I fancy myself a consultant. Whatever that means. I help people understand how to use a wide range of network infrastructure technologies in their small businesses.
One tiny part of what I do is to help other companies write their own web pages. This involves coming to understand a business and helping them to write a site that attracts the … Read the rest
Someone chastised me for posting “my guess”:http://www.advisorbits.com/2010/07/sbs_7_already.html as to when Microsoft would release the next version of SBS. A couple weeks ago, I was proven wrong. According to a technet blog post which announces the “names, versions and pricing of SBS 2011 that will be a offered”:http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/11/02/announcing-windows-small-business-server-2011.aspx, we can expect to see it in the first half of the next … Read the rest
It was a little less than 2 years ago when I did my first Windows Small Business Server 2008 migration. Time rolls on, and I shouldn’t be surprised that we have now “heard the first rumblings of the next new thing”:http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/07/12/announcing-previews-of-our-simple-and-affordable-servers-for-small-businesses.aspx, complete with a code name, SBS 7.
“Technet Blog post”:http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/07/12/announcing-previews-of-our-simple-and-affordable-servers-for-small-businesses.aspx
This will be the successor to the current “less … Read the rest
I’m not one to do product promotions or even reviews. I am not an anti-virus expert by any strech of the imagination, but my business gives me exposure to a variety of environements and I have been well served by “AVG anti virus products”:http://www.avg.com for several years now. Recently an employee of the company showed me a professional courtesy and … Read the rest
Last year when I did “my first SBS 2008 migration”:http://advisorbits.com/2008/11/sbs_2008_migration_-_what_dvd_drive.html, I wrote a post lamenting the incompatibility of DVD media that needs to be run on 5 (now 6) year old server hardware that only had a CD drive. I alluded to an even bigger issue in virtualized installations, the need to use floppy disks for “The Answer File”:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527566. The … Read the rest
My old college friend Michael Scaramozzino has celebrated the 20th anniversary of his award-winning interactive multimedia studio, DreamLight in Woburn, MA. Over the years he has successfully produced a large body of impressive projects for a variety of clients. To celebrate his business’ anniversary, he has created BlastOff! The film, which he made with his family, is an animated … Read the rest
At the company I run, we develop web sites for some of our customers. And even though we do, you’ll notice that I did not write: We design web sites. I haven’t always been very clear about that difference when I discuss what I do, because I don’t think everyone will understand the fine distinction I am making. And I … Read the rest
The other day, I finally broke down and decided to replace the old UPS that the server in my office is connected to. I would never have let a client use one this long, so it was time to do as I say. American Power Conversion company (APC) makes the UPS I have so it was off to their web … Read the rest