The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

March, 2010


March 31, 2010  12:55 AM

Veeam SureBackup

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Veeam SureBackup is just around the...

March 25, 2010  12:58 AM

New StarWind High Availability iSCSI SAN Software Free for Any VMware vExpert, VCP or VCI

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Straight from StarWindsoftware.com, mind you this is a little late, but I am sure not many people were aware, is if you are a VCP or MCP(apparently), and email vmware@starwind.com, you can get a key to activate the software. I have included an insert from...


March 25, 2010  12:49 AM

Rogers makes free data tethering permanent

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Who needs a Wi-Fi cafe anymore, as long as you are a customer of Rogers and have a 1GB Data plan, you get unlimited data tethering!

Rogers today revealed that its free Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 23, 2010  12:06 AM

VMware Brings Enterprise-Class Virtualization to SMBs at Half the Price

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VMware announced that as of March 18th vSphere Essentials can be acquired for less than $500 USD. Finally VMware is looking more seriously at the SMB space, not just enterprise, this will allow many more companies to take advantage of this great technology.

“VMware vSphere allows...


March 21, 2010  7:46 PM

Internet Explorer 9

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Microsoft's new iteration of browser is on the horizon, while the beta embraces HTML 5, it has marginal speed gains(up to 9 times) while rendering pages.

In the very first report of browsers' scalability compared to IE7 in Vista SP2, the IE9 tech preview in Windows 7 scored a 6.57...


March 18, 2010  3:05 PM

Configure an Alarm in vCenter Server to alert you if a Virtual Machine is running on a snapshot.

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Ever check on your VMs and they have been running on a snapshot for the last couple months? Committing a couple months worth of snapshots can take 1 to many hours depending on the hardware and disks present, well VMware has posted a video on how to create an alarm to alert you when virtual machines...


March 17, 2010  2:43 AM

Top 5 Certifications by Salary

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Would you like to fast track your way into a job interview? While Certifications alone won't get you the job, it can definitely open doors, and get you an interview. Once you pass the interview you could be starting your dream job with that dream salary. Here are the top 5 certifications based...


March 16, 2010  2:05 AM

Silverlight 4

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Silverlight 4 gets released next month, but if your a developer and want to get started right away, then check out this link. I have included an insert below for quick review.

This latest version of...


March 11, 2010  3:04 AM

Alienware M11x

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Ever wanted a netbook that could truly do it all? Well now you can own such a beast, or should I say Alien... Meet the Alienware M11x. Now you wont have to lug a bulky computer around to LAN parties, this little guy will fit into your backpack. With the ability to play Crysis and Call of Duty...


March 11, 2010  12:06 AM

New Portable App – Team Viewer

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I have yet to use this app, but apparently it works well, from what I heard.

TeamViewer Portable 5.0.7904 has been released. TeamViewer is a remote PC support/control and screen-sharing tool. You...


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