Project Nami an Open Source WordPress for Azure SQL and SQL Server

If you’re like me and think Not Another MySQL Install, when you go to setup WordPress… then look no further. A couple months back (I know I’m late, I’m sorry!!) I got to drive out to Alabama and talk with the minds behind Project Nami. We covered everything from deploying your blog, migrating your current…

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How to Fix Login Failed for User (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456) Step-By-Step – Add SQL Administrator to SQL Management Studio

In this post and video, I will teach you how to determine what user has administrative rights on the server as well as walk you Step-By-Step how to configure SQL Server to allow other users to login as Administrators to SQL Server.  The generic message “Login Failed for User (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456)” means…

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FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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Edit Data Using Excel 2010-Add, edit, find, and delete rows by using a data form

When a row of data in a worksheet is very wide and requires repeated horizontal scrolling, consider using a data form to add, edit, find, and delete rows. Learn about data forms A data form provides a convenient means to enter or display one complete row of information in a range or table without scrolling…

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Event VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management–Resources Posted

VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management High quality, high availability, simple to use and full virtual and physical management at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. That is what you get with Hyper-V and System Center. In this session, we will look inside Microsoft’s flagship virtualization platform,…

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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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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:…

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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…

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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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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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System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Poster Rule and Monitor Targeting

You can download the PDF from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125048.  The poster will help you understand the process and best practices for setting up rules and targeting. System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Best Practices Targeting All Managed Computers EXAMPLE: You want to monitor failed logon attempts on Windows Computers DO • Use Windows Operating System to target all…

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Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment.  Hope this is helpful.  First lets look at the system requirements.  If you want to setup your environment with multiple servers or you want to do a custom install you can find…

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Microsoft Changes Our World Through Innovation

Don’t miss the video at the bottom.  It shows a bit of vision for the future Microsoft has and continues to change our world. Microsoft has been innovating for their entire life. Shall we see what the future might hold? Let’s do that but first we need to look at how we got to where…

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DPM eLearning is now online – How to Backup SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange Server and Virtulized Environments (Hyper-V), Including Disaster Recovery

Announcing DPM eLearning is now online This week, I am very happy to announce the availability of eLearning for DPM 2007. This is a collection of 6 two-hour eLearning modules that include hands-on labs, much of the same courseware as our newly announced classroom-based DPM course, and is built for to prepare you for the…

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Dave Vantine on Windows Server 2008 - Momentum Wisdom from the Field

Your name: Dave Vantine Company name: Creative Computing – Certified Microsoft Partner. Support Small Business customers mostly in the RI area. Installing and maintaining servers and desktops. Your geographic location (country): USA Public Disclosure of your name and Company name allowed, Yes Project Name/Description: Windows Server 2008 Deployment with SQL 2005 and Terminal Services Objectives…

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