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  • Windows 7 for XP professionals is out!

    Posted by bink on November 6 2009, 5:10 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News, Windows 7.

    Bink.nu’s Raymond Comvalius “Windows 7 for XP professionals” book is out! Congratulations Raymond! Party

     

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    Windows 7 is the successor to Windows XP for most organizations running Windows clients. What can system administrators expect when upgrading to the new operating system? What are the most important differences for the IT pro, and how does all this new technology work? This book has the answers—clear, simple, and to the point. The subjects in this book focus on real-world experience, giving you the technical information you need without the marketing chat.

    Windows 7 for XP Professionals benefits IT professionals who are responsible for setting up and maintaining medium- to large-size networks. The book contains an in-depth overview of the essential changes since Windows XP in terms of deploying, managing, securing, and migrating to Windows 7. The new version of Windows offers unprecedented opportunities—and challenges. Let Windows 7 for XP Professionals help make your migration seamless.

    Order now:

    Computer Collectief (NL)

    Amazon.com

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    Computerboek.nl

    Proxis.be (BE)

    Amazon UK

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    About the author

    Sample Chapters

    Table of Contents

    www.7forxpprofessionals.com

  • Bink.nu mobile

    Posted by bink on November 3 2009, 5:38 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    Since the iPhone’s full website browse experience I have had complaints about iPhone users getting the mobile edition of bink.nu.

    So from now on if you want Bink.nu mobile edition go to… drumroll…..

     

    http://bink.mobi

     

    If you want full page experience just go to http://bink.nu on your mobile device

  • New Book: Windows 7 for XP Professionals, Pre-order now!

    Posted by bink on October 25 2009, 7:51 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News, .NET.

    I would like to congratulate Bink.nu’s Raymond Comvalius on completing his new book: Windows 7 for XP Professionals!

     
    Pre Order now

     

    Windows 7 will be the successor to Windows XP for most organizations running Windows clients. What can system administrators expect when upgrading to the new operating system? What are the most important differences for the IT pro, and how does all this new technology work? This book has the answers—clear, simple, and to the point. The subjects in this book focus on real-world experience, giving you the technical information you need without the marketing chat.

    Windows 7 for XP Professionals benefits IT professionals who are responsible for setting up and maintaining medium- to large-size networks. The book contains an in-depth overview of the essential changes since Windows XP in terms of deploying, managing, securing, and migrating to Windows 7. The new version of Windows offers unprecedented opportunities—and challenges. Let Windows 7 for XP Professionals help make your migration seamless.

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    ISBN/EAN :  978-90-72389-04-6 Title  :  Windows 7 for XP Professionals Subtitle :  Essential Planning and Support for the IT Pro Author :  Raymond P.L. Comvalius

    Release     :  November 6, 2009

    About the author

    Raymond Comvalius is an independent consultant and trainer from the Netherlands. Since 1996, he has developed and implemented network infrastructures based on various Microsoft products at business and governmental sites. Raymond played a significant part in the team that designed a new Windows Vista–based desktop for a large Netherlands bank. He is an often-requested speaker for Windows infrastructure-related subjects. Windows 7 for XP Professionals is his second book.Raymond regularly publishes articles on the Internet like http://bink.nu, covering multiple topics.

  • The Engadget Show with Steve Ballmer

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 23 2009, 1:16 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    So Steven and I are in NY to attend the Windows 7 Launch. We decided to stop by and check out the Engadget Show with Steve Ballmer. Keep refreshing to see updated news and pictures live from the event.

    Engadget is providing a live stream of the event at their site. For those who cannot watch at work, keep hitting that F5 key.

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    2:19 Show is supposed to start at 2:30. Getting everyone situated. This place has seating for 340 people looks like its filling up pretty quick.

    2:20 By the way, Rafael Riviera from WithinWindows and Tom Warren from Neowin are here too.

    2:27 Still waiting. Hope the show starts pretty much on time.

    2:33 Nothing yet. Oh by the way we are at The Times Center on 41st St in NY, so if you are around, stop by, I am sure you can still get in.

    2:39 Ground rules being announced. Should start in 2 mins.

    2:51 Music Playing. Joshua Topolsky walks onto the stage.

    2:53 Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Walks out.

    2:54 Steve says that every morning, before he does everything, he listens to sports radio AM, not HD FM on Zune HD.

    2:56 Steve says that Vista was not a failure, and since the audience here actually cares about the facts, Vista was adopted pretty well, however, we dont need to talk about it today because today is a good day(Windows 7 launch).

    2:57 Says he loves Windows 7. His kids love the homegroup feature. Wireless networking changes his life. Loves Direct Access, connecting back to work, streaming media since he uses his machine a lot on the road.

