RACS IT Blog

Windows XP Support Ends 8 April 2014

Megan Bennett Google+ - Thursday, March 20, 2014
On April 8th 2014 support for Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be available. This means that Windows XP operating systems will not receive any new updates from Microsoft. read more

Creating a new user in Microsoft Server 2008 R2 based of an existing user

Megan Bennett Google+ - Friday, May 31, 2013

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How to save an e-mail as a template in Microsoft Outlook

David Oates Google+ - Thursday, May 16, 2013

Microsoft Outlook Template E-mails Tutorial - RACSIf you find yourself typing the same e-mail repeatedly in Microsoft Outlook with slight variations, you'll be pleased to know there is a feature within Outlook called e-mail templates. This feature allows you to create an e-mail as a "template" and save the contents of the e-mail as a file where multiple people can access it later. read more

IP addresses, ports and DNS: a quick introduction, just add wine.

David Oates Google+ - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So, you want to know more about IP addresses, ports, and DNS... Fortunately, it's not a combination of intellectual property, port and other drinks, and does not involve a Director of Nursing Services (though you may feel like you need a combination of these things once finished). read more

Applications and Security Updates for Personal and Small - Medium Business Users

Roy Adams Google+ - Monday, March 04, 2013

Keeping secure with the latest software updates can be quite a challenge.  Similarly, working out what software packages to use can be just as confusing. In this post we aim to show you a couple of great software packages and a few simple methods you can use that we hope will help keep you safe and up-to-date. read more

DNS - understanding how it works

Roy Adams Google+ - Monday, November 12, 2012

Bamboozled by DNS?  Let's face it, this stuff is really not as straight forward it looks. You buy a domain name, then what happens? There's root server, TLD servers, the Registrar, Domain Name Service, your own web server and possibly and eMail server!  read more

Mikrotik Presentation - Failover Solution

Megan Bennett Google+ - Monday, November 12, 2012
Roy Adams - MUM Conference, Sydney 24 Oct 2012 read more

Password Management: Make it tough for the local neighborhood hacker

David Oates Google+ - Saturday, November 10, 2012

Keep your passwords safeIf you are feeling in a charitable mood, and want to make life easier for hackers, crackers and other variations on the words that rhyme with packers, you should store all your passwords in a plain text file, word document or excel document, and call it something like "passwords".  This will greatly assist anybody who gains access to your files to remove as much money from you as possible.    read more

Have you seen Asana?

Megan Bennett Google+ - Friday, September 21, 2012

We've been using Asana for most of 2012 now (both RACS and Pixel Portal), so we thought we would share some of its benefits. read more

DNS Hosting - Brief summary of who sends what info where

Roy Adams Google+ - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A great deal of confusion surrounds the simplicity of how internet DNS names work... (just at a simple level - when we type in a web site address or send email to an email address). Below is a simplified summary of how the basics work. This is not meant to be a hard and fast "this is how it works" but more a brief explanation of what happens behind the scenes without trying to go into too much complexity. Tools are available such as DIG and WHOIS that can verify these operations. Contact us if you would like further information on delving deeper into the inner workings.

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