Thursday, January 28, 2010

Developper’s humor


Source : geek and poke

Hyper-V Manager

Wrote this tool when I was setting up my laptop to run Hyper-V.  I didn't want to have to open the Hyper-V manager and have a window running all the time, and was planning on using Remote Desktop Client to connect to the VM's so I could map drives and copy/paste in teh VMs.  The idea was to have something that sits in the System Tray that allows you to Start, Stop, Save State, and Pause the VMs running on the box.

Source : Jerry Orman

Microsoft releases tool to restore NTBackup files on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

This week Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with a utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

This utility has been available for Windows Vista and Server 2008, but did not work on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Download : Microsoft Download Center

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FREE: Farm Commander – Copy, move delete files on multiple servers

Farm Commander looks a lot like Norton Commander and ‘Total Commander, but the functionality is very different. With Total Commander both the left and right panel are file systems. With Farm Commander the left panel displays file system, where you can select files and directories. In the right panel are the Windows 2000/XP/Citrix/Terminal/Domain workstations/servers listed. First you have to select the files in the left panel, and then the servers in the right panel. Next you have to choose an action, such as copy, move or delete. Farm Commander then copies/deletes/moves the selected files to or from the selected server. In particular in Citrix/Terminal Server environments you often have to copy files at once. Farm Commander also features detailed reports. As administrator you should know whether some of the actions failed.

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Unlock thumbnail previews for Firefox 3.6 on Windows 7

Firefox users, if you're running the most recent release on Windows 7 you need to make a tiny tweak to your browser's configuration. It defeats the purpose of Aero's cool taskbar thumbnails feature if you have to open a window before you can scan which browser tabs you have open. IE8 shows all open tabs in thumbnail previews when you point to its icon. So how do you add the same feature to Firefox 3.6? I explain.

Source : Ed Bott's Microsoft Report

Monday, January 18, 2010

Behind the China attacks on Google (FAQ)

Excellent post on CNET News that answer a few questions about the attacks and Google’s responses :

  • What happened?
  • What companies were targeted?
  • Who was behind the attacks?
  • How were the companies targeted?
  • Were insiders involved?
  • What was stolen from the companies?
  • Does this follow the pattern of other attacks?
  • Was Google particularly vulnerable to these attacks?
  • Is there a way consumers can protect themselves from this?

Ferrari on SharePoint !

Extra cool, did you know Ferrari official web site is build on SharePoint ?

They won the #1 SharePoint Site for 2009 from