George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 27 March 2015, Total: 632 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
159 General 21 March 2015
40 Implementation 4 Dec. 2014
24 Monitoring 4 March 2015
217 News 27 March 2015
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
67 Security 18 March 2015
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Threat Landscape report for 2013

    The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) has issued its annual Threat Landscape 2013 report... Read More

  2. Top-secret base revealed on Apple Maps

    'A top-secret base in Taiwan, revealed on Apple Maps. The Navy SEALs' rehearsal site for the Osama bin Laden raid, found on Bing. Once again, commercial satellites have snapped images of things that governments would rather hide from public view. And once again, those governments are finding that there's not much they can do once this sensitive imagery ends up... Read More

  3. Track Privileged Identities!

    If I was to perform an IT audit of an organization and I find that all privileged users accounts such as, administrative accounts of the various systems are all stored in a central location with adequate security, and access to such accounts' details is restricted to only authorized staff based on their role within the IT team, then I would... Read More

  4. Tracking the FREAK Attack

    Make sure you have the most recent version of your browser installed, and check for updates frequently. Updates that fix the FREAK attack should be available for all major browsers soon... Read More

  5. TransVault Compliance TimeMachine

    TransVault Creates Compliance TimeMachine for Email Records Moved into Office 365... Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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