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Jun 16

Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About SQL Azure-Get Smart On SQL Azure Here

Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase, all focusing on SQL Azure. Here are the episodes: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations with … Continue reading

Jun 08

How To Open Firewall Port 1433 for SQL Server Database Engine For Use With SCOM (or anything else)

In this very short video, I walk you through the step by step process of opening the 1433 firewall port for SQL Server.  I am doing it because I am setting up a new System Center Operations manager server but … Continue reading

Mar 06

Out of Disk Space on Drive C–How To Increase Space on Drive C of a Virtual Machine Running Windows Server 2003

Revised 4/2/2011 to add merge change instructions link and link to simple way to do this using diskpart. I documented the process at: How To Expand and Extend To Increase Capacity On A Virtual Hard Disk The Easy and Fast … Continue reading

Jan 19

Tips and Tools for Deploying Windows 7 Part 4-Desktop Deployment

Like everyone else, you love Windows 7 and can’t wait to get it deployed throughout your organization. Let’s take a look at the many tips and tools available today to ease your burden of deployment. I have broken it down … Continue reading

Jan 13

Using Differencing Disk and Sysprep Image to Create Hyper-V Guest on Windows Server 2008 R2 By Dan Stolts

Video Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Gg269420 If your on Twitter please let me know what you think about this post @ITProGuru. Otherwise, Please place a comment on my blog.   Using a Sysprep image gives us the capability to create any number of … Continue reading

Apr 09

Microsoft Desktop Player Is A One-Stop Search Tool For Technical Resources And Connections On Your Desktop

Very Cool: A one-stop search tool for technical resources and connections On your desktop!     Microsoft Desktop player allows IT Pros and Developers to access technical content ( videos, webcasts, podcasts, white papers etc.) and links to resources ( … Continue reading

Jun 02

Microsoft Community Leaders Ready To Help With Community Driven Events And Training Opportunities

Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists are ready to help. With the many staffing changes over the last 8 months or so Microsoft has increased the number of “Community Leaders” in the IT Pro Space.  As little as a year ago there … Continue reading

May 26

Where To Download ISO Images For The Latest And Past Versions Of Microsoft Software Including SQL Server 2000 x64

I had a customer ask me today if it was possible to download SQL Server 2000 x64.  I am posting here so others can benefit from the answer.  If you have an MSDN or Technet subscription you can download the … Continue reading