Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MMS 2009 - Configuration Manager v.Next

So far, the demo of the pre-alpha version of the new Configuration Manager (v.Next is the placeholder version name/number) has been the most exciting thing about the Microsoft Management Summit. I'm too tired to really go into the details, but I thought I'd go ahead and publish my notes from the session. They may be a bit cryptic now, but I'll go into more detail later.

Monday, April 27, 2009

MMS 2009 - SWAG Bag

I just registered at MMS, and thought I'd share the SWAG with you. For those of you that insist on pronouncing and spelling it "schwag," it stands for Stuff We All Get not Schtuff We All Get. Anyway, on to the stuff.

1. A fancy-schmancy convertible laptop bag. I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but this laptop bag falls prey to the same issues that I have with all laptop bags. THEY LOOK LIKE LAPTOP BAGS.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bring on the Tux

I got the Dell Mini 9 today and I am stoked. Here are my initial impressions of the machine, OS, and over-all usability.

The Machine:

1. It is LITTLE. It's hard to appreciate how small it is without some perspective. It would take about $3.75 (in actual currency size) to cover the machine.

2. It's really well made. In the car world, they talk about fit and finish; well, if BMW made a netbook, this would be it. Unlike a lot of netbooks I've seen, it doesn't look or feel like a toy; everything feels solid and really well put together. For example, the hinges are really meaty so the screen doesn't feel like it's going to rip off when you open it like the 9" Acer I've checked out at Buy More.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I Quote Dr. Frank N. Furter

"I see you shiver with antici...pation!"

I know I do.

My Dell Mini 9 shipped today. Unfortunately it was built in Nashville, not Austin, so I'll have to wait for a couple of days.