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


July 4, 2012  1:15 PM

HTC to release three Windows 8 phones by year-end.

Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Windows 8

If you are anything like me, you want the latest and greatest, well, HTC is the latest and greatest manufacturer of Android phones out there today, and I am very happy with HTC and my One XL. Although as I mentioned, I want the newest all the time, that brings us to this post... by the end of the...

June 22, 2012  1:54 PM

Windows Phone 8 Announced

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, Apple, iphone, microsoft, Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Phone 8, WP8, XDA

A couple days ago Windows announced Windows 8 Phone, with that, the new platform will be able to take advantage of new processors, and new resolutions, as well as removable storage...

I for one am intrigued, to have everything at my fingertips, more so for “Surface” to home PC, but...

June 13, 2012  2:00 PM

Exchange Server 2010 Rollup 3 for SP2

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Exchange Server 2010, microsoft, Security Rollup 3, Service Pack 1, service pack 2, technet, Update Rollup 3

I know for a fact that  most organizations have just got to SP1 or have been for only a short while, and here is Microsoft releasing Update Rollup 3 for Service Pack 2! See below for the details.

Earlier today, the Exchange CXP team released

May 9, 2012  1:59 PM

Free : eBook Understanding Microsoft Virtualizatio Technologies

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Desktop to the Datacenter, free ebook, Hyper-V training material, microsoft, Server 2008 R2, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Desktop, Virtualization Solutions, Windows XP Mode

GizmoCanada has pointed out a lovely little diamond in the rough for all you techies out there wanting to learn more about Microsoft Virtualization, all the way from the Desktop to the Datacenter... With 6 chapters and 466 pages, you are sure to gain plenty of knowledge on the subject. Go

February 24, 2012  2:23 PM

February Sysinternals Updates

Posted by: Nathan Simon
antimalware, antispyware, Antivirus, Autoruns, BgInfo, BlueScreen, Desktops, file and disk utilities, live, microsoft, networking utilities, PageDefrag, Process Explorer, process monitor, process utilities, PsTools, RootkitRevealer, sysinternals, tcpview, technet, utilities

There have been a couple updates over at the Microsoft Sysinternals site. As I have stated before, this is a key site to get to know if you are any kind of technician. It can definitely help with malware and trying to find those rouge applications. Process Explorer and Autoruns are amazing. Check...

December 1, 2011  1:53 PM

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion (BES)

Posted by: Nathan Simon
ActiveSync, android, Apple, BES, BES 5.0.3, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry Torch, free PlayBook, iPhone 4s, microsoft, Samsung Galaxy Tab

This is something I am very excited about. Enterprise Integration for all smartphones. Were did BlackBerry pull this out from?! I had no idea they were even planning something like this. Here is an insert.

The simplest answer is that Mobile Fusion is a Mobile Device Management(MDM)...

December 1, 2011  1:47 PM

Veeam Backup and Replication 6 – Now supporting Hyper-V

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Backup and Replication, deduplication, hyper-v, microsoft, replication, Veeam, Veeam 6, vmware, VMware aware backup

The Number 1 Backup Solution for VMware now supports Hyper-V! I personally think this was a step in the right direction for Veeam, but honestly should have happened earlier...

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast (ESG: VMware Recovery 77x Faster!) , flexible and reliable...

November 24, 2011  1:02 PM

Lync IM for BlackBerry, iOS, and Android

Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, corporate IM, iOS, iOS 4, Lync, microsoft, video conferencing

A tweet from Microsoft Australia has landed at my doorstep, well not mine, but everyone that's subscribed to it :)

Confirmed RT : So apparently...

November 23, 2011  1:03 PM

Windows 8 “Improving the Setup Experience”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
advanced setup, end-to-end experience, microsoft, online, online upgrade, setup, Streamlined Upgrade, user interface, Windows 7, Windows 8

Its about time Microsoft makes the installation of Windows easier, what better way to draw clients then to make things easy for them?

Installing Windows is a complex operation that provides an incredibly unique capability—the ability to run a new version of Windows on a vast array of...

October 31, 2011  1:24 AM

Sysinternals Update and News

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Autoruns, Azure,, microsoft, msconfig, startup, startup locations, Windows

Once again, I present you with a Sysinternals update. Autoruns has been updated to v1.1. Autoruns is my favorite application to help in the battle against malware/spyware. For those who aren't familiar wth Autoruns, it kind of like the startup tab in msconfig on steroids!


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