SQL Server TempDB Usage, Performance, and Tuning Tips

What is TempDB responsible for in Microsoft SQL Server? Global (##temp) or local (#temp) temporary tables, temporary table indexes, temporary … [Read more...]

Converting SCCM 2007 Packages to SCCM 2012 Applications

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… With the introduction of SCCM 2012, Microsoft introduced a … [Read more...]

Data Quality Services in SQL Server 2012

Introduction Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data Quality Services (DQS) is a powerful tool that can help your IT teams (especially QA and testers) … [Read more...]

Windows 8.1 (Blue)

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft training experts wanted you to know… There’s a new version of Windows 8 in the works, Windows 8.1 or Blue. … [Read more...]

SCCM 2012

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… In a recent Microsoft SCCM 2012 delivery, I was asked about … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 8 Power Management Tips

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… I recently purchased a Windows 8 phone, the Nokia 810 model … [Read more...]

Top 2 Reasons to Get or Upgrade Your Windows Server 2012 MCSA or MCSE Certification

Every week, typically on Friday, one of our instructors gives a talk about certification study strategies. Every Friday, he gets the same question: is … [Read more...]

Deploying Windows Using WDS

When it comes to deploying Windows based servers and clients there are many products on the market that are proven performers with relatively short … [Read more...]

Evaluating Hyper-V 2012 Virtualization

Licensing When planning the virtualization of your server(s), the number of virtual machines that will be deployed will ultimately determine the … [Read more...]

Directions Training Provides $125,000 in Scholarships for 2013 Fifty for the Future® Awardees and their Faculty Sponsors

Entering its 7th year, the Annual Foundation Fifty for the Future® Competition and Awards program recognizes exceptional students with an interest in … [Read more...]

Texting Alerts from SQL Server Database Mail

The Issue: You need to get alerts from my SQL Server databases 24/7, but you don't always carry your laptop to check email and when you do, you may … [Read more...]

Working with a SharePoint Library

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… Working with libraries in Microsoft SharePoint can be as easy … [Read more...]

Windows Blue

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft training experts wanted you to know… This past week copies of Windows Blue were leaked. Windows Blue is the … [Read more...]

Don’t Fear Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 is coming.  For many, it’s already here.  There will be many articles and postings letting us know the reasons to love the new OS. … [Read more...]

Goodbye Hotmail, Hello Outlook

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Office training experts wanted you to know… If you’re one of 300 million people using Hotmail.com, it’s time … [Read more...]

Top 10 Transact-SQL Statements a SQL Server DBA Should Know

Directions Training's Microsoft SQL Server training experts wanted to share this helpful "Top 10" Microsoft SQL Server tip sheet. The top 10 T-SQL … [Read more...]

Introduction to ITIL v3 Foundations

Introduction to ITIL v3 Foundations ITIL, or the IT Infrastructure Library, is one of the most talked about and sought after certifications in IT … [Read more...]

Ten T-SQL Statements a New SQL Server DBA Should Know

The ten T-SQL statements that are useful for SQL Server database administrators covered in this blog are classified into four categories: Server … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2010 Development Patterns and Practices

If you need to write some code for Microsoft SharePoint, you might wonder how to go about it. To help you get started, here are three useful … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2010 Learning Paths

I wanted to take a few minutes to outline the learning paths for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 that we have available here at IT training specialists, … [Read more...]