Microsoft Sales, Marketing & Services Teams to Join R&D Groups in Cambridge

In August of 2012, our Microsoft employees based in Waltham and our Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) will be moving to One Cambridge Center, just a short walk from the majority of our R&D employees at our New England Research and Development Center at One Memorial Drive. We are excited to have our employees literally steps…

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How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…


The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment–Step-By-Step–Cloud Foundation

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like to expand on that by…

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SCOM Part 6 Bonus Opening Firewall port for SCOM DB Server (SQL Server)-Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Part (6) BONUS of 5+ Step By Step instructions for opening firewall ports for your SCOM DB Server. Please see my full blog post for more information including a list of all ports that should be opened for different components. TechNet Video: (Part…


SCOM Part 4 Responding to Alerts – Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Part 4 of 5+ Part 4: Responding to Alerts Monitoring is great but let’s see it in action. Let’s see what happens where there is a failure. In this session we will look at some “Management” capabilities as well as responding to alerts….


SCOM Part 3 Review Management Packs – Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Part 3 of 5+ Now that Management packs are installed, let’s see what is in them and what SCOM “sees” as a result of installing these management packs.   TechNet Video: (Part 3) Review Management Packs Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3…


SCOM Part 2 Installing Management Packs – Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Part 2 of 5+ Part 2: Installing Management Packs In this session we will look at step by step instructions on how to install the Management packs for monitoring SharePoint. We walk step by step through installing the SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation…


SCOM Part 1 System Center Operations Manager Overview – Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

Managing and Monitoring SharePoint 2010 using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Part 1 of  5+ Has SharePoint become a vital part of your infrastructure?  Do you fear the day that it goes down?  In this series we will show you how to keep your vital infrastructure humming. You will learn how to “Monitor” (and…


Community Event In Waltham MA – Secure remote access in a connected SMB world – the next generation of server solutions

SMB-MVP Community Roadshow comes to the Boston area October 20, 2011 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Secure remote access in a connected SMB world – the next generation of server solutions   The world is changing. Anywhere, anytime access for smallbusinesses is here to stay. Be it with new on-premise and cloud based hybridsolutions offered by Small Business…


Boot2VHD-Part 4-BCDEdit is the Magic – Deep Dive Boot Configuration Manager

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 4… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization…


Boot2VHD-Part 3-Load OS on VHD With OS Already Installed on Metal

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 3… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization…

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Boot2VHD-Part 2-Load OS to VHD On Bare Metal

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 2… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization…

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Virtualization Certification Community Study Group–Kickoff 9-15-2011

vTeam Kickoff Brainstorming Session 8/16/2011 We would like this to be a national initiative. We have people in the North East US that are participating. We can still use some help in the North East but we need even more help in other places. If you wish to volunteer your time to get this community…


Boot2VHD-Part 1-Overview of Native Boot To VHD

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization inside of…

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SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire 09-24-2011

Registration is now open for our 1st SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire, which will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett/Manchester. The speaker and session lists have been published as well.  See the SharePoint Saturday Website for all the details: http://sharepointsaturday.org/nh/default.aspx


Setting Up Live.com Pop and SMTP Internet Email Account Settings for Outlook 2010

Setting up the POP SMTP settings for your live.com ID is not difficult but it does not use “default” settings so making this post to show you how to do it and give you the details of what the settings should be. This post will walk through all the settings you will need.  I start…

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How To Pin An Internet Website Address or Other Application To The Windows 7 Task Bar

Covered in this article: Pin Website to Windows 7 Taskbar Using IE9 Pin website or application to Windows 7 Taskbar without IE9 Pin Multiple websites to a single IE Icon on the Taskbar    If you have Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and want to do a website it is very easy.  Just click the icon…

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