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

May, 2011


May 27, 2011  1:35 PM

Exchange Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange 2010, Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator, Exchange requirements, Mailbox Server Role, microsoft, Virtualization

I was perusing "The Exchange Team Blog" and I came across v16.5 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator

After you have determined the design you would like to implement, you can follow the steps in the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Design Example article...

May 27, 2011  1:25 PM

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Address Book Policies, Exchange Server 2010, Hybrid Configuration Wizard, microsoft, Outlook Web App, OWA, Service Pack 1, service pack 2, SP1, SP2, vmware

Last week Exchange 2010 service pack 2 was announced, below are some of the new features.

Outlook Web App (OWA) Mini: A browse-only version of OWA designed for low bandwidth and resolution devices. Based on the existing Exchange 2010 SP1 OWA infrastructure, this feature provides a...


May 23, 2011  8:33 PM

GoFlex Satellite (500GB/WiFi/USB 3.0)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
GoFlex Satellite, portable hdd, seagate, usb 3.0, WiFi

Now here is something interesting... a HDD that is WiFi connected, any web capable device can use it, if the media is native to the device, or you can use apps to convert media.

"This shiny, streamlined black box is about the size of a couple of decks of cards. Plug it into a Mac or PC...


May 23, 2011  8:20 PM

Free VMware Training!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practices, vmware, vsphere, vSphere Architecture, vSphere Essentials, vSphere Essentials Plus

If you purchase VMware vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus during the promotional period (March 8th - Sept 15th 2011) you will receive tokens to take free online courses.

For a limited time, buy VMware vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus and get vSphere Fundamentals for SMBs online...


May 23, 2011  5:21 PM

Laser puts 26Tb/sec through fibre



Posted by: Nathan Simon
data, fast Fourier transform, fibre, future of internet, laser, Professor Freude, throughput

So cool! Fibre optics might just receive an upgrade in the not so far future!

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second.
That's crazy, to think that someday data transfer rates will be instataneous from...


May 23, 2011  5:10 PM

Firefox 5 Beta Released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Chrome, CSS, Firefox, IE8, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, quick-release

Mozilla just released Firefox 5 the other day, they have moved to a quick-release schedule in the hope to bring new features to users and developers sooner.

Mozilla has three main versions of Firefox now: the release version for mainstream users, the beta version with new features...


May 13, 2011  4:34 AM

Intel ME or Management Engine



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Management Technology, Alert Standard Format, Intel AMT, Intel Management Engine, intel me password default, Intel MEBx, vPro

The default ME password is "admin". Once Entered it will force you to set a "strong" password Basically you need to have a capital letter, a number, and a character like !/@/# Why did i post this? Because my ESXi Host at home has this feature and I was curious. I do not think I...


May 11, 2011  5:59 PM

iOS 4.3.3 Location Services Fix



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Apple tracking, crowd-sourced location database cache, iOS 4.3.3, Ipad, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4

Well here is the fix for that "Apple is tracking you" Issue. I for one don't really care, maybe I should? Either way, once the jailbreak for this comes out I might update, until then, Apple I guess you know where I am! Here is "what" is fixed.

Reduces the size of the cache [it's...


May 11, 2011  5:52 PM

Full Offline Google Applications



Posted by: Nathan Simon
browser-based OS, Gmail, google, Google Calendar, Google Docs, microsoft, Offline

Offline you say, yep, Google is looking to add a huge item to their repertoire. A Google spokesperson stated that they have been using offline versions of the software for months.

Google is aiming to strike right at the heart of Microsoft and the Windows stronghold. But they know that...


May 10, 2011  2:26 AM

iPad 2 – A super computer in your hands.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, Cray 2, Ipad, iPad 2, supercomputer

Here is a fun little tidbit for you all. The iPad 2 would rival the Quad Processor Cray 2 Supercomputer which was built in 1985, and get this, it was the size of a washing machine! Also something of note for those wanting to pick up an iPad 2,  the new processor is 10 times faster than the...


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