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Charles Profitt: 1990: Copyrights and Computer Operating Systems

Interesting to look back to the past and see where the world of computing was in the past. I lived through it, but it is hard for many to believe that operating systems used to have less than 1 MB …

Colin King: Adding perf stats to stress-ng

Over the last few weeks I have been toying with the idea of adding more performance monitoring to stress-ng so one can see how much a stress test impacts on the CPU. The obvious choice to get such low level …

Weekend Scripter: What to Include in a PowerShell Comment Block

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about what to include in a Windows PowerShell comment block.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Something that tends to confuse new scripters, regardless of the language, is what to include …

Casper: Renouvellement cotisation à l’April

logo-april-125x125.png Aujourd’hui, j’ai renouvelé mon engagement auprès de l’association April. C’est l’occasion de se remémorer ses convictions……

Laura Czajkowski: Being busy and trying to prioritise your workload

I’m busy!

I’ve noticed more and more that’s all people seem to say lately. As soon as you say hi how’s things? Or how have you been? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a developer, sales, marketing, accounting or …

Andrea Corbellini: Elliptic Curve Crypthograpy: ECDH and ECDSA

This post is the third in the series ECC: a gentle introduction.

In the previous posts, we have seen what an elliptic curve is and we have defined a group law in order to do some math with the …

PowerTip: Maintain PowerShell Objects

Summary: Maintain Windows PowerShell objects in the pipeline.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I send output to the Windows PowerShell pipeline without changing the formatting or objects, plus
           insure that the output go to the Windows PowerShell …

Kubuntu: KDE Applications 15.04.1 Available for Kubuntu 15.04

Packages for the release of KDE Applications 15.04.1 are available for Kubuntu 15.04. You can get it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

Bugs in the packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software to KDE

Anuradha Welivita: Updated mockups for Askbot

According to the feedback received from the mentors, I updated the mockups that I have created for Askbot using colors used in the Fedora color palette and also giving more focus on the grid system. I have included some little …

Anuradha Welivita: Updated color palette for Askbot mockups

This is the updated color palette that I’m using for creating mockups for Askbot. This color palette comply with the Fedora color palette given here.

Giulio Erler: Exploratory Testing and Fedora

1) What is Exploratory Testing?

As Wikipedia notes, “Exploratory Testing” is a term coined by Cem Kaner back in 1993. There are tons of material worth reading around the net about this topic, but the key point is that …

Minh Ngo: Leechcraft RPM packages built with Qt5 for Fedora 21/22


With Fedora packages for Leechcraft it was not so simple. An initiative to build RPM packages for it has begun initially from openSUSE by me with Lazy_Kent and then continued by Dmitriy Perlow and Rioky. The spec file has …

Kubuntu: Plasma 5.3.1

Packages for the release of KDE’s desktop suite Plasma 5.3.1 are available for Kubuntu 15.04. You can get it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

Bugs in the packaging should be reported to kubuntu-ppa on Launchpad. Bugs in the software …

Stuart Langridge: Disputing a BS YouTube copyright claim

This morning I woke up to an email from YouTube saying that some music company had claimed I used their music without a licence in one of my videos, and so I would no longer be able to monetise that …

Remi Collet: PHP version 5.5.26RC1 and 5.6.10RC1

Release Candidate versions are available in remi-test repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / CentOS) to allow more people to test them. They are only available as Software Collections, for a parallel installation, perfect solution for such tests.…

PowerShell Spotlight: Two PowerShell Events

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson, talks about two upcoming Windows PowerShell community events.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the last Saturday of May, and therefore, it is PowerShell Spotlight day with MVP, Teresa Wilson……

Turner England: GSoC Update 1 of 10

Community Bonding and the First Week

Cool Swag

Google was kind enough to send each of the students some swag that includes:

  • A Two-in-One Red Pen/5mm Pencil
  • A Summer of Code 2015 sticker
  • A Red GSoC notebook

So the Google Summer of …

[Script Of May. 30] How to find SQL Server database restore information


Script Download:  
The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This T-SQL script will …

