July, 2008

July 31, 2008  9:03 PM

Self-Service Password Management SharePoint Webpart

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Allows users to manage their passwords via SharePoint. The Dot Net Factory

July 31, 2008  9:00 PM

Novell iFolder for Replication

Posted by: Joshua Wood
iFolder, Novell

Off-line files/folders is nice but it doesn't work when you are on the road. iFolder is an open source product developed initially by Novell. It gives you a folder that will do block level synchronization over the Internet. You can check out iFolder

July 31, 2008  2:59 AM

Additional Remote Access App

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

There are several remote access applications out there. LogMeIn is one that has been around of a while but is worth looking at nonetheless. LogMeIn

July 29, 2008  1:15 PM

VMWare Releases Enhanced Vmotion

Posted by: Joshua Wood
VMotion, VMware

The ability to VMotion between dissimilar processor types has been a limitation for VMWare's ESX server. Just recently they released an announcement that they will be releasing an update to their product which will allow VMotion between certain types of dissimilar processor types.

July 28, 2008  2:07 PM

VMWare Converter for System Backups

Posted by: Joshua Wood

While there are several ways to image a desktop or server there are only a few that can go from the backup file to a running state without being converted or restored using a simlar method as the backup. VMWare converter is a free tool that allows you to take running OS's and "convert" them to...

July 27, 2008  2:19 AM

VMWare ESXi – Now Free

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Virtualization, VMware

The tech world is abuzz with the news the VMWare will make their ESXi product free. The previously 500.00'ish product will be free to the general public by the end of the month. For more information you can use these links:

July 22, 2008  1:41 AM

Lightweight Remote Troubleshooting Tool

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

We all need to troubleshoot remote computers/servers from time to time. While there are a wide number of remote troubleshooting tools out there most of them require the installation of an ActiveX control or an EXE that you have to download and install. The heavy weight applications abound but the...

July 16, 2008  12:00 PM

Are you ready for Microsoft Hyper-V

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Hyper-V, HyperVisor, Microsoft Windows

Virtualization is popular these days for obvious reasons. Who wants to purchase more hardware then they need? Microsoft's offering into the virtualization market is their Hyper-V solution. They have recently released the "Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 for Hyper-V". An article from...

July 15, 2008  12:00 PM

Xen Server Hardware Compatibility List

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Citrix, Virtualization, Xen

In a previous post i mentioned that with VMWare ESX server you will want to make sure that the hardware that you purchase will support the VMWare kernel properly. Here is the same compatibility list but for Citrix's newly acquired Xen Server. Xen HCL

July 14, 2008  4:09 AM

VMWare Hardware Compatibility List

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Virtualization, VMware

When looking at virtualization it is important to make sure that the hardware that you are going to use will work properly. If it doesn't then all of the servers/desktops that rely on that hardware will crash or act erratically. VMWare's hardware compatibility list found

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