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My HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, PS1810 switch and my Procurve 2510 switch on the sliding shelf.

Home lab update for Christmas

This Christmas, I stumbled upon a full height rack at a local closeout warehouse.  My wife and I like to shop second-hand or closeout stores – we have a couple in our area that deal in merchandise from big box stores that didn’t move at clearance or were slightly damaged.  We have had good luck […]

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Review: HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has big biz features in a small biz box

Its been two months since my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 arrived and I’ve had an opportunity to run it in a couple different configurations.  Out of the box, Windows Server Essentials 2012 came pre-installed on my eval unit and on first boot, configuration kicked off to setup and configure an Active Directory domain and setup […]

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HP’s PS1810-8G is a perfect compliment to the MicroServer

When I unboxed my MicroServer several weeks ago, I was surprised to find an unexpected second box inside.  The surprise turns out to be an HP PS1810 8-port gigabit switch to compliment my Proliant MicroServer. The PS1810-8G is specifically manufactured to sit perfectly on top of the Proliant MicroServer Gen8.  Its the epitome of “made for […]

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How the HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 came to life

I’m a big fan of product history, how products develop and come to life.  This is the story of how the HP Proliant MicroServers came to be.  I spoke with Shad Madina, Group Manager, Portfolio Planning and Solutions at HP and he offered a bit of insight on how HP developed its MicroServer. Why a MicroServer When […]

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Seven opportunities to win an HP Microserver and PS1810-8G switch (updated x5)

This week kicks off the first two of seven opportunities to win your own HP Microserver and an HP PS1810-8G.  Over the next month, seven different bloggers and sites will be giving away a combination HP Microserver and companion switch.  I have been blogging about the pair of HP products for the last several weeks.  I’ll […]

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Endless possibilities for a MicroServer

Lots and lots of Possibilities This weekend, I was able to get the Proliant MicroServer Gen8 setup and powered on in my lab.  Its currently burning in and I’m doing some testing with it.  What do I think?  Well, you’ll have to wait until I have had more time with it before I share my […]

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Introducing the mystery product – an HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

I teased you earlier that I had a special product coming to review and, today, I’m glad to announce that my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has arrived.  Since I had other things going on yesterday evening, I didn’t even get to unbox it, but it will be soon. So, you may be wondering – what is […]

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Congrats to Blake Loring, the winner of the HP Proliant Microserver

I wanted to formally extend my congratulations to Blake Loring, the winner of the Tech Talk Giveway – a HP Proliant Microserver.  Blake was selected from 33 entries submitted on my blog.  The selection process was completely random.  I wrote a MySQL view with a seeded rand() statement to select the winner a week before […]

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Win this HP Proliant Microserver for your home or business

From my week at HP Discover, HP and Ivy Worldwide have awarded me one HP Proliant MicroServer to give away to ONE lucky reader.  So, I want to award the MicroServer to someone who can come up with an  innovative way to use the server in their home or office.  There are just two steps […]

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