Interview with Jason Buffington, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft, about the Systems Center Suite

Paul Schnackenburg talks to Jason Buffington, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft and Frederique Dennison, Product Marketing Manager – Security and Management at Microsoft about the Systems Center Suite, Systems Center Configuration Manager vNext, Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Disaster Recovery and backup over the wire, small business backup and the Tech Ed Australia 2010 […]

Paul Schnackenburg By Paul Schnackenburg - Thu, September 30, 2010 - 3 comments

Paul Schnackenburg works part time as an IT teacher as well as running his own business in Australia. He has MCSE, MCT, MCTS and MCITP certifications. Follow his blog TellITasITis.

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4sysops – One year Amazon EC2 – Part 2: Reliability and lack of elasticity

In my last post, I complained about the relatively high costs of Amazon EC2. I am sure you are curious to learn how I could then be so lavish to run 4sysops in the cloud. But first let me share a few words with you about the other usual suspect when it comes to arguing […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, September 29, 2010 - 2 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

4sysops – One year in the cloud – Part 1: Costs

About one year ago, I moved 4sysops from a dedicated server in Berlin to Amazon’s cloud somewhere on the East Coast of the US. At that time, I bought a reserved instance (see below) that was valid for one year. Thus, now I had to decide whether I should stay with Amazon EC2 or move […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, September 28, 2010 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

FREE: PortQry – A port scanner for network troubleshooting

PortQry is not just another port scanner but it is a helpful network troubleshooting tool. Its port scanning results are more accurate than those of many other port scanners. The main advantage over other port scanners is that PortQry uses correctly formatted messages when checking UDP ports. If a port scanner uses unformatted messages, it […]

By Alexander Weiss - Mon, September 27, 2010 - 0 comments

Alexander WeiƟ currently heads up an IT department, and my main interests include IT governance, cloud computing and IT architecture. Read my blog about Amazon cloud computing.

FREE: Elevate – Start programs elevated from a batch file

Submitted by Andrei Belogortseff – Website: WinAbility Software Elevate starts programs elevated from batch files and scripts. The syntax of the Elevate command is as follows:

Elevate

By Guest Author - Fri, September 24, 2010 - 1 comments

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