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Sometimes you go along thinking that everything is great, your hardware is working, you have great network security, and you exercise safe computing. So what could possibly go wrong? Turns out a bunch of stuff can go wrong and one day you get that rude awakening that you have taken things for granted and have […]

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Moving from WHS 2011 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2

Migrating from one server version to another is not a trivial task as there are typically no easy ways to simply upgrade.  For all practical purposes it is a new install with the added complication of having to deal with existing data and structures.  As always, make sure you have a backup copy of your […]

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iSpy Connect–At last IP Camera Software that Works

If you are like me you have been highly frustrated at the native functionality of the bundled IP camera software that came with your camera, as well as the lack of availability of third party solutions.  If  this sounds like you than I will make your day as iSpy Connect is the most complete and functional solution […]

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Anytime Access Problems on Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 Preview

Besides the Hyper-V, UEFI support, and the removal of the 2T limits, one feature I was interested in testing with Essentials was the Anytime Access.  The promise of VPN and Web access was intriguing to me as I routinely need files from my system.  I know the web access was in 2011  and the VPN […]

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iCloud Beta

Earlier this week Apple released the iCloud beta which added the iWork suite.  It keeps the traditional plain interface it had before  with the addition of three new buttons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.  As this was a beta, the performance was a bit slow but I am sure that by the time it is […]

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