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Co-writers wanted

Keeping a blog requires quite some time to keep up with the trends and technologies. Someone suggested in the past to co-write on my blog.

Consider this as an open sollicitation ūüėȬ† Obviously, knowledge about SharePoint 2010/2013 is required, but not all articles have to be purely technical. I am also looking to expand the articles to more IT pro related posts, as well as trending technologies like Azure and Windows 8.1 applications in combination with SharePoint.

If you think you have info to share that is worth reading and you would like to participate on this blog by writing articles, please drop me an email with your credentials, ideas and what you think you can contribute.

Obviously, your name will be published as an author on this site, as well as your own profile page.

Native VHD boot from external harddisk using Win7

Like many of us out there, I like the use of virtual servers for testing, research and developement. It keeps my host OS clean, but also gives me the opportunity to leverage the hardware of my machine to the full extend, except for the disk virtualization.

The possibility of Windows 7 to native boot VHD images is great, if not a blessing. I never want to move back to VPC or VMWare. The only downside was that it was hard to boot an image from an external harddisk (USB). I say hard, because I simply did not know how to make that work. But it should be possible.

Cut a long story short, using the following article described here by Mark Wilson, you can modify the windows installationin the VHD to allow booting from USB. It takes a lot of command line commands, but in the end, it works! Thanks Mark!

Avanade awarded Enterprise Partner of the Year 2010

Obviously, something that myself and the rest of the company are very proud of. Avanade and Accenture are awarded the Enterprise Partner of the Year award by Microsoft for the third time in a row and sixth time overall. You can find the press release here.

Next to these awards, Microsoft also awarded Avanade the Virtualization Partner of the Year award for the first time in The Netherlands. And last but not least, Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year award. Quite some achievements that make me proud to work at Avanade.