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2012 Upgrade Grief Therapy

October 26, 2019

Every now and then engineers get excited – giddy even – by the words “time to upgrade.” Who doesn’t love new features, better performance, and bug fixes? But too often those words bring foreboding and trepidation, adding new – potentially complex – system changes …



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SolarWinds Lab Episode 79: Enterprise Security With Threat Monitoring

August 16, 2019

In this episode, Security Content Architect Destiny Bertucci and Head Geek™ Thomas LaRock, share their knowledge of SolarWinds® Security Event Manager (formerly Log & Event Manager), as well as Threat Monitor. They outline the architecture design for both tools, walk through demos of each, …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 78: Migrating From Ticketing to Full Service

July 19, 2019

While it would probably be impossible to manage your business’s technology or keep users happy without a help desk, there’s a limitation. You’re still interrupt-driven, reacting to a pile of problems and an endless stream of mundane tasks. In an ideal world, you users …



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SolarWinds Lab Episode 76: Joe vs. The NetFlow Volcano

May 16, 2019

Whether you’re curious if flow monitoring might be helpful, or you’ve been coalescing IPFIX streams of network-activity goodness for years, IT’s reliable, old hand has learned a few new tricks. In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Leon Adato are joined by Principal …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 75: The Truth Is Out There – Anomaly Detection in DPA

April 18, 2019

IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage databases.​ In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Thomas LaRock are joined by special guest, Distinguished Engineer Karlo Zatylny, to talk about the latest release of SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer, which includes anomaly detection powered by …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 74: Security Tools to Fit Today’s Threats

March 15, 2019

In this episode, Head Geeks™ Destiny Bertucci and Thomas LaRock will show you how to ward off security dangers using SolarWinds software. See how SQL injection can be rooted out and how access rights compliance is a headache of the past. All while using Security Event …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 73: You Asked for It, We Deliver!

February 14, 2019

In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Leon Adato dig deep—through the copious pile of topic live chat suggestions, SWUG™ requests, support questions, and popular engineer how-to sessions—to create a session that is truly a command performance. They’ll cover everything from basic view customizations to …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 72: Two Geeks and a Goddess II: Azure the Easy Way

January 21, 2019

IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage servers.​ In this episode, Microsoft Cloud advocate Phoummala Schmitt (@ExchangeGoddess), Head Geek™ and 10-year Microsoft MVP Thomas LaRock, and Head Geek Patrick Hubbard present a special deep-dive into Azure monitoring, hybrid IT/cloud operations, and assuring …