The musings of an IT Consultant:

August, 2010


August 31, 2010  9:46 PM

Pet peeve about printers!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
pet peeve, printers, windows 7 support

Hi folks! I wanted to share a bad experience I had with a printer and Windows 7! You see I have this printer that prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It's a great printer and has always done what i need. Then Windows 7 came out, and I resisted upgrading as Vista was working fine on this...

August 31, 2010  9:35 PM

Lack of Certified Virtualized people!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Hyper-V, virtualization training, VMWare

Hi everyone! This is a quick shout out to all of you fellow techies out there. I'm finding that up here in Canada we have a severe lack of officially trained certified individuals in virtualization. Whether it's Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix. Sure there are a few people out there, and some are...


August 31, 2010  9:30 PM

Kaseya Backup



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Kaseya, Kaseya backup, online backup

Hi folks! So online backup is all the rage these days. Customers don't want to be worried about changing tapes or taking USB hard drives off site. What are the alternatives? Well providing an online backup service for your clients is a great idea. Now with all the hype with the cloud, an online...


August 31, 2010  9:26 PM

Exchange 2010 and multi-tenant support



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Exchange 2010, hosted exchange, multi-tenancy, multi-tenant, SP1

Hi folks! For those of you that provide multi-tenant support there is good news on the Exchange front! Exchange 2010 SP1 will have built-in multi-tenant support and SPLA users will no longer have to use MHMC 4.5 to host different companies in Exchange! Yay! There are somethings that are not...


August 31, 2010  9:22 PM

BES 5 SP2



Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi everyone! So for those of you BES administrators out there that are using BES 5 and are grumbling like me, there is finally a new service pack out. SP2! The new service pack adds a plethora of new features such as additional browser support and support for Windows 2008 R2. I don't know...


August 31, 2010  9:14 PM

Sharing files on an iPad



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, Dropbox, iPad

Hi everyone, so you've bought that shiny new iPad and you want to share files. How do you do it? Apparently Apple has given us limited capability where that is concerned. I guess they're thinking if you just stick an Apple logo on something and put the letter "i" in front of it people will buy...


August 31, 2010  9:11 PM

Running updates on Windows based SANs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Storage, storage server, updates, Windows

Hi everyone, how many of you have run into problems when running updates? I'm sure a lot of you have. This problem gets larger when doing this on storage devices. There are a few storage devices out there that are Windows driven using Storage Server and you can run into serious issues if you...


August 31, 2010  7:43 PM

DropBox!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Dropbox

Hi everyone, do you need more storage? Are you into the cloud? Then Dropbox is for you! Dropbox is an application that installs on your computer and allows you to backup and sync files remotely. This gives you 2 GB of storage for free and more with some reasonably priced pricing plans. Now...


August 31, 2010  4:58 PM

Lost laptop? Never fear, the Prey Project is here!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
lost laptop, Prey Project, stolen laptop

Hi folks, so all of us have experienced or know someone who has experienced a lost or stolen laptop. The questions is how do you retrieve it after it's gone? Well enter

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August 31, 2010  3:31 PM

Spanning Tree and Switches



Posted by: Raj Perumal
spanning tree, switches

Hi folks, so you are on a new network project and you need to spec out some switches. How many ports do you need? Well you need to think about how many ports you need not just for computers or other devices, but for uplinks and spanning tree as well. One of the most common issues is people...


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