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    there are a lot of things we take for granted in a full version of an operating system.  i’ve been interested in learning the dvorak keyboard for years, but only recently have i been spending time learning it.  imagine the increased security of typing in passwords where even if someone remembered...
  • Blog Post: another windows 7 installation and demo prep

    i think i win the geekiest airline passenger award this past week - i brought three laptops with me to redmond for the mct summit. 1 running windows 7 enterprise, 1 running windows home premium and 1 running windows server 2008 and hyper-v. so i get out here and realize: 1) i forgot my power supply...
  • Blog Post: my friend martha

    when i made the transition from consulting to training, i met a woman named martha at my soon to be full time employer. martha was my mentor and has continued to be a great friend. although we don't see each other that often, it has always been easy to pick up where we left off. martha and i took our...
  • Blog Post: sit conference 2011

    i can’t believe we’re only a month away from the students involved with technology conference!  i attended last year with my son sam.  sam will be presenting again this year – on office 2010, 2011 and the office web applications. http://www.sitconference.org/ i also just received information...
  • Blog Post: office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays

    i just discovered a blur feature in powerpoint 2010 that makes it pretty easy to mess with someone in a presentation. 1) start with a title slide and then save the title slide as a JPG 2) next import the JPG into PowerPoint 2010 3) under artistic effects blur the picture 4) then choose to animate with...
  • Blog Post: windows 7 wednesday – remote desktop to another windows 7 desktop or laptop

    ever want to connect to another computer running windows 7?  i’ve got a desktop at home running 8 gb of ram, so i configured remote desktop services to allow connections from a work laptop. the first thing i had to do was configure my new desktop computer to allow remote desktop connections in control...
  • Blog Post: boot from vhd – tutorial part 2

    a week ago i posted the instructions on how to boot windows 7 from a vhd on a windows xp system, but did not go into details of how to obtain or create the windows 7 vhd to boot from – part 2 is a post to cover this. your first decision is how much work you want to do – you can download a pre configured...
  • Blog Post: 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 christian!  my story starts a couple years...
  • Blog Post: windows 7 wednesday tip!

    displayswitch.exe   hopefully you’ve heard about the windows key + p shortcut to enter the display switch application, but did you know you can setup a shortcut on your desktop and even your taskbar? right click on a blank area of the desktop point to new left click on shortcut type displayswitch...