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Top 4 Things Developers Can Do to Prepare for SharePoint 2010
Devs need to prepare for SharePoint 2010--here are 4 suggestions for how to get ready.
Get Your IT Resume to the Top of the Pile
In these tough economic times, getting an IT resume noticed can be challenging because of the number of resumes HR receives for an IT position. To overcome this challenge, one IT professional took a different approach and got noticed.
Readers Speak Out on Cloud Computing
In the January 2009 installment of IT Pro Perspectives, we asked readers to let me know what they thought of cloud computing. We received a number of emails, phone calls, and letters from readers about the topic.
Use Plink to Reboot VMware VMs
With Plink, you can programmatically turn off and turn back on VMware virtual machines (VMs) from a remote Windows host. This utility is not only useful but also free.
Quick Local Admin Test
Here's a quick and easy way you can determine whether the current user is a local administrator without having to check Domain Group membership. All you need to do is download and run LocalAdminTest.vbs—no modifications are needed.
Do More with For - 12 Nov 2008

Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) includes UNIX and Linux binaries that you can run from a Windows command line or in a batch file. Installing SFU is easy, and you get a host of new commands that don’t exist in Windows. When you combine the SFU commands with the Windows For command, you can create powerful tools.

Do More with For - 29 Oct 2008
Windows Services for UNIX (SFU) includes UNIX and Linux binaries that you can run from a Windows command line or in a batch file. When you combine the SFU commands with the Windows For command, you can create powerful tools.
Avoid Ugly Computer Inventory Reports—Save Your Script's Output in Microsoft Word 5
Here's a VBScript script that retrieves a computer's memory and process information, then writes it to a nicely formatted Microsoft Word report. The report is customizable—you can even include an image, such as a company logo, on the report’s title page.
How to Stop Users From Installing Google Chrome 7
Unlike most applications, Google Chrome is designed to install in areas that standard users can write to, so they can install this new browser without Admin rights. Here are the steps you can take to block Google Chrome's installation.
Mimic Vista's Event Triggers in XP 5
Windows Vista lets you create event-triggered actions through Event Viewer. You can achieve the same functionality in Window XP using a VBScript script and the eventtrigger.exe command-line utility.
PsExec to the Rescue 5
If you need to log off a user on a remote server that's running Terminal Services Manager, you can't use Terminal Services Manager to access that server. Fortunately, you can use PsExec.
Use PowerShell to Manage Fine-Grained Password Policies in Windows Server 2008
Using ADSI Edit to administer Password Settings objects (PSOs) is cumbersome and time-consuming. To reduce the amount of time it takes, you can use PowerShell and some free AD cmdlets.
How to Access Directory Services Restore Mode on a Remote DC 3
Here are the steps you can follow to get into Directory Services Restore Mode remotely through RDP, then run the Ntdsutil tool to check an Active Directory (AD) database.
An Easy Way to Boot Between Vista and XP
If you have a dual-boot configuration with Windows Vista and Windows XP, you can use BCDEdit, a Vista command-line tool that can add, modify, and delete data in the BCD store. With BCDEdit's /bootsequence command, you can specify a one-time boot sequence.
Capture File Paths in 3 Simple Steps
In the Windows world, there are typically many ways to perform a task—and capturing the complete path to a file is no exception. Learn one reader's trick to getting a file path on the clipboard.
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