Windows FireStarter event: Deep Dive into Windows!

On December the 12th (Friday) we are hosting a Windows FireStarter! If you are a Developer or an IT Pro you’d definitely not want to miss this event!!! Just like all other FireStarter Events, we will be recording and making the entire content available for download post event. All the sessions in this event are…


PowerShell Demo Files

Many of you at the Orlando Event on Tuesday asked about the demo files I used during the PowerShell session.  My colleague Kevin Remde zipped all the files up and made them available here –>> Demo Files Zip.   Also, here’s a link to my post on the Free Self-Paced Windows PowerShell Scripting Workshop  …


Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 4 of 12 – Changing Your Desktop Background

In this screencast  we’re going to take a look at how easy it is to change desktop background in Windows Vista.  There are a variety of options available to us including over 20 different wallpapers, sample photographs and solid colors. And if that isn’t enough, you can use your own photographs too!!! These are the…


Technical Chat with Chris Jackson on Windows Vista: Thursday, Nov. 20th – 11:00 AM Pacific Time

We would like to invite you to a special chat with Chris Jackson to talk about Windows Vista. What’s the Chat About? In this one-hour session you will have the opportunity to hear from him on Application Compatibility, Performance, Security, Driver Issues and other topics you have seen in the press. Additionally, Chris will be…

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Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 3 of 12 – Viewing Folders and Files in Different Ways

The Windows Explorer window is dynamic and changes to reflect the content you are viewing.  In this screencast we’ll look the new layout of Windows Explorer and how we can customize our view. The core elements of Windows Explorer are: Back and Forward buttons – works in the the same way as Internet Explorer. The…

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Just Announced at TechEd in Barcelona, España: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available!!!!

  I did a post back in October titled MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.  I’m pleased to let you know that last week at TechEd in Barcelona, the RTM release of the Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) was announced. If you’re doing any planning for IT…


Screencast Series: Step-By-Step Windows Vista "Nibbles" – Part 1 of 12 – Updating Windows System Files

I have put together a  12-part screencast series on Windows Vista with content taken from the MSPress book: Windows Vista™ Step by Step.  Each part in the series excerpts a section from a chapter.  I’m calling each of these excerpts a "nibble", hence the series title:  Step-By-Step: Window Vista Nibbles. The first screencast in the…

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Problems Over The Weekend with Registering Your PIN for Windows Vista Ultimate

I had a few comments  and some emails this weekend that many of you were having problems registering the PIN from the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit.  I have been informed there were some system problems this weekend.  If you tried, and failed to register your PIN this weekend, please try again today.  If…


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical

Overview The security update MS08-067 resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It…