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ITT Tech
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VTUG Summer Slam 2014
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Windows 8.1 in the enterprise for IT pros
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces
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Azure Hybrid Cloud
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Global Windows Azure Bootcamp
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SQL-Server-Virtualized-and-in-the-Cloud-Dan Stolts.pptx
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Road to the Cloud – Business strategy and networking for ISVs

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Virtualizing your Datacenter with Windows Server 2012 R2 & System Center 2012 R2 http://itproguru.com/downloads/resources/VirtualizingYourDatacenter-Dan-Stolts-public.pptx

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WordCamp Boston 2013 – How To Blog For Reach and Influence

http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WordCampBoston2013_How-To_Blog-For-Reach_and-Influence.pptx

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IT-Camp-Microsoft-Virtualization-2012-R2 HOL Lab Guide

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VTUG Fall Forward 2013: Inside Windows Server 2012 R2 – Launch Keynote http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Windows-Server-2012-R2-Overview-VTUG.pptx
Webinar Backup Windows Server To The Cloud:
IT Camp: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (SharePoint Farm): http://ITProGuru.com/downloads/Resources/Windows-Azure-IaaS-Sharepoint-Farm-Public.pptx Lab Guide
VTUG Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals: http://ITProGuru.com/downloads/Resources/VTUG_Microsoft_Virtualization_for_VMware_Professionals-Part_2.pptx
BrightPlanIT IT Camp – Hands On Lab – Windows Azure http://itproguru.com/?attachment_id=31686

IT-Lab Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure IaaSWindows Azure Primer for IT Pro’s

B-Sides BostonCloudy Weather How Secure Is the Cloud SIA204

FY13H2 IT Camp – Hands On Labe- Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1, Azure Iaas

 

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FY13H1 IT Camp – Hands On Lab – Hyper-V – Step-By-Step Guide
http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/FY13H1-IT-Camp-Hands-On-Lab-Hyper-V-Step-By-Step-Guide.doc
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AutoBootVHD8
http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/AutoBootVHD8.zip
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Windows Server 2012 Overview (VTUG & BAWSUG)
http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Windows_Server_2012_Dan_Stolts.pptx
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IT Camp / Windows Server 2012 Launch Resources Handout
http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/FY13H1-Dan-Stolts-IT-Camp-Resources.docx
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How To… Blog for Reach and Influence
http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Day1_Session10_How-To_Blog-For-Reach_and-Influence.pptx
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Career Success for IT Professionals Powerpoint http://itproguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Career-Success-for-IT-Professionals.pptx

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Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 Installation

Download Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/getwin2012 or

Download Windows 8 http://aka.ms/guruwin8

Video Walk-through of Installation http://aka.ms/InstallWin8

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Downloads / Advice :
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Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 Lab Environment Hands-On Guide

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IT Camp – Systems Management – Free Training

Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)Microsoft Office’s – 201 Jones – Road Sixth Floor – Waltham, MA 02451Register for Free Training@: http://itcamp-waltham.eventbrite.com/

Keynote: http://www.itproguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ITCamp-KeyNote-Top-10-Things-Every-Administrator-Should-Know-About-Systems-Management.pptx

Event Recap: http://www.itproguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011.10.28.ITCamp-Waltham-DanStolts-EventRecap-Public.pptx

Video’s

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SharePoint Saturday – NH: Manage and Monitor SharePoint with SCOM

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/SPS-NH-SCOM-Monitoring_SharePoint_With_System_Center_Operations_Manager.pptx

Anglebeat RI: Office 365 Overview

Networking with Integrity (Acton Networking Group)

Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter

To Manage and Deploy: Take control of your critical infrastructure with the Microsoft Management Stack.

Move from crisis mode to enhanced IT control with the Microsoft management stack. Join your local TechNet Events team for a full day of live learning and see first-hand how to plan, deploy and implement today’s most powerful infrastructure management tools. Dan Stolts (ITProGuru) and John Baker your East Region IT Pro Evangelists will go deep inside the latest capabilities of Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010, Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager, System Center Virtual Manager, and System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll leave these free sessions with the knowledge and resources you need to more effectively manage your complete IT environment.

Keynote – Stop putting out fires: Proactive IT infrastructure management

Do you feel like you’re always in crisis mode? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a proactive and rationalized IT shop? Are you ready for the cloud? In this session, we will address these issues and more as we explore the Microsoft management stack. We’ll look at both on-premise solutions and an achievable pathway to the cloud. You’ll walk away with a basic understanding of Microsoft’s management stack tools, plus valuable planning and implementation resources. Join us and learn how to get more from your most precious asset – your time.