Ivan Fernandez Cid: Servidor LAMP en Fedora 22

Algo que me encanta de Fedora es que configurar un servidor LAMP es una tarea bastante sencilla. A continuación describo como hacerlo.
Instalamos el servidor web(apache httpd) la forma más sencilla(todos estos comandos como root) dnf groupinstall “Web Server” **si …

Safe Shadow: Consideraciones antes de pasar a Fedora 22

Desde hace un mes estaba esperando la llegada del nuevo Fedora, ya que me parecía llamativa alguna de sus nuevas funcionalidades, tanto fue así que no dudé ni un segundo al descargarlo e instalarlo. Pero había un detalles detrás de …

Everything you always wanted to know about SPAN ports, Network Taps, Packet Mirrors, and the Splunk App for Stream (but were afraid to ask)

As this is my first Splunk blog post, I’ll keep this short.

This post has to do with moving raw packets around the network and analyzing their contents. In fact, not IP packets at L3, actually Ethernet frames at Layer …

Bryan Quigley: Debug performance issues with strace

Have you ever been asked why is this program running so slowly?  Or why does it take 15 seconds to startup?

Strace might be the tool for you.  It’s a system call tracer which let’s you see what this program …

Nathaniel McCallum: Is the Fedora community forgetting its primary goal?

To sum up Betteridge’s law of headlines in a single word: no.

Fedora is a community which produces a set of products. One of the things that makes our products distinct is the methodology (FOSS) we use to create them. …

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Display Current Time

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to display the current time.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to display the current time on my computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Date cmdlet and tell it to show only the time, for …

Ronnie Tucker: Full Circle Magazine #97

Only three more issues then we hit the big 100!

This month:
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Run Android Apps in Ubuntu, LibreOffice, Using LaTeX, and Programming JavaScript
* Graphics : Inkscape.
* Chrome Cult
* Linux Labs: …

Darryl L. Pierce: Upgrading Fedora From F21 To F22 With FedUp

In case you missed the announcement, Fedora 22 was released on Tuesday, 26 May. You can download it here if you want to install a fresh copy.

Or, if you’re like me, you can upgrade your system in place using …

How to register a node with a DSC pull server

In PowerShell 4.0, each node in a DSC configuration identifies itself to the pull server with its ConfigurationId, a GUID. In the case of pull mode (where a node downloads the configuration from a pull server), this ConfigurationId also …

Jakub Skořepa: First week

Hello, first week of GSoC ended and I have first woking code and mockups.

Result of working code is shown in previous blog post – I just fixed timer reloading.

Timer mockups

Source SVG

I also have one fun image here:


Try Cloud Foundry on Azure Today!

During the recent Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, we talked about the roadmap of Cloud Foundry on Azure and showed you the preview version of the Azure Cloud provider interface. Today, we are happy to announce the public preview …

Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”: Letter to the Fedora council – is the Fedora community forgetting its primary goal?

I wrote this e-mail to the council-discuss mailing list. I share it here for you to read and think about. Feel free to leave comments below.

Hello all,

I’ve been around in the community for quite a bit, and while …

Chris Ball: Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub

(This post is an aspirational transcript of the talk I gave to the Data Terra Nemo conference in May 2015. If you’d like to watch the less eloquent version of the same talk that I actually gave, the video should …

Eric “Sparks” Christensen: Fedora Security Team 90-Day Challenge to clean up vulnerabilities… an update

At the beginning of April, the Fedora Security Team (FST) started on a journey to close all critical and important CVEs in Fedora and EPEL that had originated in 2014 and before.  Now that we’re two-thirds the way through I …

The Fridge: Community Council Statement: Jonathan Riddell

The Community Council is currently working on a communication to the Kubuntu Council with regard to their request for additional information. The Community Council will be providing a much more detailed list of incidents, with context, to the Kubuntu Council. …

Intelligent DNS Responses Based on the Time of Day

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview – not to be confused with group policies of the AD fame. You can create DNS policies on the DNS server to control …

