Microsoft Open Sourced Windows Live Writer

If you blog and haven’t used Windows Live Writer then you have been missing out on a great blog creation experience. I use it all the time for writing my blog posts. It is the best blog writing experience and it is free. It is also one of the things that I haven’t found a…

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HoloLens Event tour for developers

Yesterday, I had the privilege of showing HoloLens to developers in Chicago. I was really impressed with the ability of the HoloLens device. These are pre-production devices but they worked really well. If you were wondering if the videos you have seen really work that way – I can tell you they do. The customers,…

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I missed the Windows 10 Device Announcement event–did you?

Yesterday I presented a TechNet On Tour hands on labs event with Yung Chow in Indianapolis. We taught a room full of IT technologist on services in Azure that they could use to update and improve their disaster recovery plans. From my perspective it was a great event and I had a lot of fun…

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How to tell what version of PowerShell you are running

I just saw a new download from August 31st, 2015 for the Windows Management Framework 5.0. I went to download and found various installs for different versions of Windows but not one for Windows 10. My assumption was that it may already be in Windows 10, so I wanted to check the version of PowerShell…

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Local TechNet on Tour events starting in September

We are starting our “free” TechNet on Tour events! If you joined us for an ITcamp in the past, it is the same type of event. In this first event we are coming to 10 cities around the US. This first event will be on: “Using Microsoft Azure as an integral part of your Disaster…

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Windows 10 Ships Today!!!

Ok, Windows 10 has shipped but the big question is… How do I get my Windows 10? Consumers: Windows 10 has begun rolling out of our Windows Insiders and Customers who have reserved upgrades. For Customers who haven’t reserved a copy, they should go to http://windows.com/windows10upgrade. From there Microsoft will notify you once our compatibility…

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What build / version of Windows 10 am I running?

If you were an a Windows 10 insider, as it was being developed, you got new builds of Windows all the time. It was easy to see what build you were running because it was displayed in the bottom right corner of your desktop. But as of build 10240 it’s not there so how do…

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Why do I see two desktop.ini files on my Windows Desktop?

Have you ever wondered why you see two desktop.ini files on your Windows desktop? I had a customer ask me this question yesterday and I thought I would share the answer for those of you who always wondered but never “Binged” why. These files are hidden system files and by default. This means that they…

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No cost, hybrid cloud training for IT Pros led by Microsoft IT Pros

Does one of your Datacenters look like this lovely server closet with the toilet right there? No, that’s not photo shopped. Fact is often stranger than fiction. Get a real remote datacenter by using Azure! Have you heard of the hybrid cloud? Come find out how to use the Microsoft Azure Cloud as one of…

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If you run WordPress–then NOW is the time to UPDATE!

Anyone using a WordPress website needs to be aware of this current security issue and take immediate action to ensure your website is secure. It has been found that a lot of Plugins and Themes are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of two coding functions. (the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions) What…

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