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Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 x64 0

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 x64

End users are so glad to see Windows 7 released, an operating system that works so much better than Windows Vista. The developers, system administrators,  and Microsoft Certified Trainers are not too happy to...

Core Configurator 2.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Edition 0

Core Configurator 2.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Edition

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition can be challenging without a GUI. Luckily, CodePlex has come out with Core Configurator 2.0, a free, open source, graphical tool that will let you manage several...

How to Install Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on Windows 7 2

How to Install Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on Windows 7

If you are new to Windows 7 then first of all I want to make sure that you understand the different versions of virtual PCs offered by Microsoft. Before Windows 7 Microsoft offered Microsoft...

Microsoft Student Career Portal 0

Microsoft Student Career Portal

I teach at various training centers. Several of them offer mentored-learning solutions and special courses for students who are changing their careers from other professions to Information Technology (IT). Even in today’s economy, IT...

Minimum Permissions Required for MOSS 2007 Necessary Service Accounts 2

Minimum Permissions Required for MOSS 2007 Necessary Service Accounts

For security reasons, it is best to ensure that the service accounts used with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 run with only the minimum permissions necessary. This is referred to as the principle...

Certification Magazine’s 2009 Salary Survey 0

Certification Magazine’s 2009 Salary Survey

Certification Magazine published it’s 2009 salary survey this month and the results are very encouraging for the IT professionals. Here are some of the highlights. – This year’s Certification Magazine’s Salary Survey received more...

SharePoint Price Calculator 0

SharePoint Price Calculator

When I am looking for information on SharePoint that I can’t find, Sharee’s Blog is one of my first stops. I stumbled on this post she wrote about SharePoint Price Calculator that you will...

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003/2008/Vista 0

Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Server 2003/2008/Vista

Microsoft offers several spreadsheets that contain all the settings for group policies. These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating...

Windows Server 2008 Backup Notes 0

Windows Server 2008 Backup Notes

Windows Server 2008 offers new features but also has some limitations that you should be aware of.  Here’s some information that you may find useful. – Windows Server Backup Tool is not installed by...

File Services Migration Toolkit (FSMT) 2

File Services Migration Toolkit (FSMT)

File Services Migration Toolkit (FSMT) is yet another free tool from Microsoft—I say “yet another” because I believe sometimes Microsoft doesn’t quite get the credit for providing gazillions of free tools to us. FSMT...

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death” 0

Some Windows Users Experiencing “Black Screen of Death”

According to reports, some Microsoft Windows computers are experiencing a “Black Screen of Death.” The phrase Black Screen of Death came out of the famous “Blue Screen of Death”, which caused system crash on earlier Windows operating...

Why Linux Has Failed to Conquer the Desktop World 0

Why Linux Has Failed to Conquer the Desktop World

TechRepublic’s Editor in Chief, Jason Hiner, has done a very detailed analysis on why Linux has miserably failed to take over the desktop market from Windows. He writes: In the decade since it was...