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January 5, 2013  10:42 PM

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Update



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as I mentioned earlier, I recommended Kaspersky for Windows 8. I have been using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 on my laptop that I recently installed Windows 8 on. Just wanted to update you folks after having used it for a while. So far so good! I run the Kaspersky product with...

January 3, 2013  10:39 PM

VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! The VMware vCenter Operations Management suite is ideal for IT departments with little time on their hands. Having a suite like this is a boon to an IT guys existence. The suite consists of the following:

  • vCenter Operations Manager
  • vCenter Configuration...


January 2, 2013  10:31 PM

Baby 3PAR SAN



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So for all of you SAN users out there, you have probably drooled over the 3PAR from HP for quite some time now. After the big HP buy of 3PAR, everyone has been salivating to get their hands on one. Now the 3PAR has entered a cheaper market and is now more easily available to the...


December 31, 2012  8:38 PM

Traveling down the Microsoft Certification Path



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So what did you resolve to do in the New Year? Did anyone resolve to do more certs? Well if you did, may I suggest going down the Microsoft path? Microsoft has come a long way since the "paper MCSE" days, and now their certs actually do have value. You learn a lot from training and...


December 25, 2012  4:24 AM

Netflix down on Christmas Eve



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks, so Netflix is down on Christmas eve. This is apparently due to the Amazon's AWS. This brought a thought to my mind. When you decide on who to host your cloud services with, do you have a checklist? Do you do your due diligence? Do they take proper backups, have failover power...


December 21, 2012  8:28 PM

Microsoft Learning Second Shot Retake Exam Offer



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! Once again Microsoft is helping out all you IT folks out there by offering up the Second Shot offer! You can basically register for Second Shot before you take your exam, and then go register for your exam. If you fail the exam, you can retake your exam for free! This is a great way...


December 19, 2012  8:10 PM

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Windows 8 Support



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! For those of you that rely on Cisco for VPN access, you'll be happy to hear that there is a supported Windows 8 client now. I installed it myself and verified that it does indeed work. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client no longer needs a workaround to work with Windows 8 as it did before....


December 17, 2012  8:02 PM

Enabling .NET Framework 2.0 in Windows 8



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So after installing Windows 8, I re-installed all my old apps. However I did run into a hiccup. One of the apps required the old .NET framework 2.0. So what do you do, do you download and install it? No need to do this in Windows 8! Just open your control panel, go to the Programs...


December 15, 2012  8:01 PM

Office 2013 in Windows 8



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So after I migrated my main laptop to Windows 8, I figured it was time to upgrade to Office 2013? What's the main difference? Not much really, just more of a Windows 8 look and feel. The real difference comes if you have a touch screen monitor. Then you can use touch to interact with...


December 13, 2012  7:41 PM

Windows 8 Hot Keys / Shortcut Keys



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So if you have installed Windows 8, you'll notice it's not as easy or intuitive to get around as it was in Windows 7. How can we alleviate this pain? Hot keys of course!

The best way to become efficient at Windows 8 is to start...


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