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...]

Windows 8 Hyper-V

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… In order to use the new virtualization service in Microsoft … [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...]

MS SQL Server 2012 Editions

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 training experts, Directions Training has put together an easy to understand reference guide explaining each of the various … [Read more...]

Microsoft Applications Tips And Tricks

Here at Directions Training, we thought it might be helpful to put together a list of tips and tricks for Microsoft Application users. Whether you are … [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...]

4 Steps to Making Your A+ and Network+ Exams as Stress-Free As Possible

n my last post, I talked about the study protocols you can follow to prepare for your A+ and Network+ exams. Now, I’m going to share with you what I … [Read more...]

Default Sequence Value for the SmallSearchInputBox MS SharePoint 2010

I’ve been tampering with the SmallSearchInputBox control in Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Well, not directly. I’ve been working to replace the default … [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...]

Exchange 2003 To Exchange 2010 Migration Part 2

Notes from the trenches! This continuation from the earlier post (Exchange 2010 Migration) will take us through the second phase of the 2003 to 2010 … [Read more...]

PowerShell nuggets – #1 storing passwords

PowerShell if you haven’t been exposed to it yet, is an Awesome tool. Now for someone who’s as infrastructure focused as I am, to say a statement like … [Read more...]

Online mailbox moves–do they now move dumpster items?

Great question from this week’s 10233 design of Exchange 2010 class. Our student asks “in the past a mailbox move didn’t also move dumpster data. … [Read more...]

Running Login Scripts with Vista and Microsoft Windows 7

There are some known issues when trying to run login scripts on a Vista or Windows 7 machine. This is mostly due to our best friend and worst enemy … [Read more...]

Microsoft Training and PowerShell Book Reviews

Our friends at @MicorsoftPress have been putting out some seriously high quality product of late. I attribute this mostly to their choice of topic … [Read more...]

Hyper-V and Sysprep, playing nicely together?

Microsoft Training and IT Training We as a Microsoft Training partner here have to deal with this, but we thought you as students and professionals … [Read more...]

What is Windows Intune?

I just got hooked up with this tool and will be blogging more on this as I work out it's in's and out's... This really appears to be a great fit for … [Read more...]

Customizing Your Microsoft Windows 7 Deployments

Microsoft Windows 7 Training This for all our students that are attending this weeks 6294 Microsoft Windows 7 training course at Directions Training … [Read more...]

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Insights Conference

Coming to Chicago Insights 2010 TURBOCHARGE Your Business with Microsoft SharePoint 2010! March 2, 2010; 8:30am - 2pm (CST) Better insights and … [Read more...]