As the calendar year 2013 comes to an end, today, it’s perhaps the perfect time to update all those who haven’t been able to keep up with the blog, but still want to know what went on this year. You’ll find my month-by-month personal highlights below, easily digestible within five minutes and including both my … Continue reading "2013 in Review"
Earlier this month, I visited Greece with my buddy Microspecialist to both speak at ITPRO/DEV Connections in Athens, Greece. We flew to Greece from Amsterdam on Friday afternoon on the 6th of December and returned on Sunday evening, December 8, 2013. We stayed two nights at the Holiday Inn in Spata and spend two full … Continue reading "Pictures of ITPRO/DEV Connections Greece"
At the Dutch Microsoft TechDays, my employer introduced ICT Expert Talks: a professional film booth, where we interviewed speakers, attendees and staff. You can find these interviews on YouTube in the ICT Expert Talks channel. In this blogpost, I’ll provide a peak behind the scenes of these interviews, the people involved, technology we used and … Continue reading "Behind the scenes of the ICT Expert Talks"
As announced in an earlier blogpost, I hosted a Microsoft Netherlands Datacenter Virtualization IT Camp with Tony Krijnen on December 11, 2012. We had a lot of fun and in this blogpost I’ll try and share some of the fun.
As described in Part 1 of this series, Windows 7 has built-in optimizations for Solid State Disks (SSDs). To this purpose, Windows 7 will check random reads speeds of your disks, to determine whether the system is equipped with such a disk. These optimizations include disabling defragmentation on the SSD, and, when the disk is … Continue reading "Windows 7 and SSDs, Part 2 (Tweaking the box)"
I’ve seen a couple of people stuffing their Windows 7 laptops with Solid State Disks (SSDs). I upgraded my Windows 7 demo laptop with an Intel X25-M G2 SSD (80GB) and this much improved performance, especially for virtualization purposes. A traditional Hard Disk Drive’s internals are platters. A read/write head on a boom looms over … Continue reading "Windows 7 and SSDs, Part 1 (To clone Windows or reinstall?)"
MVP "I'm a PC" Video Been there, done that 🙂
As some of you may recall I presented a one-hour session at Microsoft's Dutch Windows Server 2008 Launch Event, dubbed the IT Herolympics. This happened roughly three months ago. Microsoft put together some resources on my presentation, that are available to everyone with a Microsoft Live Passport.
I remember it well… It was a sunny day in June 2006. A few days earlier Paul and I talked about DirTeam and his blog. I told him I was interested and that day I got a message stating my username and password. That day marked the beginning of this blog! Now a year later I write … Continue reading "One year of blogging"
I'm proud to be selected as one of the Speaker Talents for the upcoming Technet Live event in Amsterdam next week! This means you can meet me live if you are one of the attendees for Technet Live.