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New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
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Hi Abraham, I had to leave for a few days unexpectedly so apologies for the delay in editing.  I should be back in the next few days, however if you would like to have it edited sooner, please use the Request Attention option to contact a moderator who may be able to assist. Other than that, I'll get back on it first thing once I've retuned.

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Introducing Priority Question

Increase expert visibility of your issues by participating in Priority Question, our latest feature for Premium and Team Account holders. Adjust the priority of your question to get emergent issues in front of subject-matter experts for help when you need it most.

This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
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Backups and Disaster RecoveryIn this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
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This article is in regards to the Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M cables, which are designed to uplink/downlink 40GB ports to 10GB SFP ports. I recently experienced this and found very little configuration documentation on how these are supposed to be configured.
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RamChip
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
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Modern OS from Windows 7 onwards will disable disk cache and you will not have performance gain on using a RAMDisk.

Besides, the wearing from disk read and write will not have a significant impact to your SSD.

https://www.howtogeek.com/256859/dont-waste-time-optimizing-your-ssd-windows-knows-what-its-doing/

I have changed the HDD to SSD for a number of desktop PC for more than 18 months and they are still running to top speed like Day 1.

Before I changed to SSD, I did use RAMDisk to make Windows 7 ran faster by moving all cached and temporary files to the RAMDisk and my experience shows that the article in the link above is correct.

Besides, unless you are staying with 32 bit MS Windows, you will not have spare RAM for RAMDisk and it is better to let the OS to handle memory management.
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I found that on my Windows 10 64 bit machine with a 256gb boot SSD (1tb data drive HDD 7200rpm), RAMDisk made a huge difference.  I found the same on my brand new laptop (Lenovo Yoga) with SSD.  I even bought the software.
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ATEN / Arrow Electronics Case Study
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
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VMware host backup
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
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dell monitor
Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
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I had a somewhat similar situation. I built my computer, ordered parts off Newegg. Included was a nice graphics card, my first one. I kept fiddling with the monitor wondering why it wasn't displaying. After awhile, I realized the monitor was hooked to the mother board, instead it needed to be hooked to the new graphics card. lesson learned.
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A clone is a duplicate copy. Sheep have been cloned and maybe someday even people will be cloned, but disk cloning (performed by the hard drive cloning software) is a vital tool used to manage and protect data. Let’s look at what hard drive cloning software can do, starting with the basics.
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Sennheiser
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

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In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expectations of the workforce. It is also changing the
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Sennheiser
Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
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Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
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Sean do you still have the menu and back buttons on your remote?  Try holding them down together for at least ten seconds and see if that works
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I only have tre app, not a physical remote, how can I turn it off?!
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Legacy Video Conferencing
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing?
- Full IT support needed!
- Complicated systems at outrageous prices!
- Intense training required!

Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
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This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
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I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This combined with automation s/w makes my work a breeze.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Here are several of the scripts to automate tasks in EndNote.  They currently work for me, but your mileage may vary.
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findrefupdates.ahk
import-file.ahk
savetextfromemail-with-clipboard.ahk
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vga cable
pc, laptop  monitor connection configurations
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hi ericpete,
next time I will write current topics on ciphering algorithms.ok!
thnx,
-nadir
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Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed?

Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RAM in your iMac
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Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc.

This document explains the different types of consoles, their advantages and disadvantages.
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Marked as Good article, nice to have all the vendor information in one place.

I would add that the IBM Flex System Manager (FSM) is now being phased out and being replaced with the Lenovo XClarity virtual appliance.  Any existing FSM customers are entitled to the XClarity upgrade.
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by:Carlos Ijalba
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Thanks DLeaver,

And thank you for the info regarding FSM, it's good to know and a great addition to the article.
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Windows 10 Recovery Features
In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
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In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
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by:jorge diaz
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Good Article Yashwant, simple and to the point. Luckily we're seeing ssd prices dropping as they take more market share.
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by:Yashwant Vishwakarma
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Thank You Jorge :) for upvoting my article.
Yes very true, now these days SSD are becoming popular and prices are also dropping.
Now we can hope for more SSD availability in market at low prices.

Have a gorgeous day ahead.. :)
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this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works.

the topics in the following article covered are,

1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc)
2) adding HDD
3) how to increase the storage space and upgrade RAID.
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The Rasberry PI is a low cost piece of hardware that you can have a lot of fun with through experimenting and building/working on projects like media players, running a low cost computer, build data loggers etc. - see: https://www.raspberrypi.org
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Thankyou Gerwin I've had my Rasp PI XBMC for about 5 years  and now understand  how to take it further than just a media device for mp4 on a SD card
XBMC is now Kodi.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Thanks and you're welcome :)
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We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers we'd recently purchased.

The Problem

The broadcast storm would occur if the desktop PC went into sleep mode for an extended period of time. We had one PC push out several gigs of network traffic in a matter of seconds. Strangely, we had eight new PC's all on a configuration bench and all were in sleep mode but only three of them were causing the storm. The randomness of the problem made it that much more difficult to diagnose.

This problem first popped up around a year ago with the Intel i217-LM NIC drivers. Some users on a Cisco message board were suggesting that the solution was to disable IPv6, but this did not work. In fact, we disabled IPv6 across our whole network thinking this would stop the broadcast storms but we got another one the very next day. What's so odd about all this is that you have the leading manufacturer of PC's (HP) using a motherboard with one of the leading manufacturers of NIC drivers (Intel) and all running the world's most popular desktop PC OS (Windows) and the problem stil persists.

The Solution

Upgrading the NIC drivers is the only solution here. However, you can't count on Windows Update to give it to you. This means you nead to visit Intel's site
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These were all Windows 7 Professional 64-bit PC's.
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Cool, thanks for sharing.
glad that you're resolved / share the issue here as well.
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Amazon Echo


Is it worth it to buy an Echo? In a word, yes! For me it was definitely worth it. I use mine on a daily basis.


Prologue & Privacy


At first, I was very skeptical about the Amazon Echo. In general, I don't like voice assistants. I don't like the idea that someone is always listening. On the other hand, I was already shopping for a bluetooth speaker, so I decided to order an Echo and see how it worked out.

Before I ordered an Echo, I made sure to read up on how it works and how private it is. Fortunately, Amazon has good documentation with examples on how to use it and what actually happens when you do use it. It only listens for the wake up keyword. There is a hardware button to disable the microphone hardware until you turn it back on. After it hears your wake command, it does query their server and record your voice, but the transmissions are encrypted. There is a good reason to save the voice recordings, but more on that later. Fortunately, they let you delete as much of your recorded history as you want. They even include a "1-click delete-everything" functionality. All of this allayed my fears enough that I purchased an Amazon Echo.

Developers take note: Amazon was rewarded with money because their developers documented something well!
 

First Impressions


Once I unboxed the Echo, the setup was instant. All I had to …
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by:Brandon Lyon
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I don't have anything Apple at home so I wouldn't be able to test that. It's my understanding that you can use it for rudimentary bluetooth iTunes controls like play, pause, and skip.
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by:Yashwant Vishwakarma
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Nice one Brandon.
Voted Yes :)
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Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.