July, 2013

  • Installing SQL Server in a Virtual World

    I do get occasional feedback that SQL Server is hard to install, all those screens all those checkboxes etc. etc.  This is simply a reflection that there is so much in SQL Server aside form the database engine, however if you know what you want and...
  • SharePoint Champions are Vital Roles

    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com. SharePoint has a multitude of diverse roles which relate to: A SharePoint solution being delivered A SharePoint solution being supported A SharePoint solution being...
  • Bi Products

    I have just read Paul Gregory’s guest post for the TechNet Flash , and the tow things that caught my eye was you own case I think of two ways this works: I am pretty good on SQL Server especially BI, such that I could still have that on my cv with some...
  • The evolution of Rovnix: Private TCP/IP stacks

    We recently discovered a new breed of the bootkit Rovnix that introduces a private TCP/IP stack. It seems this is becoming a new trend for this type of malware. The implementation of the private stack is based on an open-source TCP/IP project and it...
  • Enabling Management of Open Source Software in System Center Using Standards

    This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers standards-based management of open source...
  • Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available

    Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for System Center 2012 SP1 has been released and is now available for download. This update rollup contains fixes for System Center App Controller, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager and more. You...
  • Virtualizing Tier 1 SQL Server

    A while back I published a couple of posts on virtualizing SQL Server, and in the light of developments in both the virtualization platform out there and SQL Server itself I feel the need to do a complete rewrite.  The traditional approach to implementing...
  • The 4 Key Skills You Need to Get Ahead in IT

    By Paul Gregory – Principal Technologist and Trainer at QA – www.qa.com I have been training IT professionals for over 15 years. During this time, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading IT organizations...
  • Yammer - the Missing Link

    B y Alexander Jethwa from Firebrand Training With the recent 1st anniversary since Microsoft purchased Yammer there have been huge changes & improvements of the Enterprise Social Networking platform, with one of its key benefits being team...
  • Microsoft Server Virtualisation

    By Alan Richards, Senior Consultant at Foundation SP and SharePoint MVP. Overview All businesses are constantly looking at ways to save more or become more efficient and one of the largest drains on funds is normally the IT department, a necessary...