Help Your Employees Use What They Learn in Training

It’s no secret: thriving companies are constantly investing in professional development for their employees. Collectively, company leaders spend … [Read more...]

Sending Instant Message Attachments Directly from an Office 2013 Application

A tip from Directions' Senior Applications Instructor... Did you know you can instant message an office file directly from the application?  Simply … [Read more...]

MORE POWER! MORE POWER! New G-Series VM’s available in Azure!

According to Directions' Microsoft Certified Trainer... Students who are new to Microsoft's Azure cloud platform are often concerned that the VM's … [Read more...]

Using Timeline Slicers in Excel 2013 Pivot Tables

More notes from “The Office Guy”… Excel has always had a lot of robust tools that allow users to analyze their data. Among the most popular tools … [Read more...]

PowerShell Syntax Shorthand

If you've been introduced to PowerShell, you already know that the standard commandlets are rather lengthy. What you may not know is that many … [Read more...]

Contact Photos – Lync 2013

Historically, contact photos have been stored in one of two places; within the Active Directory ‘thumbnailphoto’ attribute for a given user object, or … [Read more...]

Creating Command Notification Channels and Subscriptions

On occasion, it may be necessary for a SCOM administrator to perform a specific action when an alert is detected. This can be accomplished by … [Read more...]

Installing a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller

Many of our current customers are still running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and they are looking to replace … [Read more...]

5 Minute Look at a Windows 10 Preview Edition! Enter the NEW Start Menu!

Yep, that's right, the future of the desktop, laptop, and tablet is here in a Preview edition. Click Here to check out a Windows 10 … [Read more...]

5 Minute Look at a Windows 10 Preview Edition! Enter the NEW Start Menu!

Yep, that's right, the future of the desktop, laptop, and tablet is here in a Preview edition. Click Here to check out a Windows 10 Preview! You … [Read more...]

A Tale of Three Pages in SharePoint 2013

An important decision that SharePoint 2013 administrators need to make when planning and implementing a Web Content Management (WCM) system is which … [Read more...]

Top 20 Microsoft Classes – Are You Up to Speed?

As the year if halfway gone, and you are evaluating the remainder of your plans for training, I wanted to share with you the most recent list of Top … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make More Money & Advance Your Career in IT

Let’s say you've been in IT for a while. You dig working with technology and you don't despise the users who call in with their crazy questions. But … [Read more...]

I want to go into IT – Where do I start?

Ah yes, an age-old question asked by young go-getters right out of junior college, massively in-debt graduates from universities, and folks who have … [Read more...]

Introducing Digital Textbook Updates

Always have access to the latest edition of a digital textbook! When you take a course from Directions Training using Microsoft Official Curriculum … [Read more...]

Synchronizing Runbooks in SCSM 2012

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know about a recent student issue he had. Issue: After creating the … [Read more...]

Directions Training to Provide Scholarships for 2014 Fifty for the Future® Awardees and their Faculty Sponsors

We are happy to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, Directions Training will provide each Fifty for the Future awardee a $1,000 scholarship and a … [Read more...]

Microsoft OneDrive

Starting April 1, 2014, Microsoft will be offering OneDrive, their cloud storage technology for new business users. It is already part of the Office … [Read more...]

Exchange 2013 Mailbox Migration Error

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… During a recent Exchange 2010 to 2013 migration, I ran into a … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 8.1

Less is More Windows 8.1 takes up less space than Windows 8. In fact, it will give you back 8-15% more storage space on your … [Read more...]