Integrated Management for Small-to-Medium-Size Enterprises

If you’re responsible for managing less than 500 clients and 50 servers, Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 is the ideal solution for your organization. In this session, you’ll learn how to proactively and efficiently oversee your complete IT environment. We’ll also take a comprehensive look at the capabilities Essentials 2010 provides for more effective infrastructure management. Whether it’s monitoring, troubleshooting, asset tracking or distributing software that’s causing on-the-job headaches, join us and see how Essentials 2010 can ease your pain.

See the Forest and the Trees with Strategic Infrastructure Management

Take control of your IT infrastructure with the management packs for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). We’ll start with a peek inside the installation process, then dive into the system and management packs that make it easy to monitor all critical infrastructure. Whether you have SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, File Server, or AD, simply choose the right pack, plug it in and get started. You can even extend the packs to monitor Linux and other third-party products. By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to move from reactionary to preventative mode and use powerful management packs to keep your key infrastructure humming.

Get A Grip On Your Virtual World: Advanced Virtualization Management

By now, you’ve covered the basics of System Center Virtual Manager (SCVM) and the incredible view it provides of the entire virtualized world. In this session, we’ll go deeper and explore how SCVM’s advanced capabilities promote more effective, efficient virtual infrastructure management. We’ll cover automated VM deployment, physical to virtual conversion, Pro Tips, integration with Microsoft Operations Manager, and much, much more. Don’t miss this valuable, fast-paced session.

Look Mom, No Hands! Zero Touch Software and OS Deployment

If you like automation, you’ll love System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) – a comprehensive management tool used to assess, deploy, and update servers, client computers and devices across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments. You’ll learn how SCCM can help you realize cost savings and promote more efficient infrastructure management. We’ll also focus on the Software Distribution and Operating System Deployment functionality and how to simplify and automate your operating system and application deployments to your desktops.

Linux UG – Automating Inventory Deployment and Configuration of Your Windows Infrastructure

Like most IT professionals, you are an administrator in a heterogeneous environment. You have a myriad of tools to inventory, deploy and configure your Unix/Linux machines but how do you do this for the rest of your machines? Come to this session to learn about the tools you must have in your toolbox to inventory, deploy, and remotely configure your windows desktops and servers. We will discuss the free tools as well as the top of the line fully automatable solutions available by Microsoft.
Dan Stolts is a technology specialist with more than 24 years in the industry. He is proficient with many Microsoft products especially those in the server area and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in Systems Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is the current president of Boston User Groups.

http://www.itproguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/LINUX-UG-Automating-Inventory-Deployment-and-Configuration-of-Your-Windows-Infrastructure.pptx

Windows Connections 2011

10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to Know about Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2008 R2 is an awesome operating system, and the real benefits are for the IT administrator. Join Dan Stolts the ITProGuru and Sr. IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft as he covers the ten hottest topics in the world of Windows Server 2008 R2 from the IT admin’s perspective. Do you know how Dynamic Memory works and how to use it? You will! How are your Hyper-V skills? We’ll make them better! Ever used the graphical interface from PowerShell? We’ll show you how! What happened to Terminal services? Why is Remote Desktop so much better? We’ll show you! If you’re an IT administrator you don’t want to miss this session.
PowerPoint: http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/WindowsConnections2011/Stolts_ITProGuru_Windows_Connections_WMS02_Direct_Access_Always_Connected-Death_of_the_VPN.pptx

Direct Access Always Connected: Death of the VPN

Take a sprinkling of Windows 7, add Windows Server 2008 R2, IPv6 and IPsec and you have a solution that will allow direct access to your corporate network without the need for VPNs. Come to this session to see the ITProGuru (Dan Stolts) and learn how to integrate DirectAccess into your environment. Can you see the benefit of your users never having to connect to a VPN? Can you see the benefit in your IT personal to be able to access remote computers as long as they are connected to the Internet? Come to this session to Learn how to control access to corporate resources and manage Internet connected PCs through group policy.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/WindowsConnections2011/Stolts_ITProGuru_Windows_Connections_WMS02_Direct_Access_Always_Connected-Death_of_the_VPN.pptx