Using PowerShell’s Help Window for General Output

To display text information, you can of course launch notepad.exe, and use the editor to display the text. Displaying text in an editor is not such a good idea, though, if you want to make sure the text cannot be …

Fedora Magazine: New Labs, Spins and ARM websites for Fedora 22

Fedora 22 has been released and so far it’s a really awesome Fedora release and the feedback is positive. What you may have missed is that we have also released three new websites:

The Websites Team started …

Alexis Solanas: Cómo configurar la autenticación con huella digital en Fedora 22

El primer paso es comprobar que el sistema detecta el lector. En este caso mi portatil es un Lenovo T440s que tiene el lector integrado. $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID …

PowerShell Time Sync: Orchestrate Monitoring of Remote Servers

Summary: Guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely discusses how to monitor remote servers.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 3 of a 3-part series by guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely. To read the first 2 posts in this …

Windows Server 2012 Essentials/R2 Essentials may fail to integrate with Microsoft Office 365

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sabir Chandwale and Sandeep Biswas from Global Business Support]

We have discovered a new issue with Microsoft Office 365 Dashboard integration on Windows Server Essentials (2012 and 2012 R2 both). The Integrate with

[Script Of May. 29] How to update properties for a particular web part on a whole site collection


Script Download:  
The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This script could be …

Building Clouds: now with self-service deployment of Remote Desktop Services!

Our friends in the Cloud Platform System team just announced the availability of Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) to their self service deployment sample family.  This allows you to use Remote Desktop Session Host on top of an Azure consistent …

Smart AnSwerS #23

Hey there community and welcome to the 23rd installment of Smart AnSwerS!

This morning was filled with *drilling noise…more drilling noise…even more drilling noise* as several standing desks were installed for folks all around me. I sit here …

.conf2014 Highlight Series: Onboarding Data Into Splunk


.conf2015 registration is open!

We’re excited to continue our series of .conf2014 #TBT highlights, especially as .conf2015: The 6th Annual Splunk Worldwide Users’ Conference in Las Vegas is quickly approaching. This week we revisit Andrew Duca’s presentation, because getting your …

Update: Azure Media Indexer v1.2.1 Release Notes

In the last release of Azure Media Indexer, we had a few bugs impacting usability.  Thanks to all of the users with their quick feedback, we have been able to remain agile and have made some updates!

Output Formats

In …

Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”: Appstream data for RPMFusion – now available!

I’ve been working on generating appstream data for RPMFusion packages recently. At the moment, since only Fedora packages provide appstream data, only they can be installed using Gnome software – for RPMFusion packages, a user must use another package …

Managing Azure Active Directory joined devices with Microsoft Intune

Today, Alex Simons published a great post on Azure AD Join and the benefits it provides. In this post, I’m going to look at how to join Microsoft Intune and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to Azure AD to light …

Aurélien Gâteau: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

In case you missed the latest news, Jonathan Riddell has been accused by the Ubuntu Community Council (CC) of breaking Ubuntu Code of Conduct (CoC) and has been asked to resign from his position of leader of the Kubuntu …

Azure Data Factory Updates: Monitoring and Management Enhancements

Activity View- Zoom into the pipelines

The customers now have the ability  to right click a pipeline, click ‘Open pipeline’ and navigate inside the pipeline. This will allow customers to look at the activities inside the pipeline and the connections …

Carla Sella: Ubuntu Phone Update: May

So guys got some news from Canonical on Ubuntu Phone  OTA updates from May, let me share the goodness  with you:

Hi all,

Hope you’re well. 

We have OTA updates from May to share with you which should be live

Remy D (decause): FPLdoesAMAonReddit

Happening right now, mattdm is doing an AMA on which can be found here:

I got name dropped a couple times (this is still pretty surreal :P), and here is my response to one of the comment …

PowerTip: Force Time Resync with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to force a time resynchronization.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to force a time resynchronization?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the W32tm /resync /force command.

           Note This command requires elevated rights.

Fedora Magazine: F22 release & upgrades, Flock & FUDCon

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the

Costales: GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Phone is now available!

