May 25, 2017

Ethereum – Getting Started – Aussie Edition – Buy & Sell Ethereum

Ethereum is the new Bitcoin, if you choose to believe it. I was recently introduced to Ethereum when I was browsing the Microsoft Azure service catalog […]
May 25, 2017

Lessons Learned Creating TayTayTexts.com

Back in March, the BOQ Hackathon was held in Brisbane, and after reviewing the mentor list, I did some research about what the different mentors brought […]
January 17, 2017

Don’t follow the instructions

Ever purchased an IKEA flatpack and tried to assemble it yourself? Often, it results in a little bit of cursing, rarely does it work out perfectly […]
January 6, 2017

So you created a Windows Server Failover Cluster on Azure…and now it won’t start

It pays to pay attention to the detail! I created a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) on a bunch of Windows 2012 R2 virtual machines running […]
December 22, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on Linux

One of the most exciting updates in SQL Server 2016 is the ability to run it on Linux! Currently working on some designs which incorporate SQL […]
September 14, 2016

3 Things You Must Do At University (or Things You Didn’t Do and Regret)

I started my university degree as I hit the job market, studying a generic IT degree alongside a generic IT career. I had it pretty lucky; […]
August 28, 2015

Office 365 – Day to Day Migration Commands

Connect to Remote Powershell $UserCredential = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session Create a new move request […]
March 13, 2013

CASE WHEN “I need to learn more T-SQL” THEN GoogleTheResult() END

One of my favorite recent discoveries in my SQL Server work recently, is the awesome T-SQL “CASE…WHEN…THEN” statement. I can’t describe how much I love this […]
March 13, 2013

Backing up all SQL Server user databases to file

The ultimate lazy backup script. I wasn’t feeling to selective about which databases to backup, and I figured, it’d be best to back them all up, […]
March 6, 2013

On moving to Seattle…and reviving my camera…

I left the homeland, Australia, in early January. My employer proposed an opportunity of a lifetime, and alas, here I am now in Seattle, the capital […]
October 31, 2012

Server Posterpedia Windows 8 Application

You’re designing a new SQL Server infrastructure for a client, but can’t remember if that high availability solution topology requires shared storage or not, and need […]
October 26, 2012

Windows 8 Without a Tablet? Nonsense!

Today, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to the masses. And I’m frustrated. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to play with Windows 8, blowing […]
October 24, 2012

Windows 8 Promo Videos

October 24, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Architecture Reference

I was lucky enough to pick one of these up in hard copy form at TechEd Australia 2012!! Very useful reference! Download the full copies from […]
October 22, 2012

What’s New in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

I recently attended TechEd 2012 on the Gold Coast, and was pretty spoilt for choice as to what technologies I wanted to learn more about. I […]
September 5, 2012

System Centre Orchestrator 2012: why you should be using it

Firstly, what is Orchestrator? Orchestrator is a new member of the Microsoft System Centre suite, previously badged System Centre Opalis or Opalis Integration Services, and commonly […]
July 23, 2012

Digital Travel

I recently had the opportunity to work in Melbourne for 10 months, where I was able to fly back to my home town of Brisbane every […]
July 12, 2012

MCSE Private Cloud Certification

Released a few months ago, Microsoft have re-vamped their certification for the 2012 suite of products, introducing, most notably, the MCSE Private Cloud certification. For all […]
July 9, 2012

Enable Intel VT-x & EPT in VMWare Workstation

Following on from my previous post, I forgot that VMWare doesn’t turn this on by default. You absolutely require passthrough of the Intel VT-x and EPT […]