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08 November 2008
Vista Gigabit Performance Issues: Fixed
Like quite a few folks, I've been plagued by issues with Vista on a Gigabit LAN, namely seeing throughput that's a fraction of what it should be. I tried the fixes Scott Hanselman outlined in his excellent Vista Gigabit post to no avail. The Google gods must have been smiling on me yesterday... Read More...
31 July 2007
MSDN Event In Charlotte – Silverlight, LINQ and WCF
Microsoft is having an MSDN event here in Charlotte on the 16th of August with topics on Silverlight, LINQ and WCF, all of which are pretty exciting technologies coming down the pipe for the Visual Studio 2008/.Net Framework 3.5 release later this year. I know I'm pretty excited about them! Our group... Read More...
09 January 2007
Microsoft Vista/Office/Exchange Launch In Charlotte
I will be attending the local Charlotte NC launch of Vista/Office/Exchange on the 18th of January...if anyone else in the Charlotte area will be attending, drop me a line and we'll try to meet up, or meet for lunch somewhere uptown beforehand, or snacks afterwards, or whatever. Read More...
15 November 2006
Windows PowerShell Has RTM'd
You can snag it here . If you want to install it on Vista, you'll have to wait while MS lawyers wrangle with the Vista EULA . I'm personally lovin' me some Powershell (even though the name is so bleh). Keyvan recently posted about a great tool for help wading through the plethora of commands available... Read More...
15 November 2006
First Thoughts On Windows Vista RTM
No, this post isn't meant to be an exhaustive review (or even a simple one)...there are tons of those already written up by folks who review software for a living. This will just be a short blurb. My first impression after installing the final release recently? It's a huge improvement performance-wise... Read More...
07 November 2006
Microsoft, I'm Pleading With You
I've mentioned this before, but I'm going to mention it again: Microsoft is absolutely killing me with their version mismatching versioning scheme as of late. A list of complaints: The .Net Framework v3.0 is anything but a major release...hell, it's barely even a point release. It should be called .Net... Read More...
21 October 2006
Vista Doesn't Like My New Memory DIMM
So I made the first of my readiness upgrades for Vista today: I installed a second 1 gig DIMM of RAM in my machine...same brand and speed as the existing DIMM, lo and behold the memory test in Vista actually dropped 2/10ths of a point, from 4.2 to 4.0 (~5% decrease). I wasn't expecting it to go up, but... Read More...
20 October 2006
Getting Ready For Vista -- Geek Wishlist
Now that the Vista release is officially right around the corner, I have an excuse to make some hardware upgrades to my workstation box (no, I don't really need new hardware, but then again who really does). After doing some research, I was actually quite pleasantly surprised to find that my almost 2... Read More...
09 October 2006
Looking For A Microsoft OneCare 1.5 Beta Invite
[Update] Nevermind, it's publicly available here [/update] Microsoft has finally released a version (albeit still beta) of OneCare that runs on Vista, however it's invite only...anyone who has a spare invitation laying around feel free to pass it on to yours truly ( jayson.knight@jaysonknight.com ) and... Read More...
09 October 2006
Windows Vista RC2 -- Finally Took The Plunge
I've been avoiding all of the Vista CTP/Beta/RC releases like the plague (I've installed 2 CTPs over the past year, and they were very early on): A) I just don't have time to keep up with them all and B) I just really don't have time to keep up with them all. However with the announcement from Microsoft... Read More...
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