A vital tool in an IT Professional’s armoury is a test bed or lab. In this series of posts and tech notes I’m going to detail how I built my test lab. I will detail what software I use and why, where to download it from, how to install and configure it. In this first post, I’ll run through the host hardware, the Operating System on the host machine, and then the virtualization software. Continue reading
On Friday Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile to a number of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets. On the list of supported handsets was the Lumia 930 which has been my daily driver for the past 8-9 months. I’ve been keen to have a look at Microsoft’s new mobile OS and this was a good opportunity. Continue reading
Microsoft latest mid range handset arrived this week, the Lumia 650, which is going to be my wife’s new phone. Upgrading from a Nokia Lumia 520, she is used to Windows Phone, and the 650 should be a nice upgrade for her, and at no extra cost, its a great deal.
My latest item of technology is the Microsoft Band 2. This is my first foray into the world of tech wearables, and the band is primarily a fitness device, with some smart watch capabilities. How I’ll use this device going forward? Who knows, but it will be an interesting journey for sure.
Last week Virgin Media experienced some packet loss on their network, which in turn impacted my surfing experience for a number of hours. After running through some diagnostics on my own devices to confirm the issue was indeed down to Virgin, it occurred to me that it may be a good time to document my network. It’s been something I have been meaning to do for a while, and you know, just not had chance to do it. So here goes… Continue reading