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Microsoft Windows

January 3, 2013  8:33 PM

Microsoft MCSA Exams Second Shot

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Windows

Hey everyone, so hope everyone had a Happy New Year! In this post I am highlighting Microsoft's Second Shot for Prometric Exams. Here is a quick insert.

Buy a Certification Set of Exams and save up to 15% plus get free second shot

October 18, 2012  2:40 PM

Microsoft CAL Licensing to Increase

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Windows

As the inert below, Microsoft is pretty hard up for cash these days (sarcasm), so they are looking to increase the price of licensing by 15%. This is only affecting UK and mainly Open Licensing. This is supposed to adjust European prices to bring them in line with the Euro.


August 28, 2012  12:54 PM

Microsoft Second Shot Returns

Posted by: Nathan Simon
exam resources, IT professional, MCSA, Microsoft Windows

If you are ready to start taking some Microsoft certifications, then now would be the time to start! The Second Shot is back, what that means is you can write...

August 7, 2012  12:31 PM

Windows 8 Interface not to be called “Metro”

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Microsoft Windows, Windows 8

Windows 8 interface will no longer be called “Metro”. I am sure you agree with me when I say that everyone was getting used to calling it that, now Microsoft has to pull that plug and call the interface something else.

According to ZDNet, the reason for Microsoft's sudden departure...

June 8, 2012  1:08 PM

Exchange 2003-2010 Tools

Posted by: Nathan Simon
Active Directory, Daylight Saving Time, Daylight Savings Time, Development, DSE, DST, Exchange, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, internet, Manageability, Messaging, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, PFE, SCCM, security update, SharePoint, SQL, Support Lifecycle, tips and tricks, Windows

If you are an Exchange Admin, you need tools, and we have just the list for you... below is a quick list, the full list can be found here, and the list contains 20+ useful tools and explanations of each tool.

January 23, 2012  12:34 AM

Seagate Momentus XT with SSD

Posted by: Nathan Simon
boot time, laptop, Momentus, seagate, SSD, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, XT

Looking to speed up  your laptop but wanting to keep all your ISO's, movies, and pictures with you at all times? Find it hard to function with only 60GB or 120GB of space?

The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive fuses the blazing speed of solid state with the high capacity of a disk...

January 19, 2012  3:58 AM

Alienware X51 Desktop

Posted by: Nathan Simon
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz, Blue-ray, features, gaming pc, GeForce GTX555, Nvidia, Optimus, sff, small form factor, specifications, Windows 7 Home Premium

Have you seen the smallest fasted PC in the world? Well it might not be that fast, but its as close as its going to get for its size, and for under $1500 US!

  • Enjoy amazing visuals with desktop graphics card options, including the powerful 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 and...

  • January 3, 2012  12:54 AM

    New HP Ultrabook “Spectre”

    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    hp Spectre, HpSpectre, laptop, Metro UI, notebook, Spectre, teaser, touchscreen, ultrabook, video, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows7

    So the hunt may be on for the Ultimate Ultrabook. After trying so hard to get my hands on an Asus Transformer Prime tablet, and failing, I almost don't want one anymore. I have my HP Touchpad which does most things fine. Who needs a tablet anyways, forget about Android OS or Apple iOS and all the...

    December 23, 2011  7:18 PM

    HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Best Practices for vSphere 5

    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    HP, Lefthand, P4000, vmware, vSphere 5, whitepaper

    Do you have a HP P4000 SAN and would you like to configure it based on tried and true best practices? Well look no further as VMware and HP worked together to release a whitepaper that runs you through it all!

    This white paper provides detailed information on how to integrate VMware...

    December 23, 2011  6:40 PM

    Asus Transformer Prime (Last Update)

    Posted by: Nathan Simon
    Active Sync, android, ASUS, download, Eee Pad PC Suite, firmware, Gingerbread, Hasbro, Ice Cream Sandwhich, pre order, shipping, source code, Transformer Prime, Windows

    I say the last update because I am tired of posting falsely, well I can only post what I find on the net so maybe its not false, just the worst launch of a product ever, and the most sought after Android Tablet to date... My update is this. The Transformer Prime has shipped to some customers, I am...

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