Month: November 2012

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

It has traditionally been almost impossible to architect infrastructure-class, highly available (HA) SQL Server solutions using shared storage in the public cloud. Recently Microsoft announced support for some System Center 2012 SP1 applications to work with SQL AlwaysOn, a new

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Getting started with HP Cloud Storage

  The HP Cloud people have made it easy to use their new Object Storage service. Object storage use is free (within certain limits) and simpler than using the compute service. This procedure is all done using a clean, simple,

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Create a tile on the Windows 8 Start Screen

Add a tile Most of the time, when you install an application in Microsoft Windows 8, the system will create a tile on the Start Screen for you. However, sometimes you need to add the tile yourself. Here is how

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Is the Internet down?

Is the Internet down? Troubleshooting network issues By Patrick Lambert November 22, 2012, 9:00 AM PST If you work with people who aren’t tech-savvy, this is probably a sentence you have heard before. When they sit down to their computer,

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10 ways to stay productive when you can’t get an Internet connection

Recently, I heard someone at a technology conference say that as Americans, we enjoy ubiquitous Internet connectivity. Although that statement might be true for some, I find that there are a lot of times when I have to do without

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