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

April, 2010


April 30, 2010  11:06 PM

Android 2.2 to fully support Adobe Flash



Posted by: Nathan Simon
adobe, Adobe Flash, android, Andy Rubin, Apple, FroYo, google, iphone, microsoft, New York Times, Windows

Good for Google, embracing Adobe Flash is great for everyone, I'm sick of hearing about Apple and the fact that they just won't accept Flash onto their device. I hope that the Android picks up steam and take the iPhone out!

Android 2.2, code-named "FroYo," will fully support Adobe's...

April 30, 2010  5:26 AM

Exchange Server 2010 SP1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
DAG, Database Availability Group, Exchange 2010, Exchange Server 2010, microsoft, Server 2008, Service Pack 1

So Exchange Server 2010 SP1 details are out, there are many great new features...

The following new features for high availability and improvements to existing high availability features are available in Exchange Server 2010 SP1: Continuous replication - block mode Active mailbox...


April 28, 2010  2:56 AM

Best Practices Analyzer for Windows Server 2008 R2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Administrative tools, best practices, Best Practices Analyzer, bpa cmdlet, PowerShell cmdlets, Server Manager GUI, Windows management, Windows Server 2008 R2

A buddy passed this onto me...

In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under normal circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. For example, it is considered a best practice for most server technologies to keep...


April 28, 2010  2:23 AM

Cisco VPN Client Now supports Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit



Posted by: Nathan Simon
64-bit, asa, Cisco, cisco asa, SSL, VPN, vpn client, Windows 7, Windows Vista, x64

The Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 has been released with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility.  Until recently, if users were using 64-bit editions of Windows 7 /Vista they could not use the Cisco VPN Client to create an IPSec VPN tunnel to...


April 23, 2010  5:14 AM

Microsoft releases Office 2010 to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), microsoft, MSDN, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2010 Beta, Office 2010 Technology Guarantee, Office Upgrade Path, Office Web Apps 2010, SharePoint 2010, technet, Windows 7

If you have been using Office 2010 Beta like I have, you'll be please to know that you can now download Office 2010 Retail Plus from your MSDN or TechNet subscription service.

If you have an MSDN or TechNet subscription, Office 2010 is now available for download. In addition, Microsoft...


April 18, 2010  7:30 PM

iPad Competitors – Android Tablet – HP Slate



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android os, google tablet, HP Slate, hp tablet, Ipad, Netbook, portability, USB, user interface, Windows 7

Well we knew it was coming, a Goolge Tablet running the Android OS. This might be something i would want to get my hands on, considering the Android device will be much more customizable than the iPad. As below, working with the Android Tablet in the cloud is much easier, which would make life...


April 16, 2010  12:44 AM

Your Account is configured to prevent you from using this computer. Please Try another computer



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory Users and Computers, Log on to, user cannot login, Windows Server 2008

When a user tries to login to Windows Server 2008... Find the user in Active Directory Users and Computers, right click on the account, then click on the Account Tab of that User's Properties, click the "Log On To" button, the change the option, "The Following Computers" to "All computers" or...


April 9, 2010  2:19 AM

Nvidia Optimus



Posted by: Nathan Simon
alienware, ASUS, dell, Direct X 11, discrete graphics processors, Intel, laptop, Nvidia, Nvidia.com, Optimus

Hey everyone, I had reviewed the alienware laptop a few posts ago, here is the technology being utilized.

"With Nvidia's Optimus technology, you get the best of both worlds, as general application and multimedia duties are handled by Intel's HD graphics for improved battery life, and...


April 9, 2010  1:12 AM

iPhone / iTouch OS 4 Introduced



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Andriod, Apple, BlackBerry, enterprise, iphone, itouch, multitasking, new iphone os, os 4

Well Apple finally touts a new operating system for their iPhone and iTouch devices.

The iPhone OS 4 multitasking functionality is not as advanced as some smartphones can deliver, he added. It is based on a multitasking tray that lets users switch between software or a certain service...


April 7, 2010  3:02 AM

Adobe Flash 10.1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
adobe, flash 10.1, GPU, h.264, hardware accelerated, media accelerator, net-book, Netbook, public beta, smartphone

Adobe Flash 10.1 is hardware accelerated! Check out the details here. What they say we will see is significant resource reduction while viewing H.264 video and playing flash...


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