Actually, you can never have enough backups, but the original reason for getting Acronis’ TrueImage was to copy an image of my 60GB laptop HDD to a new 100GB HDD. This worked surprisingly well, connecting the new disk, using an external USB case, the tool reboots the system and copies a bootable image of the disk.
Beside this, the tool can perform backups while you work on your system. Very cool and helpfully if you backup to a server, which could take some time. In addition the tool provides a very great feature, which makes accessing files within your backup very comfortable. You can just plug an backup image as a virtual disk to your system and this way you can access the complete backup and access specific files you are looking for.
Two months ago, when I just arrived at Seattle, someone was approaching me from behind. It was Damir Tomicic. So you have to travel 10,000 of miles to meet people… Let’s see what he has to say: blogroll += http://tomicic.de/.
We are still working with the VRDK at Microsoft Reseach, Cambridge. During the last few months I gave several talks, introducing the VRDK to a wider range of audience. Finally, a lot of people asked me if and when we will release it. Unfortunately, it is not a product rather a research platform.
However, I checked the web and found some articles and weblog entries about the VRDK, written when it was presented to the public the first time.
Three weeks ago I spent an evening together with Clemens Vasters at the University Arms’ bar in Cambridge, UK. Great guy, just added him to my blogroll. Two months ago he joined Microsoft as Community Relations Program Manager for the Windows Communication Foundation: Hey Clemens, I still want to put in WCF into our VRDK!
NDoc is an extensible code documentation generation tool for .NET developers.
FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses reflection, MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects.
The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community.
TortoiseSVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a windows shell extension. The coolest Interface to (Sub)Version Control.
The Virtual Machine Network Driver allows the Device emulator’s OS (or even the Virtual PC OS, as the case may be) to emulate its own network connection. Because the physical network interface on the host machine is now “virtualized,” you have a way to get two IP Addresses – one for the host PC, and one for the operating system that is running within the Device Emulator (or Virtual PC). Device Emulator users using the VMNet Driver can connect to the host machine over TCP or UDP as the alternative to the standard “Activesync over DMA” solution.