The musings of an IT Consultant:

April, 2010


April 30, 2010  10:59 PM

MCT 2010 Renewal deadline is here!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi all you Microsoft Certified Trainers out there! Have you renewed your MCT status yet? The deadline for renewal of your MCT status is today! If you don't want to see a hiccup in receipt of your benefits then you...

April 30, 2010  10:53 PM

Finally, VMware adds our certs to our transcripts!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Were you one of the few that managed to finish your VCP before the deadlines I mentioned earlier? Well if you were and you logged into VMware's web site you probably didn't see your certification listed there. That's because VMware never listed the VCP certifications on the...


April 30, 2010  10:50 PM

USMT from Microsoft!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So have you ever had to migrate the settings from a workstation and copy over all the data and settings? I'm sure you have. Isn't it a pain? Well try out the USMT (User State Migration Tool) from Microsoft. This tool migrates all sorts of settings such as files, application settings...


April 30, 2010  10:46 PM

Apple and Flash

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so what's the deal with this? Apparently Steve Jobs has slammed Flash. Wow, I don't think that's a great decision. I understand they want the lock on the software market but why slam flash? Flash is all over the Internet and releasing devices that don't support it isn't going to help...


April 30, 2010  10:43 PM

iPhone is taking off

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So how many of you own an iPhone? I don't yet but even I who am historically a BlackBerry user am sorely tempted to convert. Why is that? Because they are just so usable. There are so many great apps for so many things and the device itself is easy to use. Recently it's been reported...


April 30, 2010  10:38 PM

MACSec, providing security on your LAN!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! From the past few posts I was talking about some of the different new switches coming out of Cisco. Well one of the cool new features is MACSec! What is MACSec? Well basically it's the ability to encrypt data communication between your switch to whatever is plugged into it. Why is this...


April 30, 2010  10:33 PM

The Catalyst 2960-S

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, another new switch is also available from Cisco. From the 2960 series, we now have the 2960-S! What's so great about this you might ask? Well the new series supports a feature called FlexStack! You can stack 2960 switches like you do with the higher end switches. It's not the same as...


April 30, 2010  10:25 PM

New switch line from Cisco

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Great news from Cisco, the 3750-X and 3560-X are new switches with great new features. So what are the new features? Well the new switches support StackWise Plus and a new feature called StackPower. They also have redundant power supplies too! StackPower is really cool and you can read...


April 30, 2010  8:49 PM

StackPower from Cisco!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so you heard me mention the new switches from Cisco. One of the new features I mentioned is called StackPower. What is this you might ask? Well essentially, you take a bunch of switches, stack them using the stackpower cables, and then all that power is pooled for use amongst all the...


April 30, 2010  7:52 PM

What’s up with all this iPhone drama?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock lately you probably heard about the lost prototype iPhone that ended up at Gizmodo. Apparently some tech guy left the phone at a bar and through a most interesting chain of events it ended in the cops obtaining a warrant to search the...


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