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Interview with Magazine is Up
Cross-post from ==== Virtual Strategy magazine contacted me a few weeks ago expressing an interest in my book, Professional VMware Server, and wanted to strike up an interview. Well, they just posted the podcast today and, in my humble opinion, it turned out great. While you're at it, setup magazine in your reading list. They have a wealth of information in their white-paper and podcast repository. Just make your first stop my interview. Virtual Strategy Magazine ......

Posted On Monday, July 9, 2007 2:47 PM - Virtual Machine Automation and tidbits
As some of you may have noticed from the post below my book is out and on the street. In response to that I've started a new site,, to take the automation and scripting discussion a step further. Add it to you readers and join the discussion. The next version of VMware Workstation to carry automation support, finally. Over the next few days I'll be taking a look at Vix v1.1 and its new integration with VMware Workstation. Being able to automate the Workstation product has been a sought ......

Posted On Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:34 PM

Something to add to your holiday wish list.
Well, it was a busy summer. With events ranging from sporting events with the kids, mowing the lawn, and writing a book the summer just flew by. Book? Yes, I wrote a book. Around March of this year I was contacted by Wiley Publishing to write a title for their Wrox imprint on VMware Server. You know, VMware Server, the free virtualization package for servers that VMware released around August of this year. This is one of the first titles released that covers VMware Server, which is something I'm ......

Posted On Thursday, November 23, 2006 7:31 PM

Visual Source Safe 2005 - Internet Plug-in woes
Yeah, I'm guilty. I tried VSS 2005. To be absolutely honestly I have stayed away from VSS for so many years because I had no interest in losing my projects to corruption. This fear led me to be a Sourcegear Vault user, which by the way is a very nice product. Never the less I figure VSS 2005 must be better than it's previous release, VSS 6, so I decided to give it a shot on a small project. It went pretty well until I stumbled into the Internet Plug-in setup with SSL. VSS 2005, which it seems to ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 9:51 PM

Office 2007 Configurable Status Bar
Ok, so I found this by accident. You know on the status bar at the bottom of your Office application how you have sections for CAPS Lock, Insert, page count, etc.? Well, in Office 2007 you can customize what information you want to see in the status bar from a predefined list. It's pretty cool. Open Word, Excel, whatever (not Outlook) and right click on the status bar at the bottom of the window. You will receive a menu like the one below. Play around with it... a simple but nice addition ......

Posted On Monday, June 19, 2006 9:50 AM

VMware Server Release Candidate 1 - It's on the street
It's here. VMware Server RC1 is really shaping up to be a great release. It's late so I'll just paste in part of the announcement for the details. -- We are pleased to announce that VMware Server Release Candidate 1 is now available. You can download the new VMware Server Release Candidate 1 by following the link for “Existing Users” and simply register using the same serial numbers from prior VMware Server beta releases. Alternatively, you can request for new serial numbers by following ......

Posted On Thursday, June 1, 2006 10:05 PM

Office 2007 Beta 2 Favorite Features
I have some favorite features that I want to share. No, it's not the ribbon bar although it is pretty cool. The first is the addition of the Font Formatting menu to right click and select operation. Insert some text into Word 2007 and click and drag it to highlight. The closer you move the mouse to the top of the selection a Font Formatting tool will appear. I absolutely think this is an awesome addition. It also appears on right clicks in the current document. I attached a screenshot below to demonstrate. ......

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 9:15 AM

Submitting feedback for Office 2007 Beta 2 if you are NOT an official beta member
As most of you well know the Office 2007 Beta 2 has been release to the public. Honestly it is so stable I'm running it for everyday use. This has of course allowed me to uncover a few “issues” if you will. Being the diligent tester that I am I wanted to submit these bugs, or at the very least find out if they had already been discovered. My search of MSDN and the Microsoft site itself for a way to do this unfortunately returned no results. Now, I know you can go to resources from within ......

Posted On Friday, May 26, 2006 8:56 AM

VMware Server Beta - New build available (23869)

I'm working on a project right now w/ the VMware Server beta and I noticed they posted a new build yesterday (5/4/06)

VMware Server Beta 2 Build 23869

It's getting better with every build.  *crossing my fingers* on this one.

Posted On Friday, May 5, 2006 9:49 AM

VMware announces VMware Server in public beta for FREE (as in beer)
Any of you who read my blog know that I am a strong supporter of VMware. They have a wonderful product that IMO runs rings around MS Virtual PC/Server. Not to long ago they announced that their GSX server line would be renamed into VMware Server and offered for FREE to anyone. It runs on Linux or Windows Server 2000/2003 and can host any vitrual machine created with ESX Server, the previous GSX Server, Workstation or Microsoft Virtual Server. If you are a software developer like I am and you are ......

Posted On Monday, February 6, 2006 1:44 PM

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