Here's a taste of what's cooking for 2014!

Posted by Paul Braren on Dec 31 2014 in
  • Productivity
  • I have hundreds of posts in my WordPress blog drafts folder. Sadly, many of the outdated ones will never get see the light of day. That's ok. Why? Because I know that all of the below topics will be covered in 2014, no crystal ball required! So please be sure to stay tuned if any of the below topics pique your interest:

    • how to effectively "seed" your first round of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials full backups
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, complete video of the entire installation and configuration process, now running beautifully as an ESXi 5.5 VM, with magical boot-from-LAN recovery media
    • one incident of network loss with the Realtek 8111E  under ESXi 5.5
    • slow-down of LogMeIn Hamachi VPN I reported when used with Windows 8.1, and workaround until new version of Hamachi is released
    • unboxing video of my 5th CyberPower PFCLCD UPS (in my extended family), including simple operational tips and some watt burn measurements
    • more about my success with the 50" Samsung TV / TiVo Roamio / Vizio Soundbar combo
    • Leviton Whole Home Surge Suppressor (success with 7+ years of use in my home)
    • LSI 9265-8i EOL statement as far as proper ESXi 5.5 support, potential performance issue
    • real world speed bumps I discovered only when my internet connection broke past 100Mbps
    • Akamai Download Manager tips for MSDN downloads
    • OpenVPN Appliance configuration video to supplement the existing article
    • QoS/VOIP tuning for Linksys EA6900 + Ooma Telo, revisiting this older article
    • Anker USB Hubapalooza (so far, 3 different sizes working well)
    • breaking past old VMs 2TB drive size, using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials migrate folders
    • Chrome troubleshooting tips, digging in deep
    • Hyper-V and OS/2 as ESXi 5.5 VMs!
    that’s a lot of video to produce