will be lifted on 41 server products, exactly which ones it isn't yet clear. Also, the EULA isn't available just yet so the exact T&C aren't known, so lets hope there isn't any nasty caveats that spoil this good news. The news licensing ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:31 AM

Nice one Team GB!

Ok so this post is all about being a very proud Brit!


As of 10:47am BST we are third in the medal table! Nice one team GB!

Posted On Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:54 AM

*Lara Wins Gold!*
My wife's cousin, Lara Davenport, was one of the swimmers involved in the Gold winning Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay! Nice one Lara ......

Posted On Saturday, August 16, 2008 5:24 PM

Microsoft *may* lift the VM Licensing Restriction on the 19th August.
The word on the mean streets of Rumoursville town is that Microsoft is going to lift the licensing restriction where currently software is licensed to a physical device. Why? With technologies such as VMotion and XenMotion, a VM is moved around a farm automatically to where it can make the best use of available resources such as CPU and memory. With Microsoft products you are required to license all the physical machines that the software is likely to run on, this isn't just Windows but SQL Server, ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 6:57 PM

Which Enterprise Architecture Methodology do you use?
There is a bewildering array of Enterprise Architecture methodologies so it will be of great interest to me to find out which one people are actually using, if at all. So to find out, I have put together a pick poll so please take the two minutes and leave your choice. You get a chance to select up to 3 options because I suspect that people are using a combination of more than once approach, rather than following one prescriptively. This is purely for interest purposes, I'm not going to use this ......

Posted On Sunday, August 10, 2008 10:24 AM

The Athletes I've following in the Olympics 2008
I'm following the Olympics this time round with a bit more of an added interest. Lara Davenport, the Aussie Swimmer, is family so the very best of luck to her. Also, a fellow David Oliver, is a hurdler in the United States team, so the very best of luck to David ......

Posted On Friday, August 8, 2008 9:12 PM

SQL Server 2008 RTM is available now on MSDN
Need I say more? And to save time here is the link to MSDN Subscriptions Pages ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 6, 2008 8:50 PM

Enterprise Architecture: Data has a life and a death but should it?
I have this belief that understanding how to manage time is an essential task of Enterprise Architecture but oddly this is a principle that isn't spoken about much, if at all. Oddly some Enterprise Architecture software tools only seem to provide time management tools for software support life cycles. Hence a previous post that went in some way to start the debate with a mindmap to capture and categorise the elements that Enterprise Architecture would be interested in. After reviewing this mindmap ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 12:53 AM

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