George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 6 Oct. 2015, Total: 732 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

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167 General
46 Implementation
27 Monitoring
271 News
98 Products
92 Security
5 Troubleshooting
16 Virtualization
  1. Microsoft latest staff giveaway

    Microsoft announces a massive giveaway to its 94,000 employees! According to 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 releases a critical security fix

    The out-of-band security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts... Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Microsoft senses an increasing trend of macro malware

    New threats emerging that include some form of social engineering to convince users to manually enable macros and allow potential malicious code to run... Read More

  6. Microsoft updates its terms of use and privacy policy

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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. Microsoft’s Launches – a new Social Network for students! ("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. might even give students... Read More

  10. 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

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