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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Top 5 Ways to Get Started Writing Your Own Apps for the Windows Store

Do you have the next great idea for an app? Do you know how to code? There is a fantastic opportunity to write apps for the Windows Store. Windows … [Read more...]

Hybrid and Solid State Drives

In the past few years we’ve seen some long overdue improvements in data storage technologies. Every other aspect of computer technology has rapidly … [Read more...]

3 Fast Ways to Restore Functionality to Your User’s Windows 8.1 PC

When your users are having problems with their PC you need to ensure that you can restore its functionality as quickly as possible with minimal impact … [Read more...]

Migrating Files from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8

One of the frustrations for Windows XP users who have decided to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 is that they cannot perform a true upgrade. Upgrading … [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...]

What’s New in Windows 8.1?

A lot of folks know that Microsoft is releasing Windows 8.1, a follow-up release for the wildly cool Windows 8. Some folks didn’t dig the fact that … [Read more...]

Deploying Windows Image Files

Windows Image Files (wim) is the file format used to deploy Windows operating system images that was introduced with Windows Vista. You will find two … [Read more...]

Windows 8.1 Preview Available June 26th in the Windows Store

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… If you're already on Windows 8, you know that there's a … [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...]

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...]

Top Ten Windows Server Tips

Top Ten Windows Server Tips Now is the perfect time for desktop support technicians to upgrade their skills to Microsoft Windows Server. Everyone is … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Home Practice Lab for A+ and Network+

A lot of my students ask, “How do I set up a lab I can practice on while I’m studying for my A+ and Network+ exams?” Well, here’s what you can … [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...]