George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 21 Nov. 2014, Total: 575 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
153 General 13 Nov. 2014
39 Implementation 21 Nov. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
187 News 20 Nov. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
49 Security 14 Nov. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Passwords are not the bottleneck

    Passwords were and remain an important aspect of security in the financial sector, however, when you reflect on the whole scenario of financial mechanisms you might be surprised to find out that the impact of stolen passwords or compromised credentials is quite low in terms of financial losses. In fact, two researchers from Microsoft published a stimulating paper about this... Read More

  2. What Is the Windows Server "8" Beta Remote Access Server Role?

    Windows Server 8 new remote Access Server role combines the previous DirectAccess and RRAS roles into one unified service role. The new role allows for centralized administration, configuration, and monitoring of both DirectAccess and VPN-based remote access services. Apart, from the various articles and tech tips available at windowsnetworking.com and virtualizationadmin.com you can learn more about Remote Access in Windows... 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. Mozilla smartphone OS

    The Mozilla Foundation makers of the Firefox web browser will be releasing an operating system for mobile phones later on this year. The first handsets running Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network. Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on... Read More

  5. Cellphones That Can See Through Walls

    Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects. The team's research linked two scientific advances. One involves tapping into an unused range in the electromagnetic spectrum. The other is a new microchip technology. Read more here -... Read More

  6. The AWS ecosystem!

    Amazon's Web Services (AWS) announced the Public Beta launch of the new AWS Partner Network (APN). This new global program is focused on providing members of the AWS partner ecosystem with the technical information, and sales and marketing support they need to accelerate their AWS-based businesses. APN membership is available for both Technology-based partners and Consulting-based partners. Read more here... Read More

  7. Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS Reference Architecture

    Amazon has published a White Paper on how to use SharePoint services on AWS. It provides detailed technical guidance on how to configure, deploy, and run a SharePoint Server farm on AWS. If you are an IT administrator contemplating of moving your SharePoint to Amazon's cloud then this paper will guide you on how to set up and deploy the... Read More

  8. Dell to acquire Wyse Technology

    Dell will be acquiring the cloud-computing software provider Wyse Technology. Dell will expand its desktop virtualization capabilities and provide new market opportunities for the full range of its enterprise solutions and services. "Desktop virtualization can help organizations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios. The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability... Read More

  9. Let your hands speak!

    A new technology developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia could help people who are unable to verbally speak! These researchers have developed a voice synthesizer that allows people to speak by simply moving their hands. The technology known as the Digital Ventriloquist Actor (DiVA) uses a pair of special gloves equipped with 3D sensors that use gestures... Read More

  10. Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Just in case you have missed the news about Windows 8 Customer Preview, it's the time to fetch a copy and try it out! This download will allow you to check if your computer can run Windows 8 and gives you a compatibility report plus other setup options. Microsoft claims that this one is "reimagined and reinvented from a solid... Read More

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