My new app is “GPS Navigation“, a turn by turn GPS Navigator!

GPS Navigation

It looks like this 🙂

Let’s go!


  • Powered by OpenStreetMap & OSRM! 🙂
  • Works for any country/city in the world.

Customized Renditions and Asset trimming with Dynamic Manifest

As a follow up on Jason’s announcement of our dynamic manifest capabilities last month during NAB, I am pleased to announce that they are now available for you to begin using in your streaming applications. Jason’s post covered many of …

Hernan Vivani: Indexing Common Crawl Metadata on Elasticsearch using Cascading

If you want to explore how to parallelize the data ingestion into Elasticsearch, please have a look to this post I have written for Amazon AWS:

It explains how to index Common Crawl metadata into Elasticsearch using Cascading connector …

Azure AD Join on Windows 10 devices

Howdy Folks, Today we're continuing the series on the exciting Azure AD capabilities you'll find in Windows 10. This third post follows the overview of the series, Bringing the cloud to enterprise desktops , and a deep dive into Azure …

David Gay: Fedora Hubs: May 2015 Meetup

Last Thursday, a bunch of folks got together across the Interwebs to talk about
the new Fedora Hubs project for the second
time. Our goal with this meeting was to discuss the next steps for Hubs, as well as many…

Choosing the Right Flavor for Your OpenStack Cloud

One of the great things about modern life is that we are often spoilt for choice. As an example, many of us enjoy a good cup of coffee. In the office where I work, there are always at least four …

Remy D (decause): FedoraCloudWat

Someone posted to the Fedora-Join list this week with questions about Fedora
Cloud, and cloud in general (see:
Mattdm, Fedora Project Lead, wrote a *fantastic* response that I think warrants
resharing below.

Your confusion is understandable, because "cloud" 

Miroslav Suchý: Increase Mock performance – build packages in memory

In Copr we use Mock as underlying tool for building packages. After recent changes in Copr I discovered that Mock is quite slow. In fact the whole VM was quite slow. I quickly discovered that the issue is disk read/write …

The M.O. of Insider Threats


Public concern for defending against cyber threats has grown exponentially over the past five years. However, perhaps the most recognizable U.S. government breach during that time was perpetrated by an insider, Edward Snowden. I recently participated in a webinar that …

Playing Sound in the Background

If your script takes some time to complete, you may want to play a system sound file. Here is a sample illustrating how this can be done:

# find first available WAV file in Windows
$WAVPath = Get-ChildItem -Path $env:windir End of Life für Fedora 20

Das Fedora Projekt hat gestern Abend bekannt gegeben, das es für Fedora 20 ab dem 23.06.2015 keine Updates mehr geben wird und Fedora damit an diesem Datum sein End of Life (EoL) erreicht hat.

Allen, die noch immer Fedora …

PowerShell Time Sync: Error Handling in Parallel in Workflows

Summary: Guest blogger, Rudolf Vesely talks about error handling in workflows and repair actions.

Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is Part 2 of a 3-part series written by guest blogger Rudolf Vesely. Read yesterday’s post to catch …

The Fridge: UbuConLA 2015: Attendee Registration Now Open


Attendee registration for UbuConLA 2015 has just opened. UbuConLA is the biggest Ubuntu conference in Latin America, and will take place at University of Lima in Lima, Peru on the 7th and 8th August. You can find more information …

Fedora Magazine: How to Upgrade from Fedora 21 to Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released earlier this week, and if you are running Fedora 21, you will probably want to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Fedora. Luckily, there is a tool called FedUp that is easiest way …

[Script Of May. 28] How to check SQL Server encryption certificates present without a backup issue


Script Download:  
The script is available for download from  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This script can be …

Nicholas Skaggs: On Community Governance

Recently the Community Council formally requested Jonathan Riddell to step away from his leadership role in the Kubuntu community. For many people this came as a shock. Who are the community council? Why would they have authority over Kubuntu and …

Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: Statement from a not so important Kubuntu Developer.

