Windows

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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August 28, 2014

Microsoft StorSimple 8000 series review

Today I attendedĀ 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

Why a virtual desktop is the solution to workforce mobility

For years we have been hearing that tablet sales are outstripping PC sales, and projections that the PC platform will die, leaving all of us using tablets[...]
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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 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 13, 2014

n-1 is dead, long live N+45

Running release N minus 1? What about release N plus 45 days? It is common practice for risk-averse companies to not run the very latest release of software,[...]
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February 11, 2014

Open any file in Notepad

Would you like an easy way to open text files in Notepad without having to associate 100s of file extensions?Are you always working with text files that[...]
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February 7, 2014

Recovering an SSL private key from a certificate

How do you restore the private key for a certificate? You may have generated a certificate request, and sent that request to either your internal Microsoft[...]
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