System Slowing Down? Checkout "5 ways to speed up your PC"

Is your system getting sluggish?  Here’s a useful article, 5 ways to speed up your PC, that gives you some simple tips to help speed it back up. 1. Free up disk space 2. Speed up access to data 3. Detect and repair disk errors 4. Protect your computer against spyware 5. Learn all about…

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Enhanced Network Performance with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008: The Next Generation Networking and the New TCP/IP Stack

There are some significant performance enhancements in the Next Generation TCP/IP stack that comes with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  One of my teammates, Chris Henley, has recorded a great screencast all about how the TCP/IP stack has been improved and how you can benefit from it.  Here are a few areas he talks…


Do You Need To Create A Custom Install of Vista? Use WinPE!!!

One of my co-workers Chris Henley just did a great video/screencast on WinPE. What Exactly Is WinPE?  Have you ever done custom setups of Windows? Have you ever needed a small version of the OS to boot a box and troubleshoot hardware issues?  WinPE, Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), is a minimal Win32 installation that…


TechNet Event Resources August-December, 2008

TechNet Resources Below is a list of links to a variety of resources related to the content the US TechNet event team is delivering between now and December 2008.  This resource list comes courtesy of my teammate Kevin Remde.  Thanks Kevin!! Click here to download the session PowerPoint decks.   { Why Windows Vista? }…

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Free Self-Paced Windows PowerShell Scripting Workshop

Our US TechNet events team is back on the road presenting at various locations around the country.  One of the sessions we’re delivering is on Managing Windows Vista with Windows PowerShell.  Microsoft.com has some great PowerShell resources including a PowerShell workshop authored by Frank Koch of Microsoft Switzerland.  If you’re an administrator interested in working…

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Save Up to $50 per Computer Annually with Power Management

During the Windows Vista session at today’s TechNet event in  Jacksonville, FL, I talked about some of the new group policies that come with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  I had a slide that mentioned a study indicating up to $50 per PC could be saved annually by utilizing power management.  The new group…


Are you taking 070-620 Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client?

On my quest to encourage people to upgrade their certifications,  I found a neat resource from the online Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine.  They have regular exam reviews that help you better understand what knowledge you need in order to be successful in your exam testing.  They aren’t braindumps, so don’t expect see exam questions and…

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MSPress – Windows Vista Resource Kit

Just published a few weeks ago, the Windows Vista Resource Kit is a must have book if you’re responsible for deploying Windows Vista!!  I always try and keep my resource kit library up-to-date as they put so much information at your finger tips.  Another recent addition to my library is the Windows Server 2008 Resource…


Certification: Second Shot Offer – Retake exam for FREE!

Here’s an offer that you shouldn’t pass up if you’re looking to upgrade your certifications!!!! Hopefully my previous posts on certification got you fired up to upgrade your MCSA or MCSE to the new MCITP certifications.  If so, you will be interested in the Microsoft Learning Second Shot offer which lasts until June 30, 2009….