October 2010 Entries

TFS and the Cloud, and a shameless plug.

Recently I have been reading about how some companies offer services that would provide you with Team Foundation Server capabilities in the cloud. When we talk about cloud (and it seems everybody is doing it), we need to differentiate between the services running and also the type of service we (as a company or individual) will be running. We can talk about 2 potential possibilities for TFS that would be effective, but each is different in its own way: SaaS: Software as a service, ideal scenario ......

Azure Management Pack for SCOM

Over the last number of weeks, I have been involved in a project that required getting IIS log information from an Azure WebRole. The process established was to use Cerebrata’s Diagnostic Manager (I can’t do it justice to tell you how awesome this tool is) to monitor real-time and also to download the information collected through the transfer rate configured for the service. Then once the information had been downloaded, I would then use WebLog Expert to create a nice pdf report of the activity. ......

Live Essentials 2011 available for download

LIve Essentials 2011 is now available (no longer in Beta).  Head on over and download.  http://essentials.live.com

There are some pretty cool features behind Photo Gallery.  Live Mesh is back.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

On Sept 29th, Microsoft made SQL Server 2008 SP2 available for download. Here are the KB article with a description of the fixes and the links to download SP2. KB 2285068 : List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. SQL Server 2008 SP2 SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express SQL Server 2008 SP2 Feature Packs SQL Server 2008 SP2 SSRS Add-in for Microsoft SharePoint Technologies SQL Server 2008 SP2 Upgrade Advisor ......