Screencast: Windows 7 Enhanced Security and Control: User Account Control

One of the more common areas of annoyance and confusion since Windows Vista is User Account control.  Bear in mind I am a huge fan of UAC, and I think really helps to keep your systems more secure and safer.  However, some of you may have thought it was a little too annoying, and just…


Artwork for your Favorite IT pro for the Holidays

Get your Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster: Click on the picture above or this link: Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster


IT Pro Momentum Combining the Power of Windows 7 and Netbooks for a Classroom

This was a great project and if you have ever had to setup a training classroom, you will appreciate the story.  Check out Windows 7 really helped solve the problem. Objectives of the project:  Setup training environment at a non-profit organization for their users that travel across the globe.  The training environment would use low-cost…


Copper is not supposed to care about color.

So I had to make some new network cables for my house.  I understand the concept of how to make cable, and I have made several cables in the past.  I even have my own crimper and connectors.   I have even taught many folks on how to make CAT5 cable, and even told them about…


Are you ready for Windows 7, what about compatibility?

Some of you may be thinking about Upgrading to Windows 7 and not sure where to start, if you have to think about a few things here are some great resources to help you. Start here to access all the great compatibility tools for Windows 7: Live now in English Available also in Chinese,…


Visual Search check it out on Bing

Hopefully you have been using Bing a lot lately, if not check out the new visual search beta.  Click on the screenshot to see how it works!


Exchange TechCenter announced

In support of the Exchange 2010 release recently , we also launched the new: Exchange TechCenter. The new center provides Exchange admins and other IT professionals with all the resources needed to be successful with Exchange Server. For the 2010 launch, the new center features easy access to the Exchange 2010 bits, a dedicated TechNet…


IT Pro momentum and helping Diabetes patients and families

As you can imagine from the title of this one, it is an simply amazing project.  This project was made possible by using the program to help solve a problem  To learn more keep reading and comment and let me know your thoughts. Objectives of the project:  Record keeping, report generation, and collaboration with medical…


Where did my Shadow Copies go in Windows 7 with an Small Business Server (SBS)?

I got an interesting email from one of the folks, Richard, that comes to my events on a regular basis and he had a problem (from Richard): I’ve done some more research on this bug using my new production Windows 7 (Enterprise version) machine built with a clean install last week.  I have opened a…


Screencast: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 – Service Level Dashboard part 3: Configuration

Here is part 3 of the screencast series, were you will learn how to configure the dashboard, this really involves two steps, first configuring SCOM and secondly configuring SharePoint.  The dashboard provides a way for managers, application owners, and IT professionals to monitor the availability and performance of business-critical applications and to view the reported…