On this last day of 2014, I invite you to look back at 2014 with me on the wonderful things the team behind the DirTeam.com / ActiveDir.org Weblogs have achieved.

Calendar year 2014 wasn’t just another year in our history. It was a very important and challenging year. A year in which we changed the underlying platform of our website, so you, as our respected readers, fetch the information you need faster.

Top blogposts

In 2014 you’ve read the following blogposts most often:

  1. Disabling IPv6 on Windows 2008
  2. Remotely managing your Server Core using WinRM and WinRS
  3. Transitioning your Active Directory to Windows Server 2008
  4. Load balancing Exchange 2010 with Citrix Netscaler using Content Switching
  5. Configuring IPv4 as default over IPv6
  6. Rebooting Windows Server 2012-based Domain Controllers into Directory Services Restore Mode
  7. Bad Request (HTTP Error 400) in Exchange 2013 OWA/ECP
  8. Fixing a broken OWA 2010 Virtual Directory
  9. Failed Exchange Server 2012 CU2 & CU3 Install due to Secruity Update 2874216
  10. How to determine your Windows Server 2008 version

 

Technical advancements

We’ve made a couple of technical adjustments this last calendar year:

  • We’ve migrated off Telligent’s CommunityServer platform onto WordPress, including switching the server, IP4v address, IPv6 address, database and themes. Not only does this new platform perform much better and does it enjoy transparant and mainstream support, it also allows us, as authors, to post drafts to the server, schedule blogposts and work more device-independent because we can now use Microsoft Word and the WordPress apps, next to our beloved LiveWriter setups.
  • We’ve stopped providing SSL 3.0 on the new server.In fact, we’ve stopped providing SSL altogether. We’re TLS all the way.
  • We’ve implemented two-factor authentication for access to the DNS information from our domain registrar. Of course, we’ve implemented DNSSEC years ago.

 

Thank you!