TechRepublic Member | December 24, 2012
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Helium-filled drives will lift capacities to new heights
Scott Lowe explores a new frontier in drive capacity -- helium. Read more
Resource of the day
Effective, Flexible Leadership in the 21st Century
Check out this paper for some techniques toward developing a culture that fosters innovation and encourages 21st century leadership methods and mindsets.
Additional TechRepublic resources
Get the true story behind Windows 8
Greg Shultz wants you to read and watch what he believes is one of the best explanations of how the Windows 8 operating system was developed. Read more
The ten most popular Office tips of 2012
Susan Harkins lists ten of 2012's most popular Office tips published in the Windows and Office Blog, and the now inactive Office Blog. Read more
Deploy an on-premise VM to Windows Azure with App Controller
John Joyner shows the steps to deploying an on-premise VM to Windows Azure as a cloud service using App Controller. This feature is new with System Center 2012 SP1. Read more
The benefits of Bring Your Own Tablet initiatives
Find out why Patrick Gray believes that BYOT initiatives add some complexity to the IT environment, but you can frequently gain much more than you give up. Read more
Five apps for managing MySQL from Windows
There are plenty of GUI tools available that can manage your MySQL database, even from the Windows environment. View on site
NASA Images: More desktop wallpaper from the space program
Last week's NASA-based desktop wallpaper gallery was so popular we thought you would like to see more examples of the kind of images available for free from the NASA website. View on site
Today's recommended downloads
Moving Enterprises to the Public or Hybrid Cloud (NTT Communications)
Server Refresh Cycles: The Costs of Extending Life Cycles (Hewlett-Packard & Intel®)
SIP Trunks - Benefits and Best Practices (ShoreTel)
Cloud-Based business continuity (Hewlett-Packard (HP)® & Intel® Xeon® Processors)
Protection enterprise servers with StoreOnce and NetWorker: HP StoreOnce Backup systems (Hewlett-Packard (HP)® & Intel® Xeon® Processors)
Create greetings with these holiday inspired fonts
Ryan Boudreaux hand picks a showcase of readily available (and mostly free) holiday fonts for any creative greetings or special projects that may come up this season.
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