Friday, July 24, 2009

iPhone 3.1 OS Update to Include BlueTooth Control Support

According to The iPhone Blog the upcoming release of iPhone 3.1 OS includes support for using the next/prev track controls on Blue Tooth head sets.

iPhone OS 3.0 introduced support for stereo BT head sets including partial support for the controls (volume and play/pause), but curiously no support for skipping tracks. 3.1 will remedy that thankfully.

There are other features and improvements in 3.1, for example, you will be able to paste into the phones keypad screen (automatically transposing alpha-numerics phone numbers into digits) and some updates to 3GS specific functionality.

Unfortunately, there isn't any mention yet whether Apple has identified the root causes of 3.0's battery consumption and heat issues.

3.1 beta 2 released this week, expect several more betas before the final product is released.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

VMware Releases ESXi with Dell / IBM Customizations

The VMware ESXi download page has two new downloads, ESXi installable with Dell and IBM customizaions:

VMware ESXi 4.0 with Dell Customization
Version 4.0.0 | 164009 - 07/16/09 348 MB ISO Image for ESXi Installable that includes Dell customization.

VMware ESXi 4.0 with IBM Customization
Version 4.0.0 | 164009 - 07/16/09 348 MB ISO Image for ESXi 4.0 Installable that includes IBM customization for use on supported IBM server platforms.

I can't find any information detailing what 'customization' is included in either install. Is it management (OpenManage stand alone), drivers???

I suppose I'll have to install it on one of the m600 servers and find out.

Update: I got a response from a Dell rep on the Power Edge mailing list "Vmware ESXi 4.0 includes Dell OpenManage as well apart from drivers."