SQL 2016

SQL Server 2016 Public Preview

SQL Server 2016 public preview will be released this summer. Some of the features I’m looking forward to checking out are: Extensibility such as being able to utilize R without exporting the data Native JSON Support Hybrid backups Integration with Azure http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2015/05/04/sql-server-2016-public-preview-coming-this-summer.aspx   Read more →


Google Apps and SPF

If you’re familiar with SPF, here is the TXT record you will want to use “v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all” Log into the Administrator Console for your domain (I like namecheap) Find the page where you can update/change DNS records. Create or update the TXT record for to contain “v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all” Google recommends against using -all for Google Apps Add any… Read more →


Google Apps and DKIM Setup

Google makes adding a DKIM record for your Google Apps account easy. Google Apps’ digital signature conforms to the DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) standard. To add a digital signature to outgoing mail, you generate a 1024-bit domain key that Google Apps uses to create signed mail headers that are unique to your domain. You add the public key to the… Read more →


Raspberry Pi VPN Gateway

Create a gateway for access to your VPN tunnel with a RaspberryPi.  With this setup, you can have your Pi be an additional gateway on your network allowing you to select if you want your traffic to go out the default route or across the VPN and is helpful for creating a VPN tunnel for devices that may not have… Read more →