Building an IT Camp with PowerShell

I have been telling people for a couple of years that if they want to ensure a good future in the IT field there are two things to learn: System Center and PowerShell.  I unfortunately am quite good with one, but have been referring to myself as a scripting luddite for quite some time.  It … Continue reading Building an IT Camp with PowerShell

Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it

Six years ago Microsoft introduced the Windows Experience Index, a better way to measure the actual speed of computers, rather than simply relying on the single measurement of the CPU speed. Although it really is more complicated than this, Microsoft has broken the speed of a computer down to five components: CPU, RAM, graphics and … Continue reading Windows 8 Experience Index… What it means and how to check it

Free software? Contest with Giveaways? Wow, this is good stuff!

Hey folks! So many of you have heard me talk about the importance of backing up your software (See Oakville.Com Tech Tuesday) but if you have kids it is also a good idea to back up other media – especially things like DVDs that you have invested money in.  Digiarty Software, Inc. has a couple … Continue reading Free software? Contest with Giveaways? Wow, this is good stuff!

Installing the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 8 ‘beta’

I am off to the races with Windows 8, both client (on a HP EliteBook 2740p) and Server 8 “beta” (on an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5)!  When I say off to the races, I mean it… this is a much faster operating system than I am used to, and I am coming from really … Continue reading Installing the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 8 ‘beta’