Monthly Archives: June 2008

Hyper-V Alert: Beware of the Broadcom Nextreme II

Ever since I first installed my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Virtual Server I have been experiencing issues with the Broadcom Nextreme II Gigabit adapter also known as the BCM5708C. After my latest disaster at a client with Hyper-V RTM I … Continue reading

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My interview on Windows Essential Business Server at

Last Friday I was provided the opportunity to interview Russ Madlener, Director of Planning, Windows Server and Tools division at Microsoft. Russ is responsible for the product release of Windows Essential Business Server (WEBS) formerly known as Centro. The meeting … Continue reading

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Technet subscription downloads UI

Today I found out I am not the only one who thinks that the Silverlight based UI of the Technet Subscriber downloads is a monster. I had a very interesting chat with Chris Slemp from Microsoft in the Technet Zone … Continue reading

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Hyper-V will support disks > 2 TB

Yesterday I had a chat with Mike Sterling from the Hyper-V product team at Tech Ed 2008. And guess what? When I told him about my issue with direct attached disks larger than 2 TB, he told me this will … Continue reading

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