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October 30, 2009  10:52 AM

Windows Server 2008 R2 Videos now available

Posted by: David Davis
2008, r2, server, training, video, windows

As you know, Microsoft has released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. So how are you going to get training on these new operating systems? Good News! Train Signal has just released...

July 31, 2009  2:00 AM

How To Install Windows XP Mode (XPM) on Windows 7

Posted by: David Davis
7, win7, windows, xpm

I was reading Daniel Petri's latest article over at the Petri Knowledgebase - How To Install Windows XP Mode (XPM) on Windows 7. I was interested in this article because, honestly, I didn't know what "Windows XP Mode (XPM)" was. Daniel says, "Windows XP Mode (or XPM for short) is a new...

July 27, 2009  2:00 AM

Free E-Books from Greg Shields

Posted by: David Davis
2008, active directory, ebooks, free, Virtualization, windows

If you've been around Microsoft technologies long enough, likely you have heard the name Greg Shields. I was talking with Greg this week because he will be speaking at VMworld 2009 and he pointed out that he has, on the Internet a long list of free e-books. These e-books cover things...

July 25, 2009  3:24 PM

Microsoft Network Monitor (netmon) 3.3 with Network Experts

Posted by: David Davis
monitor, network, protocol analyzer, windows

In my latest Windows Networking article, I cover the new Microsoft Network Monitor version 3.3. More specifically, I cover how it offers new Windows 7 support and Network Experts features. To read the full article, just visit- WindowsNetworking.com -

May 31, 2009  4:59 AM

5 Great Things about Windows Server 2008 – is an upgrade worth it?

Posted by: David Davis
2008, server, upgrade, windows

In a new article from Windows Server HQ, Microsoft Windows guru Brian Nelson delves into 5 things that make Windows Server 2008 so great. He covers each of the following major changes to Windows Server, in detail:

  1. Virtualization
  2. Core Server Installation Option
  3. Read...

March 28, 2009  3:33 AM

VIDEO – Activating a new Windows Server Core system

Posted by: David Davis
activation, core, installation, server, windows

Windows Server Core takes some know-how to activate your Microsoft license, once installed. Learn how to do it, step by step, in this video from WindowsServerHQ. Click the video screencapture below to get...

February 28, 2009  5:21 AM

New Windows Server HQ Blog – register for an XBox

Posted by: David Davis
2008, contest, server, windows, xbox

A new blog has been launched and it is dedicated to Windows Server. If you are a Windows Admin or interested in getting your Microsoft MCTS or MCITP, this blog is for you! The new site is

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