I support Jonathan Riddell

I support Jonathan Riddell

First, I hate drama, no I loathe drama.
I have refrained from much more than the occasional social share up to this point.
I do however, stand by our fearless leader (pun intended, Jonathan has never …

Fedora Magazine: What’s new in Fedora 22 Workstation

The Fedora Workstation edition is a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer. It supports a wide range of developers, from hobbyists and students to professionals in corporate environments. Fedora 22 Workstation builds on the …

Self-service deployment of Microsoft workloads on Cloud Platform System (and other systems with Windows Azure Pack) – Part 4

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in Microsoft’s ECG CAT Team focusing on Cloud Solutions. Thomas announces the availability of another workload self-service deployment sample: remote desktop session hosting.

In this post, I am …

Application Insights Pricing Effective June 1

During the Microsoft BUILD conference and in Merav Davidson’s recent blog post, we announced that Visual Studio Application Insights was ready for Public Preview. As part of Application Insights’ Public Preview we are launching a new cloud-friendly pricing model

Daniel Pocock: Quick start using Blender for video editing

Although it is mostly known for animation, Blender includes a non-linear video editing system that is available in all the current stable versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora.

Here are some screenshots showing how to start editing a video of

Jamie “jamielinux” Nguyen: Cannot adjust screen brightness on Fedora

On some laptops, screen brightness gets stuck at maximum and the function keys
or desktop settings don’t seem to do anything.

There is one thing to try that usually fixes this. Open /etc/default/grub
and find the line starting with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX

Using PowerShell to Ping Test a VM

I have been spending some time creating PowerShell snippets to help when you need to troubleshoot / debug a Hyper-V environment.  Here is a handy one-liner that I recently created:

Get-VM “File Server” | Select -ExpandProperty NetworkAdapters | Select -ExpandProperty

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Time Service Status

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find the status of the time service.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the status of the time service on my local computer?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer If all you are looking for is the status, …

Chris J Arges: accessing maas database directly

Let’s say you’ve messed up your MAAS installation and have no idea how to
recover data about your nodes. Have no fear, you can access the django managed
database directly.…

Jakub Skořepa: First code

Hello, as you might know I work on Cockpit UI for Systemd Timers.

Now I have first working modification. It’s pretty basic but it works.

Cockpit timers

It has one problem: To fetch required information from systemd I have to issue …

Fedora Indonesia: Fedora 22 telah dirilis

Fedora 22 telah dirilis kemarin 26 Mei 2015. Akhirnya berhasil menginstal, walaupun sempat mengalami kendala. Install media Fedora 22 sudah lolos verifikasi tapi saat mencoba fresh install selalu crash saat login. Karena komputer sudah ada Fedora 21, aku upgrade langsung

Taking a look at the Software Metering workflow in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

~ Pramod Sathyanarayana Kashyap

GearsHello everyone, my name is Pramod Sathyanarayana Kashyap. I recently worked with a customer who had some questions regarding the workflow of Software Metering in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) so I thought I …

Testing Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

Windows Server Technical Preview 2 introduces Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which enables building highly available(HA) storage systems with local storage. This is a significant step forward in Microsoft Windows Server software-defined storage (SDS) as it simplifies the deployment and management …

Jono Bacon: #ISupportCommunity

So the Ubuntu Community Council has asked Jonathan Riddell to step down as a leader in the Kubuntu community. The reasoning for this can be broadly summarized as “poor conduct”.

Some members of the community have concluded that this is …

Announcing StorSimple Update 1.0 – Availability in Azure Government, Support for Other Clouds, ZRS, and Migration from 5000/7000 series

We are excited to announce that with the Update 1.0 release, StorSimple 8000 series is now available in the Azure Government , and supports other cloud providers and Zone Redundant Storage(ZRS) for backend cloud storage. Update 1.0 also includes a …

Using Azure Media Services Explorer for Live Encoding

Since its launch in October 2014, we have been adding many new features to the Azure Media Services Explorer (AMSE) tool. In this blog, I will walk you through the steps for using this tool for live encoding (see this

StorSimple: Acceptance, Innovation and Update 1 Release

Today I am excited to announce our first major software release for the StorSimple 8000 series since its launch last summer – StorSimple 8000 series Update 1.

