As you may now, I usually use a HP Compaq business notebook (the 15” 8510p to be exact). For the last 9 months I have been using this model for both work and personal usage and it’s my weapon of choice when needing a mobile powerhouse without breaking my back. Performance is great (you can get better these days, I got one of the last pre-Penryn models) and overall it’s a reliable and sturdy device.

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This post is about the emergency patch release today on Thursday 23rd of October. For more info: Bink.nu. This a re-posting of the Bink story. Microsoft has been quick to act on informing IT pros and the general public on the security issue in nearly every NT-based Windows version out in the wild however more details are still lacking. The bug concerns the Server service found in all NT-based Windows OS responsible for communication between computers in a Windows based Network allowing for remote execution of code.

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This morning the monthly newsletter from the Technet team in the Netherlands was send out to thousands of Dutch IT Pros. Usually these have little news to me as it is mostly a summary of things going on and happening within Microsoft and new products released last few weeks. Every month Microsoft-vet Tony Krijnen writes this letter and sends it out. However … this month I noticed something different and consulted co-writer Raymond Comvalius.

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Hardware ramblings

Ugh. As if the summer heat wasn’t bad enough in my home office (26C with AC, 32C+ without), it now officially killed one of my HDDs. About 3 months ago I bought three new 750GB Samsung F1 disks and had put them all in RAID. All was sailing smooth and the speeds were amazing. However this last Wednesday I was working with multiple virtual PC’s whilst downloading and extracting large files in the background.

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This is one of the most meaningfull images I’ve seen all month.. Reservation Email Why? you might ask.. Well .. just a little while ago I wrote about Sherweb eating my email and how it kinda pissed me off. One example was my hotel reservation I made about a month ago. Didn’t recieve the email at all. Even if I forwarded it myself using Windows Live Mail…

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I’ve had it with Sherweb. If you didn’t know, I had my 3GB hosted Exchange account hosted at Sherweb for about 5 to 6 months now and overall the overall experience was great. However, there was one thing that was bothing me: I didn’t get all my email. Let me explain.. I set up my account and made sure the DNS settings for my domain were properly set. They were and in no time the account was up and running using Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Windows Mobile 6.

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Martijn Brant

Martijn is a Microsoft certified Azure Architect, loves to play with and share new tech with others.

Cloud Architect

The Netherlands