Archive for September, 2007

How to Recover a Disaster of a Disaster Recovery Demo

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I've been told that if you can't dazzle them with your brilliance then baffle them with your your bull$#@!.   While that certainly wasn?t my goal yesterday I quickly found out that it was my talent (I?m sure Susan will show now no mercy in telling you the same).  ...

We’ve Got A Guy

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

How many times have you come in to clean up after a business owners brother's uncle's friend's son setup the new server then went off and got a real job?   MS is launching a site to help us SBSCs have creditability over the pimple-faces VW driving x-box playing texting additcs.  ...

Live from SBM Nation

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Since too many of my friends and family have to read this blog to keep up with where I'm at in life (yes, sometimes that included my wife) I thought I would check in from SMB Nation here in Redmond (MS Campus). Today is technically Day 1 even though I arrived ...

Ready to Get Serious? Go with Autotask Go!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Sorry if this blog reads like an infomercial but when you really believe in something you can't help but share about it.  When I started my business 6 years ago I was like many of you.  I kept notes in Excel, contacts in Outlook, billed from QuickBooks and kept track of ...

SBSC Wine and Cheese Party at SMB Nation

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

If you are an SBSC and plan to attend SMB Nation please stop by for wine and cheese immediately following my presentation Saturday (I promise not to run too long).  If you are not an SBSC then shame on you see me and I'll try to sneak you in. ;-) SBSC Wine ...

First Home Server Update

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Not even on the shelves yet and Microsoft has released an update.   I guess I'm glad they are quick to get identified issues resolved.  I wonder home many updates the copy I'm installing next week at home will need...   CRN quotes me accurately as saying we are getting excited.  Did I mention I'll wait till SP1 ...

Moving Video

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

While this is not something I normally blog about, I couldn't help but share this with my 7 readers.  If you have 5 minutes and good speakers please take a moment to view and reflect on this video.  I hope it reminds you of what a great God we serve ...

C stands for Community

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

There has been a lot of chatter about the state of the community lately.  Some positive and some very negative, some constructive, some pointless.  Folks have been talking about the International SBS Group Leaders community, the SBSC community, the MS Community, the SMB Community and the IT Pro community.  So ...

Virtualization in Server 2008

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Want to see what Server 2008 has to offer the virtualization craze?  Check out Keith Combs' 10 minute screencast tour.  Now stay tuned for what you won't be able to do in SCVMM... :-(

Embedded Can be a 4 Letter Word

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

When it comes to working with servers I've never had better support with RAID controllers than Adaptec.   Now that we at Tech Care Team are leaving Dell and moving to mostly Intel based systems I'm glad there are guys like Handy Andy out there reminding us to add the RAID card separate.  ...