Windows 10 for Education Strategy Briefings

Tonight our son Sam begins his college journey with thousands of other students at Northern Illinois University.  He is a freshman and as opposed to a crazy move in day today, he has been living in his dorm a whole week participating in marching band camp.  Tonight we can march with him over to NIU’s Brigham stadium to celebrate…

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windows update for windows 10

I’m about to install Hyper-V on the family desktop system and the Windows 10 updates are also keeping that system up to date.  It’s the only system that I have been running for over 6 years straight (the next longest is about 4 years old and will upgraded next week – dual boot between Windows…

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day 2: the most complex upgrade yet…

Live and learn.  I began yesterday’s post with a brief summary of my Sony Vaio VPCL22SX 24” All in One touch screen (Windows 7 Home Premium – anytime upgraded to Windows 7 Professional – runs 3d Blu Rays, TV Tuner, Blu Ray writer, etc.) and that this being my most complex/involved system to upgrade.  It’s…

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the most complex upgrade yet…

family computer – multiple accounts – years of memories – the kids do their homework on this – AND the OEM got out of the computer business.  This one might not complete, but we’ll see… I’ve backed up everything from this computer (if you care about it, back it up), so here goes nothing –…

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my very first windows server technical preview 2 and nanoserver installs

Today I downloaded the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 and installed it on Hyper-V.  I then did a quick search to figure out how to install NanoServer.  The instructions were not clear on why you were doing certain steps (and also did a poor job of demonstrating my favorite feature – a small disk footprint!),…

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learning azure with my own website project

It’s been a long time since I wrote a website.  I really enjoy some aspects of it (what I consider the scripting part of it) – type in something, save the file and open or refresh a browser.  I have discovered if I have to compile something that’s typically where I lose patience/interest.  So as…

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learning azure with my own website project

It’s been a long time since I wrote a website.  I really enjoy some aspects of it (what I consider the scripting part of it) – type in something, save the file and open or refresh a browser.  I have discovered if I have to compile something that’s typically where I lose patience/interest.  So as…

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countdown to ignite–t minus 11 (business) days

I am going to Microsoft’s Ignite conference and will be delivering some tips and tricks on Windows 10 and Office 365.  I might as well start documenting the various tips here for attendees to reference maybe more detail than I’ll have time for in my session – so here we go.  I’m going to start…

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windows to go - the windows 10 post

I found a great post on setting up Windows To Go with PowerShell.  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6991.windows-to-go-step-by-step.aspx#z6 – this information works but assumes that you only have the USB device attached to delete and create attached.  I wanted to take some additional steps to ensure you enumerate everything attached and then pick the appropriate drive: Get-Disk# this lists…

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pranks on computers–the outcome!

Eva suggested I wait to come home to prank my son Sam and boy am I glad I did!  Sam loves to use the computer – Youtube, games, homework (possibly in that order) are all activities he uses the family computer for.  About the only time he isn’t using it, is when he’s eating, at…

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