BlueSocket – Dead on Arrival

March 1, 2010

This is part two of my saga into finding decent wireless network appliances for our enterprise.  In part one, I talked about our evolution with Cisco/Aironet products up to the fatal results with their 1130 model. In calling around to some vendors, resellers and enterprise administrators, I got the most unusual recommendation.  They were all talking […]

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Switching to Netgear

February 15, 2010

I have been on the lookout for a replacement switch for my home network of about ten computers and game systems.  I have been using an old outdated Cisco 3500XL that was starting to fade.  I had to cut the power to the fans because of the noise and I wanted to act before it […]

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Cisco 1130 AP devices – From Ecstacy to Agony

February 11, 2010

We have gone through a few Cisco wireless devices which originated from their acquisition of Aironet.  The first AP-350 devices had a simple GUI for configuration  and were extremely reliable.  Unfortunately, they were only using 802.11b and had problems with some of the early 3rd party WLAN cards.  The move to Cisco IOS later in […]

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Exchange 2003 SP2 on 2008 R2 domain? Not so fast

January 3, 2010

There has been a lot of discussion about running Exchange 2003 SP2 on a Windows 2003 server while upgrading the domain to Windows 2008 R2 native mode. There are two real authorities that I rely upon and unfortunately there is disagreement. First is Microsoft TechNet. According to their Exchange Server Supportability Matrix, last updated on […]

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GoDaddy Changes SSL Policy Without Warning

September 19, 2009

I just got a notice that my SSL certificates were going to expire and it was time to renew at GoDaddy (  Not a problem.  Just go to their website and renew the certificate in a few clicks.  Matter of fact, we just renewed a previous certificate a couple weeks ago and it was easy, […]

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Thinking CMS Portal? Thinking SharePoint? Think Liferay — and save in every way

August 2, 2009

We have been working with Sharepoint since the 2001 version came out.  It’s main purpose was to act as a Content Management System (CMS) for document control within our manufacturing area.  It quickly expanded to be our corporate Intranet site with areas for each operational department.  In that version, it was fairly difficult to get people to use […]

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