Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!

TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Check here for system requirements. OR…

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Resolving Network Issues-You Might Not Have Permission To Use This Network Resource

I sometimes get error messages when I am working that have to do with Network Communications.  The most recent was an Open Folder Error \\ServerName is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  Logon Failure: The…

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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

Key To Almost Infinite Knowledge – Passive Listening… Do you make the time to keep up with technology?  If you are not expanding your knowledge, you are falling behind.  With the job market the way it is, you would be smart to keep learning.  I know we are all busy and doing more now than…

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Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7–Part 5- Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure

Tips and Tools for Managing and Securing Your Clients and Critical Server Infrastructure 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…

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How To Configure BitLocker on Windows 7 RC – Everything You Need To Know About BitLocker

I have had many questions about BitLocker so I thought I would answer them in this blog post.   What is BitLocker and Why Should I Care? BitLocker is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) component that allows you to protect data on hard drives.  BitLocker is the name given to the encryption component that works…

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Register And Learn How To Manage Your Heterogeneous Environment

Is your IT Infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency. How do you achieve identity integration? Run Open…

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Installing and Managing Group Policy Preferences on a Windows Server 2003 Domain

It is possible to run Group Policy Preferences on a Windows Server 2003 Domain.  This post will step you through the process so you can get it deployed in your organization if you have not yet upgraded your domain to Windows Server 2008.  I am a huge fan of Windows Server 2008 so if you…

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Great News about the TechNet Event in Boston November 13, 2008

The attendees of this event are in for a real treat!  Blain Barton will be joining us.  Blain is the East Coast Community Champ.  Blain is coming up from Florida to join us. He is well aware of the very active technology community we have in the North East and he is coming to meet…

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TechNet 2008 H2 Content - All

You can download the PPTX files from TechNet Download Site.  In case you do not have office 2007, you can open the 2007 docs if you install the compatibility pack The PowerShell scripts are attached to the post and the Reference Handout can be downloaded here. If you have not attended the event yet, you can print…

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TechNet Events are coming... Please help me get the word out!

Hey, I need your help…  I would like everyone to help me promote the first TechNet events of the new fiscal year.  My friends will be presenting at these events and due to the late word on the schedule, there was not much time to get the word out.  If you know anyone in these areas, please give them a…

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