How to install a Smart Array Controller P440ar into a ProLiant ML350 G9
Sep21

How to install a Smart Array Controller P440ar into a ProLiant ML350 G9

I love HP but this week I installed a new server which needed an ar array controller installing. I opened up the server, looked at the card and didn’t have a clue where it was to be installed! looked in the box and found no instructions, looked online and again found no instructions. So if like me you are struggling to work it out here’s how it’s done. Step 1: Open up the server and remove the clear plastic air...

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How to make a game using PowerShell Old School Style – Dragon Slayer
Sep17

How to make a game using PowerShell Old School Style – Dragon Slayer

I love messing around from time to time and recently I’ve been working on a new book which I’ll be releasing on Amazon which focuses on writing fun games using PowerShell! If you want to keep up to date on its development you should subscribe to the notification list here. Back in the day I spent many hours writing ASCII based games at school and college and I wanted to give it a try again only this time put together a...

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How to Build Office365 Reports and Dashboards in Excel using REST
Sep13

How to Build Office365 Reports and Dashboards in Excel using REST

Someone asked me the other day how can I keep an eye on my users mailbox sizes. Well there are a lot of ways but I’ve been wanting to mess around with Excel and the Office365 reporting web service to create a nice dashboard. The dashboard will eventually contain lots of useful information an Office365 administrator can use to ensure the smooth running of their tenant. First I’ll add in a mailbox size report and then expand...

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Office365 Email Activity Reports
Sep05

Office365 Email Activity Reports

Office 365 recently got some new report features and one of them allows you to see how much email users have sent, received and read each day. Useful information for the team leader or management wanting to keep an eye on users who may not be performing as well as their colleagues. To view the Office 365 usage reports log into the portal and go to the admin centre as an administrator http://portal.office.com and click on the Admin...

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Office 365 MCSA Certification Exam References Guide 70-346 and 70-347
Sep02

Office 365 MCSA Certification Exam References Guide 70-346 and 70-347

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is a core skill set certification for anyone working as an IT admin using Office 365. It’s also an ideal track for young people who want to develop a sustainable and long living career in IT. Earning an MCSA Office 365 certification qualifies you for a spot as Software as a service administrator (SaaS) or a cloud administrator, who focus on managing products such as Exchange, Skype...

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