I recently discovered this free IP Tracing and IP Tracking tool on the Web. It gives you a lot of information about your IP address, including your ISP information, latitude, longitude, browser information, where the IP address is physically located (shows a Google map), performs a WHOIS and reverse IP lookup, and more. You can trace any IP address, not just yours, either by entering an IP address or a Web site (e.g. microsoft.com).
This site provides one of the most comprehensive IP management solutions that I have seen. Here’s a screenshot that shows you the type of information you can get. You can get much more than what you see in the screenshot by clicking the link “Show even more about me and my system” at the bottom of the report. Check this IP Tracer out. I think you will like it.
A true techie really knows how to multitask. This is an actual picture of my colleague Sharee English “geeking out“, as she puts it. The picture says it all .
If you are a techie, you have to check out her blog True Geek for some really interesting stuff. Knowing her hectic schedule, I don’t know how she finds time to find these gems and then blog about it. I guess once in a while you have to find some time to have fun……and geek out!
As you may have heard, you will not be able to directly upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 7. For those of us who prefer to wipe out the older version and always perform a clean install of the new operating system, this may not be a big deal. However, for a lot of organizations, and even individuals, a clean install requires re-installation of all the applications and a lot of additional work to get the computer back to the original state with all the custom configuration settings and tweaks.
Here are the steps that Microsoft has documented on TechNet that demonstrates how you can use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate files and settings from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Upgrading from Wind0ws XP to Windows 7
The Upgrade option is not available in Windows 7 Setup when installing Windows 7 on a computer running Windows XP. However, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate files and settings from Windows XP to Windows 7 on the same computer. To do this, you must first copy files to a removable media, such as an external hard drive or UFD, or to a network share. Next, you will install Windows 7 and then migrate your files back from the removable media onto your computer. When you are finished, you must install your software programs again, but your files and settings will have been copied from Windows XP.
To reclaim the disk space, you can delete the Windows.old directory using the Disk Cleanup system tool by following these steps:
App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product formerly known as SoftGrid. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualization implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options, including over-the-Internet application availability to meet your business needs.
App-V has several advantages. Because App-V applications are isolated from each other, different versions of the same application can run concurrently. This approach enables any application to be delivered without making any changes to its code. The App-V client presents the user with a list of applications, to which the user has access. The user can then launch a virtualized instance of the application. Depending on the configuration, the systems administrator can be either notified of the action via email or it can require an explicit confirmation from the administrator for the application to start streaming and initialize or it can just simply check the Active Directory for the user’s rights and stream the application to the user if it is authorized to run the application.
Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services supports Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services and its available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services.
If you want to know more about App-V, check out this interview in which Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director in the Windows Client division, explains in detail what App-V is all about. The App-V Team Blog is another good resource.
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