Everything You Need To Know About State Of The Art SSD Drives NVMe PCIe M2 with Paul Braren and ITProGuru

Recent SSD performance has catapulted storage capabilities into a new level of reality. Learn about this new technology. Paul Braren shares insights about the technology, how to install it, how to measure performance and most importantly what you can expect out of this great new technology. Read more about Paul’s findings at: https://tinkertry.com/search?s=nvme or purchase…

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How To Cleanup Email Address in Excel, Split User Name from Email, Extract Email Address

After downloading some email addresses from a registration database, I found that people use all different sorts of formats for the emails.  Unless of course you do checking when collecting the data.  Well, I had thousands of emails that I needed to cleanup.  I turned to Microsoft Excel to help me make clean stuff up….

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How To Get Started Automating Azure Infrastructure As A Service with PowerShell Step-By-Step

Getting Started with PowerShell for Azure Install PowerShell Azure Module: The first thing we have to do is download the Azure PowerShell Module.  You can get to it from http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/ (uses Web Platform Installer) Click on install and follow the prompts. Run Azure Powershell: that you have installed the module, you should be able to…

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How To Remove Azure Accounts (Cached Credentials) From PowerShell Remove-AzureAccount for ALL Accounts Step-By-Step

Have you ever noticed that sometimes PowerShell gets confused regarding accounts?  I have many Azure Accounts and many subscriptions so it happens to me all the time. When you change from one Account to another and set the subscription for the prior account it does not perform as expected.  As an example, when you run…

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Azure Cloud Certification Jump Start 70-532, 70-533, 70-534 Exam Preparation

This article includes: Tips, Tricks and Field Experiences  Inside the Exams and Where to go to learn on 70-532 – Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 70-534 – Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions This article is part of a multi-part series The Hybrid Cloud for the IT Professional; Check it out!…

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Powershell Script to Create Registry Files to Change Powershell Execution Policy

In a prior post, I showed you how to manually configure your computer to enable ExecutionPolicy so you can run Powershell scripts.  To make it even better, I now have a powershell script that will create the .REG files you need so all you have to do is run the script and double-click on the…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Windows 8.1 Keyboard And Mouse – Shortcuts Galore

How do you navigate in a touch world without a touch device?  I am glad you asked.  This post will address that question in great detail but we will also look at all the other great things you can do with keyboard and mouse shortcuts.  Read It, to understand what you have been missing.  Bookmark…

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How To Create Windows Server for Remote Desktop (RDP) To Be Used While Port 3389 is Blocked-Azure VM Step-By-Step PLUS Anywhere Access Configuration

You could of course manually configure RDP to listen on different ports to allow connection from other standard or non-standard ports.  In my case, I need to be able to RDP to an Azure Virtual Machine from a local school or customer office where the IT department has blocked port 3389.  There is a new…

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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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Allow Remote Desktop Services RDP and Ping ICMP Through Windows Firewall

Create Firewall Rules in Windows 7 thru Windows Server 2012 R2  to allow RDP and ICMP traffic for you have to open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” control panel applet.  You can get here by typing “firewall” in the search box near the start button and selecting it from the list (likely on top) or…

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How To Enable Snipping Tool, Windows Media Player and more Desktop Experience Tools on Windows Server 2008-2012 R2

Are you annoyed that you cannot play videos or use some of the cool windows tools like snipping tool with windows server?  Well, you can, they just have to be enabled before you can use them.  Below are instructions for enabling these features in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2012 (slightly different instructions)…

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Getting Started With Windows Azure–Step-By-Step

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with…

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Adding Tags Dropdown List To Windows Live Writer–Step-By-Step

If you are a blogger, you probably know how important it is to add tags to your blog posts.  So why in the world does the best blog editor (Windows Live Writer) not have a place to enter tags?  Well, it does, you just have to enable it.   Different blog engines will use different fields…

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