George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 19 Sept. 2014, Total: 549 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
152 General 23 June 2014
37 Implementation 10 July 2014
22 Monitoring 26 Aug. 2014
173 News 12 Sept. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
41 Security 19 Sept. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Amazon’s RDS supports MS SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    The Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server now supports the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor. The Advisor will help you to select and create an optimal set of indexes, indexed views, and partitions even if you don't have an expert-level understanding of the structure of your database or the internals of SQL Server. Read more here -... Read More

  2. Amazon’s Cloud announces the availability of a high I/O Instance

    Amazon customers can now launch an EC2 High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge in the EC2 API) instance. This I/O beast consists of 8 virtual cores, clocking in at a total of 35 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), HVM and PVM virtualization, 60.5 GB of RAM, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with support for cluster placement groups, and 2 TB of local... Read More

  3. Amazon’s AWS re:Invent event

    Attend Amazon's AWS re: Invent this November, the No.1 event for the AWS Cloud community. It is the event of the cloud computing developers, hottest start-ups, and visionary technology leaders. The event includes topics that will make you a Cloud expert in: monitoring cloud resources, optimizing performance, managing security, and cutting costs. Plus you can meet with Amazon's AWS engineers... Read More

  4. Zoho’s online office apps integrate with Google drive

    Zoho's online office apps integrate with Google Drive and users can now open their documents using Zoho's Writer, Sheet & Show – Zoho's word processor, spreadsheet and presentation applications. Zoho offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning online business, productivity & collaboration applications. This integration is not just for viewing files using Zoho's apps, but it also allows users to edit... Read More

  5. Amazon’s Cloud VPN additional features

    Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) include route tables and gateways features, that allow you to both extend your organization's network to Amazon's Cloud, and connect your VPC to the Internet and leverage the benefits of Amazon EC2. In addition, you can create VPNs using devices that do not support BGP. Some firewalls and entry-level routers support IPSec but not BGP... Read More

  6. IT Pros and Technology Consumers – Monthly Newsletter

    We often think about the IT professional and the technology consumer as two very different and always separate entities. Tech vendors target their products to one market or the other. Tech publications write to one audience or the other. But whereas Grandma might not ever buy a Cisco Catalyst 6509 switch or understand a word of the articles published on... Read More

  7. The first European Cyber Security Month – October 2012

    The Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom are participating with various activities and events throughout October, to raise awareness of cyber security. The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) are to promote cyber security awareness among citizens, to modify their perception of cyber threats, and to provide updated security information through education,... Read More

  8. Eulogy for TMG – Monthly Newsletter

    This year we celebrated the 15th birthday of Microsoft's proxy/firewall solution that has gone through a couple of name changes to get where it is today. Sadly, on September 12, Microsoft announced that the company is discontinuing TMG, along with FPE, FPSP, FSOCS and TMG Web Protection Services… Microsoft will continue to support the products through 2015, with extended support... Read More

  9. WinHlp32.exe is required to display ‘.hlp’ help files on Windows 8

    Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft's standards. Therefore, starting with the release of Windows Vista and continuing in Windows 8, the Windows Help program... Read More

  10. Don’t look back in anger - a week with Windows 8

    Firebrand's Commercial Director Rob Chapman has written an in-depth review of the latest and biggest release, Windows 8. The new operating system was put through its paces and all the new features tested on a week-long trip around Europe. Find out how it went here - http://blog.firebrandtraining.co.uk/2012/10/windows-8-review.html... Read More

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