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edgerouterlite

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite is a Swiss Army Knife for Home Lab networks

Building out the networking side of my home lab has been the most challenging part of my home lab.  I’ll be the first to confess – I’m not a networking guy – at least, that’s not a primary focus for me.  I rely on my network folks at work – but I understand enough to […]

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HP’s new Elitebook Folio 1020 is an attractive, powerful system for mobile enterprise

For many people, their daily office isn’t in a traditional office building.  For them, a lightweight powerful mobile computer is the best way to get the job done.  I had the chance to evaluate an HP ultrabook, the Elitebook Folio 1020, during May and June and run it through the paces on a number of […]

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Field testing an HP Elitebook Folio 1020 in the office, in training and on vacation

In Part 1 of my HP Elitebook Folio 1020 review, I focused on the technical aspects of the laptop.  For Part 2, I wanted to focus on usability and how the laptop did while I took it on a tour of duty – from a week on-call, to a week at a conference, to a […]

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Is there such a thing as an Enterprise InkJet? HP’s OfficeJet Pro X thinks so…

Laser printers and enterprise seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But a little over a year ago, I was introduced to an enterprise inkjet printer line – the HP OfficeJet Pro X.   In many ways, it resembles an HP LaserJet printer in size and design.  It looks like an office printer – something substantial […]

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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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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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A mystery product is on its way to review…

That’s right readers.  I’m expecting something to be delivered any day now for me to review.  I’m incredibly excited to get my hands on this particular hardware and I have been admiring it since it was released this summer.  I’ll give you a clue – I work with this particular hardware’s big brothers every day […]

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Goals for work

Last week, my supervisor asked the group to provide him with goals for our coming year as part of the annual review process.  I find this particularly difficult – as I tend to be fairly proactive and take care of things quickly when I see something arise.  Planning goals a year out has always been […]

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