George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 17 Dec. 2014, Total: 588 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
154 General 27 Nov. 2014
40 Implementation 4 Dec. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
191 News 17 Dec. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
56 Security 16 Dec. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Microsoft latest staff giveaway

    Microsoft announces a massive giveaway to its 94,000 employees! According to v3.co.uk each Microsoft employee would get a Surface RT tablet, a Windows Phone 8 and a Windows 8 computer, which would cost Microsoft some $100 million. It is a noble gesture by Microsoft which would not only help keeping its employees happy but it would also raise the number... Read More

  2. Microsoft security updates for April 2012

    If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need an update, go to Windows Update by clicking the Start button, All Programs, and then click Windows Update. In addition you can go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates... Read More

  3. Microsoft security updates for December 2012

    As part of Microsoft's routine monthly security update cycle, 7 new security updates were released on December 11, 2012. If you happen to perform a manual update of the latest security updates then I suggest visiting Microsoft's Safety & Security Centre at the link below and reviewing each and every update available for download. For instance, a critical update for... Read More

  4. Microsoft updates its terms of use and privacy policy

    The Microsoft Services Agreement applies to your Microsoft account such as Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Bing, while the privacy statement explains how your personal information is collected, used and protected across your Microsoft account,Outlook.com and OneDrive... Read More

  5. Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro model already sold out

    Microsoft's Surface Pro puts the heat on!... Read More

  6. Microsoft's Lync Licensing

    Microsoft Lync is the latest edition (brand name) of MS Office Communications server products. As most of you may already know, Lync can be deployed locally within an organization (on-premise) or it can be purchased as a service from either Microsoft themselves or a third-party managed service provider (MSP). Briefly, to deploy Lync in your organization you need a license... Read More

  7. Microsoft’s Launches So.cl – a new Social Network for students!

    So.cl ("social") is developed by Microsoft Research's FUSE Labs and is aimed at students to give them the ability to network with their classmates turning the social network into a new classroom. It allows students to build posts with photos, video, text, and find students with similar interests and build communities around specific educational goals. So.cl might even give students... Read More

  8. Microsoft’s Surface

    Microsoft announces its first tablet computer called the Surface. The first two versions that Microsoft will release run on different processors. The Surface for Windows RT runs on an ARM processor. It is less powerful than the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which uses an Intel processor. The RT is also thinner and weighs less than the Pro. Both tablets... Read More

  9. Microsoft’s first ever $100,000 bounty

    Congratulations to James Forshaw for coming up with a new exploitation technique to get Microsoft’s first ever $100,000 bounty... Read More

  10. Migrating Printers in Windows Server 2008

    Moving services from server to another is an extensive job, especially if a resource has a long list of items to move such as, a long list of printers. With Virtualization migrating resources has been simplified in a way, however, some specific tasks remain the same. That is, they don't benefit from available tools at the virtualization layer. When performing... Read More

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