Monitoring and Managing All Critical Infrastructure

Join the ITProGuru (Dan Stolts) in this session to learn how to “Monitor” (and even manage) your critical Infrastructure with the Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager. We will take a peek at the installation process, then dive into the system and the management packs that help you easily monitor all critical infrastructure. Whether you have SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, File Servers, AD or any other key infrastructure, you will find a management pack you simply plug in to start monitoring and managing. The monitoring capabilities do not stop at Microsoft products. We will take a peek at monitoring Linux and any number of other 3rd party products. You will learn how to keep ALL critical infrastructure humming. You will learn how to change from a reactionary mode to a proactive mode when it comes to your infrastructure. You will leave this session with a deeper understanding of what these powerful management packs can deliver.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/WindowsConnections2011/Stolts_ITProGuru_Windows_Connections_WMS04_Monitoring_and_Managing_All_Critical_Infrastructure.pptx

TechNet Events Presents: Transforming IT with Cloud Computing Firestarter

Right-Click and Save Target As of following links to download the powerpoints

Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011

Introduction to Virtualization
One of our most popular sessions in past years, this session is a general introduction to the various virtualization technologies covered in this conference. The conference program is filled with deep technical detail, so this is the place to start if you are relatively new to virtualization. Former VirtG President Dan Stolts (ItProGuru) will bring you up to speed and map out the broad areas that we are covering.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/VirtGDeepDiveDay2011/ITProGuru_Introduction_to_Virtualization_Deep_Dive_Day_2011_(Virtualization360).pptx

Beyond Virtualization: What is the role of Virtualization in a Cloud Computing Future?


Cloud computing is emerging as a promising IT service delivery vehicle, enabled through virtualization and automation. For IT professionals, it is crucial to recognize the opportunities and play a key role in the transformation from existing infrastructure-focused IT into a service-oriented, user-centric, and IT-as-a-service world. Are you ready for the challenge to lead and transform your IT organization? If not, you might want to consider getting knowledgeable soon. In this session Bill Wilder (Windows Azure MVP) and the ITProGuru (Dan Stolts) will share the essential information IT Professionals need to know about the cloud: the basic types of clouds (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), the key differences between public and private clouds, and the evolving role of the IT Professional in this context.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/VirtGDeepDiveDay2011/ITProGuru-Dan_Stolts_and_Bill_Wilder_Cloud_Computing_Essentials_for_the_IT_Pro.pptx

Leveraging an Enormous Technology Community: Get The Answers You Need – When You Need Them

Do you know who to call when you need career advice? Do you know the GURU in all technologies you work with? Do you have a strong steel like relationship with your partners, customers and peers? Do you know who to call when you get in a jam? Do you know who to call to keep yourself out of a jam in the first place? This session will teach you what you need to know to eventually be able to answer all of these questions in the affirmative. You have to learn to walk before you run so you will not as a result of this session be able to answer yes to all questions. But you will learn how you can eventually get to that point. The “IT Pro Guru” (Dan Stolts) teaches us how to get involved, grow your sphere of influence and put yourself in a position to know all the right people. If you listen closely, you may even walk away with the secret (magic bullet) to you personally becoming the person that others seek out. So, come and learn how to get the answers you want when you need them. It may just change your life!
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/VirtGDeepDiveDay2011/ITProGuru_Leveraging_An_Enormous_Technology_Community-Get_The_Answers_You_Need-When_You_Need_Them.pptx

10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to Know about Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2008 R2 is an awesome operating system, and the real benefits are for the IT administrator. Join Dan Stolts the ITProGuru, President of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, and Sr. IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft as he covers the ten hottest topics in the world of Windows Server 2008 R2 from the IT admin’s perspective. Do you know how Dynamic Memory works and how to use it? You will! How are your Hyper-V skills? We’ll make them better! Ever used the graphical interface from PowerShell? We’ll show you how! What happened to Terminal services? Why is Remote Desktop so much better? We’ll show you! If you’re an IT administrator you don’t want to miss this session.
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/2011/VirtGDeepDiveDay2011/ITProGuru_Top10_Windows_Server_2008_R2.pptx

Microsoft Career Conference

People and Technology: The Whole World is in Your Hands – Proactively Managing ALL Critical Infrastructure

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/MCCC_Managing_Critical_Infrastructure.pptx

Do you feel like you are always in crises mode? Are you tired of having to put out fires? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a proactive and rationalized IT shop? Are you ready for the cloud? In this session we will address these concerns and more as we take a look inside the Microsoft Management Stack. We will cover the basics of what you need to know to get started. We will look at on-premise as well as the path to take those tools to the cloud. You will walk away with a basic understanding of the tools that make up the Microsoft management stack and some resources to help you plan and implement your new rationalized IT shop. Join us and learn how to get more out of your most precious resource… YOUR TIME! All of this brought to you by “The IT Pro Guru” Dan Stolts.

