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  • Social + Content = Happier IT Pros

    According to our IT Pro customer feedback the number one dis-satisfier is finding the technical information they need. When they find technical content from Microsoft, they general review it favorably. Finding it is the chief frustration. I was taught...
  • American Airlines E-mail Scam

    Tell your friends. As the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) put is: “ Use caution when opening attachments, even if they appear to have been sent by someone you know.” I have seen lots of reports recently of an American Airlines...
  • Happy IT Pro Holidays: Microsoft gives free-as-in-beer tech support

    The new www.answerdesk.com service offers free support 24/7/365 with the option to upgrade to paid support right there if the free session does not suffice. * *Currently for English-speaking customers, however some Answer Techs do speak other languages...
  • Warning: Adobe Reader Zero-day Attacks NOW

    "As always, be vigilant when opening any PDF attachments in unsolicited emails." Headsup that Symantec today issued a warning of Adobe Reader Zero-day being exploited in the wild . Go smack your users and remind them what happens when you open attachments...
  • How to Fix a Corrupted Hyper-V VHD File

    Symptoms and error messages for corrupted Hyper-V VHD files are numerous, from the VM refusing to start, to failures to attach the VHD with messages like "Failed to open attachment 'C:\ directory \MyVHD.vhd'. Error: 'The file or directory is corrupted...
  • Free-as-in-beer IT Pro Training - Hyper-V, Clustering and Private Cloud

    For freee training on Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud Register here: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=287 Here's what is covered: Introduction...
  • Fixing Errors 0x0000001 and Stop 0x0000001a in Hyper-V

    We have seen a decline in support cases from Hyper-V customers reporting issues that involve the error message “0x0000001” and “Stop 0x0000001a since the release of SP1 for Windows Server Hyper-V R2. Our advice for Hyper-V users, the...
  • The Non-Invisible Ninja - Ed Price

    Ninjas in lore specialize in not being seen. However, here is a group of community supporters inside Microsoft who are building community around the the TechNet wiki . Inside Microsoft, the employees working on this are called TechNet Ninjas. They are...
  • Just the Diff’s Ma’am

    IT Pros have longed asked for a way to understand “what changed in this information that you just updated”? A change log. The diffs. On the TechNet Wiki you can see this by using the History tab. Example, we just updated the Hyper-V: Update List for Windows...
  • Learn Windows PowerShell 3.0 Now

    I am reading a great book for IT Pros who want to learn PowerShell: Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches . Why do I have PowerShell on the brain right now? Don puts it this way: “… your choice is, Learn PowerShell,  or would you like fries...
  • Impatient IT Pros Guide to the New Stuff in Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

    Ned Pyle has a comprehensive blog post that guides you through the important new stuff revealed at BUILD for IT Pros in Windows Server 8. Go read his blog post Windows 8 for the IT Pro: The New Plumbing . If, like me, you want to start your reading with...
  • Impatient Hyper-V IT Pros Guide to Windows Server 8 Demos

    At the Build conference Windows Server 8 demo , Bill Laing crammed 7 demos into his session. Here’s the skip-to guide (all times are *ish*): VM Scale skip to timecode 7:00 Guest NUMA -8:00 Virtual SAN – 9:00 Live Migration of VM without shared storage...
  • What's New in Windows Server 8

    At the Build conference last week, Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft's Server and Cloud business, opened the conversation with his blog post Windows Server 8: An Introduction . More info is at Windows Server 8 . Bill is hosting the...
  • Roll-your-own techdocs for free

    Ever wanted to create your own collection of technical documentation on the fly as you look for information on the TechNet Library? Now you can. Microsoft has released a beta version of the Print/Export Multiple Topics tool (winning tool name, eh?). This...
  • I Am Curious (Tonyso)

    Recently, I claimed to be mini-microsoft, and Spartacus . No one believed me My point was, on the internet, no one knows you are a dog… Unless you are part of the Technet/MSDN community!! As of today, if you click on the username of folks you see blogging...
  • How to get up and running on the TechNet Wiki

    Microsoft has a wiki. It is called the TechNet Wiki . It is free-as-in-beer. A one minute “fly-through” video is at: http://youtu.be/gj5Ug0CEg70   One of the “wiki ninjas” (a group of wiki early adopters committed to helping others use the wiki)...
  • I am Mini-Microsoft

    All the stuff written at http://minimsft.blogspot.com/ – I wrote that . “And…I’m Spartacus! ” I’m not really mini …but how *exactly* would you know that? Folks who know me would say “It is obvious from your blog and other writing that you are not mini...
  • IT Pro Camp

    Like a lot of people in technology, I call myself an auto-didact . This means I like to fool myself into believing that I am largely “self-taught.” It is part of the mythical life of Americans in particular that the individual can succeed as a lone-wolf...
  • #TNWIKI: Push-button TOC

    There is a new feature on the TechNet Wiki. Push a button, generate a Table of Contents (TOC) for your article. Before: Click Edit, add [toc] and then save After: Check it out, let us know what you think.
  • Developers, developers, developers

    The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group is one group of developers with which I do not wish to tangle. If the reports are correct and these special developers were involved in the recent operation in Abbottabad, I can only say, thank...
  • How to find your stuff on the TechNet Wiki

    The TechNet wiki shows two RSS feeds: Home (for the home page) TechNet Articles (for the TechNet *WIKI* articles – both new and updated) There is also a feed for a tag in the the tag cloud: I use Outlook 2010 to feed each of these into a folder . I then...
  • #TNWIKI: Recommended Metrics: How To Measure Community and Social Media

    A manager of mine, Stuart Macrae , once told me “People don’t do what you expect, they do what you in spect.” My first GM, Rick Devenuti , used to remind us “You cannot improve what you do not measure.” Time has come (it is actually past due, but that...
  • Help for the Ribbon you have been waiting for

    Doug from Office Casual strikes again, helpful vid: The fastest way to Search Commands in Office http://blogs.office.com/b/office_casual/archive/2011/04/12/the-fastest-way-to-search-commands-in-office.aspx Download the free Search commands for Office...
  • Resources to Assist Windows Server Customers in Japan

    Some folks on the TechNet Wiki have started a wiki topic to assist IT Pros in Japan who may have to do some unplanned server take-downs. Check out http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/windows-server-emergency-management-resources...
  • Hyper-v: Guide de survie de mémoire virtuelle

    Lors d'événements clients il y a quelques années nous commencé distribuaient des Guides une page"survie" (imprimé des deux côtés et stratifié) avec des liens vers des ressources importantes. Les versions de wiki de la survie Guides visent à...