Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Part of having your servers hosted in the cloud means you can’t control the scheduled downtime when your hosting provider needs to do some maintenance. Fortunately for me my hosting provider VMVault has had very reliable systems and anytime there’s been a failure in one of their systems, I normally find out about it when they are telling me that it’s fixed, not when someone tells me that my site is down again… to me that’s good work on their part. Having said all that, some things can’t easily be avoided, and this Saturday night Sydney time, or early AM Saturday US time depending on your time zone, SBSfaq.com will be down for a few hours while they move everything over to their new facilities. I’m prevented from telling you much about them at the moment due to NDA, but they will certainly be impressive with the capacity they have and the additional redundancy they will offer too. So – you’ve been warned… SBSfaq.com will be down for a few hours on Saturday night… but will be back bright n early on Sunday morning
Friday, December 24th, 2010
I was asked yesterday by a regular reader how they can subscribe to this blog. I realised then that I don’t have a funky RSS icon or anything like that on my site. Ok – so I’ll fix that in the new year along with a few other thing, but for now – you can subscribe to this blog a few ways.
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Monday, July 12th, 2010
This visual guide for Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 will get you up and running in less than an hour while incorporating leading best practices to secure your network environment from malware. This guide is packed with time saving solutions, troubleshooting tips and workarounds for SBS 2003, SBS 2008, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2.
This book is available as a PDF version.
You can purchase the book from the online store – here
As an introductory offer, if you use the discount code of LAUNCH2010, you will get a discount of 10% off the normal price of the book but only if you purchase before midnight on July 18th… that’s 1 week from now.
Subscribers to our newsletter and past recipients of the Trend CSM 3.6 Guide will have already received and additional discount over and above the 10% mentioned above. See – I told you it would be worthwhile being a newsletter subscriber
Sunday, January 10th, 2010
As part of bigger plans I have for 2010, I’ve just completed the migration of this and other sites I manage over to a new hosted virtualised solution. I’m also now running it all on Windows Server 2008 R2 which so far seems to be slicker than the older Server 2008 R1 version. If you happen to see any issues with the new environment, please let me know so I can work out the kinks ASAP.
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
I woke up this morning to find that my site was down. Every webmasters nightmare. I logged on remotely to the site and found that the virtualised servers I run it on had crashed for some reason overnight this taking out out of action. When I broswed the site locally on the server I was able to get additional information about the crash error and it told me that some of the tables in the MySQL database were indeed crashed. A quick google and I found this blog post that helped me to repair the database. I had two tables corrupt and once repaired the site was back online. The two tables I had that were crashed were wp_wassup and wp_wassup_tmp. Fix was then pretty easy for both and took only a couple of minutes.
Monday, September 28th, 2009
Over the past few days I’ve had a couple of strange posts appear on the RSS feed and also a couple of FAQcasts that went live before they were supposed to. Sorry about that
I’ve been playing with scheduled posts and the great ability it gives me to be able to write content for release at a later date, unfortunately in my desire to get the content into the site, I actually messed up and didn’t complete some of the posts themselves. I’ll get them sorted in the net 24 hours or so.
Just an FYI is that from noon Tuesday I’ll be winging my way from Sydney through to Las Vegas for the Fall SMBNation. I’m so looking forward to catching up with all my stateside friends and am bringing armfuls of Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas for anyone attending my Virtualisation in SMB with Dana Epp.
See you all soon!
Friday, September 11th, 2009
One of the big things that I’m aiming to start shortly is a regular newsletter aimed at covering off the top topics in the SMB IT Professional space. The newsletter will contain not just information from and about SBSfaq.com but also about what’s going on out there in the industry. Subscribers to the newsletter will also receive a discount voucher to my first books upon launch.
Sign up now so you don’t miss out on your copy.
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
In response to the obvious demand for more info and links on Social Media, today I’ve added a Social Media page to the site under the HelpMe section to consolidate all the resource I know of in this space. Things like twitter, facebook and linkedin are the things I’ll post on that page.
Feel free to let me know if there’s something else I should add that can help us all.
Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Today marks the start of a long overdue refresh to SBSfaq.coms website and blog. I’ve bitten the bullet and gotten professionals involved in helping me with the graphic design and overall revamp of the site.
I’m launching the new site with all the old content from the previous www.sbsfaq.com site and my old blog http://blog.sbsfaq.com . I will shortly bring over also the old posts from my original blog on http://www.msmvps.com/sbsfaq into this one location.
I’m keen for any feedback people have to offer so please feel free to shoot me an email or leave comments here on the blog. Later I’ll post more about the background of the companies involved in helping me with the revamp and the business decisions I made along the way that has brought me to this point.
Monday, July 13th, 2009
happy happy joy joy – it’s been quite a job getting this all sorted!