In this new release we have included StorSimple deployments in Azure Government clouds …

Unveiling new public previews for SQL Server 2016 and Azure Media Services, plus an update to StorSimple 8000 Series

As Microsoft innovation continues to accelerate, we’re eager to put our new technology in the hands of our users as quickly as possible. Today, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2016 Public Preview. With this release we are …

Building End to End Video Workflows in the Cloud

Imagine building an end to end live video workflow where all components would exist in Azure?

In today’s live video world, you are dependent on heavy investments in on-premises hardware to support your encoding efforts and your constant struggle with …

Getting Started with Splunk MINT

Splunk MINT logo

Mobile apps are changing the way we experience IT. According to a March 2015 report from 451 Research, over 80% of enterprises in the US plan to deliver custom-built mobile apps in the next two years.  The challenge? Mobile …

Anuradha Welivita: Some more mockups for Tags, People and Badges pages

Tags Page Desktop View Mockups

Tags Page Mobile View Mockups

People Page Desktop View Mockups

People Page Mobile View Mockups

Badges Page Desktop View Mockups

Badges Page Mobile View Mockups


El dia 22 y 23 de mayo se realizo el 1er evento de software libre realizado en SENATI – Local Central ubicado en Independencia – Lima. ( Dicho evento causo mucha expectativa.
En el evento para el dia 22 de

Jonathan Carter: Of course I support Jonathan


Spending yesterday mostly away from the computer screen, I was shocked this morning when I read about the Ubuntu Community Council’s request for Jonathan Ridell to step down from the Kubuntu Council. I knew that things have been rough lately …

Support Tip: Microsoft Windows Azure Pack Usage data stops being collected

~ Brian McDermott | Escalation Engineer

FIXIf you use Microsoft Windows Azure Pack and WAP Usage used to work but has now mysteriously stopped working then this post is for you. If it has never been working then you need …

Riccardo Padovani: Ubuntu Phone: Announcing two new launches!

As Ubuntu Phone Insider, I just received this mail from Canonical. I’m over-excited and I want to share the awesome news with you all 🙂


Hi all,

As most of you may know we’ve launched the MX4 Ubuntu International Edition …

Chuck Short: Introducing pylxd

In part of my work for nova-compute-lxd, we use a combination of httplib, UNIX domain sockets, and JSON to talk to the LXD daemon via the REST API. Talking to various people involved in the LXD project, I have decided …

The Fridge: Community Donations Report: Oct 2012 – Apr 2013

The Community Council was asked to get some information about the breakdown of incoming donations for the period of October 2012 to April of 2013. They received a response from Canonical.

Here are the details:

Sliders, from Oct 2012 to …

Get-MailboxReport.ps1 V1.03 is Now Available

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated Get-MailboxReport.ps1, a PowerShell script for generating reports about Exchange Server mailboxes statistics and other useful information.

Recently some folks have been asking for extra features to be added, so I took …

Rubrik follow up, GA and funding announcement

Advertise here with BSA

Two months ago I published an introduction post on Rubrik. Yesterday Rubrik announced that their platform went GA and they announced a funding round (series B) of 41 million dollars led by Greylock. I …

Major Hayden: Xen 4.5 crashes during boot on Fedora 22

Xen LogoIf you’re currently running a Xen hypervisor on a Fedora release before 22, stay put for now.

There’s a bug in Xen when you compile it with GCC 5 that will cause your system to get an error during …

Finding Executable

Many file extensions are associated with executables. You can then use Invoke-Item to open a document with this executable.

Finding out just which executable is responsible for a given file extension is not so trivial, though. You can read the …

Operations Manager Customer Feedback Survey ends this Friday (29th May)

 The last date for the Operations manager customer feedback survey is 29th May. Please take some time to offer your feedback. Your feedback is very important to us.

If you have any problems responding to the survey, please feel free …