Adam Savage new book: Every tool’s a Hammer.

“Creation is iteration. Your job as a creator is to take as many of the wrong turns as necessary, without giving up hope, until you find the path that leads to your destination.”  Adam Savage, Every Tool’s a Hammer Please see the book announcement at Simon and Schuster, the official publisher.

Synology Launches the compact DiskStation DS419slim

Synology recently launched an innovative form factor NAS. Portable and cube-shaped, this unit supports up to four 2.5″ Hard Drives. The connectivity specifications include dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, with link aggregation and failover support. Please follow the link for the full specifications at Synology’s site. Image credits (C) Synology.

Google Cloud Event in Miami Beach.

Yesterday, June 11, 2019, Google held its highly anticipated Cloud event in South Florida. With a full house at the iconic The Temple House, Google’s presenters showcased its latest cloud offering. Many thanks to the organizers, and the venue. It was a concensus among the audience that we look forward to having more Google events in the area.

NSA warns on Bluekeep Vulnerability on Windows OS

Microsoft has announced a critical vulnerability on its CVE-2019-0708 bulletin. The description “This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction” clearly indicates the urgency to patch and correct. The vulnerability is exploited by a specifically crafted request to the target Remote Desktop Protocol. Windows 10 and Windows 8 are not affected by this. Vulnerable systems include Windows 7, Windows … Read More

Guide to securing/ hardening Windows 10.

Microsoft is driving for standardization in key critical areas: security, productivity, and user experience. They are defining “discrete prescriptive Windows 10 Security Configurations” that will basically cover all device scenarios in business and enterprise. Please follow the link for further information.

Microsoft Announces version 2.0 of Attack Surface Analyzer.

Attack Surface 1.0 was released back in 2012. It enabled developers and IT professionals to monitor and identify changes made to core operating systems during installations. Now with Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0, admins can install it on a variety of platforms, including Linux, macOS. It is also available on GitHub as an open source project. Some of the risks that … Read More

SQL Server e-book series—technical deep dives for your database journey.

Follow this link to get three handy free ebooks from Microsoft. The book includes resources, and code that will allow your small business to gain flexibility, performance, and security that are only typically available to enterprise sized businesses. The ebooks are: SQL Server Performance: faster querying with SQL Server Drive Business Continuity with SQL Server SQL Server on Linux: A … Read More