Ubuntu 12.10 – First Impressions

I finally got the chance to try the latest release of my favourite desktop Linux distribution – Ubuntu 12.10. And wow, have things ever improved on the installation front! This was easily the simplest Linux installation I’ve ever been through. I launched VMware Player, created a┬ánew virtual machine, and powered up the new Ubuntu VM. … Read moreUbuntu 12.10 – First Impressions

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 5

Not only can Hyper-V be more easily leveraged in small businesses now, but Windows Server 2012 also introduces additional storage flexibility, allowing the use of cheaper storage in more ways, and adding new features to your existing storage solutions. SMB 3 The server message block (SMB) protocol is ancient in technology terms. However it’s a … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 5

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 4

Today I’m going to highlight a few features that all revolve around Hyper-V. They are: – Live Migration – VM Import – Hyper-V Replica Live Migration If you’ve been working in virtualized environments for any period of time, you’ll likely agree the migrating a VM from one host to another used to be a tedious … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 4

Windows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 3

This is probably the coolest feature I’ve ever seen, in any piece of software. If you don’t feel the same by time you’re done reading this, then perhaps you’ll agree it’s easily the coolest and easiest way to provide users with remote access to network resources. DirectAccess was introduced in the last generation of Windows … Read moreWindows Server 2012 In Your Small Business – Part 3