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Video: "How To" Troubleshooting Videos from Mike Halsey

Posted by Rubel Khan on January 22, 2011

Check out the "How To" troubleshooting videos from Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey, author of "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out" from Microsoft Press.

You’ll find them at http://www.thelongclimb.com/?cat=320.

Enjoy!

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Windows Phone 7 Jump Start (Session 1 of 12)

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 31, 2010

This Windows Phone 7 Jump Start video training is for all developers interested in developing applications or games for the new Windows Phone 7 Platform.  The course is based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Developer Training Kit and taught by Microsoft MVP’s and Microsoft Press Authors, Andy Wigley and Rob S. Miles.  Watch these entertaining sessions and complete the labs found on Channel 9 to gain development skills using both Microsoft XNA and Microsoft Silverlight. For copies of the student files and links to demo code, you can go to the Windows Phone 7 Born To Learn Forum.

This session begins with a basic overview of the full 12 hour training.  Rob and Andy then jump into an introduction to the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform. This is a great starting point for developers new to this exciting new mobile platform.

Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 1
Session 3: Building a Silverlight Application, Part 2
Session 4: Building Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform
Session 5: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 1
Session 6: Building XNA Games for the Windows Phone 7 Platform, Part 2
Session 7: Advanced Application Development, Part 1
Session 8: Advanced Application Development, Part 2
Session 9: Advanced Application Development, Part 3
Session 10: Marketing Your Windows Phone 7 Application
Session 11: Working with Media
Session 12: Final Silverlight Topics and Wrap-Up

Enjoy!

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Learn Windows Client .Net (Windows Forms & Windows Presentation Foundation)

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 31, 2010

Here are many pages of tutorials and hours of video training sessions that help you learn how to create Windows Client applications. This content is tailored to a variety of learning styles and technical levels. Click

Posted in E-Learning, Help and How-to, How Do I? Videos, Learning Snacks, Microsoft Learning, Microsoft Technology, Tips and Tricks, Visual Studio (.NET) | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Getting Started with SharePoint Server 2010 for IT Pros

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 6, 2010

Use these 11 modules to help you learn what Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can do for you, how it works, how to create a site, and more.

1 | What Can SharePoint Server 2010 Do for Me?

This module introduces Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 capabilities to IT professionals. Concepts covered include document sharing, lists, alerts, team sites, metadata, and more.

2 | How SharePoint Server 2010 Works

This module covers software and hardware requirements, and the basic concepts of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

3 | Simple Install for Testing in SharePoint Server 2010

This module covers the process of using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to create a single server environment for testing.

4 | Search in SharePoint Server 2010

This module helps you learn about the search capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Learn which content sources you can crawl to create an index, how to schedule crawls, and find out about IFilters for third-party file types.

5 | Backups in SharePoint Server 2010

This module covers new backup features in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. It teaches you how to back up your content not only by using the user interface, but also by using Windows PowerShell. You will also learn how to restore content from an unattached database.

6 | Creating Your First Web Application, Site Collection and Web in SharePoint Server 2010

This module helps you create the first site on a SharePoint farm by using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Learn how to create Web applications, site collections, and Web sites.

7 | Getting Started with Security in SharePoint Server 2010

This module covers security in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. The module includes how to give users permissions to the content, as well as who can access Central Administration and manage the service applications.

8 | Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2010 Administrators

This module covers Windows PowerShell basics and how administrators can manage Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 by using cmdlets.

9 | Tools to Optmize the Performance of SharePoint Server 2010

This module covers performance-related tools to manage resources, troubleshoot problems, and increase performance in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

10 | Introduction to Upgrade in SharePoint Server 2010

In this module, we take a look at the upgrade process and options available to go from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010.

11 | Service Applications and Topologies in SharePoint Server 2010

Explore how SharePoint 2010 provides services in a flexible and scalable architecture. Service applications are not just for SharePoint Server; SharePoint Foundation has the architecture as well.

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SQL Server 2008 Express How-to Guide Series

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 15, 2009

This series of short on-demand how-to videos will touch on SQL Server Express 2008 features such as: how to back up a local or remote SQL Express database, how to restore a SQL Express database, how to update SQL Server Express 2005 to SQL Server Express 2008, and more.

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Microsoft Office – How-to articles tips and more

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

Video: Create drop-down lists in Excel 2007
To make data entry easier, you can create a drop-down list in your worksheet. Watch this video to see how to use Excel 2007 to create a drop-down list from a range of cells.
Share Office 2007 documents with users of previous versions of Microsoft Office
If you have friends or colleagues with pre-2007 versions of Microsoft Office, they can download the Compatibility Pack and easily open, edit, and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 documents.
Copy Excel data or charts to PowerPoint
Learn how you can simply insert data or charts from Excel into a PowerPoint presentation by selecting what you want in Excel and then using the Paste or Paste Special commands in PowerPoint.
Why did the line-spacing change in Word 2007?
Microsoft Office Word 2007 uses a newly designed default template for creating documents. Find out more about this template and how to change it if you wish.

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Microsoft Unified Communications How-to

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 16, 2009

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SQL Server 2008 Express How-to Video Series

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 15, 2009

Available on demand starting September 21, this series of short how-to videos will touch on SQL Server Express 2008 features such as how to back up and restore a SQL Express database, how to back up a remote SQL Express database, how to update SQL Server Express 2005 to SQL Server Express 2008, and more.

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How-to articles, and tips

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 6, 2009

Discover the power of the Office 2007 ribbon and toolbar
Whether you are new to Office or an Office expert, check out this overview of the ribbon and toolbar with learning options designed to meet your needs.

Speak visually in Microsoft PowerPoint
Learn how including pictures in presentations is a simple and powerful way of expanding your expressive potential as a speaker.

Manage e-mail while out of the office
Even when you’re away from the office, your e-mail doesn’t take a break and people may be expecting you to respond. Fortunately, several easy strategies can help you handle e-mail when you’re unavailable.

Get quick tips from the Microsoft Word Answer Box
Need help printing labels? Or using mail merge? Check out the Answer Box for responses to frequent questions using Microsoft Word.

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Visual How Tos: Office 2007

Posted by Rubel Khan on August 4, 2009

Adding Custom Galleries to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Adding Custom Buttons to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Adding Custom Check Boxes to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Adding Custom Combo Boxes to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Adding Custom DialogBoxLauncher Controls to the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Adding Custom Dynamic Menus to the Office Fluent User Interface
Customizing the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar in the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Hiding Groups on the Office Fluent Ribbon Using a Toggle Button
Hiding Tabs on the Office Fluent Ribbon Using a Toggle Button
Inserting Excel Charts into PowerPoint 2007
Opening a Browser from a Button on the 2007 Office Fluent Ribbon
Programmatically Customizing the 2007 Office Fluent User Interface
Temporarily Repurpose Commands on the Office Fluent Ribbon

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