March 12, 2017

Consumerisation of IT

Consumerisation of IT refers to the transferring of consumer market IT solutions to the workplace, used to resolve enterprise needs. Among others, the[...]
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April 3, 2015

Why bother to virtualize?

I recently read an article (published August 2013), listing all the reasons not to virtualise certain systems. It got me thinking about some of those people[...]
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February 16, 2015

The 6 Rs to fix computer problems yourself

Are you new to computers, or do you always have strange little problems with your computer? Are you scared of using your computer / tablet / device because[...]
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August 28, 2014

Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series review

Today I attended a Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series presentation at Microsoft’s offices here in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s a 2RU / 4RU[...]
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August 25, 2014

Is a Single VM on a Single Host viable?

I had a question from a company that had lots of small regional sites, asking “Is a single VM on a single host viable?”, in response to my[...]
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April 25, 2014

Manual access to Windows Update

A situation happened with me today that I wanted to share – I was trying to update Windows 8.1 to Update 1, on a laptop that has a screen resolution[...]
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April 9, 2014

Windows XP is dead! (sort of)

April 8th is the date that Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP and Office 2003. This does not mean that Windows XP is dead, but it does mean that you[...]
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February 24, 2014

Install MSI as another user

You may know that with Microsoft’s inclusion of User Account Control, starting from Windows Vista, you need to “elevate” your permissions[...]
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February 23, 2014

Force a manual check-in with WSUS server

Patch Tuesday rolls around again, and I get asked – how can I make my server check for updates from WSUS right NOW? Or, if you have just set up a[...]
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February 14, 2014

Multi-instance SQL with clusters

Can I create multiple default instances of SQL server on the same Windows server? If, like me, you thought that due to the way that a SQL failover cluster[...]
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