Month: January 2013

The first 10 steps when Deploying Windows Server 2012

Most Windows system administrators have a list of steps they take when deploying a brand new Windows server onto the network. It’s pretty obvious that Microsoft has done its homework on this, too. With Windows Server 2012, many common “first-run”

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10 reasons why I avoid social networking services

I have a confession to make. I don’t do social networking. That’s not that unusual for someone my age. Just 8% of all Facebook users fall into my age group. Nonetheless, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project,

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10 new HTML5 tags you need to know about

HTML5 brings a host of new elements and attributes to allow developers to make their documents more easily understood by other systems (especially search engines!), display data more uniquely, and take on some of the load that has required complex

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10 Windows 7 commands every administrator should know

PC troubleshooting is becoming less common in larger organizations, but consultants and techs in smaller shops still have to get their hands dirty identifying and fixing desktop problems. Oftentimes, troubleshooting Windows 7 means delving into the command line. Here are

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iTwin adds SecureBox encryption to Dropbox

In March 2012, I wrote about iTwin, which sells a gadget of the same name that makes it child’s play to create an encrypted file transfer tunnel between two computers over the Internet. TechRepublic reader danbi rightly pointed out that the

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