The musings of an IT Consultant:

October, 2008


October 14, 2008  5:29 PM

RIM takeover rumour by Microsoft



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Google Android, iPhone, Microsoft, RIM, rumor, rumour, takeover, Windows Mobile

So I don't know if you guys heard yet but the rumour mill is starting to crank out some interesting tidbits about RIM! The rumour is that Microsoft wants to takeover RIM. RIM is the company that makes the famous BlackBerry devices. Now this would be a great move for Microsoft in the mobile...

October 14, 2008  1:31 PM

Nice study resources for your Microsoft Certifications



Posted by: Raj Perumal
mcp, mcse, MCT, mcts, Microsoft certifications, Microsoft Exams, Microsoft Official Curriculum, Microsoft Press, Microsoft Study Guides, Self Test Software

When studying for your Microsoft Certifications I would always recommend studying using a mixture of classroom time, Microsoft study guides, and Microsoft approved practice exams. The classroom time will always give you the opportunity to ask those questions in class of the teacher that you...


October 13, 2008  5:50 AM

HP buys LeftHand Networks and Colubris



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP, iSCSI, LeftHand Networks, SAN

Hi folks, there's some more news from the storage world. HP bought LeftHand Networks to the tune of $360 million dollars. Now that's a big chunk of change. They also went out and bought Colubris. Also don't forget their acquisition of EDS earlier this year. HP has definitely been on an...


October 11, 2008  8:49 PM

Hyper-V standalone version announced…Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX 3i, Hyper-V, standalone, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks, as you may have heard by now, Microsoft has announced the standalone version of Hyper-V! They have decided to call it Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. It should be interesting to see what this announcement yields in the virtual world. Hyper-V Server 2008 does not have support for...


October 11, 2008  8:08 PM

There’s a storm brewing…..the BlackBerry Storm!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
"click" touch screen, Apple, BlackBerry Storm, iPhone, iPhone killer, RIM, touch screen, Verizon Wireless

So RIM has announced the coming arrival of the BlackBerry Storm exclusively from Verizon. Unless you've been hiding under a rock you should know that it's supposed to be the next iPhone killer. A touch screen BlackBerry with no thumb wheel and no trackball. This is great news to challenge the...


October 11, 2008  7:13 PM

To certify or not to certify?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ccie, CCNA, ccnp, certifications, certify, co-op programs, college, experience, Information Technology, IT employment, mcp, mcse, mcts, paper MCSE, post secondary education, university, vendor certifications, volunteer work, work placement

So you've graduated from university or college and you're ready to go out into the world and nail that first awesome IT job. You and your family and friends all know how good you are. You're the resident computer whiz and you think to yourself "People would be crazy not to hire me!". So you go out...


October 11, 2008  7:01 PM

Time to legitimize my Cisco knowledge…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
640-802, CCNA, CCNA exam, Cisco, network, networking knowledge, routing and switching

So I used to work with Cisco products many years ago. I find myself heading back that way as of late but I have no certifications to show for it. I never really had the time due to all the other certifications I was pursuing. Now I've decided that it's a good time for me to pursue it and make...


October 10, 2008  12:37 AM

SSL and Migrating Public Folders in Exchange 2003



Posted by: Raj Perumal
0 folders found in pfmigrate.wsf, Exchange, Exchange 2003, Exchange System Manager, HTTPS, IIS, outlook web access, Public Folders, RPC, RPC over HTTP/S, SSL, SSL error, SSL error viewing public folders

The other day I ran into an interesting problem with public folders. Someone was trying to run the pfmigrate.wsf utility (the same utility I mentioned in my blog) and they couldn't get the script to recognize the public folders. The tool said that there were 0 public folders to migrate. When...


October 9, 2008  4:49 PM

Epic Technology Day!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
2008, Epic, Epic Information Solutions, Epic Technology Day, October 21st, Technology Day

Hi folks, as you may know I work in the IT consulting field. One of my most favourite times of year is when Epic Technology day comes around. It's held twice a year here in Winnipeg and is considered one of HP's largest partner held events in North America.  It is completely free to attend this...


October 6, 2008  3:45 AM

Migrating public folders to a newly installed Exchange Server



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2003, Exchange Server 2003, pfmigrate.wsf, public folder migration

When migrating your mailboxes to a new server you can't forget the ever important public folders. Public folders aren't just for shared folders that you create on your own but they also include the required system public folders which allow Exchange to operate. When migrating to a new server you...


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