How To Upgrade Exchange 2010 to SP1

by Ian Matthews – September 7, 2010 Like previous versions of Exchange, the Service Pack is the full version.  In other words, there really isn’t an upgrade version to download.  You download the Exchange 2010 WITH SP1 and if you already have Exchange 2010, it will automatically detect the existing […]

How to Evaluate and Buy a Firewall

By Ian Matthews January 31, 2006 If you have ever been responsible for purchasing a firewall you know it can be quite intimidating.  There are lots of buzzwords and lots of fast talking salesmen.  This document is intended to provide a simple grid for you to evaluate competing products.  For […]

What is VoIP, Skype, Vonage, SIP Phones

By Ian Matthews, July 2005 Click HERE for an explanation of current e911 issues. Click HERE for an biased but still valid comparison of Skype and a New Service called Gizmo. Voice over IP (generally through internet) has been in popular use since the late 1990’s.  Using a computer to […]

What is RAID 10, 0, 1, 5 and 6?

This document is reprinted from “Intel:Build a Real Server” section of a Microsoft “How To Technology Fair” handout dated Aug 2000. Updated by Ian Matthews of Up & Running Technologies on August 28 2010 to include RAID 6. We also have a very simple explanation of SAN, NAS, DAS, iSCSI, FiberChannel updated […]

Vista SP1 – What are the Notable Changes

Hardware Ecosystem Support and Enhancements · Adds support for new UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) industry standard PC firmware for 64-bit systems with functional parity with legacy BIOS firmware, which allows Windows Vista SP1 to install to GPT format disks, boot and resume from hibernate using UEFI firmware. · Adds […]

RC2 of Server 2008 Is Unlikely

By Kevin McLaughlin, CMP Channel 6:43 PM EST Fri. Jan. 11, 2008 Windows Server 2008 is now close enough to being released to manufacturing that it’s unlikely Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) will issue a third release candidate for the long awaited OS, according to a source close to the company. Windows Server […]