April 2014 Entries

"microsoft account service is unavailable" error for 4 days and counting

I'm getting this error if I try to install or update an app on my Sprint HTC 8XT Windows 8 phone. Wondering if anybody else is having the same issue. The other issue occured at the same time was my OneNote stopped syncing. After changing the server name of my Microsoft account, I was able to get mine syncing again, but not my wife's phone. Following some blog posts, I tried to update my microsoft account server name to m.hotmail.com, but it always set itself to bay404-m.hotmail.com. This server allows ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2014 9:09 AM | Comments (0)

Virtual PC VHD resize

This just shows I'm not an infrastructure specialist. I was very proud when I hooked up my old Intel Core 2 Quad computer with 4 SATA drives, then put up my 2 virtual machines with 3 VHD using 3 separate drives. The performance was OK, but then my drives started dying and I had to start moving VHD back to the OS drive. The performance quickly deteriorated. As a rule, all my virtual machines have undo-disk turned on, and I decided having 6 files running at the same time (3 to read and 3 to read/write) ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:46 AM | Comments (0)

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