Thursday, October 7, 2010

User Interface Design Patterns

custom flash video player controlsUser interface is as important as good coding practices. Here is a link to 40 Helpful Resources in UI Design Patterns.

Smileycat design elements showcase provides good food for thought for a variety of common page elements.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Managing Hyper-V Server without the MMC

V-Power Why might someone need or want to manage Hyper-V without the Machine Management Console snap-in? Maybe you want to use XP, Server 2003, or a Vista/ Windows 7 Home Premium or lower edition which is not supported by the Hyper-V MMC. This post is most relevant to a Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 installation, not Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role.

Four options* for managing the Hyper-V environment:

* I will leave it as a homework assignment for you to determine which option may work best for you – if any.
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Hyper-V Poster

Slightly off topic, but Microsoft released a complex yet easy to read and informative Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V component architecture poster. A small snapshot of the poster is represented in the image below.