George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 19 Dec. 2014, Total: 589 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
192 News 19 Dec. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
56 Security 16 Dec. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. 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

  2. Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    Amazon AWS Cloud now supports the launch of Microsoft SQL Server on m1.small (1 ECU, 1.7 GB RAM) and m1.medium (2 ECU, 3.75 GB RAM) instance types. Amazon is introducing support for Microsoft SQL Server Web Edition, which brings together affordability, scalability, and manageability in a single offering. SQL Server Web will be supported across all Amazon EC2 instance types,... Read More

  3. 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

  4. Why Can My Devices Be Searched at the Border?

    The U.S. Constitution prevents the government from performing searches without a valid reason; the government generally can't snoop through your laptop for no reason. Electronic data stored on personal devices is a reflection of our lives - family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. But those privacy protections don't safeguard travelers... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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