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Archive for December, 2009

uppercase .. lowercase – Trivia

Posted by chrisbeams on December 31, 2009

The terms upper case and lower case came about with the early printing presses that kept the capital letters in the upper drawer or case, while the more often used small letters were stored in the closer, lower case.

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The Four Stages of NTFS File Growth

Posted by chrisbeams on December 31, 2009

Spotted this blog on the ASKCore MS blog

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2009/10/16/the-four-stages-of-ntfs-file-growth.aspx

It basically goes into how NTFS Stores information on a disk, pretty interesting.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook

Posted by chrisbeams on December 19, 2009

Another free book and looks pretty good to me 🙂

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/C/0/5C0BD0AB-040D-4C56-A60B-661001012DDA/Windows_Server_2008_R2_e-book.pdf

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Disk2vhd v1.4 – utility that creates VHD

Posted by chrisbeams on December 19, 2009

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

Very cool tool , looking to use it soon

Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can run Disk2vhd on a system that’s online.”

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