Posts from 2012

Good Enough for a Network Engineer

I’ve been long toying with the idea of a gigabit upgrade for the home including a new 802.11n access point to increase the wireless speeds from their current 802.11g 54Mbps speed. Being an enterprise grade gear geek, I love having Cisco in my home. The performance meets and mostly exceeds home gear on a 100Mbps port by port basis and the reliability is amazing (prior to a planned power down this week to install a module in my UPS, my core switch had over 300 days uptime), but this all comes at a cost; a financial one and a feature one.

Azure Backup for Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Last night, I posted saying that I think Microsoft had missed a trick in not taking advantage of the Windows Azure Cloud Backup features in Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and today it looks like I must eat a slice of humble pie. After some reading on the subject this evening, it appears that Microsoft are […]

Remote Desktop Protocol 8

Just a real quick post to say that I noticed my desktop PC at home running Windows 7 had an optional update listed for Remote Desktop Protocol 8, the version included in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 natively. The update is available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1. The KB […]