Big changes are coming to Microsoft. The company that dominated computing in the 1990's and hung on through the 2000's is on the precipice today. Will they fly or fall? Big News: Steve Ballmer Is On the Way Out As I'm sure just about everyone has heard by now, Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer will retire "within 12 months." This is fantastic news for … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Big Chance to Change
Do you love storage? Are you in the Seattle area? Join us for Storagebeers tonight at Joey Bellevue! Storagebeers is an informal gathering of folks in the storage industry - end users, vendors, and people like me who just talk a lot. We'll get together and talk storage, tech, and anything else that strikes our fancy! Because the Microsoft MVP Summit is here in … [Read more...] about Storagebeers, Joey Bellevue, Tuesday, Feb 19
Release after release, Microsoft pushes Windows forward. Yet the operating system is continually undermined by the "value-focused" low-end machines pushed by the majority of OEMs. This race to the bottom has tarnished Windows for a decade and now threatens to derail Windows 8. Microsoft must do something to stop the crap before it's too late! Attack of the Craptops The … [Read more...] about Microsoft: Kill the Craptops Before They Destroy Windows!
The latest beta of the server version of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system includes a handy tool related to the new data deduplication feature. DDPEVAL will test a given dataset using the new deduplication and compression engine and report the savings to be expected. And it works even on non-Windows 8 systems! Windows Server 8 Data Deduplication Review For … [Read more...] about Microsoft Adds Data Deduplication Savings Evaluation Tool to Windows Server 8 Beta
Next week, I head to Redmond Washington for the annual Microsoft MVP Summit. This is always a fantastic event, full of technical information (sadly, much under NDA) and great people. I look forward to learning more about Windows Server storage technologies like ReFS, Storage Spaces, SMB 2.2, and more. If you are an MVP, I look forward to seeing you next week; if not, watch for … [Read more...] about Microsoft MVP Summit — Redmond, WA