Active Directory Q&A 

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Hello, Demorie here…I had another dream the other night about a celebrity.  Jack Nicholson and I were hanging out at a beach resort.  I was interviewing him on why I didn’t see him at the Oscars.  Was he there?  Where was he sitting?  He told me he was delegated to the balcony with the special…Read more

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Blog Facelift 

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Thanks to WD for some feedback on our blog format…..hope this helps with the navigation. I apologize that some of the posts are not rendering in some readers, evidently the old copy and paste from MS Word isnt going to cut it anymore. — Ward Ralston…Read more

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x64 Launch Runs Afoul of the Law 

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Managing the rollout of our x64 editions has been an amazing experience—not to mention juggling launch duties with becoming a father of three. I find myself working at the oddest times, and trying to squeeze as much as I can from every spare minute. Such was the case recently, when I was heading home prior…Read more

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Allchin updates Windows x64 timing 

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Hi. Patrick O’Rourke here – I am also a Product Manager over in the Windows Server Division.  I’m writing because Cactus league isn’t in full bloom yet, and I’m still waiting for Gary and Bob to be fired so I can be interested in the NHL again. I was watching news from Intel’s Dev Forum, and…Read more

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64Bit Database! IBM Announces Trial Software Program for DB2 v8.2.2 Beta for Windows 

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Pretty cool stuff! From the IBM webpage: DB2 UDB is the world’s fastest database with the #1 TPC-C benchmark in the world that delivered performance over 2.7 times faster than the nearest competitor. Moreover, DB2 UDB V8.2 has just published the fastest TPC-C result on 8-way Intel® Itanium® 2 running 64-bit Window Server 2003. DB2’s…Read more

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x64 RC2 Download Error – What happened? 

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I appreciate everyone’s comments about the error that was made when we made the x64 RC2 available as part of the Customer Preview Program (CPP).  For those of you who were not aware of the problem – the 32-bit version of Server 2003 SP1 was accidentally made available as the download for the x64 RC2….Read more

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64-bit Technical Questions and Elvis 

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Demorie here…  My car was rear-ended last Friday while sitting at a light outside my office.  This is my first accident (knock on wood) and I was not prepared for the amount of work this entails.  Contact the insurance company; get estimates from the certified auto-body shops, contact the driver that hit me, blah, be…Read more

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Baseball & Benchmarks 

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Baseball is great for statistics. Every game is like a miniature numbers factory, generating batting averages, on-base percentages, earned-run averages—you name it. For fans, these numbers constitute the game outside the game: when the lights go out and the players have all gone home, the fans continue the battle using statistics for ammunition. In the…Read more