Outlook Color Coding Messages-Automatically Change Message Colors and Fonts Based on Sender- Subject- or-Recipients

Where in the world did the “Organize” feature go in outlook? In earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, the Organize feature enabled you to create conditional text formatting rules for email messages. In Microsoft Outlook 2010, conditional text formatting is now accessed in the Advanced View Settings dialog box. Conditional formatting is a way to make…


Microsoft Virtual Academy–Advance Your Career With Free Online Training Portal

Are you interested in more free Microsoft training?  If so, pay attention… Microsoft Virtual Academy Microsoft Virtual Academy allows you to Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.   There…


Free TechNet Webcast Series–Private Cloud

Free TechNet Webcast Series – Private Cloud kicks of today! Click the individual sessions below to register.  Notice times are listed in PST time zone! You will NOT want to miss this… 1/18 : Register: TechNet Webcast: Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud (Level 200) on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST….


Community Leader Resources–Books Available For Your Meetings, Events and MORE!

Run a user group? With funding and sponsors a constant challenge, you’re probably always on the lookout for things to help you make your meetings a success. Here are a few ways you can get additional support for your group and for your events. Boston User Groups www.BostonUserGroups.org – Get on their monthly calendar to…


Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012–Call for Speakers and Sponsors

Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012 for IT Professionals It is that time of year again! We wanted to reach out to you and invite Phd Virtual back to this year’s Virtualization Deep Dive Day event. The 4th annual Deep Dive Day conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at “The Lantana”, in Randolph, MA. We…


70-659 Certification Series – 1.1.4 Enable Hyper-V Role

Several Ways to Enable the Hyper-V Role… Command Line: DISM /online /enable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Hyper-V Startup ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V PowerShell: Add-WindowsFeature Hyper-V GUI: Server Manager – Add Role – Hyper-V May use remote management to install via GUI on Server Core SCVMM – Add Host – Adding host will automatically add th Hyper-V Role Command Line, Powershell or…


70-659 Certification Series – 1.1.3-Enable or Verify BIOS settings (i.e. DEP & VT) For Hyper-V

Bios Requirements for Enabling Hyper-V.  Short video to show exactly where you might find these settings.   *X64 Server with Hardware Assisted Virtualization (Likely found under Configuration then “Virtualization” or “Processor” Intel: Intel VT AMD: AMD-V   *Hardware enables Data Execution Prevention (Likely found under Configuration then “Security”) Intel: XD bit (Execute Disable) AMD: NX…


Share Corporate Calendar-Contacts-Email or Whatever With External People Using Outlook and Publish to Office.com Cloud Services

Have you ever wanted to share your corporate calendar or email with someone outside your organization and found it is not so easy to do. Well, you can do some really cool things by synchronizing your calendar or other parts of outlook with Office.com.  Office 2010 ROCKS!!!! The Microsoft Outlook Calendar Sharing Service enables you…


Sync Outlook Calendar with Live.Com or Hotmail Email Account

Resources: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-outlook-hotmail-connector-pack Manage all your email accounts with ease – From Inside Outlook! Outlook Hotmail Connector provides a free solution for managing your Windows Live Hotmail email messages, calendar, and contacts from within Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 free of charge. The 64-bit version is available for the 64-bit version of Outlook 2010 only. Connect…


Career Progression-Getting Ready for the Cloud Free Online Training Jan 18

Free TechNet Webcast – Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST. You will NOT want to miss this… Please Register https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501883&Culture=en-US About this TechNet webcast: To be successful with the business and IT challenges of today and tomorrow, you need to move beyond virtualization to private…


Configuring a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Sconfig.cmd

In Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to the Dism.exe command, you can use the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig.cmd) to configure and manage several common aspects of Server Core installations. You must be a member of the Administrators group to use the tool. To start the Server Configuration Tool Change to the system drive. Type…


Microsoft Keynote at CES

In Case you missed the Keynote at CES


70-659 Cert Series – 1.1.1 Hyper-V Role-Identifying Hardware Requirements

70-659 Certification Series – 1.1 Installing and Configuring Host and Parent Settings: Hyper-V Role In this part of the 70-659 Certification Series we will go through the initial Installation/Setup and Configuration of Hyper-V… 1.1.1-Identifying Hardware Requirements   Silverlight is not installed or a later version is required.   Video: 5 minutes 29 seconds Download Audio…


70-659 Certification Series-Overview

70-659 Certification Series Blog Series Home: https://aka.ms/70-659   Download 70-659 Certification Series Overview Audio File Download 70-659 Certification Series Overview Video File Embedded Video 5 min 53 seconds   Silverlight is not installed or a later version is required. Brought To You By Your East Region IT Pro Evangelists: John Baker – http://blogs.technet.com/johnbaker Twitter: @johnbake…


TechNet Subscription Discount … Only good until end of Feb 2012

Opened the TechNet Flash in my email today and what did I see?  I great opportunity that I had to share… We’ve announced a 15% discount offer for new TechNet Professional Subscriptions. “From now until February 29th, 2012 Microsoft TechNet Flash subscribers will receive a 15% discount on a new Microsoft® TechNet Subscriptions Professional” The…


IT Time: Private Cloud Chat! (Episode 2)

TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2) Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of the Live Private Cloud TechNet events below, hopefully we’ve inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did,…


Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions-Private Cloud Chat

Even Better… We are planning on providing this service to you ongoing.  Watch my blog for details and schedule of upcoming chats If you attended one of our Live Private Cloud TechNet events, hopefully we inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need…