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Windows 9 When?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:  Here's Why.

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And the People were Heard

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk's not out on a limb when complaining about Windows 8.  Today, let's discuss options...

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New Operating System Upgrades--And the winner is . . .

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk recently upgraded to the free Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks updates.  Which of the two was the better, more effortless upgrade?

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Windows 9 Final Ideas

John  Traenkenschuh

So many principles introduced in these Windows 9 blogs now appear in Windows and Surface advertising.  We are not alone, we Windows users who want Microsoft to take Windows to the next level...

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A Chat with Sue Hanley: Reigning Queen of SharePoint Governance

Last week I had a few minutes (literally) to catch up with Susan Hanley at SPTechCon. Sue is one of three authors (with Scott Jamison and Chris Bortlik) of “Essential SharePoint 2013”, now on its third edition.  Sue is a bit of an enigma.  Her appearance is that of a composed, somewhat reserved lady, but once she starts talking, boy is she animated!  You are immediately aware that you're in the presence of someone who is hugely passionate about SharePoint.

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More Compelling Windows 9 Features

John  Traenkenschuh
Many post little more than harsh criticism of Microsoft's Metro Interface in Windows 8.  Traenk thinks there is a middle path that can get people talking about the powerful Operating System instead of the interface. 

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Keynote - SPTechCon from Boston

I attended Joel Oleson’s keynote this morning at SPTechCon in Boston.  I always enjoy attending keynotes, as they generally provide a soup-to-nuts overview (marketing spew aside) on new products.  Plus, it's fun to gauge interest in a new release or feature set based on the "ahs" or "exasperated sighs" of the studio audience. Joel Oleson (a.k.a SharePointJoel), if you haven’t heard of him, is a bit of a SharePoint hero and a prolific blogger; a guy definitely worth following if you use SharePoint. 

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I'm done playing; can I have my real computer back?

John  Traenkenschuh

Tablet, schmablet.  It's time to have a real computer available...


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Security Street Smarts

John  Traenkenschuh

Online banking, shopping from your armchair, and computer-initiated loans are leaving people more vulnerable to theft.  Traenk discloses a new series in this blog.

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Day 17 of #17DaysofGiveaways - Microsoft Week

Rachel Bayless
This is it – Day 17 of the 17 Days of Giveaways. For our final giveaway, three winners will each receive a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) Unleashed eBook by Kerrie Meyler, Byron Holt, Marcus Oh, Jason Sandys, and Greg Ramsey. This team of experts offers step-by-step coverage of related topics in every feature area, organized to help IT professionals rapidly optimize Configuration Manager 2012 for their requirements, and then deploy and use it successfully. The authors begin by introducing Configuration Manager 2012 and its goals, and explaining how it fits into the broader System Center product suite. Next, they fully address planning, design, and implementation. Finally, they systematically cover each of Configuration Manager 2012's most important feature sets, addressing issues ranging from configuration management to software distribution. Readers will learn how to use Configuration Manager 2012's user-centric capabilities to provide anytime/anywhere services and software, and to strengthen both control and compliance. The first book on Configuration Manager 2012, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Unleashed joins Sams' market-leading series of books on Microsoft's System Center product suite: books that have achieved go-to status amongst IT implementers and administrators worldwide.

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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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Coming back, coming back home

John  Traenkenschuh

After a year spent 'roughing it' with alternate vendor technologies, Traenk is returning to his Microsoft home.

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