Monthly Archives: June 2012

Quick Intro to the Juniper SRX Series Security Services Gateway Part II

In this second installment of our quick intro (see part I), I thought I would cover some of the performance features of the SRX.  On this blog, I will be speaking primarily about the SRX 100 and SRX 210.  For … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Exchange Backups

The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog has a great two part series on how backups work with Exchange. Here is Part I. Here is Part II. There is supposed to be a Part III.  When that comes out, I’ll update this … Continue reading

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Follow-Up on Hyper-V Recommendations

Previously, I wrote a post about my recommendations for Hyper-V virtualization.  One of the key factors I spoke of was dynamic versus fixed virtual disks.  I also mentioned pass-through disks.  Specifically, I made two points: Do not use a dynamic … Continue reading

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The Disconnect Between Big Consultants and Small Companies

I have the pleasure of knowing some outstanding people.  Many of them work for big companies and we share ideas all the time.  Some of these people are not employees, but are consultants. When speaking with these individuals, I keep … Continue reading

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Quick Intro to the Juniper SRX Series Security Services Gateway

I’ve been using the Juniper SRX for a few months now and I have to say I like it.  They are FAST, cost effective, and get things done.  However, make no mistake that they do have a high learning curve.  … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Delta

Let’s say you are a fresh college graduate who wants to get into managing Active Directory or Exchange or something like that.  Or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran in one technology but you want to expand your knowledgebase into another … Continue reading

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My Work-At-Home Setup

Some of you may have seen this video I made posted on Facebook.  For those of you who have not, this is my work-at-home setup. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Enkjh6yeXw&w=448&h=252&hd=1] James

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The Microsoft Office Blogs

Almost everyone I know uses Microsoft Office.  And, everyone of those do not use all of its features.  Fortunately, help is on the way.  The employees of Microsoft who actually make the Office product suites have their own blogs with … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Tips That I HIGHLY Recommend

I’ve been using Hyper-V for a couple of years now and there are a few things I’ve seen that just plain work, and if you go a different path you are either taking your chances or wasting your time.  Of … Continue reading

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Working From Home

One conversation I find myself getting into often is how nice it must be to work from home.  While working from home most certainly has its advantages, like everything else there are some disadvantages that must be dealt with.  Consider … Continue reading

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