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Why the Value of Certifications Can Drop

In a technology driven world, IT Professionals are defined by certifications, skill and worker ethics.  Certifications are designed to give ranking to IT Professionals.  With a collection of simulated exams that are too close to the real exam, the real … Continue reading

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Windows 7 VPN Setup

A Virtual Private Network is used to encrypt data from one computer to another.  If you need to setup a VPN in Microsoft Windows 7, create a user and shared folder on the host computer.  Once this is done, follow … Continue reading

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What to do after Windows 7 SP 1 Installation

What should you do after you install Windows 7 SP 1 and it has ran well for about a week or so? Open a command prompt as an administrator. (Go to search, type CMD, hold Ctrl-Shift and hit enter) type … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Pro-ready for manufacturing, business and industry

The Microsoft Surface Pro has proven to be versatile in the workplace.  Mr. Arnold our Industrial Maintenance instructor uses the Microsoft Surface Pro to connect to nearly a hundred PLCs, motors, robots and other industrial components. So why is this … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft E-books for your digital library

Free Microsoft E-books for your digital library – Link

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SVCHost Viewer – Find out what program is using it!

Anyone who has hit Ctrl-Alt-Del understands they may have several svchost.exe ‘s running.  What are they?  They relate to networking and some programs use svchost in groups.  This tiny download (14 kb) shows exactly what this file is doing. Link … Continue reading

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Best IT Professional sites on the web

It’s hard to find great quality information that can be used by IT professionals.  One of the best sites on the web is GEGeek.  This site offers information that is updated often and covers a wide range of IT resources … Continue reading

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Free Microsoft ebooks

Want to learn a new skill?  Collect a library of technical books?  Microsoft offers free ebooks and updates their give away often.   I forgot to post this fall but Rick over at What’s On My PC reminded me when … Continue reading

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What you may not know about Microsoft

Here’s a few links to things you may not know about Microsoft Corporation – Voted number 1 – most inspiring companies – source -Forbes   Why? Free Products for Teachers Teacher Resources Free software classes – Microsoft Virtual Academy Free Classroom … Continue reading

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Resolve wireless issues by adjusting advanced power savings

Usually when I resolve a problem, there seems to be an outbreak of the same problem.   Lately I resolved issues with wireless networking on several laptops and a desktop by disabling the power settings.  Apparently when the laptop woke, … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit Version 4.0

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit which is also known as EMET is designed to assist IT Pros with securing their systems.  EMET helps to block hackers from accessing systems.   EMET helps to block common attacks and enables IT personnel … Continue reading

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How do Viruses get their names?

How do viruses get their names?   The MMPC standard came from the Computer Antivirus Research Organization (CARO) Malware Naming Scheme.  Here’s a good article from Microsoft.

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Finding Drivers for Your Computer

One of the hardest computer related tasks for new IT people to learn is looking for drivers. If the computer is a brand name, try the manufacturers website first.  Remember, many vendors use a service tag or serial number to … Continue reading

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Did You Know Windows 8 Has a Built-In Time Machine Backup? – MakeUseOf

This excellent post comes from MakeUseOf. “Did You Know Windows 8 Has a Built-In Time Machine Backup?”  “We sometimes forget with all the focus on Windows 8′s new “Modern” interface, but Windows 8 has a variety of great desktop improvements. One of … Continue reading

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You have to be versatile in Information Technology

Back in 2007 we published an article on ‘The Challenge of Teaching Information Technology‘.  Recently we were also asked to write and article for TricomTS’s blog The Right fIT (Their Corporate Website is here) on Educating Tomorrow’s IT Professional Today. So why … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free Microsoft Courses

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft’s Virtual Academy What is Microsoft Virtual Academy? It is an online portal for IT professionals that offers a vast amount of information about Microsoft products and technology.  Designed with whitepapers, videos and reference materials, MVA … Continue reading

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Phrases you may hear in IT

Years ago we made a list of phrases we’ve heard in IT.   These are phrases you may hear in the server room or when someone is on the phone with end-users. “Try it and see…” “Who knows?” “Reboot it” … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Server R2 or Windows 7 rebooting while configuring updates

Great tip from Josh – If Microsoft Server R2 or Windows 7 is stuck rebooting while configuring updates (pic below), follow these steps – Boot from the Server 2008 DVD (or Windows 7) Select the command prompt Type   del c:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml … Continue reading

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WMIC – Another valuable tool in Windows

What is WMIC? (Don’t forget Powershell and Netsh – other powerful tools) Need to find out your system information? Type WMIC computersystem list full at a command prompt Find detailed MAC Address information Type wmic nic get macaddress,description   Find detailed … Continue reading

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