First impressions: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (2nd edition)
Microsoft released their original version of this hardware back in 2014. The reviews were pretty mixed, with complaints about latency and connectivity. They released a new version of the Wireless Display Adapter earlier this year, and recently I put a couple of them to the test.
Fixing the slow-loading Downloads folder in Windows 10
Have you noticed in Windows 10 when you click on the Downloads quick access link in Windows Explorer that its contents don’t immediately load, rather the progress bar acts like it is processing something? This can leave you waiting for 10 seconds or more depending upon the number of items in the folder.
Dell Storage Volume Cleanup with PowerShell
If you’re new to PowerShell with Dell Storage, be sure to take a look at this post. Depending upon the size of system that your managing, over the course of time, you might have experienced some challenges in managing disk resources, especially if you’re using an array in a lab-type environment. Here’s an easy way to inventory volume objects on your SC Series array which are not currently mapped, and also find out how much actual space they’re consuming.
PowerShell Scripting Options for Dell Storage
Back in 2008, Compellent released their first iteration of the PowerShell Command Set. They were the first storage vendor on the scene to provide PowerShell automation capabilities with the Series 40 array. Fast forward a bunch of years. The PowerShell Command Set has grown from 50 cmdlets to over 100, and added the capability to work with more advanced features like replication and Live Volume.
Volume mapping and LUN associations with Dell Storage PowerShell Command Set
I wrote this script sample for someone who was interested in managing their failover with Sync Live Volume, but wanted to get a high-level view of mappings including LUN information and WWNs ahead of time so they could compare that information across arrays and prevent conflicts as they worked out their disaster recovery plan. Dell Storage Manager obviously has this information, but having it in a format in one place is convenient, and putting it in CSV format adds some flexibility.
I’ve been a technologist for over 20 years, getting my start in IT with a large Fortune 100 international retailer in the 1990s. I love to talk about new technology, mobile devices, software development, photography, and the weather. The opinions expressed on this website are my own.