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    3:03 Ballmer says in the Tech world, if you dont move forward you die. Microsoft has the resources to try many things. MS will keep moving forward in Phones, PC’s, Search, Server/Cloud, Productivity and as many areas to make the 90K people at MS work at something.

    3:05 Lot of opportunity to improve and will make an impact.

    3:06 Question on Mobile. Ballmer showing off his windows phone. HD2? MS still has work to do. However, the smartphone market is not that huge.

    3:09 What happened with Sidekick/Danger? Bought a small company and should have accelerated the move from their technology to MS. Shame on MS since they did not do it well with moving Danger over even though it was bought a while ago.

    3:11 There will be a balanced model between devices and the cloud.

    3:12 Where is the tighter integration with the cloud. Why is Zune not on Mobile or XBox etc. Apple can build everything in the OS, but since Windows is more regulated, there is more work to be done.

    3:13 Windows mobile releases will come often. Next Windows Mobile will be with Zune.

    3:15 Zune is very important for MS. Might not capture a great market share, but work will need to be done continuously. Lot of synergy in the iPhone platform and MS will go strongly after it. Next release.

    3:19 Enjoy beating Apple as well as back. 9 out of 10 people pick a PC over Apple and he is happy with that.

    3:20 Go to Bestbuy and buy 3 machines and a monitor for the price of a iMac.

    3:24 Does not comment on the leaked Courier device.

    3:35 Project Pink – We are glad to work closely with hardware vendors. As of today he does not see MS manufacturing, pricing, selling etc a hardware device.

    3:26 Steve Ballmer’s passion in the company. He likes everyone of his kids(developments). He gets excited doing lots of things. However the ability to transform for example UI, blowing people away with UI, functionality. What is phenomenal is supporting business and IT organizations do better.

    3:28 Does he think he has a handle at MS. He does not grade MS on the economy, but the ability to change the company to align to the economic change. MS has to innovate, execute and work hard.

    Thats it folks. The show is over.

  • Follow me on Twittter

    Posted by bink on October 12 2009, 6:13 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

     

     

     

    So I decided to re-activate my Twitter account, which I had created months back, but never tweeted anything.

    Now I have the bink.nu and HyperVoria.com RSS feed in it, so you can also follow the latest news on Twitter, I'll also tweet other Microsolft IT Pro related stuff that will not appear on Bink.nu.

    Don't expect much of my private activity on it.

    http://twitter.com/sbink

     

  • Amsterdam Plane Crash

    Posted by bink on February 27 2009, 5:51 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News, Personal Note.

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    Yesterday I arrived at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) from New York, we landed on the just re-opened  “Zwanenburg” runway, out of my window I could see the crashed Turkish Airlines nearby the “Polder” runway. I took a picture with my iPhone so it is very hard to see it actually. The pic was taken less then 24h after the crash, which tragically killed 9 people. 3 Turkish pilots and 4 Americans (Boeing employees) are among the deaths.

  • Join HyperVoria.com

    Posted by bink on July 18 2008, 1:43 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    Last week I launched a brand new website dedicated to Microsoft Hyper-V and related technologies like System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Server 2008 Core Installation. The website's main-page contains news and blogposts that I collect from all over the Internet. It also has forums divided in many logical categories.

    Unique is the Download and Video section where you can easily find all Hyper-V related downloads and Videos. You can even search by TAGs or keywords.

    It is called:

    So if you are planning, piloting or deploying Hyper-V, please visit to http://HyperVoria.com, have a look around and join the first Hyper-V community, be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed: http://feeds.hypervoria.com/hypervoria

    Think you are an Hyper-V expert already? Great! please join HyperVoria.com and ask to become news-poster and or forum moderator. Contact me bink at bink,nu

    Oh and promote this new bink.nu endeavor by spreading the word!

  • We have a winner for the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook!

    Posted by bink on May 22 2008, 5:47 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

     

    The winner is

    Sean Berens

    Congratulations!

    The two runner-ups will receive a gift too!

    Carlos OliveiraLuca Difino

    Thanks all for joining this contest, thanks to HP and Buzzcorps for letting Bink.nu participate in this campaign.

    Here are the winning answers, which are actually questions [8-|]

     

    What product manager of Microsoft would you like Bink.nu to do an interview with?

    I think Ben Armstrong the Program Manager for the Core Virtualization Team should be interviewed.

    Why this product manager?

    Virtualization technologies are now becoming a hot topic of Enterprises and SMB's all over the world and I feel this gentleman can shed more light on the direction Microsoft is taking.

    What two realistic questions you would like to see asked?

    1- Microsoft has a number of different virtualization technologies, VirtualPC, VirtualServer, Hyper-V, and Application Virtualization (SoftGrid). Is there anything in Microsoft's virtualization technologies that will get everyday users, Moms and Dads, using virtualization? Ie, Will we be seeing virtualization used as another security layer for users when running things like IE and Outlook to sandbox these applications so potentially unwanted applications from web pages and email cannot infect or alter the users OS experience?

