SQL Tip for Collapsing a Long Query

SQL Tip: Saving Code Space When Using SQL Server Management Studio Queries A long query in SSMS: Click the minus sign next to the long query … [Read more...]

The 5 W’s of Office 365

Who – You, your home and business organization. The person that relies on SharePoint, Office Web Apps and the Microsoft Office 2013 suite (Excel, … [Read more...]

How to Get into the Cloud

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wanted you to know… So, all this "cloud" talk got you seeing fuzzy elephants and … [Read more...]

SQL Server Partition Wizard

The T-SQL code to create partition functions, partition schemes, and then altering the table to use the partition can be overwhelming for some … [Read more...]

Client Setup for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

One of Directions Training’s Microsoft Technical training experts wants you to know… A common question that arises when discussing client setup for … [Read more...]

SharePoint 2013’s New Office Apps Architecture

Almost everyone who implements Microsoft SharePoint 2010 loves the capability of editing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents right in the browser … [Read more...]

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...]

Why Your Business Organization Needs SharePoint

As more and more business organizations are working with employees that may not be in the same location, streamlined communication is essential in … [Read more...]

How to Turn Your Windows 7 or 8 Laptop/Tablet into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Let's say you're on the road with a group of colleagues and everyone has a laptop or tablet. Of course, everyone is dying to check their email or … [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...]

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...]

Flash-Fill in Microsoft Excel 2013

Last month we introduced you to one of Directions Training’s Microsoft Applications Instructors who refers to himself as an “Office Guy.”  We also … [Read more...]

Table and Spreadsheet Improvements in OneNote 2013

OneNote is such a fantastic application, never understood why it lacked any power when it came to tables and calculations. While you could do some … [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...]