Win A Microsoft Surface Table

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I recall when Microsoft Surface was first unveiled and I must admit I would love to have one of these sitting in my home? If you feel the same way then now is your chance to win one! The Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch tabletop multi-touch display that uses a camera-based vision system to interact with objects placed on its screen and lets users grab and move digital content with simple hand gestures and touches. The Surface developer kit includes the Microsoft Surface SDK SP1, Windows Vista Business (SP1), and all other software required to develop and test Microsoft Surface applications. Windows Marketplace for Mobile helps developers transform their ideas into profitable new business opportunities. Using familiar skills and comprehensive support resources, you can create unique mobile applications, easily follow them through the certification process, and sell them to millions of consumers all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned mobile developer or relatively new to mobility, Windows Marketplace for Mobile is the mobile application store built with your needs in mind. It’s time to become a mobile developer. If you’re a mobile developer don’t miss this chance to win!

Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

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I must admit that I was a late adopter of Twitter and now I find myself hooked and find a great number of everyday uses. If you have not purchased Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets then you really should consider making this purchase in order to get much more use out of Twitter. Twitter is a very simple but very powerful means of communication. A couple of immediate things that you should do to brand your Twitter profile is to establish a picture and theme. To set up you picture perform the following: Sign in to your Twitter account. Click Settings. The Settings page appears. Click the Picture tab. Click Browse. A file selection dialog box appears. Choose the file you want to use, and then click Open. You can use either a JPEG or a PNG file, and the maximum size is 700KB. Click Save. Twitter updates your profile with the new image. To set up a theme perform the following: Sign in to your Twitter account. Click Settings. The Settings page appears. Click the Design tab. In the Select a theme area, click a theme that looks promising. Twitter applies the theme temporarily. Repeat step 4 until you find …

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Critical Path Training SharePoint Content

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Critical Path is known for their training and if you are a seasoned SharePoint developer or if you are just getting started then you should register with Critical Path and check out the guides and code samples they provide and in most cases at no cost. While I am on the subject of training, check out this free IT Certification guide: ExamForce IT Certification Study Guide Bundle: Free Study Guides in this Offer: Microsoft 70-631 TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Configuration – 29 pages 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration – 78 pages 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Server 2003 Environment – 45 pages CompTIA N10-004 CompTIA Network+ – 75 pages Cisco 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Provided as two study guides) CCNA 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part II (ICND2) – 51 pages CCNA 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) – 71 pages Now getting back to Critical Path they have a complete guides covering the following: Creating a SharePoint Server 2010 Beta 2 Virtual Machine Understanding the Required Accounts Needed to Install & Config a SharePoint Farm Creating Custom SharePoint Themes Understanding Field Controls and Web Parts in Publishing sites and so much …

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How To Create A Bootable Windows 7 Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)

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In this article I will cover creating a bootable Windows 7 VHD. If you missed the previous article on creating a VHD titled How To Create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows 7 you may want to take a few minutes and visit this article first. You may be asking yourself why would I want to boot from a VHD? In my case I want to install the recent beta releases of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Office 2010, and Visual Studio .NET 2010 without impacting my primary operating system. This is where a bootable VHD saves the day. Be sure to look here for VHD’s from Microsoft. Virtualization and the Midsize Organization: How Much Does It Help? You may wonder how much value virtualization actually has for your organization. Midsize businesses deal with issues that differ from those of larger enterprises. Are you looking for specific information about virtualization and how it can impact your business? Perhaps few of your peers in this midmarket class of enterprises have reached a high level of experience in virtualizing, and you need a dollars-and-cents rationale before considering beginning the virtualization process. Given hard experience adopting new technologies, you also need assurance that you …

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How To Create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) in Windows 7

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What is a virtual hard disk? Virtual hard disk (VHD) is a disk image file format for storing the complete contents of a hard drive. The disk image, sometimes called a virtual machine, replicates an existing hard drive and includes all data and structural elements. It can be stored anywhere the physical host can access. There are two main types of virtual hard disks: fixed-size and dynamically expanding. Both types have a maximum size value that specifies how large the disk will appear to virtual machines. However, fixed-size VHDs will automatically take up the specified amount of physical disk space on the host computer’s file system, whereas dynamically expanding disks will allocate space only as needed. Creating a VHD in Windows 7 is much simpler than you may think and long gone of the days of purchasing third party software. 1. Click control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management 2. Within disk management click Action -> Create VHD. You will now be prompted for a location for the VHD as well as the VHD size and format. In the dynamically expanding format, the size of the VHD expands to a fixed maximum size as data is saved to it. …

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