Blogs

Oct 15, 2014

VMworld 2014 Europe -- Announcements

Check out VMware's latest announcements from VMworld 2014 Europe....More
Feb 01, 2012

Network Automation Launches AutoMate 9

Network Automation released its latest automation software solutions, AutoMate 9 and AutoMate BPA Server 9. The release marks the expansion of the no-code platform’s enhanced offerings....More
Feb 27, 2012

Thanks for the PowerFun!

My workload has recently gotten so tight that I'm no longer able to commit to even a semi-regular blogging schedule. Rather than letting myself get lazy, I've decided to formally end my blogging career over here, at least for the time being....More
Dec 18, 2012

Idera Makes PowerShell Plus Available to the Community for Free

Idera has made PowerShell Plus available to download for free. In addition, learn why PowerShell is a must-have skill for IT professionals in their environments....More
Jun 18, 2012

TechEd 2012: Windows 8 and MBAM 2.0 Bring Enhanced Security Features

I've written about some of the new Windows 8 security features already, but Microsoft released some additional Windows 8-friendly details about the beta version of Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) 2.0, which is now available for download....More
Jan 12, 2013

PKI - Certificate Chain Validation

Certificate validation is one of those obscure topics that most network admins don't pay much attention to but a basic understanding of how it works will help them troubleshoot PKI issues in their workplace....More
Dec 02, 2013

Migrating and Co-Existence between Messaging Systems

Most of the time, migrating environments means learning how to find a balance between your messaging platforms. IBM and Microsoft provide tools to reduce the impact of using both systems, however this is not enough to proactively manage both environments....More
Feb 26, 2015

Why PowerShell is often not the best tool for reporting Exchange data

After I discussed the topic of reporting Office 365 in January, some folks contacted me to ask whether it was really necessary to go to the bother and expense of buying an additional software package to generate reports about Office 365 data....More
Oct 28, 2010

Off-Topic: The Challenge of Eliminating Administrator Rights when the User Owns their Computer

Another off-topic post for today, this time on the ever-present problem of successfully eliminating administrator rights.  If you’ve been around IT for any period of time, you know that administrator rights represent one of our biggest security challenges.  Microsoft Windows, for all its greatness, gives us what amounts to an on/off....More
Dec 03, 2013

Advanced Persistent Threats – Clearing Up Misconceptions

After overhearing a misguided conversation about Advanced Persistent Threats recently, I wanted to put together a quick article to help better educate some of our followers. Also, you can watch this recorded webinar with Viewfinity CEO, Leonid Schtilman and Gartner Analyst Neil MacDonald that explains how to effectively protect against....More

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