Ever been in a situation where you just have to go… no ifs or buts, you gotta go! Well if you gotta go, then you gotta go! One thing that I have found useful is setting up a quick shutdown option in Windows 8. The quick shutdown saves you [...]
Virtual Machines: I’ll just build a new one, it’s so easy… look at me go… and another one and another one…
Following on from my previous blog “Virtualization saved my marriage…” – let’s go through the process of creating virtual machines and getting them connected.
Firstly, make sure your computer has sufficient resources to build the virtual environment. Obviously the more memory you have the better… the more memory [...]
Cmdlets you should know
These days understanding PowerShell is a necessary skill for a server or desktop administrator. Even though the number of administrators learning PowerShell is growing there are still a lot of people out there who struggle with this fabulous tool.
One of the hardest things about learning a [...]
PowerShell workflows are one of the most exciting PowerShell 3.0 features. The functionality is built on the .Net Framework Windows Workflow Foundation. It allows you to take more control of task execution such as: running commands in parallel or sequence or both; as well as handling interrupted activities [...]
So… you’re having trouble getting parts of ITIL (ITSM) up and running in your organisation… Don’t worry you’re not alone! So what’s the solution?
Well, there a few things you need to consider, including:
- Cultural change (getting people on-board with using your new processes)
We’ll cover cultural change in another blog, but [...]
As a kid I really enjoyed reading the different culture’s myths and legends, in fact I still name my servers after Greek Gods and Goddesses – it’s quite a common naming scheme, much friendlier than GW01 or DC42. Gaia was the goddess or personification of Earth in ancient Greek [...]
I’ve just come back from the Microsoft Australian Partner Conference where DDLS won the Microsoft Australian Learning Partner of the Year 2013. What a privilege being able to represent DDLS and see us win 2 years in a row.
Whilst in Cairns at the conference I had some interesting discussions [...]