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What is Newskeeper?

by Michael 19. May 2009 07:36

Newskeeper is a monthly/bi-monthly print magazine published by Diskeeper Corporation. We mail it out to enterprise customers quite regularly.

It contains technical info and articles that help IT professionals better understand and use our solutions.

You can read the latest version here. A highlight in this issue is an interview with the Technical Manager (George Dzieciol) for many of our products, including the eponymous Diskeeper. In it he talks about the Titan Defrag Engine, the driving technology behind the Diskeeper 2009 EnterpriseServer edition.

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Not Just Another Pretty Sticker:

by Michael 14. May 2009 12:15

The current issue of Redmond Mag has an 18 page pullout from Microsoft about the value of their Windows Server certification program. In it is a highlight about the benefits we've seen by routinely certifying Diskeeper. Achieving certification certainly results in a better experience for customers. 

Centrify Corp, one of the other products highlighted posted the pullout as a pdf on their site. You can read it here.

I found the back page Microsoft ad amusing. Is it just me or is that a photo-chop of Marc Cuban yelling at an NBA ref?

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At a computer trade show near you?

by Michael 11. May 2009 15:43
Diskeeper has a booth at both the Microsoft Tech Ed trade show this week in Los Angeles, and the Interop show next week in Las Vegas. If you are attending, stop by and pick up a cool comic book, some software, and maybe even catch a sneak peak presentation of a brand new software product.

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Move over Comma Separated Values, there's a new acronym in town

by Michael 4. May 2009 10:58

John Savill (formerly of NTFAQ.com) and currently of Windows IT Pro's "FAQ for Windows" just added a new topic on defragmenting Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV). As if IT doesn't have enough 3-letter acronyms already, CSV is a major feature in the upcoming 2008 Server R2 releases (aka Windows 7 Server).

CSV allows write access to a given VHD from more than just the one host node, and quite a few other enterprise-virtualization necessities. CSV is the backbone technology that allows for the new "Live Migration" feature. R2 is a major step forward to making Microsoft's virtualization solution more "enterprise-worthy", and a major step forward to supporting VDI on Hyper-V.  

Here is a link on setting up and using CSV

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Diskeeper Administrator 2009 Update

by Michael 21. April 2009 10:24

The following changes are included in the new Diskeeper Administrator 2009 incremental. Most are changes to address either tech support issues (bugs or otherwise) or internally found errors. Like the Diskeeper "defragmenter editions", the update will be released in all supported languages over the next couple of weeks.

1. The SCOM Management Pack is available (like the MOM Management Pack, this ships with Administrator edition)
2. Boot-time defragmentation UI is now enabled with remote connection
3. Fix to Check for Updates for 64-bit builds
4. Added structure size validation to prevent crashes when older builds of Diskeeper send incompatible data
4. Fixed a problem with two policies associated with one group
5. AD Security Groups are now correctly filtered out
6. Fix to avoid service start and stop delay when DB is not configured
7. Fix to permissions sometimes (rare) not working when FQDN is used
8. Minor fix (rare issue) to adding machines into custom groups
9. Fix to PushInstall feature to better handle the following scenarios
-X64 machines when WMI is blocked
-Name resolution service not enabled
-Security enhancements in Vista SP1 and Windows 2008
10. Fixed text in the License Usage Report which incorrectly stated that data can be sorted.
11. Various fixes to entering permissions, specifically to handle names with *.* correctly.

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