Limited Genius

Apr 22, 2013

SkyDrive tip: Two methods for making SkyDrive Desktop available to apps that don’t support it

If you’ve used Windows 8 and the SkyDrive app for Windows Desktop for any length of time, you’ve come across the problem where you want to retrieve something from or save something to SkyDrive, but the app you’re using doesn’t support the SkyDrive folder that sits and syncs on your computer....More
Apr 19, 2013

Quickly create a SendTo option for SkyDrive in Windows 8

If you use the “Metro” UI for Windows 8 constantly, this tip is probably not as valuable because SkyDrive works great using the Share charm in Windows 8. However, if you use the Desktop mode in Windows 8 due to still utilizing a bunch of “legacy” apps, you have to surf through Windows Explorer methods to save something to your SkyDrive account every time. By adding SkyDrive to your list of right-click SendTo options in Windows 8, you can quickly save anything to your SkyDrive folder....More
Apr 18, 2013

Windows 8/RT's Task Manager on steroids

One of the cool features of Windows 8/RT is the new Task Manager. If you’ve not had time to play with this yet, you’re in for a treat. Gone, is the old Windows NT looking app, replaced with a streamlined interface to match the Windows 8/RT GUI. But, there’s more....More
Apr 17, 2013

Setting the Microsoft Surface screen to not go dark while plugged in

Most tablets have a quick way to tell the tablet to not go to sleep when running on power (plugged-in). The Microsoft Surface does not have a quick and easy way to do it in the Metro (yes, I said ‘Metro’) UI. Instead, you have to use the old way, by navigating through the old Control Panel app....More
Microsoft Cloud
Apr 16, 2013

Concerning the Cloud: Who speaks for IT? 1

The Cloud makes sense in a lot of ways, and there are a lot of companies that can obtain value from it today. But, this is not the case with every company, or for every technology deployed in the organization....More
Apr 16, 2013

An app for that: Microsoft Server Posters

Talking with some good Microsoft friends at MMS 2013, I glanced up during our conversation to see what was actually being promoted at the specific kiosk. I casually dropped back into the conversation, but a few seconds later something registered. Microsoft has released a Windows 8/RT app that provides all known, current server posters. I took a brief look and had the app explained to me, and once I returned home from MMS 2013, I took a deeper look....More
Apr 16, 2013

How to create, find, and use screen captures on the Microsoft Surface

Not quite the easiest information to locate, you can perform screen captures on the Microsoft Surface. I’ll break this up into three sections. How to perform the screen capture, where to find your captured images, and then how to manipulate them....More
Windows 8/RT News app
Apr 15, 2013

Microsoft sets out to fill the Google Reader hole with update to Bing News

Microsoft has now added the ability to punch in your own RSS feeds to make your news more personal and, I’m sure, to help those with Google Reader withdrawals to find a home for their favorite news feeds....More
Apr 14, 2013

Fixing the Red Screen-after-update issue with the Microsoft Surface

After some issues during the update, like booting straight into the UEFI screen a couple times (which was strange), the Surface Pro finally seemed to be working. Well, except for Surface-branded boot screen being red now, instead of the standard white-on-black standard. This was my remaining issue....More
Apr 5, 2013

How to remember all the System Center Suite 2012 products: Eat Avocados

With the Microsoft Management Summit 2013 just around the corner, Microsoft focusing so heavily on System Center, and the number of System Center products increasing almost monthly, I thought it would be a great time to rehash an old favorite.  If you get tongue-tied everytime you try to recite the list of System Center Suite products, hopefully this will help....More
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits - Einstein


Rod Trent

Rod Trent is the Engagement Direction and Editor-in-Chief for Penton Technology. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience, with...
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