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SBS 2011 and .net 4.5.1

Mon, 2014-01-13 15:36
The issue regarding SBS 2011 and 4.5.1 finally got blogged…. Troubleshooting “An unexpected error occurred” message when using Remote Web Access to connect to computers - The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:…

Selling Real-Time Breach Notification

Mon, 2014-01-13 11:44
The goal of these solutions is minimizing the time that elapses between initial compromise and discovery.

An SDN and NFV Primer

Mon, 2014-01-13 11:04
Learn what software-defined networking and network functions virtualization are, what benefits they provide, and how you can take advantage of them for your SMB clients.

Competing with the Cloud

Mon, 2014-01-13 09:51
If you’re still not buying into the cloud’s positive message, learn to compete on your own terms. Here’s how.

4 Ways to Drive Business in the Cloud

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:57
Having trouble determining how to make money in the cloud? CompTIA has broken it down into four categories with associated activities.

Are female IT pros best equipped to lead IT security efforts?

Mon, 2014-01-13 02:00
The use of big data in business decision making has taken off over the last few years. With more solutions going digital, collecting information is easier than ever, but it has also created the challenge of managing this data and keeping it secure at all times. As this landscape moves from a subset of IT to a full-blown section of the department, the skill set needed to head these systems…

Carbonite Launches New Backup Plans for Small Businesses

Sun, 2014-01-12 19:51
Pro for Workstations offers backup for desktops and laptops, NAS devices, and external hard drives while Server solutions back up servers and databases.

Easy print redirection, not so easy with certain HP printers

Sun, 2014-01-12 02:37
Today I was helping to set up a home office setup with a RD Easy print redirection. Faulting application name: PrintIsolationHost.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bd3b1 Faulting module name: hp1100su.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x504061c5 Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x000000000001599d Faulting process id: 0x1414 Faulting application start time: 0x01cf0f25ca581a3c…

SMBKitchen: Yes Virginia we do want to patch our HyperV

Sat, 2014-01-11 02:15
Yes you do want to patch and reboot the hyperV parent.  Microsoft is getting out of their service pack mode and into a faster cadence of updates that come out in the form of update rollups. 

SMBKitchen:  Keep it simple

Sat, 2014-01-11 02:06
For purposes of proof of concepts I like to keep things simple.  You'll want to do more testing with teaming of nics, but when you start a new deployment phase keeping it with the basics ensures that when funky stuff happens, it's not due to networking.

SMBkitchen:  The ingredients

Sat, 2014-01-11 01:23
You have an existing domain, probably with on premises email.  Your next step is to decide where that firm is comfy with email.  If in the cloud you'll want to do Hosted Exchange or Office 365.   To cutover from an on premises email to the cloud, look at tools such as, use vendors to migrate your Exchange…

Heads up to SBS 2008 patchers:

Fri, 2014-01-10 23:20
Based on the pre-published content in KB894199 that next Tuesday anyone with a SBS 2008 is going to see a SharePoint sp3 offered up unless you manually installed it before.Right after you install SP3 you'll also get several other security updates for SharePoint offered up.…

Commence Launches U.S. Channel Program with Phoenix Fire

Fri, 2014-01-10 17:02
The new partnership will bring on-premises and cloud-based CRM products to domestic resellers.

ViewSonic Introduces New Range of Touch and Ultra HD Displays

Fri, 2014-01-10 15:41
ViewSonic revealed its latest additions to the touch and 4K HD display product line at CES 2014. Touch Displays The TD2430ml is the newest member of ViewSonic’s Touch Display product portfolio featuring 10-point projected capacitive touch technology. Supporting both Linux and Windows…

ViewSonic Showcases VDI Innovations at CES 2014

Fri, 2014-01-10 14:55
ViewSonic unveiled its newest smart client solutions for the virtualized desktop at CES 2014. Its latest Zero and Thin Clients fortify the company’s already established VDI product line. ViewSonic’s Smart Client solutions enable users to access their desktop accounts from nearly anywhere via a centralized server, and helps…

Supermicro Unveils Next Generation of 2U Twin Architecture Servers

Fri, 2014-01-10 13:11
Super Micro Computer Inc. builds on its Twin architecture with the release of the new 2U TwinPro and TwinPro². These next generation 2U Twin architecture servers are available 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, HPC, and Big Data applications.…

SOP Friday: Document Pouches

Fri, 2014-01-10 04:00
This article is very practical in nature and geared toward the service delivery folks. It is a great procedure for client machines as well as your internal operations.One of the best decisions I ever made in my business was to buy a number of the "pocket" file folders to store information about hardware and software. We use them to store…

The IT channel reflects on the iPhone’s seventh birthday

Fri, 2014-01-10 02:00
"We're going to make some history together today." Those words were spoken by late Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007 during the Macworld…

SMBKitchen:  Getting those drivers when you are a bit bleeding edge

Thu, 2014-01-09 21:19
One thing you find with new releases is that when you think you aren't bleeding edge… you really are. As noted there as of this writing, the HP intelligent provisioning software hasn't been released to support 2012 R2.  So you'll…

The HTG WAY 2014 - Starting Strong

Thu, 2014-01-09 10:23
In the January edition of the HTG WAY, I shared 10 key actions that will help make 2014 a year to remember.  During this month, we’ll take a look at those ten items in detail and review ways to make them a vital part of what happens this year. 1. Focus on planning. HTG has long been pushing on the four plans that are…