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, […]
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 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 […]
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 6, 2012

Building a Hyper-V Lab – cheaply!

I’ve been trying to build a lab at home for a while, but have continued to put the thought aside, over and over. Not because I […]
February 7, 2012

Windows 8 – to be or not to be?

Microsoft has a track record for releasing horrible operating systems every now and then, as witnessed by the IT world more recently with Windows Vista. It […]
August 5, 2011

Lion-style Inverse Scrolling – On Windows XP

My home computer is a Mac, now running OSX Lion. I’ve become quite accustomed to the backwards/reversed scrolling which seems to be the default in Lion […]
July 16, 2011

IIS, PHP, and LDAPS with Active Directory.

Why you’d ever want to do this is probably a discussion best left to the political arena. But for the purpose of that thing I call […]
February 16, 2011

TMG 2010 – Export Some, Not All

Quick heads up. In TMG 2010, in the Toolbox sidebar, if you run “Export All” on a Network Object (e.g. Domain Name Sets or URL Sets), […]
December 2, 2010

WPAD & Proxy Timeout Issue

If you’ve been following, I’ve recently been playing with Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, the “new” ISA Server. Now, for all intensive purposes, everything is configured […]
November 25, 2010

WSUS, TMG & WPAD – Making the Proxy Bypass List Work!

I got tasked with a problem today which was plain weird… New servers being deployed, are unable to contact the WSUS distribution point to check for […]
October 27, 2010

Office 2011 for Mac

Plain and simple. Office 2008 on the Mac sucks. Yeah, I can edit my documents just fine, but it still sucks. Office 2007 in Windows introduced […]
October 8, 2010

Forefront TMG Stuff

http://www.isascripts.org/ – a bunch of handy scripts by a security consultant named Jason Fossen Microsoft tools for TMG 2010 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8809cfda-2ee1-4e67-b993-6f9a20e08607&displaylang=en Technet Doco for TMG 2010 – […]
September 3, 2010

Windows Event Logs to Syslog – Update

I came across this site earlier, seems to have a good amount of resources linked for anyone looking to implement Windows event log to syslog. http://www.loganalysis.org/windows-to-syslog/ […]
December 11, 2009

Outlook 2010 + Social Networks

I thought this was super massive awesome cool plus plus!!!!!1111oneoneone I just installed the Office 2010 beta, and jumped in to my email quickly to grab […]
October 26, 2009

Server Recovery with Acronis

My boss forwarded me some emails from one of our client’s servers, dead disk, the usual. Get to the server, and it’s got nothing on the […]
October 15, 2009

Exchange 2003 SMTP DATA command bug

This is an extract from a log file I’m looking at right now for an Exchange 2003 SMTP service… I sure as hell hope there’s just […]