Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About SQL Azure-Get Smart On SQL Azure Here

Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase, all focusing on SQL Azure. Here are the episodes: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations with SQL Azure Getting Started: Creating an Account and Your SQL Azure Database Getting Started: Interacting…

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How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast Way–Solve the problem of “Out of Disk Space on Drive C” Forever

Before following these instructions… PLEASE backup your machine.  The best way to get a good backup of a machine is to do an export.  So please, export the machine or at the very least test your backup procedures to make sure they are valid.  Also, if you want a way to do this through a…

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Windows 7 Deployment Options Poster Ready For Download

Explore the different options for deploying Windows 7 in a small or midsize organization. This print-ready poster from the Springboard Series for Windows 7 features an overview of each method, details on advantages and limitations, basic requirements, and helpful links to additional tools and guidance. You’ll also find a helpful step-by-step overview of the Windows…

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Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 4-Desktop Deployment

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down into several steps (or categories of steps). While writing all of this, it became obvious…

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Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 3–User State–User Data Migration

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down into several steps (or categories of steps). While writing all of this, it became obvious…

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Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 2–Application Compatibility

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down into several steps (or categories of steps). While writing all of this, it became obvious…

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Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 1–Planning and Pre-Deployment Remediation

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down into several steps (or categories of steps). While writing all of this, it became obvious…

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Using Differencing Disk and Sysprep Image to Create Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 By Dan Stolts

Video Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg269420   If your on Twitter please let me know what you think about this post @ITProGuru. Otherwise, Please place a comment on my blog.   Using a Sysprep image gives us the capability to create any number of servers with the base install done once.  In this short video, we walk step-by-step…

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Microsoft Desktop Player Is A One-Stop Search Tool For Technical Resources And Connections On Your Desktop

Very Cool: A one-stop search tool for technical resources and connections On your desktop! Microsoft Desktop player allows IT Pros and Developers to access technical content ( videos, webcasts, podcasts, white papers etc.) and links to resources ( IT Evangelist or Developer Evangelist, local training opportunities local user groups etc.) in your area. You can…

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Windows 7 Beta Installation Step by Step Webcast

Sorry guys, this is a not so short 10 min video.  This was actually the first screen cast I produced.  Please do not hold the quality against me :)  I will get better. Double-Click the player to view in full screen (1024×768 optimal setting) In a 10 minutes you can actually gain "experience" of doing…

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Installing Windows Server 2008 x64 Web Edition as a Hyper-V Guest

In preparation for a presentation I will be doing in a few weeks I needed to setup a clean demo environment and also needed some experience creating screen casts.  After finishing the screen cast I realized that I was somewhat quiet and need to talk more while doing screen casts.  Instead of just dumping the…

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