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    +1 for Nexus 7, anything nexus also gets the most recent version of android without waiting for the manufacturer.
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    Windows server 2008 or 2012?

    yeah I work quite a bit with VMware in the servers space, IMO they really are pricing themselves out of the market though. We are actually in the process of moving our platform over to Xenserver as a result. That and we run Xenapp as our service offering so it is a logical hypervisor of choice. From a VDI deployment point of view, MS are almost on par with XenDesktop as far as ease of deployment goes and setting up is actually easier. Depends where you want to position yourself. Having MS certs is a good baseline for getting a job, but consider adding an specialised industry cert to compliment it, Cisco, Citrix, VMware are all good options.
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    Windows 8 Information ?

    Been using it for about a week now, love the responsiveness, but using it with multiple displays sucks balls. The metro interface can't span multiple displays and as soon as you invoke the start screen, it stops displaying what you are looking at if it is part of the metro interface. I can see how it will work on a single monitor, but for productiveness, it is a step backward. So using windows mail (which connects to Exchange now) in the metro interface on my left screen disappears if I invoke the start screen on my primary monitor.
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    Windows server 2008 or 2012?

    2012 to be sure, I'm currently playing with the RTM it in my test environment and the improvements with VDI/Hyper-V are damn impressive. Adding to that the hybrid cloud strategy MS seem to be taking with this one is also another great argument for certs in 2012. You want to be in a position to offer new IT strategies to your company that will be a cost saver as well as offer substantial business benefits.
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    Windows 7 fail!

    I am a little late to the party, but I have found John's background switcher combined with Dual Monitor taskbar to be a nice free alternative. No refresh rate/graphics card stuff, just the basics. http://johnsadventures.com/software/backgroundswitcher/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/dualmonitortb/
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    The last backup did not complete successfully

    Some more information would be nice. Operating system? Backup Software? It may be USB chipset related so you might want to take a look here if you are running an Nvidia chipset http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972
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    Server 2011 SBS Essentials

    Will joining my SBS 2011 Essentials Server to my Server 2008 R2 domain with my RDS cals resolve this issue? Other way around, you will have to join your 2008 Server to your SBS domain. An SBS server can only act as a "head" of the domain. You will still need to obtain RDS CALS after that. Or get the premium add on.
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    Server 2011 SBS Essentials

    From Microsoft: Q. Is Windows Server Remote Desktop Services enabled in Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials? A. No, RDS application sharing mode is disabled in SBS 2011 Essentials. To implement Windows Server Remote Desktop Services with application sharing, you would need to add another server to the Essentials domain running either the SBS 2011 Premium Add-on or Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 and acquire RDS CAL’s for either users or devices to use Remote Desktop Services.
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    Second Life?

    All I heard in my head after reading that is that Second Life is like "Bow Chika Wow Wow". You know what? After reading that again, I do to now! XD
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    Second Life?

    All up it is like this: If you have a non adult account you can look at VR galleries, take part in games, Role plays, talk to people and make friends If you have an adult account you have cybersex. That is all.
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    Xbox game recommendations?

    Don't forget Limbo, Braid and Bastion. Co-op there is Dungeon Defenders, Crimson Alliance (to name a two) I would also say that Raskulls is a lot of fun as a competitive multiplayer... provided your friends don't throw controllers... Also as far as region connecting goes, it depends on the games for multiplayer, Halo for example you have to set your search criteria if you want to only find Australian players to play against.
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    The LAN at home!

    I have good and bad memories... Good: Beating a team of 5 with a team of 3 in a Q3 ctf final. Bad: Having crusty eyes and feeling so tired delerium sets in... looking around the room/hall and thinking "what the fuck am I doing here?" Good: Actually picked up at a LAN... did not end up staying for the LAN... ahem. Bad: Self designated "sysadmins" who were just dicks...
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    Exchange Email Client

    That isn't really a full alternative to Outlook though is it? I mean, you aren't getting the full MAPI functionality and calendars or contacts don't get synced do they? Why not just use Outlook web access instead?
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    Netgear Users + XBox Live

    Silly question, what is the DNS set to on your xbox?
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    Exchange 2010 Hosted mode - Tracking log tools

    Linux, yeah, circular logging means it overwrites logs instead of accumulating. So in case of a disaster you would restore from backup and that would be it, you couldn't bring yourself back up to date by replaying the log files. That being said, how quickly are those transaction logs filling the system? An increase in creation of logs usually means a problem of some sort and by enabling circular logging, you could just be suppressing the issue rather than addressing it.