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Microsoft are bringing SQL Server 2016 to Linux

Microsoft have just announced that they will be releasing a version of SQL Server 2016 for the Linux operating system. This is a welcome move away from Microsoft’s historical stance of not releasing software for open source operating systems. They are starting to embrace the open source community more and more, giving end users what they want. They even support Linux operating systems on their Azure cloud platform. Its only available in the form of an early private preview, with…

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Signature Images Missing in Outlook 2013

If you have recently installed or upgraded to Outlook 2013, and use html based signatures with images, you may have found that when you send an email using the signature, the recipient doesn’t get the images on their end. They just appear as a little red cross. Previous versions of Outlook would embed the images in the email, and the recipient would see them fine. In Outlook 2013 however, it now defaults to not embedding the signature images for some…

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OpenMediaVault Web GUI default username and password

If you come across a server running OpenMediaVault, and you aren’t sure what the web GUI password is, give the following a try, as this is the default username and password for OpenMediaVault. Username: admin
Password: openmediavault…

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adding persistent static routes on ubuntu

When you need to access networks located on a different network segment, you need to have a route set up so the PC knows how to get to the other network segment. This generally just points to your main gateway, but you may want to set up additional static routes, where you don’t want the traffic going through your main default gateway. To set up a static route on Ubuntu so that it automatically gets created every time the PC…

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Extract the public certificate and private key from a pfx file using OpenSSL

This guide will show you how to convert a .pfx certificate file into its separate public certificate and private key files. This can be useful if you want to export a certificate (in the pfx format) from a Windows server, and load it into Apache or Nginx for example, which requires a separate public certificate and private key file. In the examples below, the following files will be used: – This will be the PFX file containing the public…

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