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

September, 2011


September 30, 2011  2:30 AM

Playbook Discontinued? Say it isn’t so…



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, discontinue, Playbook, QNX, RIM, smartphone, superphone, tablet OS

Lies! All Lies, but to millions of readers world wide, the Playbook went extinct, then less then a couple hours later, it was told to Reuters by BlackBerry representatives that the Playbook is not going anywhere, the QNX Operating system is just beginning. They also mentions that QNX will be...

September 29, 2011  12:02 PM

All-SSD array debuts (10 Million iOPS!)



Posted by: Nathan Simon
all-SSD, capex, Flash Memory, HP, ibm, IOPS, OEM, opex, petabye, Storage Array, SVC, top 20, Violin Memory

Are you in the need for speed? Well a company called Violin Memory has a new array that apparently blows everything out of the water. Mind you these definitely aren't for your average consumer. Stand-alone, these wouldn't fair well in an Enterprise, but since they were #4 in the top 20 OEM SSD...


September 27, 2011  2:06 AM

Galaxy Tab 8.9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, android tablet, AndroidTablet, availability, breaking news, galaxy, galaxy player, galaxy player 4, galaxy player 4.0, galaxy player 5, galaxy player 5.0, Galaxy S WiFi, galaxy tab, galaxy tab 8.9, GalaxyPlayer, GalaxyPlayer4, GalaxyPlayer4.0, GalaxyPlayer5, GalaxyPlayer5.0, GalaxySWifi, GalaxyTab, GalaxyTab8.9, google, Google Android, GoogleAndroid, on sale, OnSale, pre order, pre sale, PreOrder, PreSale, Samsung, tablet, us, usa

The Galaxy 10.1 Tab is possibly one of the best tablets out there. So how would it's little brother be any different, just check out below on some of the great features that come with the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

"The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-sale right now,...


September 27, 2011  1:32 AM

SQL Server Denahli



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Analysis Services, BI, Community Technology Preview, Data Management, Databases, Enterprise Software, launch, Master Data Services, Microsoft Corp., Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, private cloud, Report Builder, Server, Software, StreamInsight

A new version of SQL Server is on the horizon, it is named Denahli. I am not a real SQL Wiz, I can install it, set it up, configure, and that's about it! Well that and manage and maintain, including backups. Either way, new software means I need to blog about it! Here is a short list of new...


September 27, 2011  12:58 AM

Windows Server 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cloud computing, continuous availability, hyper-v, microsoft, server 2003, Server 2008, Server 8, Virtualization, Windows 8

Have you heard? Windows 8 release is looming, and yet I haven't really had a chance to figure out what all Server 2008 can do. Microsoft is building this with Cloud Computing in mind. They are really pushing their virtualization platform, or shall i say shoving it our faces, by including Hyper V...


September 24, 2011  12:13 AM

Timeline for Facebook….



Posted by: Nathan Simon
facebook, Facebook Timeline, life book, social networking, timeline, yearbook

Hi my name is Facebook and I am not sure what I want to look like... well guess what, it sure isn't up to you to decide... The newest changes came out days ago, not we hear about this "Timeline" thing... Guess what? I have a preview for you compliments of me turning on Dev mode for Facebook......


September 23, 2011  12:22 AM

VMware Snapshots and Templates



Posted by: Nathan Simon
best practices, clone to template, commit snapshot, ESX, ESXi, snapshot, template, vCenter, VCP, virtual machine template, vmware, vmware snapshots, vsphere

I created this little guide for a client of mine, and since I did so, it is my property and I wanted to share it with the world. Some people know Snapshots and Templates, and some people do not. This is for those that do not know the damage a run away snapshot can cause... and why choosing to clone...


September 14, 2011  6:01 PM

Windows 8 Developer Preview and ESXi/VMware Workstation



Posted by: Nathan Simon
32-bit, 64-bit, ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5, VMware Workstation 7, VMware Workstation 8, Windows 8 Developer Preview, x64

Update March 21st 2012 Now works on ESXi 5 Update 1, or apply a patch from VMware. Find out more here. Original Post Don't bother trying to install Windows 8 Developer preview on ESXi 4.1 update 1 or...


September 14, 2011  4:40 PM

VMware Workstation 8



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Linux, microsoft, sand box, Virtual PC, Virtualization, VMware Workstation 8, Windows

VMware Workstation 8 is out! For those who like to dabble in VMware but cannot afford a separate PC for virtualization sand boxing look no further... there are a bunch of new features.

Run over 600 different operating systems right on your PC. Prove your mastery of the PC and run from...


September 12, 2011  1:56 AM

HP Touchpad and Android



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, CyanogenMod, dual boot, dual core, HP Touchpad, Snapdragon, webos

So I just got my new 32gb Touchpad today, while the webOS works well for most things that I have tried, I already want to install the Android OS onto it. Reading up on the project, it seems that the Android port takes full advantage of the HP Touchpad Dual Core Snapdragon processor. Rumour has it...


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