Blogs

Bug tracking with BugHerd

Jul 30, 2013 | Mike Ellis

Whether you're in the consulting world or not, the QA phase of application development poses its own set of hurdles.  Whereas application features/modules are neatly organized in stories for the dev team within your Scrum…

VXLAN and NVGRE

Jul 25, 2013 | Ned Bellavance

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is one of the big buzzwords of year.  VMware has announced their VXLAN (Virtual eXtensible LAN) technology and Microsoft is pushing NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation) with their Hyper-V…

This error message: I do not think it means what you think it means...or why AD replication is kind of important

Jul 24, 2013 | Luke Kwiecinski

Since it seems like we are on a roll with Kerberos related posts, I figured that I would add one into the mix as well (and use the opportunity to title the post with a…

Power Shell's Send-MailMessage command and multiple recipients

Jul 22, 2013 | Michael Cessna

So we've all used the send-mailmessage command in PowerShell to email things around. But what do you do when you have to send an email to multiple recipients? Turns out the answer is easy but…

Parsing DHCP output into a CSV

Jul 19, 2013 | Ned Bellavance

Recently I was involved in moving DHCP from three older domain controllers to three new ones.  This doesn't seem like a daunting task until I realized that they had more than 30 scopes that needed…

100MM Rows in Excel

Jul 18, 2013 | Kevin Bucher

The BI industry is in the middle of a drastic change in terms of tools, technologies, and data.  The Big Data movement is causing companies to re-think their approach to analytics, as its now much…

Getting Started with Hadoop and Big Data

Jul 16, 2013 | Joseph D'Antoni

Getting Started with Hadoop and Big Data When I first started working with Apache Hadoop a couple of years ago, the ecosystem was a big and scary place. First, I had to set up Linux…

Kerberos...Slaying the dragon in an Exchange deployment.

Jul 12, 2013 | Mike Serrano

We have all been there.  You are elbow deep in an Exchange deployment, and time is of the essence.  The environment is mid or small-size, and you may be thinking to yourself… “Self, let’s just…

Tools and Tips for Technical Presentations

Jul 12, 2013 | Mark Horn

We’ve all been in too many meetings and presentations with diagrams or source code that is too small to be read.  The tools and techniques I’m listing here are free. This is a screen-grab of…

Public Folders and Exchange 2013

Jul 11, 2013 | Ned Bellavance

A wise man once said, "There's no stopping what can't be stopped; no killing what can't be killed."*  He may have been talking about a savage race of space aliens that specialize in hunting, but…