TechGate Conference 2012

If you live in the Northern Virginia / DC area – your weekends are valuable time that you probably don’t want to give up. However every so often an event pops up like a SharePoint Saturday or MADExpo that makes you turn your head and make plans to attend. In this case it’s the TechGate Conference in Reston taking place on 15 September.

It touts itself as the following:

Sessions in cloud computing, software development, system management and virtualization. Featuring top industry speakers from Amazon.com, Microsoft, Telerik, AIS and others. Many MVPs. Mingle with your peers at the Expo Hall with fun activities, prizes to win, food and beverages.

So if you’ve got the time and interested in cloud computing and virtualization, why not go ahead and register, cost is negligible since parking is free though mileage and wear and tear on your car aren’t covered by the sponsors of the event but nearly everything else is ๐Ÿ™‚

First Thoughts – Rackspace Cloud Windows Beta

Blazing fast.

There you have it folks, those are my first thoughts with regard to the Rackspace Cloud Windows Beta. Not only is the service fanatical in terms of the Rackers online ready to help out should you run into problems or happen to have a question pertaining to the different servers around the clock, the system is fast.

I thought I’d provision a few servers and within about three minutes they were up and operational. Further, for only having a minuscule amount of RAM dedicated, they still seem to be working pretty snappy.

Nonetheless, props to Rackspace for building out their cloud, this relationship just got interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

Not quite Coke Zero…

Have you ever looked for something to zero out all of the frivolous extra space that Windows is โ€œholdingโ€ for later use?  Then look no further friends, introducing SysInternals friendly and free โ€œSDeleteโ€.

Get your copy now, quick and easyโ€ฆ helps to shrink down those EC2 Windows images prior to bundling too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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