George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 24 April 2014, Total: 483 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
149 General 17 April 2014
36 Implementation 15 Jan. 2014
19 Monitoring 10 March 2014
142 News 24 April 2014
86 Products 7 April 2014
22 Security 21 April 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
15 Virtualization 22 April 2014
  1. Trial run Windows Azure

    Are you an MSDN subscriber? I can imagine that most of you somehow are connected to MSDN and enjoy the benefits it offers, however, Microsoft are now offering free compute hours on their Windows Azure infrastructure if you are an MSDN Premium or Ultimate subscriber. Check with your manager or superiors your subscription level and take advantage of this offer... Read More

  2. Troubleshooting DNS using NMCap

    Network Monitor is a free tool available from Microsoft. You can capture data using either the graphical Network Monitor or the command-line NMCap tool. Analysis of the captured data must be done through the graphical interface. As network traffic is in abundance especially on busy servers, you would need to use filters to reduce the number of packets collected and... Read More

  3. Try Search Commands from Microsoft’s Office Labs

    Search Commands is an Office Labs experiment designed to quickly find the commands you need in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010. It works with Word, Excel and PowerPoint only. Office Labs is a group within Microsoft and experiments with ideas by building prototypes to shape future research and development in the productivity space for both work and home. To install... Read More

  4. Try Visual Studio 2012 RC

    Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate (RC) supports the new Windows 8 and Azure platforms with new tools that make HTML 5 and CSS 3 development more productive and higher quality end results. The development tool includes Windows Azure project templates and a whole slew of features for Windows 8 Metro and desktop applications. Download the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate... Read More

  5. Try Windows Intune for free!

    Try Microsoft cloud services with Windows Intune. Windows Intune helps you manage and secure personal computers and with the 30-day free trial you can use up to 25 computers. Windows Intune includes both the cloud service for PC management and security and upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise and future versions of Windows. You can remotely perform a number of... Read More

  6. UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay!

    "Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists," the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said. According to U.K.'s High Court, Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs. However, the court order will neither influence the artists' pockets nor prevent users from accessing the site if they use proxy servers and other... Read More

  7. UN reports on the issue of State surveillance and freedom of expression

    The UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva presents its report that marks the first time the UN has emphasized the centrality of the right to privacy to democratic principles and the free flow of speech and ideas... Read More

  8. US State surveillance program and Google’s reaction

    Reaction from Larry Page, CEO and David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer... Read More

  9. Ukrainian Cyber Golden Eagle Hacktivists warns of more cyber attacks

    Cyber Berkut, Ukrainian’s Cyber Golden Eagle hacktivist group demands NATO officials to get away from Ukrainian land and warns NATO’s Colonel to change his computer password!... Read More

  10. Understanding IPv6 Link-local Addresses Zone IDs

    As we have noted in a previous post all IPv6 Link-local Addresses (LLA) share the same network identifier (fe80::) hence, you can cannot determine which interface an LLA is bound to, if the computer has multiple network adapters connected to different network segments. In fact, it distinguishes the networks by using a numeric zone ID, following a percent sign after... Read More

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