Working Hard In IT https://blog.workinghardinit.work My view on IT from the trenches Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DELL Microsoft Storage Spaces Offerings https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/27/dell-microsoft-storage-spaces-offerings/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/27/dell-microsoft-storage-spaces-offerings/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:30:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8144 Dell was the 1st OEM to actively support and deliver Microsoft Storage Spaces solutions to its customers. They recognized the changing landscape of storage and saw that this was one of the option customers are interested in. When DELL adds … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Storage QoS in Windows Server 2016 Works on SOFS and on LUNs/CSVs https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/21/hyper-v-storage-qos-in-windows-server-2016-works-on-sofs-and-on-lunscsvs/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/21/hyper-v-storage-qos-in-windows-server-2016-works-on-sofs-and-on-lunscsvs/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:14:39 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8341 Introduction I addressed storage QoS in Windows Server 2012 R2 at length in a coupe of blog posts quite a while ago: Storage Quality of Service (QoS) In Windows Server 2012 R2 How To Measure IOPS Of A Virtual Machine … Continue reading

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Out-of-Band Update MS15-078: Vulnerability in Microsoft font driver could allow remote code execution: July 16, 2015 – KB3079904 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/20/out-of-band-update-ms15-078-vulnerability-in-microsoft-font-driver-could-allow-remote-code-execution-july-16-2015-kb3079904/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/20/out-of-band-update-ms15-078-vulnerability-in-microsoft-font-driver-could-allow-remote-code-execution-july-16-2015-kb3079904/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:34:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8319 This morning at work, with a cup of coffee, I was glancing over the e-mail and was greeted by “ADVANCE NOTIFICATION – Microsoft Out of Band Security Bulletin Release July 20, 2015” So Microsoft will release an emergency Out-of-Band (OOB) … Continue reading

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Microsoft & Bromium Make Windows 10 Most Secure Endpoint Available https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/20/microsoft-bromium-make-windows-10-most-secure-endpoint-available/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/20/microsoft-bromium-make-windows-10-most-secure-endpoint-available/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:29:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8258 There was some very interesting news last week at the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC). Bromium and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership, Microsoft is now endorsing Bromium micro-virtualization and is aligning with Bromium in adopting a security architecture based on … Continue reading

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Windows 10 KMS Client Setup Keys https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/16/windows-10-kms-client-setup-keys/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/16/windows-10-kms-client-setup-keys/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:45:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8222 Windows 10 build 10240 has been released to the Fast Ring. That’s what I’m running on my laptops now. There were heavy rumors yesterday that this is the to Release To Manufacturing (RTM) build and is the one to be … Continue reading

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MS15-068: Vulnerability in Windows Hyper-V could allow remote code execution: July 14, 2015 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/14/ms15-068-vulnerability-in-windows-hyper-v-could-allow-remote-code-execution-july-14-2015/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/14/ms15-068-vulnerability-in-windows-hyper-v-could-allow-remote-code-execution-july-14-2015/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:02:36 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8217 Hi people, Hyper-V has been blessed with a very good security track record. The few security issues that did arise over the years have always been resolved quickly. Today it’s time to act fast once again and make sure you … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Virtual Machines and the Storage Optimizer https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/09/hyper-v-virtual-machines-and-the-storage-optimizer/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/09/hyper-v-virtual-machines-and-the-storage-optimizer/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:10:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8200 Windows Server 2012 (R2) has made many improvements to how storage optimization and maintenance is done. You can read a lot more about this in What’s New in Defrag for Windows Server 2012/2012R2. It boils down to a more intelligent … Continue reading

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Using VEEAM FastSCP for Microsoft Azure to help protect my blog https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/03/using-veeam-fastscp-for-microsoft-azure-to-help-protect-my-blog/ https://blog.workinghardinit.work/2015/07/03/using-veeam-fastscp-for-microsoft-azure-to-help-protect-my-blog/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:05:00 +0000 https://blog.workinghardinit.work/?p=8130 My buddies in IT know about some of my mantras. The fact that I like “* in depth”. Backup in depth for example. Which is just my variant on the 3-2-1 rule in backups. Things go wrong and relying on … Continue reading

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