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Never drag and drop files between servers again!

IT professionals (and amateurs), it’s time we had a chat. It’s time to stop dragging and dropping (or copying and pasting) files between servers and/or workstations. It’s clumsy. It’s childish. It uses memory on the server. Oh, and there’s a really easy tool to copy files built into Windows – Robocopy. Here’s the basic premise: you […]

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Windows 10, how I doth hateth thee mostest

How’s it going folks, thought I’d get another post written up before I switch over to video logs in the future (watch this space). So I don’t really need to do a big introduction to Windows 10, there was a lot of buzz going about the internet not least due in part to the upgrade […]

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Enabling Hyper-V Platform in a Windows 8.1 VM

This weekend I decided to take advantage of the Windows Phone Preview Program for Developers and update my Lumia 920 to Update 3 for WP8. While Update 3 was downloading and installing on my phone, I decided to install the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 which;

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Developer, can do new tricks, require good home

The world of development is an interesting one where creativity comes alive through code to produce wonderful programs that do lots of cool stuff.
Okay that’s the Wizard of Oz intro over, is it really that rosy?
It seems the world of development has c…

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Getting remote Mount Point information with PowerShell

In a previous post I showed how to get remote disk information with PowerShell. The script works nice untill you execute it on a server with Mount Points. When executing the following script on a server with Mount Points:

Get-WmiObject win32_logicald…

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Getting remote SQL Service information with Windows Powershell

Every DBA managing multiple SQl Servers with multiple instances will know the issues with developpers, project managers and others that don’t know the importance of the instancename when they request you to take some action.
So you can start some e-mai…

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Getting remote disk information with Windows PowerShell

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me why they should upgrade to MS SQL Server 2012. I named a bunch of reasons and only remembered afterwards that the possibility to use Windows Server Core could also be a surplus. Just 2 days later this Case for Core…

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The 5 minute guide to get started with Windows 8

Windows 8 has been a hot topic of late – especially getting started with it. We already had a post from our very own Denis Gobo (@denisgobo) in how to shut down Windows 8. This led me to write a quick post on some features you may or may not know of.

Wi…

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Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing

Microsoft just released a press release announcing that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)

Here are the important dates

August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.…

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Review: Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden

Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden

Do you still remember Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido? Conficker infected between 9 million and 15 million PCs
Here are just some examples that I pulled down from wikipedia

In…

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