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Articles cover specific topics that are relevant over time. These include how-to articles for performing specific tasks, general technology information to help make good decisions, and industry specific considerations. Articles are updated on a periodic basis to keep them current.

Windows Server 2008 Backup Software

Windows Server Backup – Overview There are many Windows Server backup software packages available with varying levels of functionality and complexity. For a typical small business, server backup is extremely important, but can be complex and easy to overlook. Your Windows Server backup software is only as good as its ability to actually recover data / servers when you need it! Windows Server Backup – What is critical for a small business? In order to really compare the various Windows …

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Published 03/8/12
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Office 365 – Cloud email that works

Office 365 is a full-featured cloud based email, collaboration, and messaging suite that is cost effective and frees up administration time for business tasks

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Published 02/24/12

My tab key doesn’t work – Windows – Office

This article is a simple solution fixing when your Windows 7 tab key doesn’t work. Does your tab key simply deactivate your current window? Does your windows 7 tab key not advance to the next table entry? Does your tab-key not work in Word 2010?  Are you wondering why “my tab key isn’t working”? or maybe more specifically “my tab key isn’t working in word”.  This article has a solution to these problems. Typically when your tab key isn’t working correctly, it’s because …

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Published 02/1/12
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What is the best college laptop?

This isn’t a typical post for me, but it’s a question that comes up a lot: What is the Best College Laptop? The right laptop is critical for success in school. There are three major factors to consider when buying a college laptop. Will you take it to class? Will you play hard core computer games on it? Will you hook it up to an external keyboard and monitor? Let’s look at each of these questions and decide the trade-offs. …

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Published 01/6/12
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Build Hyper-V Virtual Lab – Part 4 – Validate Hyper-V Lab Configuration

This article is the final part of a four part series describing how to build a Hyper-V Virtual Lab. In Part 1, we added the Hyper-V Role to our physical host and configured the Virtual Network. In Part 2, we added internet connectivity to our Hyper-V Virtual Lab by adding network address translation (NAT) functionality using Windows Server 2008 R2′s RRAS functionality. In Part 3, we created the server that will act as our domain controller. This server has the …

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Published 01/5/12
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Build Hyper-V Virtual Lab – Part 3 – Domain Controller

This article is the third in a four part series describing how to build a Hyper-V Virtual Lab. In Part 1, we added the Hyper-V Role to our physical host and configured the Virtual Network. In Part 2, we added internet connectivity to our Hyper-V Virtual Lab by adding network address translation (NAT) functionality using Windows Server 2008 R2′s RRAS functionality. In Part 3, we’ll create the server that will act as our domain controller. This server will have the …

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Published 01/5/12
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Build Hyper-V Virtual Lab – Part 2 – Internet Connectivity

This article is the second of four articles describing how to build a Hyper-V Virtual Lab. In Part 1, we added the Hyper-V Role to our physical host and configured the Virtual Network. In Part 2, we’ll add internet connectivity to our Hyper-V Virtual Lab by adding network address translation (NAT) functionality using Windows Server 2008 R2′s RRAS functionality. Here is an outline for this article: Part 2 – Hyper-V Lab Internet Connectivity Create Hyper-V NAT Using RRAS Create New …

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Published 01/5/12
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Build Hyper-V Virtual Lab – Part 1 – Hyper-V Role and Virtual Network

Let’s get started building our Hyper-V Virtual Lab. Here is an outline of what is covered in this article: Part 1- Hyper-V Role and Virtual Network Add Hyper-V Role to Windows Server 2008 R2 Create Hyper-V Virtual LANs Create / Verify Hyper-V External LAN Create Hyper-V private LAN for LAB environment Add Hyper-V Role to Windows Server 2008 R2 The Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V role enables you to create a virtualized server computing environment. This type of environment is …

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Published 01/4/12
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Build Hyper-V Virtual Lab With Windows Server 2008 R2

Learn how to build a Hyper-V virtual lab to try out various scenarios before putting them on your production network.

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Published 01/4/12

Setup Hyper-V Virtual Lab – Windows Server 2008 R2

The Hyper-V Virtual Lab Quick Start Guide contains step-by-step instructions for creating a virtual networking lab environment using a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. Virtualization technology makes it etremely easy to setup a virtual domain networking environment all on a single computer.  This virtual lab environment is great for learning new technologies, testing various network scenarios, creating labs to test application software, and performing demonstrations from a single computer. This document provides specific step by step instructions to setup a …

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Published 12/13/11