With Dell’s acquisition of Quest and all the IT reorganization that
followed, it is actually not that easy to find these two popular free
PowerShell tools any longer. So here are the links that work today (January
The download is freely available from Dell’s PowerGUI community.
The community itself also got moved from http://powergui.org
Dell Software is still maintaining the product – as I am writing this the
latest version is 3.8 released in April 2014.
Quest / QAD cmdlets
This one is a little more tricky to
If this link for some reason changes, all Dell’s freeware and trial links
can be found in this catalog: http://software.dell.com/trials/
This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to
Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube –
started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5
and h.264 video codec.
This means that today the option is available for Chrome and Safari.
Then at some point they will likely add the Ogg codec and support Firefox, or
help Firefox get native h.264 codec support.
And then IE9 ships and all latest browsers will play videos natively. Flash
will no longer be required for video, and why would anyone want it then?... (more)
Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost,... (more)
Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against
Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people
off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the
Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows Server 2008
R2 – are actually the first real step in Microsoft’s Windows Cloud Story.
Before Windows 7 Microsoft could offer some services (such as Exchange
Online) from the cloud – but could not provide full enterprise directory,
security and so on – now they can.
Analysts should love hype – it lets them jump into a hot area and be the
thought leaders who everyone has to consult to make any sense out of what is
going on in the area.
“Cloud” is probably the most hyped word in the industry these days and
everyone has a definition of what it is. And despite this being a running
joke in the industry, everyone obviously needs definition conversion to
happen so we can start speaking the same language here.
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stepped in and did
– from my perspective – something truly amazing: they provided ... (more)