Apr 10

Wintalks Chalktalk : 30 april

From our friends from the wintalks community :
It’s time to free up a time slot in you busy calendar as the next Wintalks usergroup ChalkTalk data is set!

Wintalks “ChalkTalk “

Thursday, april 30, 2013, 18u30

Combell Group NV
121 Skaldenstraat
Gent, Vlaams Gewest 9042 BE

I hope you can all be there, i’m sure this ChalkTalk will be even better than the last one giving a unique environment to “speak Geek“

Register now at:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6175504099

Mar 21

Windows 8: What IT Pros Should Know

Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user p… More Learn about apps, virtualization, deployment, advancements in security, managing devices, and more in this virtual roundtable featuring deployment experts from the IT community, IT pros who have been through the Windows 8 deployment process, and members of the Windows product team. Topics covered by the panel also include end user productivity, DirectAccess, BranchCache, Windows To Go, sideloading apps, and performance. Get valuable tips for deploying Windows 8 in the enterprise and take a walk through the latest Windows 8 devices.

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Feb 17

New Microsoft Virtual Academy Course: Windows Server 2012 Essentials

https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/Windows-Server-2012-Essentials

Feb 13

.Net Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Fails to Download

This occurs when your 8 / 2012 is behind a WSUS, to fix this you need to set an extra policy.

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair

This can be set to either bypass the wsus for there components or to use a local share to retrieve them.

(In Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012, the .Net Framework 3.5 is a Feature on Demand. The metadata for Features on Demand are included in Windows 8 and in Windows Server 2012. However, the binaries and other files associated with the feature are not included. When you enable the feature, Windows tries to contact Windows Update to download the missing information to install the feature.

The network configuration and how computers are configured to install updates in the environment can affect this process. Therefore, you may encounter errors when you first install such features. )

more info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782?wa=wsignin1.0

Jan 09

Infected PC? use Defender Offline!

This tool will let you create a bootable USB-stick/CD/ISO to boot your infected pc and do an offline scan for malware

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

Jan 07

Display / Export Wlan Profiles in Windows 7/8

To display all wireless profiles on your windows start a dos-prompt an type the following command:

netsh wlan show profile

To export/backup all profiles:

create a backup folder

md c:profiles

netsh wlan export profile folder=c:profiles

(This will export all profiles in separate .xml files)

To export specific profiles add name=”profilename”

netsh wlan export profile name=”profilename” folder=c:profiles

To export the keys in clear text add key=clear

netsh wlan export profile folder=c:profiles key=clear

To import the xml file to another system (works only if exported with key=clear)

netsh wlan add profile filename=”c:profilesprofilename.xml’

Jan 07

Windows 8 Shutdown / Turn Off

By default shutting down windows 8 will log you off and partially hibernate your os to make faster start-ups possible, on some systems this will cause the standby light to stay turned on when the system is down.

To completely turn off your pc instead, the easiest way is:

on the keyboard type windows + I (to get to the settings in the charms bar)

select the power icon which gives you the sleep/shutdown/restart options

select shutdown while pressing the shift button.

keep in mind, start-up time of the machine will be a bit longer due to the complete startup.

Dec 21

Upcoming MS Live meetings

 

Upcoming TechNet
Webcasts

 

08

Stress testing using SQLIOSIM and SQLIO

REGISTER

JAN

2013

Timing 10:00 – 11:30

Audience IT professionals

Type Live Webcast

Language English

Abstract

Very often both SQLIOSIM and SQLIO are used together for
stress testing on I/O level prior to the installation of SQL Server. In
this session we will explore the capabilities of both tools and why you
should perform this kind of stress testing.

Speaker

Steve Verschaeve

08

Drop the pressure on your production server
move Read-Only Workloads to Secondary Replicas

REGISTER

JAN

2013

Timing 14:00 – 15:30

Audience IT professionals

Type Live Webcast


Language
English

Abstract

In this session I will show you how to configure AlwaysOn
Availability Groups for offloading reporting workload to a secondary
replica. I will also explain the factors that can affect the high
availability, latency and the performance of your reporting workload.

Speaker

Pieter Vanhove

 

10

DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions) from Zero to
Hero

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JAN

2013

Timing 10:00 – 11:30

Audience IT professionals

Type Live Webcast


Language
English

Abstract

DAX (Data Analysis eXpressions) was introduced with the
first release of PowerPivot back in 2010.  DAX was initially an
expression language used for writing calculated columns and measures in
PowerPivot. Over the years DAX has evolved into a full blown query
language that you can use to query Analysis Services Tabular
models. 

In this session Frederik will give you an end to overview of
the possibilities and power of DAX.

 

Speaker

Frederik Vandeputte

 

15

What’s new in Exchange 2013?

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JAN

2013

Timing 10:00
– 11:30

Audience IT professionals

Type Live Webcast


Language
English

Abstract

It’s impossible summarize everything that’s new in Exchange
2013 into one hour and a half, yet this session will provide with a good
understanding of what’s new in the latest version of Exchange. We will be
talking about many things including the new architecture, high
availability and new features. A must for everyone who hasn’t been able
to get up to speed yet!

 

Speaker

Michael Van Horenbeeck

15

Exchange 2013 ABC’s: Architecture, Best
Practices and Client Access

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JAN

2013

Timing 14:00 – 15:30

Audience IT professionals

Type Live Webcast

Language English

Abstract

This session is packed with all there is to know to get
started with Exchange 2013! See how the architecture evolved and learn
how to deploy Exchange 2013 in coexistence with legacy version based on
real-life experience and examples.

 

Speaker

Michael Van Horenbeeck

 

22

How will Office 365 provide me with tools to
protect my data?

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JAN

2013

Timing 14:00 – 15:30

  Audience IT professionals

       Type Live
Webcast

        Language English

Abstract

Is office 365 ready for a data driven world? How will
Office 365 provide me with tools to protect my data? Can I be sure that
my data is compliant to my business rules ? Exchange, SharePoint, Lync,
working together to provide us with a secure data in a compliancy driven
organization …

 

Speaker

Jethro Seghers

 

05

SCCM 2012 SP1 and the new way handling
Software Updates explained

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FEB

2013

Timing 10:00 – 11:30

  Audience
IT
professionals


Type
Live Webcast


Language
English

Abstract

Patch deployment has become a mission critical function of
Configuration Manager. Are you still doing patching like it was in
SMS2003 / CM07. Are you using System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) 2011
by any chanche ?Attend this session to discover how you should do patch
management.

 

Speaker

Kenny Buntinx

Dec 07

Windows 8/RT Session Slideshow

Windows8&RT (pdf)

Dec 07

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut-Keys Sheet

A list of shortcut-keys to keep a lot of actions only a key-combination away.

Download your own copy here (pdf):

WinKeyShortcuts8