My Personal PC
One of many ways I practice DR for myself and customers is not activating my Windows OS. Every 30 day I will wipe out my C-drive and reinstall Windows 8 (previously Windows Vista & 7). Sometimes if I'm feeling lazy, I will 'rearm' the license on the last day to give me 14 more days before activation is required. You can 'rearm' the Windows license only 2 times, the command is (run Cmd Prompt as Administrator): slmgr -rearm
One of my goals is to own a Falcon Northwest gaming laptop. Not just a gaming laptop but a custom-built, custom-paint job. Up to 6 color changing "flops" I can lift the lid of my new laptop and blind the people of Starbucks with my "pimped-out" ride. These guys are the best!
Windows Server HPC Pack
A variable unknown edition of Windows Server is the HPC edition. Since all computers and servers today have multiple cores (2,4,6,8-cores), there is an opportunity to use the processing power of those cores when not in use. Enter HPC. HPC or "High Performance Computing" is a new service that allows hardware to be grouped together and jobs assigned to run against those cores during off hours. Try it and see it in action at Microsoft Labs.
Cool guys, great products. Fusion-iO is doing something amazing. Building a hardware product that directly competes against large manfacturers like HP, Dell and IBM... and succeeding. Their ioDrive, ioCache, and ioTurbine products provide a solution to a problem all businesses have - slow performance.