Opportunity Knocks: Leveraging an Enormous Technology Community: Get The Answers You Need – When You Need Them

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/resources/MCCC_Leveraging_An_Enormous_Technology_Community-Get_The_Answers_You_Need-When_You_Need_Them.pptx

Do you know who to call when you need career advice? Do you know the GURU in all technologies you work with? Do you have a strong steel like relationship with your partners, customers and peers? Do you know who to call when you get in a jam? Do you know who to call to keep yourself out of a jam in the first place? This session will teach you what you need to know to eventually be able to answer all of these questions in the affirmative. You have to learn to walk before you run so you will not as a result of this session be able to answer yes to all questions. But you will learn how you can eventually get to that point. The “IT Pro Guru” (Dan Stolts) teaches us how to get involved, grow your sphere of influence and put yourself in a position to know all the right people. If you listen closely, you may even walk away with the secret (magic bullet) to you personally becoming the person that others seek out. So, come and learn how to get the answers you want when you need them. It may just change your life!

Launch Wave 14 Event Resources

General Microsoft Office 2010 Resources

Office Home – http://www.microsoft.com/office

Office for IT Pros – TechNet Resources – http://technet.microsoft.com/office

Office 2010 Beta Resource Kit Technical Library in Compiled Help format

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e6dcc787-4653-49da-aeef-564a64dd4ac5&displaylang=en

Resource Kit – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303401(office.14).aspx

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee263910.aspx#tab=1

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ee263917.aspx#tab=1

Planning Resources

Planning the Deployment of Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179137(office.14).aspx

MAP – Microsoft Assessment and Planning

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspx

Assessment Tools for Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460875(office.14).aspx

Assess Compatibility for Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460876(office.14).aspx

Office Migration and Planning Manager (OMPM) for Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179179(office.14).aspx

SharePoint Pre-Upgrade Checker

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262231(office.14).aspx

Deployment Resources

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for Microsoft Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd632446.aspx

Customizing the Installation – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460874(office.14).aspx

Customization Tool -http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179121(office.14).aspx

Group Policy Overview – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179176(office.14).aspx

Document Download: Deployment Options for Office 2010

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=85607061-5eb2-4659-afc5-5d942b84a024

Download: Office 2010 (Beta) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c3436a99-5c80-48ce-83e8-481f9c3d2288

Download: Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V (Beta)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fcacf32f-7da1-4e53-8181-c92fe8da4fd7

Deploy Office 2010 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff404178(office.14).aspx

Configuration Resources

Application Compatibility Assessment and Remediation Guide for Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee819096(office.14).aspx

Office Environment Assessment tool (OEAT) for Office 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683865(office.14).aspx

Office Compatibility Code Inspector (OCCI)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee833946(office.14).aspx

Planning and Architecture for SharePoint Server 2010

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261834(office.14).aspx

DTaylor’s Blog: SharePoint Service Application Framework Object Model

http://blogs.msdn.com/dtaylor/archive/2009/11/15/sharepoint-saf-object-model.aspx

Excel 2010 – Introducing PowerPivot

http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/archive/2009/10/22/introducing-powerpivot.aspx

PowerPivot for SharePoint

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee210682(SQL.105).aspx

LinkedIN Groups:

If you want to make sure you do not miss out on things I am doing I will keep you posted on LinkedIn and through email (if you like). I will only send you information that I feel is pertinent to you and/or your area (ie NY groups will not be notified about Boston events, etc) If you would prefer to see me more active on FaceBook or other social sites, please let me know.

North East US IT Pro [wide distribution, very low volume] http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2234556

IT Pro- “Local ONLY” (low volume)

CT-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307957
MA-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307955
NJ-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307927
NY-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307940
NY-Albany http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2333161
NY-Long Island http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307949
NY-New York City http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2307985
VT-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2308019
NH-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2308013
RI-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2308002
ME-(State) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2308027
ME-(Augusta) http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2326024

Misc

E-mail Technical Questions: Dan Stolts – dstolts@microsoft.com

Feedback e-mail to my boss: William Zentmayer – williamz@microsoft.com

Follow Dan on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ITProGuru

“WAG” = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn):

With Subgroups for user groups by geography – http://tinyurl.com/y8u2z35Future Live, In-Person Event Information:

TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com

MSDN Events (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com

IT Managers Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagementIT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanagerTechNet Event Slides and Additional Resources – http://www.technetevents.com/resourcesHelp Desk Video: http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/danstolts/Video/IT_Pro.wmv