Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Beta Start Planning Your Migration

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to accelerate their migration to the cloud.  The beta is available on the connect site. Download the beta materials on Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219165 Accelerate your Windows Server 2012 migration with Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta. This latest version…

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IE9 Security Overwhelms the Field With VERY Impressive Stats

In a recent test, NSS subjected Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 15-19, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 7-13 to over 3 million test runs against over 84,000 URLs determined to be active and malicious out of a unique sample set of 227,841. · Out of 750,000 test cases per browser, NSS labs found…

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Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive (Key) Using Diskpart with Windows 8 Media to Install Windows 8 Release Preview or Other Operating System

Create USB Thumb drive key from Windows 8 ISO DVD or media to be used for install – Step-by-StepThese procedures were written using Windows 8 Release Preview but will work with prior versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  There is…

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How To Turn On or Off AutoPlay Features in Windows 7–Change What Programs and Media Are Used In AutoPlay

The Auto-Play features are changed in Control Panel Open AutoPlay by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then clicking AutoPlay. From this screen you can change the action for different devices and types of media.  Hint: This is particularly interesting if you ever want to RIP a CD…

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How To Create Enable Permissions and Run a Multi-Line PowerShell Script

This topic explains how to enable scripting in Windows PowerShell, which script extensions are used in Windows PowerShell, how to enable running PowerShell scripts, how to create a script and how run a script. Enabling Windows PowerShell Scripts to Run When you start Windows PowerShell on a computer, the default security policy does not allow…

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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…

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Check Version of Assembly or DLL on Your System

To look at what is on the machine click Start– and type in the path to the assembly folder which is C:\windows\assembly and press ENTER.  This will bring up a folder that shows a list of installed components.  Simply Right-Click on the one you want to check and select properties.

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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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IT Camp–Systems Management Coming to Waltham MA Oct 28th 2011–Must Attend Event

IT Camp – Systems Management – Free Training Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET) Microsoft Office’s – 201 Jones – Road Sixth Floor – Waltham, MA 02451 Register for Free Training@: http://itcamp-waltham.eventbrite.com/ You are not going to want to miss this event. Notice the hands on lab, you can build…

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TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 1 of 3) with Blain, John and Rhonda

Another Great TechNet Radio Broadcast from Blain Barton. Check it out!!!  TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 1 of 3) with Blain, John and Rhonda Its IT Time and in Part 1 of this 3 part series, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome back Setup and Deployment MVP,…

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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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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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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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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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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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