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Month: January 2014

Tips and Tricks to using Windows 8

Tips and Tricks to using Windows 8

I recently upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 on my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop. For me, it was a matter of needing to re-install my system after a hard disk failure. I opted for  Windows 8 mainly to test the new operating system. From a feature standpoint, Windows...

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

Pretty much every day I do some system administration on one of our many Linux servers that we support as part of our managed IT services. It occurred to me that I use a bunch of utilities and tools within Linux to make my job easier and wanted to share my top 5 Unix...

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

In Agile Development in Regulated Environments -- Part 1: Yes, it can work, I covered the common misconceptions about Agile Software Development -- specifically in highly-regulated industries like medical device. The common myth that regulators would not accept Agile...

3 Real World vSphere Situations to Avoid

3 Real World vSphere Situations to Avoid

Almost a year ago, I wrote about 10 Pitfalls that Can Impact VMware Performance. I thought I’d revisit this topic, provide some specific situations I've encountered over the past year, and explain what I've learned from them. You may have already taken the advice of...