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Working with SharePoint Server and Silverlight

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

BenkoTips: Working with SharePoint Server and Silverlight (Level 200)
In this webcast, we introduce the developer concepts for working with XAML and Microsoft Silverlight. Concepts covered include the basics of layout and controls, styling, data binding, and control templates.

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Windows 7 Pricing for Students Announced (US$29.99)

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

As we get closer to October 22nd, we’re happy to announce special Windows 7 pricing information for students. For a limited time only, eligible college students can get Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional for only US$29.99. This offer ends January 3, 2010. For more information on how you can order your copy, please visit Win741.com.

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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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TechNet Magazine Videos

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

Windows PowerShell: Automating User Provisioning, Part 2
Don Jones continues his four-part series with a look at how you can use Windows PowerShell to create a real-world user provisioning script. Watch Don demonstrate these techniques in his video screencast.

Windows PowerShell: Automating User Provisioning, Part 1
Don Jones kicks off a four part series looking at how you can use Windows PowerShell to create a real-world user provisioning script. Watch Don demonstrate these techniques in a video screencast.

SQL Server 2008: Understanding Logging and Recovery in SQL Server
Paul Randal demonstrates the importance of managing your transaction log properly in the full recovery model, and he shows you techniques for doing so in SQL Server.

Windows PowerShell: The Best Inventory Tool Ever!
In an on-going series, Don Jones has been demonstrating how to create an advanced inventory tool in Windows PowerShell. In this final part, Don brings all the pieces together and adds the final touches to create a very powerful, full-featured inventory tool.

SQL Server 2008: Advanced Troubleshooting with Extended Events
SQL Server 2008 includes a new “eventing” mechanism called SQL Server Extended Events that enables some sophisticated troubleshooting. Paul Randal demonstrates how you can use the new Extended Events functionality for monitoring and troubleshooting.

Windows PowerShell: Trapping Errors
In an on-going series of the Windows PowerShell column, Don Jones has been demonstrating how to create an advanced inventory tool. In the latest installment, Don demonstrates techniques for perform error-handling in Windows PowerShell.

Windows Administration: Deploying Applications with Terminal Services
Without too much effort, you can deploy a terminal server to host the applications you need in your environment. Greg Shields demonstrates how you can deploy applications with Terminal Services.

Windows PowerShell: Building a Better Inventory Tool
Following up on the previous installment of his Windows PowerShell column, Don Jones shows you how to make an even better inventorying tool. And, in doing so, he demonstrates a sound process for building your own custom Windows PowerShell functions.

SQL Server 2008: Tracking Changes in Your Enterprise Database
Watch Paul Randal demonstrate how you can track changes in your database using the new Change Data Capture feature in SQL Server 2008.

Windows PowerShell: Building Your Own Software Inventory Tool
Watch Don Jones build a Windows PowerShell-based inventory tool and demonstrate the process that goes into building such a solution.

Windows PowerShell: The Power of Profiles
Watch Don Jones demonstrate how you can create profiles to customize the Windows PowerShell shell.

Windows PowerShell: String Theory
Watch Don Jones demonstrate how you can use Windows PowerShell to parse complex strings.

Top Tips For Effective Database Maintenance
Watch Paul Randal demonstrate how shrink and auto-shrink can cause serious fragmentation problems for your databases.

Windows PowerShell: A Sneak Peek at Remote Management in Version 2.0
Watch Don Jones demonstrate the new remote management capabilities in Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP2.

Windows PowerShell: The Drop Box
Watch Don Jones demonstrate the examples in this column and explain how filtering functions, the pipeline, and custom objects work.

Utility Spotlight: Microsoft SharedView
Watch Greg Steen demonstrate how you can quickly share a desktop and collaborate with remote users using Microsoft SharedView.

Windows PowerShell: Looking Good
Watch Don Jones demonstrate how you can easily add formatting to your Windows PowerShell output..

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77 Windows 7 Tips

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

77 Windows 7 Tips

Edited by Keith Ward
 
At a Glance:
  • Make Windows 7 faster
  • Get more done with Windows 7
  • The best Windows 7 shortcuts
  • Securing Windows 7

Read full article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.10.77windows.aspx

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The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7

By: Bill Boswell
 
At a Glance:
  • Getting to know Windows 7
  • Dealing with the latest volume-activation requirements
  • Developing a roadmap
  • Handling new distributed-security features
  • Virtualizing desktops and infrastructures
  • Removing users’ local-admin rights

Full Article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.10.10things.aspx

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Download Essentials 2010 Beta Trial Software

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console. Register to receive your 180-day evaluation copy.

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New Videos for IT Pros

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

Reducing Desktop Costs   
This final post looks at application virtualization and how this technology will change your view on how to install software onto your clients.
  Microsoft VDI   
12 minutes, 42 seconds
In part 2 in a 3-part series focused on the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, Partner Technology Specialist Matt McSpirit from Microsoft U.K. walks through the virtual desktop configuration.

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Microsoft “How Do I?” Videos – Virtualization

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

videos Learn more about Microsoft products such as SQL Server, Security, Windows Server, Exchange and SharePoint with these “How Do I?” videos. TechNet has assembled these short videos for customers to learn how to accomplish specific tasks with Microsoft products: step-by-step. Subscribe to the TechNet videos RSS feed to learn about new videos.

 

How Do I: Build and prepare a Windows XP virtual machine image for use with  Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0?
How Do I: Build and prepare a Windows XP virtual machine image for use with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0?
Is your Windows Vista deployment being blocked by a custom application that won’t run on a newer operating system? Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 might be what you have been looking for. In this the third in a 5 part series, Gordon Ryan shows how to build and prepare a Windows XP virtual machine that will be deployed to MEDV clients. In this series he will show how to configure MEDV so that when users access an intranet web site it will load in IE6 within a Virtual XP image.
Friday, Jul 31
How Do I: Deploy a Windows XP virtual machine with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0?
How Do I: Deploy a Windows XP virtual machine with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0?
Is your Windows Vista deployment being blocked by a custom application that won’t run on a newer operating system? Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 might be what you have been looking for. In this the fourth in a 5 part series, Gordon Ryan shows how to deploy a Windows XP virtual machine using MEDV. In this series he will show how to configure MEDV so that when users access an intranet web site it will load in IE6 within a Virtual XP image.
Friday, Jul 17
How Do I: Create a policy with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization to deploy IE6 for an intranet site?
How Do I: Create a policy with Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization to deploy IE6 for an intranet site?
Is your Windows Vista deployment being blocked by a custom application that won’t run on a newer operating system? Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 might be what you have been looking for. In this the last of a 5 part series, Gordon Ryan shows how to create a policy that will invoke a virtualized instance of Internet Explorer 6 when a user visits a specific URL. In this series he will show how to configure MEDV so that when users access an intranet web site it will load in IE6 within a Virtual XP image.
Tuesday, Jul 7

 

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Channel 9 Videos: Windows 7

Posted by Rubel Khan on October 14, 2009

Using Windows 7

Your PC, simplified. We at Channel 9 are very excited about Windows 7 – we think its the most efficient and user-friendly version of Windows, ever. Join us as we explore some of the enhancements we’re most excited about!

http://channel9.msdn.com/windows/using/

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