Have you seen the TechNet Flash PH for May 2011?

Check your inbox if you are already subscribed to the newsletter. There are a lot of items that are included that might be able to help you on your career specially on the Learn Section:


Click the the Complimentary Exam Coaching Session Link and see these resources:


For those that are planning to take certification exams, these are very useful links and I found them at TechNet flash, so if you havent yet Subscribe now!

Have you seen the TechNet Flash Philippines for this Month?

If you have not, please check out an amazing article by Dindo Fernando of Microsoft Philippines on how he explains “Cloud Computing”:

buy a car –> traditional/on-premise technology;

rent a car –> cloud computing

Pretty neat huh?

Also please do check out the MVP Highlights:


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Very Late Post: Virtual PC Differencing Disk

Hi all! This is a veeeeeeeery late post, but I always and still see people still struggling to do copy-paste VHD on their VPC. So guys hope this screenshot gallery can help for you to understand and hopefully use differencing disk.

So first, what is a differencing disk? Well — “A differencing disk is a virtual hard disk you use to isolate changes to a virtual hard disk or the guest operating system by storing them in a separate file” I think the simplest that I can articulate is you have a base VHD but instead of saving your changes to a base VHD you save it in another file, called differencing disk. But why do this? First is that you can actually save space by doing this, rather than duplicating each VHD only the changes on a COMMON base are saved. You can also chain your differencing disks but, thats for another day 🙂

To use differencing disks, you must first create your base. In the screenshots, I assumed that you already have this base (A clean image of what Operating system you want to clone, in my example a Windows Server 2003). What I do is I first create differencing disks and then use them later via “New Virtual Machine Wizard, Select Virtual Hard Disk”

So to create a differencing disk, on the VPC, click file then choose Virtual Disk Wizard. Click next until you arrive at Virtual Hard Disk Options.

on Virtual Hard Disk Options, choose Differencing. Select the parent or base that you created earlier and then click next up to finish.


We can now use this VHD, on the new Virtual Machine, choose an Existing Virtual Hard Disk and choose the newly created Differencing disk.


Hope that helps 🙂

SQL Server 2008 R2 is here and a free ebook on Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 is now here! and surprisingly I saw this only when I am downloading this free Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 ebook from the Data platform insider at TechNet blogs here: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/default.aspx

There is also a virtual tour at SQL’s main page here: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/tour/en/default.aspx

That’s it for now, ill get back after reading this 🙂


Have you seen the first issue of TechNet Flash Philippines this 2010?

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This January 2010, don’t forget to take a look at the blog posts for the month:

Windows 7- Run as a different user from me and Hotmail in your MS Outlook 2010 from our Deployment MVP: Jay-R Barrios.

Manually download the latest updates for Microsoft Security Essentials

This is a neat way of updating MSE, thru a Microsoft download.

Just run this update installer to the target computer and.


New Free Microsoft Press E-Book Offer: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Okey, shamelessly copying from here: http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

by Peter DeBetta, Greg Low, and Mark Whitehorn
ISBN: 9780735625587

Learn about major new features in SQL Server 2008 including security, administration, and performance.

Maybe my T-SQL could use some brushing a bit. 😀 Will read this after the W7 community launch!