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Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

09/10/2014- Thecus Technology Corp. today announces another world first: Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials is now available for NAS users. Available this October, the 2-bay W2000, 4-bay W4000, and the 5-bay W5000 offer a host of benefits to SMB users, including data protection, integrated cloud services, and secure remote access.

External hard drive becomes read only

USB External Hard Drives Become Write Protected In Windows 7 – Page 2 – Windows 7:

Thinking about pen testing

Reading The Hacker Playbook, Practical Guide to Penetration Testing by Peter Kim (Book and Kindle versions) and reading it and thinking about how many firms would not / DO not protect themselves.

Trying out a geek toy for the phone


Trying out the 4 in one lens for my iPhone 5 from

Exchange 2013 and got perf issues?

Performance issues or delays when you connect to Exchange Server 2013 that is running in Windows Server:

Bottom line:  If you’ve installed .net 4.5 on that server, make sure you do a registry entry if you have Exchange 2013 installed.

Shared computer activation on RDS

In case folks missed this in the comments…..

Installing Office365 ProPlus on a RDS Server (Terminal Server) using Shared Computer Activation | PowerBiz Solutions:

No office, but still need a server? Something to think about

So you have a client that doesn’t need a physical office anymore.  Does need a centralized repository.  Does need SOMETHING to replace their old SBS 2003.

Migrating from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2012 on Azure:

According to Paulie…. the monthly price tag is

Office 365 and supporting RDS

Office 365 shared computer activation – Welcome to the US SMB&D TS2 Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:

So if you’ve been waiting for RDS/TS to be supported by the sku’s released by Office 365 they are FINALLY here.


Pardon for the dust

The community server to wordpress migration has taken nearly a month to get all the blog content moved.  Images are nearly all back, I fixed up the categories, I found a theme I liked.  Now I just need to go back and make sure all past linked up blogs are linked up on the wordpress side and I think we’re nearly done with the migration.

A HUGE thanks to both Barb Bowman and Robert Pearman.  Without them this project would not be successful.

Exchange 2013 cu6 issues being tracked

I don’t know how much this impacts standalone Exchange 2013, but

hybrid/mixed installs with Exchange 2007 appear to be having issues.

(from the bottom of

Issue Reported: Ryan reported on my blog that they are facing an issue


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