Shadow Copies can be a lifesaver – when used correctly. They are not a replacement for backups, but can sometimes stop you reaching for that backup tape stored in the depths of the IT office (yes, in that cupboard!). I recently had a user who managed to delete an entire folder from a shared area […]
Windows 8 has a fantastic lock screen that displays the time and a picture of your choosing. That is until 60 seconds are up, and Microsoft decided that this would be a great time to turn the screen off, especially when there’s already a setting that does something similar in power options.
One of our backup technicians escalated an issue to me today after they noticed it in the Data Protection Manager console recently. Nothing out of the ordinary I thought – Replica is inconsistent. Usually happens when the server is switched off incorrectly or crashes.
Windows 8 is now generally available to the public, but the question that I keep getting asked is “Should I upgrade?”. My answer is simple – yes, but only if you’re prepared to spend an hour or so learning the new features!