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Installing the Data Domain Management Center

One takeaway from my trip to EMCWorld 2016 was that I needed to try out the new (ish) Data Domain Management Center (DDMC) to better manage my two Data Domain appliances and gain insight into better reporting. Per EMC: EMC Data Domain Management Center is a scalable virtual appliance that streamlines management and reporting in […]

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New Cisco Support Contract Checker

Does a Cialis commercial come to mind when you read this?: “Do you struggle to keep up with your support contracts and expiration dates?  If so, Cisco Device Checker can help!” Ha! But seriously, Cisco has apparently released a new tool that I saw when logging into TAC today called the “Device covered checker”.   You […]

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TODAY ONLY: New Duet Display app for iPad and Mac $9.99

LAUNCHING TODAY is a revolutionary new app for your iPad/iPhone and Mac users.  DuetDisplay is epic! Real-time, full resolution use of your iPad/iPhone as a second monitor for your Apple Mac laptop or desktop.    The price is $14.99 but today’s launch special is $9.99. WHAT? You install a drive on your Mac (free) then […]

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WSUS Cleanup Wizard

Do you use WSUS (Windows Server Update Service)?  If so, you don’t have to keep stealing more space on your SAN as this server’s disk growth seems to get out of control over time! There’s a really easy way to prune old data, and keep your systems running smoothly. Following the steps from TechNet, simply […]

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Be Productive – Plug in your headphones

If you’re like me, sometimes the only way to get anything accomplished at my desk is to plug in my headphones, shut the door, turn on the tunes, and just be 100% focused to the task at hand. I found a great user-created playlist on Spotify called “Ultimate Productivity”.   Links below. http://playlists.net/ultimate-productivity spotify:user:joannabutler:playlist:79qTNVTCnMWaouFmjZt6eF   Share your favorite […]

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Zimbra ZCO 8.0.7 causes Outlook to crash

Anyone experiencing this issue with Zimbra?  We’re running 8.0.7 (Since 4/14/2014) and Microsoft Office 2010.  We are of course running the Zimbra Connector for Outlook (ZCO) version 8.0.7.  Within a few days of each other last week, I had 5 users experiencing Outlook crashes (BEX64 error) due to ZCO crashing. Seems that the correlated event […]

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Case Study by eGroup

Our IT department and company were just featured in an eGroup case study.  Head on over to the eGroup blog to check it out! http://www.egroup-us.com/2013/06/williams-fudge-how-to-virtualize-desktops-the-right-way/  

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How to: replace a Cisco 2960 switch and upgrade firmware

I may know many different things in the IT realm, but when it comes to Cisco switching and IOS, I used to be clueless…  but no more! When it came time to replace a Cisco 2960 switch and upgrade firmware, I was left cold.  I didn’t feel like engaging our VAR this time, and instead, […]

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BitLocker is eating my free space!

I was up late tonight working on some patching in a maintenance window when I saw the alert that a file server went below the 1 GB free mark.  This is a secure file server using Windows BitLocker to encrypt the drive’s contents.  I gave it more HDD space in vCenter then extended the volume […]

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Migrate Sharepoint Calendars to Zimbra

For years we’ve lacked a collaborative e-mail platform at my company and now we are full swing into Zimbra with only 20% of our staff left to be migrated over to the new platform.  During this time, we’ve used the Sharepoint calendars to allow staff to book rooms and have vacation calendars for each department. […]

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