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March, 2010

  • windows vista and windows 7 – shrink and expand partitions on the fly

    first – even though you can use these procedures on a running, active windows vista or windows 7 operating system, if you care about your data, back it up – somewhere else – please!  critical personal data i synchronize it using windows live mesh...
  • windows 7 wednesdays – 60 tips in 60 minutes part 3

    another wednesday and this week i’m in seattle but it’s time for my third set of tips from an upcoming 60 tips in 60 minutes presentation in april. 21. multi monitor support (and windows key + p) no matter which way you set them up, windows 7 has great...
  • windows 7 wednesday tips – 60 tips in 60 minutes (pt 2)

    it’s wednesday and here’s my second set of tips from an upcoming 60 tips in 60 minutes presentation in april. 11. xp mode (allows you to run internet explorer 6 on windows 7) one of my favorite geek features is virtualized operating systems (past, present...
  • windows 7 and office 2010 must have utilities – part 1

    windows 7 must have utility #1: it’s thursday and i’ve decided to combine my windows 7 and office 2010 tip into must have utility suggestions.  so here they are – for windows 7 (and even previous versions of the operating system) an iso mounting...
  • 2010 bowl for kids’ sake

    on sunday afternoon i’m taking my kids and my “little” to participate in the 2010 bowl for kids’ sake in dekalb, il.  this is a national big brothers big sisters fund raiser and provides over 65% of the budget for our local family service agency...
  • windows 7 wednesdays – 60 tips in 60 minutes part 4

    31. task manager improvements the new task manager in windows 7 is great.  from the description of processes (what’s fpmagent.exe you might ask in the past?  no more with the description column!) to the go to service(s) feature when you highlight...
  • app-v 4.6 in production

    i was on an early field pilot of microsoft application virtualization and today my other managed computer received app-v 4.6 and a virtualized adobe reader. now i’ve got a virtualized copy of adobe which doesn’t have to be delivered as part of the corporate...
  • windows 7 wednesday tips – 60 tips in 60 minutes

    i’m working on a demo in april of 60 tips in 60 minutes . i’ve already come up with the 60 tips and decided posting the tips here would be great practice. hopefully you have already seen the 7 second demo commercials (if not – they are available here...
  • office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)

    today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content.  christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally.  great session...