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June, 2011

  • Jumping between database Name and ID in SQL Server

    If you're using DMVs or quering the master Database, you'll need to know your database id, and some query results returned with Database Id and your want to know is this my database ? a quick jumping between database id and name From ID to Name...
  • VDI & LYNC

    It is doable given the following conditions: Users are LAN users (preferred for Video) Terminal Server is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (to utilize Remote FX USB Redirection feature only available in SP1) Client is Windows 7 SP1 (for the same...
  • Free Cool Tools: Microsoft Analytics for Twitter

    Analytics for Twitter allows users to query Twitter directly in Microsoft® Office Excel 2010. Utilizing the free PowerPivot Excel Add-in users can perform their own analysis such as who are the top Tweeters, what #hashtags are they using and do they...
  • Lync PowerPack Official Release

    The Lync team has released these great additional features. The Lync Power Pack applications are being made available as part of the broader Lync Adoption and Training Kit . With this release of the Power Pack, five new applications join the previously...
  • Outbound call routing time condition

    In order to create an outbound route policy based on a time condition in order to prevent certain users from making PSTN calls after working hours you need to do them with powershell script and windows task scheduler so the example below shows...
  • Windows 8 First Look

    Looks Very Exciting.... http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2011/jun11/06-01corporatenews.aspx http://allthingsd.com/20110601/microsofts-windows-8-demo-from-d9-video/ http://allthingsd.com/20110601/up-next-at-d9-microsoft-windows-president...