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Google Sync and Outlook 2010 Beta

Google Sync and Outlook 2010 Beta

    If you are like me, you usually rush to download the newest beta's that are released, and for some bragging rights, you loose some functionality.  That was the case with me and my download of the Office 2010 Beta, I use Google Sync to sync my Google and Outlook calendars, yet the Google Sync doesn't support the new 2010 Beta.  Now a geek [...]

Windows Printer Pooling

Windows Printer Pooling

    You may run into a situation where you need to pool a bunch of printers together and have the jobs printed to them spread out amongst different printers.  One example is if you company prints a bunch of reports on a regular basis.  Printing to just one printer (depending on the size of your reports) could take forever, yet if you spread [...]

Q&A Monday: Server Disk Defrag

Question: I was recently promoted to a Junior System Admin role at my company, and server maintenance has recently come under my job responsibility.  I was wondering if it is a good idea to defragment the disk on the servers?  We occasionally do defrags on the local PCs, but does defraging a server really help? Answer: Ah yes, the [...]

Remove the .NET Framework Assistant for Firefox

Like me you may have abandoned the Internet Explorer browser for the more secure Firefox.  Well if you recently updated your computer, Microsoft may have snuck a vulnerability into Firefox without even telling you.  If you take a look at the installed add-ons in Firefox you might notice an add-on called Microsoft .net Framework Assistant. If [...]

Q&A Monday: Change Remote Desktop Port

Q&A Monday: Change Remote Desktop Port

Question: Do you know if there is any way to change the port number of remote desktop? I am looking to make RDP more secure by changing the default port on our servers. Answer: There is a way to change the default port for all supported versions of Windows and it isn't really that complicated.  By default for those of you not aware, [...]

Q&A Monday: Blue Screen of Doom

Q&A Monday: Blue Screen of Doom

Question: I turned of my computer normally yesterday and used it for no more than half an hour. I tried turning it on this morning and the blue screen of death showed up. It reset and this time showed me the black screen which tells me that Windows was not successfully shut down along with the choices of booting it normally, in safe mode, in [...]

Office 2010 Beta Review

Office 2010 Beta Review

    So the otherday I got an e-mail about downloading the new Beta of Office 2010.  Now prior to this year, I would have just delted the e-mail and never looked back on it.  Yet, as of this year I decided to look forward and be more proactive, than reactive and take pride in my work.  Plus I had great success with the Beta and Release [...]

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