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  • Moved to a new Blog

    You can follow my current blog at: http://www.itproguy.com More information about me can be found at: http://about.me/davidtesar
  • Microsoft Consumerization of IT Content

    The Consumerization of IT content links listed below are to help educate you on how Microsoft can help you enable various aspects of the overall consumerization of IT shift in the industry of people bringing your own device (BYOD) to get work done. ...
  • Lync 2010 video demos

    In this video episode of The Consumerization of IT Show (subset of Edge Show), we demo quite a few ways how Lync will help you “consumerize” your IT inside your organization.  Watch the video: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/edge-show-12...
  • Natural user Interfaces at Microsoft

    Recently, I interviewed Microsoft storyteller Steve Clayton about all of the natural user interfaces currently available and some of the natural user interfaces we can coming in the future. There is lots of very cool things coming from Microsoft which...
  • Delivering applications to any device

    There are a couple of videos I created and released recently which all relate to this concept – how can your organization effectively deliver applications to various devices like iPads, Android devices, Windows PCs (even “bring your own”...
  • Why run IE9 and Firefox or Chrome?

    It’s clearer now IMO that undisputedly Internet Explorer is the only real browser for Enterprises now that Firefox is on such a short release cycle like Google Chrome. I mentioned the support lifecycle and patching as one of the major reasons in...
  • FEP 2012 and SCCM 2012 features

    At TechEd NorthAmerica I interviewed Mike Chan about the next version of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 and System Center Configuration Manager 2012.  He let us know about some of the technical details of what’s coming and gave insight into the...
  • Windows Phone Mango Enterprise comparison

    I did an interview with Paul Bryan on the Windows Phone product team at TechEd North America about the productivity features such as Lync integration, server search, conversation view, and pinnable email folders. After covering the productivity features...
  • IE App Compatibility VHD VPC images update

    So the base Internet Explorer (IE) Virtual PC (VPC) images were due for a refresh and I signed up for the job.  I thought it would be best to not only simply patch the images and place them up on the site, but to also reassess how we could optimize...
  • IE 9 Tracking Protection Video

    I interviewed the program manager responsible for the privacy features in IE 9, such as the IE 9 Tracking protection feature and we get into how it works, why you need it, etc. This is the updated feature to IE 8’s Filtering protection feature....
  • Windows Intune Interview Video

    I recently interviewed the Group Program Manager for Windows Intune and thought I’d share – it’s really cool stuff, especially for small to medium sized shops who have a lot of remote workers or no/weak management story in place. We...
  • Silverlight 4 Deployment Guide

    A few days ago the new version of the Silverlight 4 Deployment Guide was made available for download. This guide is great for any enterprise who wants to deploy, manage, or troubleshoot Silverlight version 1-4 in their corporation. I led this effort in...
  • IE 8 security video interview

    When I say IE 8 is the most secure browser out of the box, the natural inclination most people have is marketing FUD.  I do truly believe in the statement and tell this to my own family as one of, if not the, main reason they should be using IE 8...
  • IE 8 Reopen Closed Tabs

    In Internet Explorer 8, you might wonder how to reopen/restore your last browsing session – especially when you had multiple tabs opened.  In IE 7, when you closed the browser with multiple tabs, you’d get this window prompt: This is very similar...
  • IE 8 localized Enterprise and IT Pro Guidance

    Just letting you know there is updated localized guidance for IE 8 in Simplified Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish (Traditional).  Unless noted, you use the “Change Language” pop-up menu in the...
  • Mark Russinovich interview in Berlin

    I interviewed Mark Russinovich again (see my 1st interview with him in his office the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows ) at TechEd EMEA in Berlin.  This time we chatted about the new tools coming out from Sysinternals like the Disk2VHD tool...
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Released

    Windows Mobile 6.5 launched today, now being referred to in short as “Windows phone” moving forward.  Some of the key benefits I see from the consumer side are listed below.  I posted a detailed text post on TechNet Edge which describes the...
  • Office 2010 Web Applications

    I did an interview with Chris Bryant who gave me a cool tour of the new Office Web applications. Finally an answer to Google Docs. I’m looking forward to using these!
  • Windows Firestarter Event

    On September 18th you can attend locally or interact live via Live Meeting to learn about some of the core information you want to know about the next wave of Windows products – Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.  I will presenting a session on IE 8...
  • Forefront Protection (vs Online) for Exchange – FPE vs FOPE

    In this interview with Mike Chan, I help clarify when you might want to utilize Forefront Protection for Exchange versus Forefront Online Protection for Exchange – or use both. Most of the video is spent white boarding out how things work between FPE...
  • Remove Active Partition

    I couldn't find any good search results on how to remove an active partition on a Windows system (and this is not in the disk management GUI) and eventually figured this out on my own, so I thought I'd share. Of course, this is only useful if you have...
  • Save TechNet Library content offline

    Ever wanted to not have to scroll through endless expansions of bite-sized content on the TechNet library and just download a document of only the content you want instead? I know this has been frustrating for me in the past and when I brought it up to...
  • XP-Mode vs App-V vs Med-V vs VDI

    There are so many virtualization options available from Microsoft, which one do you use when? We cleared this up in a short interview and addressed how these options might help you remediate your legacy applications over to Windows 7. Also, we just launched...
  • Office 2010 Demo and Interview for IT Pros

    I interviewed Ralf on the Office 2010 team who showed a demo of some of the cool new features in Word and Outlook 2010 as well as answered some relevant questions for IT Pros – now that the Technical Preview is out there we can show it.  The full...
  • Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide v2 available

    I finished creating the Silverlight deployment guide awhile ago, but after a number of reviews, revisions, and updates it is finally available for download.  This guide is applicable to all versions of Silverlight, including Silverlight 3. ...