Category: Miscellaneous

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy 0

Free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Check out these free eBooks on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution Mitch Tulloch with Nigel Cain, Alvin Morales, Michel Luescher, Damian Flynn February 2014 136 pages Introducing Windows...

2013 Microsoft MVP Award 0

2013 Microsoft MVP Award

Today Microsoft presented me the 2013 Microsoft MVP Award. This is my 10th MVP award and I want to thank Microsoft for this award. There are lots of great things about the MVP award...

Microsoft Licensing Portal 0

Microsoft Licensing Portal

When I am teaching classes, my students sometimes ask me questions about licensing for various Microsoft products. Back in the NT days, it was relatively easy to tell students how the licensing worked because...

Interesting Errors, Bugs, and Messages 1

Interesting Errors, Bugs, and Messages

Have you run into some interesting errors or humorous Knowledge Base Articles lately? Well, I run into them once in a while. By the way, none of these are Photoshopped. There are all actual...

Google vs. Bing 0

Google vs. Bing

Today I decided to compare Google Maps to Bing Maps to see if there is a major difference. I wasn’t looking to compare the street views, I wanted to compare the bird-eye views. Unfortunately,...

TechNet Subscription 0

TechNet Subscription

If you are an Information Technology (IT) professional, or are just starting your career in the IT field, you might want to look at Microsoft TechNet subscription. My students often ask me about the...

Common TCP/IP Port Numbers 0

Common TCP/IP Port Numbers

My students often ask about the common TCP/IP port numbers that they need to know for Microsoft certification exams. A lot depends on the exam you are taking. For example, for Active Directory exam...

Free Book: TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows 2

Free Book: TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

A lot of my students are interested in learning about TCP/IP. I try to post resources that help them with their work or in preparation for their certification exams. Here’s a book by Joe...

Get Training & Free Software Through Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) Program 0

Get Training & Free Software Through Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) Program

Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) connects Microsoft-skilled students with partners and customers for entry-level and internship positions. Developing the right skills will help you get a head start on your career. Microsoft Students to...

32 online tools that can help your tech freelancing career 1

32 online tools that can help your tech freelancing career

I recently posted links to some career-related Webcasts that are available on Microsoft Thrive’s Web site. For those of you who are freelancers, here’s a nice article by Toni Bowers on Tech Republic’s Web...

Career Resources on Thrive Web Site 0

Career Resources on Thrive Web Site

If you are looking for some good career resources, here are some Webcasts that you may find useful. Thrive Live! (Part 1 of 3) Create a Personal Marketing Plan for Career Success Thrive Live!...

Upgrading Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 RC 0

Upgrading Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 RC

As you may know, Microsoft doesn’t support upgrading Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 RC and most likely it won’t support upgrading of Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 final version. It is, however,...

Free Webinar: 5 Challenges in AD Management and How to Eliminate Them 0

Free Webinar: 5 Challenges in AD Management and How to Eliminate Them

Interested in a FREE Active Directory Webinar? Join me on June 4, 2009 from 10:00am – 11:00am PDT. I will cover the following topics in my presentation 5 Challenges in AD Management and How...

SharePoint Diva Geeking Out! 0

SharePoint Diva Geeking Out!

A true techie really knows how to multitask. This is an actual picture of my colleague Sharee English “geeking out“, as she puts it. The picture says it all :). If you are a...

Free WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast 0

Free WS2008 R2 Active Directory Webcast

My fellow MVPs Brian Desmond and Laura Hunter are doing a Webcast tomorrow that will discuss and demo the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) R2 as well as answer AD...

Impressive Images from GigaPan 0

Impressive Images from GigaPan

With today’s technology, images and videos have reached an unbelievable level……at least by today’s standards. Who knows what the future holds but here’s something amazing from GigaPan.org. It shows the incredible panoramic view of...

Seattle Windows Networking User Group Kick-Off Meetinng 0

Seattle Windows Networking User Group Kick-Off Meetinng

I have been talking about starting a User Group and finally it has become a reality. If you are from the greater Seattle area, you are invited to join the Seattle Windows Networking User...

Alternate Access Mapping in MOSS 0

Alternate Access Mapping in MOSS

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) supports Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) which allows the administrators to configure SharePoint so the users can access SharePoint sites using different URLs. The idea is to associate each...

Ford Sync Demo at CES 2008 0

Ford Sync Demo at CES 2008

Microsoft Automotive is extending the Windows platform beyond the desktop computing. Check out this Ford Sync Demo at CES 2008. Ford Sync is an example of how Microsoft Automotive has extended the Windows CE...

Video: Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft 0

Video: Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

If you haven’t seen this funny Bill Gates video from Microsoft, check it out. According to Bill Gates, he asked his friends to prepare for his last day at Microsoft.¬†There are appearances from several...