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June 9, 2011  1:35 AM

New! QNAP TS-459/559/659 Pro II



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, hyper-v, iSCSI, microsoft, NAS, QNAP, usb 3.0, vmware, Xen

Awesome news, the new QNAP's have arrived!

The new models ship with new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing, FTP server, printer sharing (LAN and Internet), web server, and even video surveillance. Other...

June 9, 2011  1:26 AM

Windows 8 Preview



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, Smartphones, Tiles, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 9

Windows 8 Preview is here! [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/p92QfWOw88I" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] So what do you think? I think for showing people pics and vids it will be nice, but i definitely will be in standard...


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 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  2:18 AM

Apple – Worlds Most Valuable Brand



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, BlackBerry, google, Google Android, ibm, iPhone 5, microsoft, most valuable, Research in Motion, RIM

Not surprising but Google is now the second most valuable brand in the world... Here is a quick insert of the top 10.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry brand lost a fifth of its brand value. Among technology companies, only Nokia's 28 percent decline was steeper. Of the top 10...


May 4, 2011  1:07 PM

Update : VMware Workstation 7.1.4



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Fedora 14, microsoft, program update, RHEL 6.0, security update, USB, vmware, VMWare workstation, Windows 7 SP1

VMware Workstation 7.1.4 is a FREE update for all VMware Workstation 7 users. Highlights of VMware Workstation 7.1.4 are: - Windows 7 SP1 and Ubuntu 10.10 are officially supported. - Improved support for RHEL 6.0 and Fedora 14. - Resolved customer reported USB device issues. - Enhanced...


April 28, 2011  4:23 AM

Sysinternals Process Monitor Update



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Filemon, microsoft, monitoring, process monitor, Regmon, sysinternals, Taskmanager, utilities, Windows 7, Windows XP

One of my favorite apps to use. I am not sure where I would be without it. I have included an insert for your reading pleasure.

Introduction Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It...


April 24, 2011  8:06 PM

Android is Global Smartphone OS Market Leader



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android, BlackBerry, google, Honeycomb, microsoft, Nokia, RIM, smartphone market leader, Symbian, Windows Phone 7

Here is a quick breakdown based on the Global Average as of March, I couldn't find April numbers. Interesting that a smartphone can come out of nowhere and quickly overtake the market... that's the power of Google I guess! Android is at 38%, a +29.4% change. RIM(BlackBerry) is at 24.5%, a...


March 24, 2011  11:32 AM

Server 2008 R2 Robocopy New Features



Posted by: Nathan Simon
file migration, microsoft, new features, R2, robocopy, robocopy switches, smart file transfer, Windows Server 2008

Robocopy has been around for a long time, but there are 2 switches that you want to start incorporating into your scripts, they are /ZB and /DCOPY:T /ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode. When you use the /ZB option, this command uses Restart mode. If...


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