Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces behind “smart” RAID controller – How To

In a previous post I discussed the process of setting up and configuring Storage Spaces.  Since I made that post I have done some more work with Storage Spaces and have learned more so I thought I’d share some more…

Sonicwall DHCP server – static reservations

This is just a quick post to highlight a quirk I found with the Sonicwall DHCP server (built-in DHCP server in Sonicwall firewalls). I had an issue at a customer this past weekend where we had Cisco Access Points sitting…

O365 — So much more than email!

The driver for many businesses to go to O365 is email, specifically Exchange Online, and there is nothing wrong with that.  As I noted in an earlier post, the combination of O365 and Windows Server Essentials is a damn fine…

Why do you hire professionals?

Warning:  What follows is a rant from the grumpy, old curmudgeon.  If hard truths make you squirm then you should go elsewhere … //START RANT I was out walking The Beagle this morning (Samantha, if you must know) and I…

Office365 and Server 2012/R2 Essentials–worthy successor to SBS

If you’ve read this blog over the past year or so you’ll know I have bitched like many others about the “demise” of our beloved SBS.  You’ll also know that I have been getting fairly excited about O365 and Server…