Rolling Checkpoints for Microsoft’s Hyper-V

January 06, 2016

By: Clyde Miller | Associate Director of Managed Services

As any long-time system admin or tech can tell you, backups and redundancy are vital. They make it possible to sleep without worry.

One thing that makes that easier is Microsoft’s Hyper-V. It’s a tool for creating virtual machines (VMs); these are computers that exist within software. This means you can copy and move them as files. One particularly nice thing that’s built into Hyper-V is the ability to make checkpoints for the VMs. These save the virtualized computer in exactly the state they were in when the checkpoint was created. It’s handy when installing new software or changing configurations as it gives you a point in time you can revert back to. So, if you were to get a virus, delete an important application, or misconfigure a new deployment, you can undo those things by applying the checkpoint.


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Mobile-Friendly Sites vs. Mobile Apps

October 14, 2015

If you’re a follower of this blog, you know by now how important a responsive website design is. However, like many things in the IT world, it isn’t the only option out there. At Partnered Solutions IT we specialize in mobile app development and have found the many benefits to customized apps that reach beyond mobile-friendly websites. Here’s how to tell which is right for you. 

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The Evolution of HTML: Who’s Really in Charge?

July 13, 2015

Just like writing, coding is produced to a certain standard. A lot of developers think that W3C is in charge of publishing updates and fostering the HTML standard. Even Wikipedia, although not the most credible source, states that W3C oversees the Web’s continued development. But in fact this is false. So, who’s really in charge? 

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7 Points to hiring an SEO Company in Eugene, Oregon 2015

March 21, 2015

Around our office we talk a lot about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and more specifically Online Marketing Campaigns (OMC). We feel that now SEO needs to go beyond just optimizing your site for Google (and Bing) and should encompass your whole Online Marketing Campaign. Eugene has quite a few options for hiring an SEO Company, but only Partnered Solutions IT and Ruby Porter Marketing & Design provide a full service Online Marketing Campaign. This series of blog posts will go more in depth about why you want an OMC and not just an SEO company. If you follow along we think you’ll agree that SEO in 2015 is more complete with an OMC.

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The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need: Hire A Professional!

January 16, 2015

I love the New Year because it’s the perfect time to reflect on last year’s achievements, triumphs and shortcomings. In an effort to continue to grow and make this year better than the last, applying what you did or didn’t do is crucial. Last year, did you decide you could manage all your office’s workstations? Did you perhaps think that backing up you company’s database would be a breeze? Can we mark up these attempts as a 2014-Never-Again? By not hiring a fully managed IT service provider, you are potentially creating more problems while “fixing” them.  With a qualified IT person in your pocket, you can focus more on developing your business rather than which wires connect what to make the thing do the flash.

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