Friday, December 30, 2011

NIC getting close

In january I will be speaking on the Nordic Infrastucture Conferense in Oslo. For more info about the conference you can visit

The list of speakers are impressiv and contains some of the best speakers world wide and on all your favorite Microsoft technologies ranging from powershell to the cloud.

My topics have been changed to include:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Windows 8 To Go, Or how to test Windows 8 without installing it on your PC

29.Feb: Working also with the new Consumer Preview!!!
Lots of new cool features are coming with the new version of  Windows, and it might be interesting to test it out now, even if it’s just an developer preview version that are out now. Of course you can try it out virtual (and if you have Windows 8 installed you can use the Hyper-V role to test, okay, that’s one of the new features in Windows 8). But it’s always better to test out new operation system on actual hardware. So this would ordinary lead up to dual booting operating systems (Windows 8 are not stable or feature rich enough to be you only operation yet, maybe that will change in the beta release) or changing hard disk. But one new cool feature that you can use without actually installing the operating system is the “Windows 8 To Go”

How to know the difference between hardware and software

Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to setup the Sccm console on your own PC

Working with the management console for SCCM on the server might be a slow experience, and often it's not a sign for bad performance on the sever itself (even though it might be).

The main reason are that your session are a foreground session, and you will then have low priority on the server system since it as default are setup to prioritize background sessions. This is how it should be on a server so don't go in and change this. The solution are to install the Sccm console on your own pc and run it from there.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Windows button short cuts

There are many cool shortcuts that you can use with the windows button. Some are already using "Win + E" to start the explorer and the "Win + arrows" to move the active window, but if you dont do or if you dont know all her are a list.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Music weekly #4 The Covers

Last week I blogged about cover art, this week I remove the art bit and go into cover versions.

Faith Healer
Cover versions can some times make you cry. Sadly most of the times it's because it kills a great song like when like Brittany Spears did "I love Rock'N Roll" (Don't worry, the link goes to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts original version). But sometimes you just cry of happiness like when Fish does "Faith Healer" an Alex Harvey song. A great Scott, covering another great Scott.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Windows 8 Beta relase exposed by Microsoft

Finally Microsoft have given away the time for the Beta release of Windows 8.

During a App store session they told late february as dato of the beta release.

If you want to check it your self, just take alook at this video, and if you don't care about the App store just go to 3:23

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Memory limits on Windows versions

From time to time I get questions about memory limits, and since I have a limit amount of memory myself I might forget, so here are a link to a site with the answers
Short summary:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Music weekly #3 Fabulous Music Art

The days of going out and buying an LP, is long time gone. As a format for music I really don't miss it at all, even though there is people claiming to the sound quality, which was superior (most notable in old recordings that was not made for the digital format).
But the thing missing with todays music purchases are the visual pleasures. Coming home with a brand new LP was a 2 part deligth, the music itself, the cover art and some times all pictures, artwork and lyrics inside the sleev. Many artist still create greate art for cd covers, but the cd are just to small to really enjoy it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MDT: TimeZoneName and index number list

Remebering time zone name and number are a hasle so here are the list for the next time you (or I) need it.
Norwegian settings for MDT are:
TimeZoneName=W. Europe Standard Time
The complete list are as following:

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