Which database is more secure? Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server?

I still come across Oracle enthusiasts who mistakenly believe that Oracle’s database suite is more secure than Microsoft’s SQL database suite – this is nonesense as I shall explain. The point to this post is not to gloat – it’s simply to set the record straight. Microsoft SQL Server’s suite of products ARE more secure…

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180 million copies of Windows Vista have been purchased

I’m not shy about my enthusiasm for Windows Vista. I have run it on a wide range of machines – old and new, big and small. I was impressed by Vista’s performance on my five year old laptop – the Operating System automatically measured the hardware performance and adjusted it’s configuration accordingly to make the…

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How to re-partition a hard disk under Vista or Server 2008 without having to re-install

Following my earlier post How to run Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 on a machie that’s already running Vista/XP I thought it worthwhile to explain a nice feature of Vista and Server 2008 which enables you to dynamically resize disk partitions without loosing data. All you need to do is to select “Disk Management” from…

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Please vote for this blog in the Computer Weekly Awards

Thanks to whomever nominated this blog for the Computer Weekly IT Blog awards 2008 – I’m really flattered. The power of this blog is the contributions many of you make by taking the time to share your views via comments – so regardless of whether you choose to vote for me or not I’d like…

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How to create passport sized photos on your PC

I have recently qualified with PADI to use a Drysuit to dive in cold water. In order to submit the paperwork the dive company I took the course with require a couple of passport sized photographs. I wanted to know what the dimensions were for a “passport sized photo” and hence searched via my web…

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User Group meeting covering SCCM Operating System Deployment and SCVMM integration with SCOM

The Windows Management User Group (WMUG) are meeting in a couple of weeks time with the following details as copied from their site:  15th of July 2008 at the Microsoft Cardinal Place London office @ 6:30pm 6.30pm – 6.45pm WMUG Introduction 6.45pm – 7.30pm Rob Marshall Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 I will be giving…

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Happy New Year! Welcome to FY09!

Thanks to Mr Magoo for the following picture Don’t worry – I haven’t lost the plot. If you’ve been around people who work for Microsoft recently you may have heard them refer to “next year” when in reality they meant some time after today – this can be quite confusing as most people outside the…

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