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DFSR Debug Logging Explained

While troubleshooting some DFSR today, I came across this very nice and detailed post from the Directory Services Team. From: http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2009/03/23/understanding-dfsr-debug-logging-part-1-logging-levels-log-format-guid-s.aspx Ned here again. Today begins a 21-part …
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VMware breaks the 50,000 SPECweb2005 barrier using VMware vSphere 4

Looking forward to seeing if  it delivers on the promises of …

Augmented Reality Becoming an Actual Reality??

As seen on Macrumors.com , a Dutch company Layer (yeah Netherlands!) has the first augmented reality browser working on a mobile phone! "A new augmented reality app called Layar is making the rounds on the web as an example of what can be done with Augmented Reality. Layer   is described as …
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Dtrace for Windows? Windows Performance Toolkit

So you have performance troubles on Windows, you probably …

YAUSO: Yet another unbreakable system owned...

Strongwebmail.com has learned the lesson the hard way... Don't tempt hackers by claiming your system is unbreakable. In an attempt to promote their product Strongwebmail.com called a contest where they promised $10.000 to anybody who could hack into their CEO's email and they where giving away …

Schuberg Philis hosts CAcert Assurer Training Event Amsterdam

From: http://blog.cacert.org/2009/05/388.html Much has happened during the past year. A list of up till now mostly “orally transmitted” rules have been cast in policies. New procedures (e.g. the Assurer Challenge) and obligations (e.g. in the CAcert Community Agreement) have been decided. …

VMware apologies for the Hyper-V crashes video

From: http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/vmware-apologies-for-hyper-v-crashes.html When we look at the competition in the IT industry there's nothing that beats the marketing guerrilla we are experiencing in the virtualization space. This is perfectly understandable considering that the …
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Microsoft's answer on VMWare's labmanager?

From http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/microsoft-launches-…

Wyse Viance Thin Clients

I stumbled upon a nice product demo of the new Wyse Viance Thin client, which are optimized for XenDesktop 3. Viance is the new product line of XenDesktop optimized endpoint devices from Wyse. Wyse also  announced a mobile Viance product, the Wyse Viance Pro Mobile. The questions is how this …

ILM 2007 FP1 & MS Identity Management Jungle

Rebranding products is hip!   So a small post to explain the real products behind ILM 2007 FP1, what they do and some links to more in depth info. ILM 2007 Feature Pack 1 is actually a suite of two products, an updated version of Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) and Certificate …

Lenovo Windows 7 Drivers

Lenovo has made BETA windows 7 drivers available to the general public. I use some of them on Windows 7 RC1 without issues... but remember it's still beta... You can find them here .

VMWare ESX Timekeeping and Active Directory

Some nice articles which explain timekeeping on vmware and how to virtualize Active Directory safely on VMWare time wise. Time synchronisation on Active Directory is particularly important because of Kerberos, if clocks are more then 5 minutes (Default value) out of sync from the Domain Controlle…
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Dell Equallogic Improvements

The latest firmware 4.1.4 release includes the following new …

Christ; is it that late already !? :-)

We're working our butts off  on a technical proposal for an RFP from a large financial institution.  We already have them in our data center, and they are asking us to do more... sure why not!? Our proposal has to be delivered to them before the weekend.   But we still have several hours of …

Microsoft Sets Record With Monster Patch Tuesday

Time to get patching! As seen on slashdot:   http://it.slashdot.org/story/09/06/09/2243247/Microsoft-Sets-Record-With-Monster-Patch-Tuesday "Microsoft today issued 10 security updates that patched a record 31 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Excel, Word, Windows Search and other …
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VDI: XenDesktop 3 Feature Pack 1, XenApp & Ardence

We have been recently looking into VDI solutions for prospects. …

Configuration Management on the Windows Platform

So what is configuration management on Windows? Let's have a look at the average life-cycle of Windows Servers. It all starts with the bare-metal install of the machines, most likely from a standardized image. All machines deployed with this image have basically the same configuration. Except for …

Windows 7 to launch October 22

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is planning for Windows 7 to hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs on October 22. To reach that milestone, Microsoft plans to wrap up development of the operating system by the middle or end of next month, Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said …

Alpe d'HuZes

The oldest one is Alpe d'HuZes. When Klaas Veenbaas joined Schuberg Philis, he did not only bring himself as Customer Operations Manager, he also infused us with his enthusiasm for Alpe d'HuZes. Every year other colleagues join to raise money for this sportive battle battle for the victory over …
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Giarte outsourcing performance 2009

As presented on the EquaTerra/Giarte Outsourcing Performance Day …