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luke.geek.nz


An IT Engineer with a love for all things IT including (but not limited to), Microsoft Azure, Automation and Service Management!


  1. The differences between Hosted & Distributed Branchcache

    Branchcache is one of those things – that can either be a blessing or a curse depending on how your network is setup. Supported by Windows 7/Windows 8 & Server 2008 R2/Server 2012 – Branchcache is one of those technologies that I believe should be setup as default from the start – especially in larger organisations or enterprises. First off – Branchcache is a method of “transparent caching” popular files from a network share to...…


  2. Help & Manual – How to publish to epub

    Help & Manual allows documents to be published to multiple formats – such as ePub & CHM easily. First open the Project you want to publish _(in this guide I am using the Get_Me_Started example project). Click on Publish (top menu) Under Publish Format – select Apple iBooks (ePUB Format) Then select Publish Now. …


  3. VMWare Service Manager – How to setup Watched Calls

    In VMWare Service Manager you can add a “Watched Call” state to an Incident or Service Request. This function allows you to automatically get emailed (via the email address on your People record) any changes and updates that have happened to the call – this makes keeping up with what is happening in a call extremely useful especially for Service Desk / Help Desk staff. Note: Putting this watched call state on will not add...…


  4. My thoughts on Razers Project Christine

    Razer – a company well known for its PC gaming peripherals. With its sleep black and green designs Razer has captivated many a gamer – including myself as I type this using my Razer Blackwidow keyboard. Now – out of nowhere the company has released concepts for two products – the Razer Nabu a digital wristband that connects to your mobile phone offering various options – and Project Christine the modular PC design. Computer components...…


  5. Surface Pro – How to install Hyper-V

    Bring up the Metro Windows 8 interface Type in: Programs & Features Select Turn Windows Features on or off on the left hand side menu Check Hyper-V (make sure – Hyper-V Management Tools & Hyper-V platforms are also selected inside the Hyper-V section). Click Ok The Hyper-V services will get installed. Once completed restart your Surface. Launch the Hyper-V Manager and you are good to go to start playing with your Virtual machines. Note: The...…