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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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

10 Plugins For WordPress To Help Administrative Duties

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If you are you are either new to WordPress or a long time user be sure to check out the following plug-ins that can greatly cut down on you time spent in administrative task while at the same time help you to make money from you blog and track a wealth of information. These are just a few that I am aware of and while some are better than others only you can determine what works best in your case. As each person has different opinions what are your favorite plug-ins and why? Drop a comment and share with others … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Microsoft 2010 Betas Available For Download

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If you’re a developer or just curious about the next generation of Office, SharePoint, Project, Project Server, or Visio then you will be excited to learn that Microsoft has the beta publicly available for download. Office 2010 for IT Pros With Microsoft Office 2010, your people get a wide range of powerful new ways to do their best work from more places—whether they’re using a PC, phone, or web browser. Download the beta Office 2010 for Developers This set of smart, secure, easy-to-integrate tools works with what you have now, so you can design new, innovative applications that work with … Continue reading