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Notes on Windows Advanced Troubleshooting

Last year, I happened to be involved on a series of unusually complex problems that required some advanced diagnostic techniques. During the course of those issues I prepared some notes so that my teams could acquire some sort of independence and have a sense of how these tasks can be accomplished.

Advanced Troubleshooting requires lot of study, patience and dedication. Let’s face it: it’s not easy. But knowing what the tools are and how the process works helps on demystifying this activity. That is why I’ve decided to release my OneNote Notebook on Live.com so that you can ...

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The role of PowerShell in IT-aware Services and Applications

Several months ago, I happened to share a nice conversation about the potential of PowerShell as part of the IT/Enterprise Architecture. Then I discovered that the benefits of architecting IT-aware Applications are still widely unknown or misunderstood. That’s the reason I would like to share my thoughts on this subject pointing out the special role that PowerShell can play in this field.

IT-aware Services and Applications

IT-aware Services and Applications incorporate the necessary instrumentation so that IT and Operations Teams can control, monitor, diagnose and operate them using the same semantics that the business uses in addition to the ...

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Ramblings of a 64 bit Desktop User

Now that I have taken some time to feel how someone deals with a 64 bit desktop, I have certain “confidence” to write about this. Of course, this is only my experience and, obviously, doesn't pretend to be a universal opinion. The following notes and comments refer mainly to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

First of all, it's safe, usable and seems mature enough. The drivers diversity is more than acceptable and, finally, you  take advantage of the hardware you have purchased for.

Anyway, I thank Microsoft to take care about backwards compatibility and let (user space) 32 bit ...

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