It was an interesting week, with a cloud computing summit in Washington DC, the release of Windows Storage Server 2008, and discussions of best practices and non-compete agreements.
- MacBook Users: Turn off This Bluetooth Default Setting Now – Now I know what turned on my MacBook Pro in the bag: My BlueTooth mouse!
- Windows Storage Server-Based Systems Step Into 2008 – My Gestalt IT coverage of the features of WSS08.
- EMC Symmetrix V-Max: When Does It Get FAST and Virtual? – Another Gestalt IT piece, pointing out that the V-Max isn’t going to be fully realized for a very long time
- Microsoft Unveils Final Windows Storage Server – Paul Shread runs with the “Windows Storage Server 2008” theme, quoting yours truly extensively.
- What is a best practice and Are Best Practices Just Shared Opinions? – W. Curtis Preston and I pickup an old conversation about the definition of “best practice”.
- Infosmack Episode 2 – EMC, David Donatelli and Non-Compete Agreements – Tony Asaro and I join Marc Farley and Greg Knieriemen on the Storage Monkeys podcast!
- The US Federal Government defines Cloud Computing – Ruven Cohen covers the US Federal Government’s cloud computing meetings and gives us a sneak peek at the new definition of cloud computing from the world’s number one IT user.
- Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives – Lots of great info on how Windows 7 (and probably Server 2008 R2) deals with solid state drives.
- VMware Slaps Enterprise and Cisco In Face, Opens Door For Competitors – More on the VMware vSphere 4 licensing changes, and what it might mean.
- Non-competes are evil – Robin Harris lays it out. I happen to agree.
- Five Technologies Our Kids Won’t Even Recognize – Wired’s Gadget Lab makes us all feel old!
- Chrysler HQ Designed To Convert Into Shopping Mall – Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me says it’s true, so I believe it!
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