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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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ISY-994i-Home Automation at its Best

One of the biggest inhibitors to going to a VM environment (more in a later post) are USB devices.  The worst of these devices are the Insteon Controllers.  Whether using Hyper-V  with a USB to IP adapter, or ESXi, I was unable to “reliably” get the these USB devices to work correctly or consistently.  Add […]

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Onkyo TX-NR616

For the past 20 years, I have been impressed with Onkyo products.  Not only from a feature perspective but value as well.  It is difficult to find receivers that offer more features and better performance for the cost.  I am happy to report that something’s never change.  Recently my 10 year old Onkyo started giving […]

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Storage Spaces Performance-Server 2012 Essentials

Near and dear to my heart has been all the discussion on Storage Spaces.  I have tested the Server 2012 and the Window 8 versions for performance as compared to a hardware solution, and have consistently seen lower performance, especially from Windows 8.  Now that they have released the beta version of Server 2012 Essentials, […]

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