CONTEST – Call of Duty: World at War Beta Code

OK here goes, I have a Call of Duty: WaW beta code that I don’t need. I’m going to do a random draw from the first 25 responses, then give it away! So far, the beta is awesome. This isn’t CoD4, but pretty darn good just the same. Just so you guys know I’m not pulling […]

Connect To a Console RDP / Terminal Server Session

1) Regardless of connection limits or licensing issues, you will always be able to connect to a server using a console session and an administrator account 2) The console session will often allow you to see errors and popups that won’t appear in other sessions 3) As documented in this MSKB article, you will also […]

Cisco to Implement Regular Patching

In a security notice posted on Cisco’s web site recently, the networking giant unveiled its new patch program that will see them regularly updating its IOS software for Cisco switches and routers on a timely basis, similar to Microsoft’s “patch Tuesday”. From the note: “This schedule change will not restrict us from promptly publishing an […]

Microsoft to Enter VDI Market with Kidaro Acquisition

UPDATE – it looks like the figure on this one is around 100M.  Microsoft has announced that they are planning to acquire VDI solution provider Kidaro today, according to Reuters. From the Reuters article: “Microsoft said Kidaro’s technology will be incorporated into its desktop virtualization product, which allows companies to deliver over an Internet network […]

Riverbed Releases RiOS 5.0!

From the official Riverbed RiOS 5.0 announcement: “[]announced the launch of version 5.0 of the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS(TM)), which powers the award-winning Riverbed(R) Steelhead(R) product line. RiOS 5.0 extends the Riverbed lead in delivering to its customers the best speed for the broad range of applications important to businesses of every size and across […]

Get Windows Vista SP1 RTM on TechNet!

From Microsoft: “We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that–while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March–the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet […]

Citrix to Announce XenSource Purchase

The Register is reporting that Citrix will be letting everyone know tomorrow that it plans to acquire XenSource tomorrow. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as we know Citrix has been looking long and hard at a virtualization platform. While this seems to be a very good move on behalf of Citrix, it […]

Set Vista Display Preferences Without a Monitor

It happens, you enable a display mode that doesn’t work properly and you can no longer see a display on your screen. Luckily Microsoft Windows Vista has a low-resolution boot mode you can access by press F8 as Windows Vista loads that will allow you to boot into 600×400, then set the video back to […]