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One Day, Two Scares, Zero Drama

15.10.2014 by Jenn Granger

It's not Halloween yet guys, so - despite a new flaw and bug being brought to light in the same day - it's not quite time to split up and head for the extremely suspect looking house/forest/fairground like a bunch…


24.7.2014 by Guest

Today we’ve got a treat for you – Matt, one of our amazing texperts, is going to be dropping some advice on the wonderful (and extremely confusing) world of SQL mirroring! Go on, get your learnin’ on! Having two SQL…

June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

15.6.2011 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in June’s Advance notification post this month’s security bulletin releases, are now confirmed to be 16 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities, nine of which have a critical rating with four of these critical bulletins listed as Top Priorities.…

October 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

8.10.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for October 2010, sees the release of 16 bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating. The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows: Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating…

September Out-of Band update released

29.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

[UPDATE 01/10/2010: MS10-070 was released to Windows Update overnight last night and will be being applied to computers configured with Automatic updates. As usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out…

MS Assessment and Planning toolkit 5 released

26.7.2010 by James Crawshaw

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download. MAP 5.0 is a tool designed to simplify IT infrastructure planning processes via automated discovery and assessments of network-wide devices. It performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments…

IIS Express

6.7.2010 by James Crawshaw

II'S Express' No - not a revival of the 80's British dance act but a new release from Microsoft .... IIS Express is a lightweight installable version of the popular web hosting platform Internet Information Services (IIS) 7, which can…

Server Memory Investigation Tool

20.5.2010 by James Crawshaw

If you ever had any desire to work out what was loaded in to memory or what the breakdown of memory usage is, then this new tool by the MS Sysinternals team will certainly set you on the right track.…

We all Need a Little Help and Guidance Sometimes….

16.12.2009 by James Crawshaw

Something I've never blogged on but often take advantage of are the Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides. A quick look at what they cover..... "Guidance that aims to clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft® infrastructure…

Wine – the Linux Drink of Choice

22.2.2009 by Pingu

So, as my ongoing quest to expand the Linux user base continues, I want to mention the middle ground people often get stuck in. It's often perceived as a no-mans lands between the two waring sides, however there is a…