    2- There a number of non-Microsoft virtualization technologies, some of these technologies allow users to boot a small kernel and launch a virtual image (VHD) in what appears to the user as a host OS. The benefit of this is the user is able to run this selected VHD without the loss of resources of the Host OS. Based on the MS Hypervisor, I understand that we could lose the functionality of the worker processes normally running on the Host OS (Primary Partition) for things like snapshots and saving state, but if the loss of this functionality is desirable to gain the ability to 'boot' this VHD. Do you envision Microsoft providing a solution for this type of scenario?

     

    Again congratulations Sean! Now I need to do my part and try to get your most voted on questions answered!

     

    NEOWIN has started their contest too!

  • Update: New method of voting for the HP contest

    Posted by MBrant on May 21 2008, 9:42 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    This one is mostly for the RSS readers out there...

    As you may know, we've been having some issues with the poll for the votes.Our programmers (and their supportlines) can't fix it right now so we're resorting to oldskool methods.

    Please check out the updated vote-instructions over the freshly updated newpost. Just reply to the newspost on who you'd like to see as the final winner!

    Again .. sorry for the hassle.

    Continue At Source

  • Contest poll voting issues

    Posted by admin on July 16 2012, 11:17 PM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    We are aware there is an issue with the poll for the HP contest.

    Our programmers are hard at work to resolve the issue. Please bear with us...

  • The Bink.nu HP Dragon Contest Finalists are....

    Posted by bink on May 21 2008, 5:04 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.

    Edit: OK.. We're having problems with the forum poll. Check details below on how to submit your vote for the winner! Please take a minute to comment on who should win! 

    OK I'm proud to announce the 3 finalists of the Bink.nu contest. First of all I want to thank everyone that participated. It was a tough job selecting the best questions from all 258 participants. I also want to thank the Bink.nu team for helping out: Martijn, Raymond, Sumeeth and Blake.

    I'm sorry if you didn't make it to the finals, but I hope you will vote for one of the finalists.

    OK so here are the finalists:

    #1 Sean Berens

    I think Ben Armstrong the Program Manager for the Core Virtualization Team should be interviewed. Virtualization technologies are now becoming a hot topic of Enterprises and SMB's all over the world and I feel this gentleman can shed more light on the direction Microsoft is taking.

    - Microsoft has a number of different virtualization technologies, VirtualPC, VirtualServer, Hyper-V, and Application Virtualization (SoftGrid). Is there anything in Microsoft's virtualization technologies that will get everyday users, Moms and Dads, using virtualization? Ie, Will we be seeing virtualization used as another security layer for users when running things like IE and Outlook to sandbox these applications so potentially unwanted applications from web pages and email cannot infect or alter the users OS experience?

    - There a number of non-Microsoft virtualization technologies, some of these technologies allow users to boot a small kernel and launch a virtual image (VHD) in what appears to the user as a host OS. The benefit of this is the user is able to run this selected VHD without the loss of resources of the Host OS. Based on the MS Hypervisor, I understand that we could lose the functionality of the worker processes normally running on the Host OS (Primary Partition) for things like snapshots and saving state, but if the loss of this functionality is desirable to gain the ability to 'boot' this VHD. Do you envision Microsoft providing a solution for this type of scenario? 

    #2 Carlos Oliveira

    I would like an interview with the product manager from the Research department. Of all the departments in Microsoft, in my opinion, this is the most interesting one and the one with the most potential to change the way we view our computers.

    - To me it seems that the Research department does lots of cool concepts that in the end never materialize into real products or integrate nicely with the OS, for instance, something like the photosynth application would be a huge addition to the windows platform if it would allow consumers to use it with their own photos and thus allow it to grow. Why is it that although Microsoft has such a good research department, the end result, such as a new operative system doesn’t seem to build upon anything from it?

    - The research department seems to me one of the most promising ones inside Microsoft, how do you guys keep up with all the innovation that shows up relating to technology, and how do you decide which course to take, or more specifically how do you choose which projects to invest on, and how can someone from outside Microsoft submit an idea for your evaluation?

    #3 Luca Difino

    Mike Nash, Corporate Vice President, Windows Product Management. He is responsible for incorporating Live services into the Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    -Have you ever thought of incorporating a windows profile into Live services? I mean logging into a pc with a Windows Live ID and retrieve from the web all profile information’s (user preferences, documents, mail, IM, etc.) downloading needed data on demand, and purging all personal information’s on logout.

    -When will we see an explorer interface to the Live SkyDrive service in order to use web space as a local drive?

    Please comment on this newspost who's questions you like best.Only reply the number and name of the person you want to win.Only 1 post per Bink.nu ID, Will count on Wednesday at 21:00 GMT+1