Windows

Make a bootable USB drive
Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer
  • Know-how

Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer
Alchemy CMS: the CMS based on Ruby
Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails
  • CMS

While most content management systems are based on the PHP scripting language, Alchemy CMS uses a less common but more dynamic programming language: Ruby. There are also countless add-ons available from Ruby on Rails that can help to extend your web framework to create complex projects like company websites or online shops. Find out what makes this intuitive CMS a good bet for beginners.

Alchemy CMS: the open source project based on Ruby on Rails
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ: Quick message sending
  • Web development

There are many situations that require applications to communicate with each other in a quick and controlled way. RabbitMQ works as an intermediary between two services, and ensures a smooth distribution of messages. The two programs could even speak differing coding languages: this is not a problem for the message broker.

RabbitMQ: Quick message sending
Windows won’t boot
Windows 7, 8, 10 will no longer start – causes and solutions
  • Configuration

Every Windows user knows: No matter which version you use, the popular Microsoft operating system has its bad days. Sometimes these are so serious that the worst possible outcome happens: Windows won't boot anymore. You might think there’s nothing you can do, but don't panic: Boot problems and bluescreens can be solved quickly in most cases.

Windows 7, 8, 10 will no longer start – causes and solutions
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019: Important new features and improvements
  • Tools

Microsoft has released a new version of its operating system for servers, and Windows Server 2019 comes with improvements over the previous version. More security, more functionality, easier usability, more support for Azure, Kubernetes and Linux – Windows Server 2019 has exciting new features in store. What specifically are these changes?

Windows Server 2019: Important new features and improvements
Exchange server: Microsoft’s groupware at a glance
What is Exchange Server?
  • Technical matters

Microsoft Exchange Server is considered the standard solution for business e-mail traffic and computer-supported collaborative work. The software has many different usage models of available and these require purchasing special licenses. We’ll show you the licensing model here and give you an overview of the different functions of the collaborative software.

What is Exchange Server?
Hosts File
What is the hosts file and how do you edit it?
  • Configuration

The hosts file used to resolve website names so that certain IP addresses could be accessed. The method was largely replaced by the DNS (domain name system). However, the hosts file is still indispensable for local networks. In addition, certain rules can be set for websites e.g. to block them. We show you where you can find and edit the hosts file in your operating system.

What is the hosts file and how do you edit it?
Module tests in software development
Software quality assurance: module tests
  • Web development

Module tests are one of the most effective methods of identifying as many errors in the source code as possible early on in the software development process. The special feature: the smallest isolatable components of a program are placed in a neutral test environment. If errors appear, it’s obvious they are occurring in the module being tested, which makes them easy to correct.

Software quality assurance: module tests
Outlook won’t start
Outlook won’t start – what now?
  • Technical matters

You cannot start Microsoft Outlook, your calendar is no longer accessible, an important e-mail can no longer be retrieved – when Microsoft’s popular and useful e-mail program fails, you have to laboriously access your inbox via your e-mail provider’s website. Usually, a defective Navigation Pane, outdated add-ins, or a profile in need of repair are at fault. Even with issues lacking clearly...

Outlook won’t start – what now?
Windows PowerShell
Introduction to PowerShell – Tools for system administrators
  • Know-how

For a long time, Windows users were left behind when it came to command interpreters because the command prompt did not allow full access to operating system internal components, and scripting also offered only limited possibilities. This should finally change thanks to Microsoft’s PowerShell. The cross-platform program not only does much better than cmd.exe, it also provides remote computer...

Introduction to PowerShell – Tools for system administrators