Here you will find a number of review of various products and services that are applicable to our market. If you would like to submit a review of a product you use yourself or you would like to have your products reviewed on this site, please contact me directly.
SBS 2011 Configuring Certification Guide (70-169)
This book came to me via one of the authors initially. Fellow Australian SMB IT Pro members, Robert Crane and Drew Hills combined their talents to write this guide on everything you need to know to pass the 70-169 Microsoft certification exam. The ebook comes in at over 200 pages and if packed full of good stuff that you’ll need to help you pass the 70-169 exam. Robert and Drew have paid part...
Buffalo TeraStation Pro WSS Quad
Recently Buffalo approached me with an offer to try out their products to see if they had a fit for our clients in the SMB market. Given I’m playing with a few NAS devices at the moment, it was a great chance to take a look at something I’d not seriously done before. The local Aussie representative from Buffalo, Boris, kindly offered a Read more
WD Sentinel – Small Office NAS and Backup for SMB Clients
I’ve had the pleasure of having a WD Sentinel running in the SBSfaq.com office network here for the last 2 months. The WD Sentinel was released late last year by Western Digital as their first device focused around Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. I’ve been given the DX 4000 model which has 2 x 2TB drives in it to review although they have other models as well. T...
Microsoft Security Essentials
The news is all abuzz about Microsoft releasing fr...
WordPress for Dummies
Reviewed by Ben Love from Grassroots IT
I should know better. I know I should. Or more accurately, I should at least pretend that I know that I should know better. Or something like that. I’m an IT Pro with a dirty little secret. Wanna hear? I’m a sucker for a Dummies Guide. Th...
HP Proliant ML330 G6
Recently HP released the 6th generation of their product line. As part of that they released the ML330 G6. This server is focused on the mid level SMB client and includes features that are designed to answer their business requirements. I’ve been fortunate to have one of these servers for quite a few months now as I was beta testing it for HP. During the beta I found that the server was 10...
Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000
I d a lot of presentations and I often have been using a Logitech Wireless Presenter. Unfortunately the one I’ve had died. I needed to find a substitute quickly. The only real option available was the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000. This mouse is a fair...
Explorer Mini Mouse
I was talking to Shannon Dowden the local Microsoft Geek Gadget Girl about the problems with mice and certain desktop environments. Shannon told me that the Bluetrack mice would solve all my problems. Sure… right, I’ve heard that before :-) Ok – so Shannon put her money where her mouth was and gave me one to try out. I took it home and the first thing I tried it on was my frosted glass d...
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003: A Clear and Concise Administrator’s Reference and How-To
I should preface my review by stating openly that I was a contributing author to the SMB Nation Press book Windows 2003 Small Business Server Advanced Best...
Advanced Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices
The following review was written by Robert Crane of CIAOPs. Robert is a leading member of the Sydney SBS Group. Robert can be contacted directly on