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Microsoft Management Summit 2013 / MMS2013
Next week I will be at MMS 2013 in Las Vegas! I will be presenting 5 sessions, one of which will be a repeat session. If you are going to be attending and you did not know about Exam Prep sessions, make sure to make a stop the Training and Certification area. Get your Certs updated or started, we will have MCTs presenting several Exam Prep sessions on topics that are relevant to MMS. Here is a listing of the sessions being presented. A total of 16 sessions. Add them to your Schedule. As the week ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:51 AM

SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati Presentation: Difference between learning and training
The difference between learning and training from Enrique Lima ......

Posted On Sunday, October 28, 2012 6:15 PM

Windows Azure for the ITPro presentation at MCT Summit
Azure for the ITPro View more presentations from Enrique Lima ......

Posted On Sunday, October 30, 2011 6:07 PM

A follow up to installing a Dev SharePoint 2010 environment on Windows 7: Using the Farm Configuration Wizard Part 1 of 2
Sometime ago, say around mid April, 2011 I posted about Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 by going in a different path than using the standalone installation. This post is about what happens after the installation and initial configuration of your Windows 7 “development farm” gets the bits, and goes through the Central Admin and management perspective to get you to the first screen that says “Hi, SharePoint here, would you like to play a game of chess” (yeah, it does not really say that, but ......

Posted On Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:49 AM

Getting to know the SQL Server Learning Center
In exploring the SQL Server site at microsoft.com, I came across the Learning Center option. It is a wealth of information to become familiar with the features and capabilities of the platform. It has as I mentioned, a wealth of information. Available for versions 2008 R2, 2008 and 2005. Go check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/sq... A sample clipping of what the site displays: ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:21 PM

Working with the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit–Web Installer October 2011
We have gone through several iterations of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit in the past, and while it was not a complex process to get up and running for me, well that was not the story for many. I had the chance of participating in a Windows Azure Bootcamp, and while the attendees were aware of the requirements on the systems, well it was not as easy to get going. You can get the October refresh here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... I believe that is the reason for ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 12:14 PM

Installing the AdventureWorks OLAP Sample Database
Once the installer for the AdventureWorks Community Sample Database has finished, we then need to complete the process (not mandatory, but nice to do to play with the OLAP content). The first thing we need to do is make sure we note the location of the script files and samples. The path if you are working with SQL Server 2008 R2 is as follows: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Samples\Ad... 2008R2 Analysis Services Project\enterprise” I am working with the developer edition, ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:33 AM

Installing the AdventureWorks Community Sample Database content
For a while now, if we have been around SQL Server we got used to the different sample databases that were provided. From Pubs to Northwind to AdventureWorks. In order to get the AdventureWorks samples we need to go to CodePlex and download the one that corresponds to the version of SQL Server we are working with. The link to the download site here : http://msftdbprodsamples.co... Now, on to the installation. Once you download the appropriate file, double click and launch ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:08 AM

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit
Just in line with the release of the Visual Developer Preview and the availability of the Visual Studio Developer Preview 11 ALM virtual machine, now we have access to the Developer Preview Training kit. Download the Training kit here: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:07 AM

SQL Server “Denali” Virtual Labs
The SQL Server team or group of teams responsible for the learning content has done a fantastic job continually of providing great ways to work with their content. This time it is through the Virtual Labs made available to ramp on Denali. How to get it? Go to the Learning Center’s Virtual Lab Link. http://www.microsoft.com/sq... ......

Posted On Sunday, October 9, 2011 10:00 PM

Visual Studio 11 ALM VM
A couple of weeks ago as the whirlwind of news was coming from the BUILD Conference, a number of announcements were coming regarding Visual Studio 11 and TFS 11. Brian Keller made links available for the Demo VM, HOLs and Demo Scripts. This information can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bri... ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011 10:51 PM

Speaking at the MCT Summit in San Francisco, Oct. 19th-21st
As an MCT it is always exciting when I travel to conferences because it becomes a reunion. Well, one more chance this year to make it so, but this time (unlike the last MCT Summit) I am also presenting. Thanks to Chris Harrison (@GeekTrainer) for the gentle nudge! Follow @MCTSummitNA too! The topics I will be presenting are (at least the ones I got confirmation on): Requirements Management: From Vision to Mission to Success Session Level: 300 Team Foundation Server and SharePoint Technologies have ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:48 PM

BizTalk 2010 Training for Admins and Devs
Microsoft released downloadable training materials for BizTalk 2010 for both Administrators and Developers. Training for Developers: http://www.microsoft.com/do... Training for Administrators: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Monday, August 29, 2011 10:44 AM

Training Kit for Team Foundation Server 2010 is now available

A couple of days ago, Microsoft release a Training Kit for TFS 2010.  The training kit contains presentations, demos and labs to get to know the platform better and understand the purpose and capabilities of the product.

The download is available here:  http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27152

Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:32 PM

Presenting at Evansville .NET Users Group

Evansville .NET Users Group

On August 23rd, 2011, I will be presenting an Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch at the Evansville, Indiana .NET Users Group.

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2011 1:36 PM

Apparatus to host Windows Azure boot camp in Indianapolis
Apparatus is sponsoring and hosting the Windows Azure boot camp in Indianapolis. This will take place on September 24th, 2011. I will be one of the presenters for the event. Join us! Details are here: http://www.windowsazureboot... ......

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2011 1:06 PM

Are you all set for SharePoint Saturday: The Conference?
In about 3 weeks, specifically August 11-13 we will be already going strong with SharePoint Saturday The Conference in Washington, DC. Are you registered? Have you made your plans? This is a great opportunity to get together with many of the SharePoint names that produce outstanding solutions, amazing books and overall give great guidance. Join us! Are you a Student or an Educator? Check this out … http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... Hotel Info: http://www.spstc.org/blog/L... ......

Posted On Friday, July 22, 2011 7:42 AM

Developer Training Kits
Microsoft has released a number of training kits that have hands-on labs, articles, presentations and loads of information. The have become available for a range of products. They have also been updating them as more features or service packs come out. The links to them are listed below: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit http://www.microsoft.com/do... Windows Azure Training Kit http://www.microsoft.com/do... SQL Server 2008 R2 for Developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:00 AM

New release for the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit
Among the new content in the release, is a set of ALM docs and labs. The ALM content referenced above is: o Using Code Analysis with Visual Studio 2010 to Improve Code Quality o Introduction to Exploratory Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2010 o Introduction to Platform Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2010 o Introduction to Quality Tracking with Visual Studio 2010 o Introduction to Test Planning with Microsoft Test Manager 2010 All ALM labs point to the latest version of the VS 2010 RTM VM. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2011 4:40 PM

Windows Azure and SQL Azure Videos
Great content available to get started with Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Windows Azure SQL Azure Introductory Videos Introductory Videos Deep Dive Deep Dive Tutorials Case Studies Case Studies Events Events ......

Posted On Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:46 PM

Update: Windows Azure Training Kit February 2011
An updated version of the Windows Azure Training Kit has been posted. There is an online version of the Training Kit here … http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... And the offline kit … http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:03 AM

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