50% OFF all Guaranteed to Run Classes

Don’t wait on this one! For a limited time only Directions is offering 50% OFF* all Guaranteed to Run (GTR) Microsoft Official Courses (MOC). That’s … [Read more...]

Lync 2013 – Tag for Status Change Alerts

Microsoft Lync 2013 simplifies business correspondence. By hosting features like instant messaging, video conferencing and voice-to-voice calls, and … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Cryptic Code Commanders Rejoice with Windows PowerShell

Graphical User Interfaces a.k.a. GUIs (gooeys) are familiar to most business computer users. Modern day operating systems present users with a … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons to Get Certified in Azure

Unless you've been living on a beach in Tahiti living off of cabana appetizers and drinks with little umbrellas, you know that Microsoft has a whole … [Read more...]

Efficiently Manage Small Projects with SharePoint 2013

The new Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Project Site template allows users to easily create a dedicated site to manage a new project. This kind of site … [Read more...]

Automate Common Tasks with Quick Steps

Quick Steps apply multiple actions at the same time to email messages. This helps you quickly manage your mailbox. For example, if you frequently move … [Read more...]

In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014

The development name for this new technology is Hekaton. It’s Greek and means 100 (hundred) which was the aim of performance improvement with this … [Read more...]

Backing Up Multiple Databases in an Instance of SQL Server

Sometimes things that seem complicated are much easier than you think and this is the power of using T-SQL to take care of repetitive tasks. One of … [Read more...]

Editing Messages in Outlook

Outlook 2010/2013 - Need to edit a message you received or add notes to it? Have you ever received a message and just wanted to simply add notes to … [Read more...]

Conditional Formatting for Outlook Appointments

I recently joined the Directions Training team and learned quickly that classes could be at any one of our training facilities, or off-site at a … [Read more...]

File History

File History, introduced in Windows 8, gives you a new way to protect your files. It replaces the existing Windows Backup and Restore features, … [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...]

Locking Certain Cells or Ranges in a Protected Worksheet

By default, the Locked setting is turned on for every cell in a Microsoft Excel worksheet. This can be confusing because the locked setting doesn't … [Read more...]

Removing Attributes in SCOM

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know about a question he runs into in SCOM. What is the easiest way … [Read more...]