Hyper-V Excited over Windows 2012

The Merry-Go-Round continues, and Microsoft continues to push out new operating systems.  Sometimes they seem to come out so fast that you can’t keep up with what is new in each version.  Hyper-V is something Microsoft has been slowly improving over the last couple of server OS’s.  With the latest version in Windows 2012, they have a couple of new features that really spice up what they are offering.

Spyware – Out You Go!

Despite top of the line antivirus and antispyware protections in place, the spyware creators are still able to create items that get through the filters and cause infections.  (But that’s not what this article is about).  The most common methods of infection are still infected attachments to emails and “drive-by” hits from websites while browsing the Internet.

But he was such a nice man!

With hurricane season fading into history yet again, we can relax knowing our network and data are safe again.  The dangerous storms have come and gone and we can focus on the next item on the to-do list.  We’ve successfully saved our data and our jobs…or have we? Although storms and weather get a lot of attention for the damage and outages they cause, there is another, more subtle danger that can be just as catastrophic to your network and to your business.

GPT vs MBR When Setting up a New Windows Server

GPT or MBR? BIOS or UEFI? What do I pick when setting up my server? This has probably come up quite a bit, especially for those of us in the consulting field installing Small Business Server 2008 or 2011. With large capacity drives (> 1TB) being the norm in server deployments these days, the decision to go with GPT or MBR partitioning comes into play.

Removing Exchange 2007 From Small Business Server 2008

With several Office 365 migrations under my belt, I felt it was time to remove Exchange services and data from client SBS 2008 boxes who had moved away from their on-premesis Exchange solution. I looked for a good article that condensed the information but was trapped bouncing from MS article to MS article, and scattered information here and there to accomplish this.