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Planning to explore Windows 8? These links will definitely help.!

The capabilities introduced in the upcoming Windows Server “8″ go well beyond virtualization to deliver a dynamic, multi-tenant infrastructure and provide users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance. Check out all the Windows Server 8 resources on this page, including download links for the beta, […]

How To Enable System Boot Time Logging using Process Monitor Tool

How many times have you faced issues with slow or longer boot time in your PC? It would make your troubleshooting job easy, if you get to know what really happens when your PC boots. Process Monitor tool from SysInternals will exactly help you in doing the same.

How to Remove Security Warning Message – Files Downloaded from Internet

When you download any file from internet using internet explorer, it gets tagged with metadata in alternate data stream, and says what IE Security zone did it came from. Streams tools from Sysinternals can help you remove this.

How to Insert and Trim Videos in a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint 2010 provides us a very easy option to import a video from a Media file or from any websites like YouTube, MetaCafe, BlipTV Videos etc. We will also learn how to Trim and customize a video in a presentation.

How to Set Default Programs for File Extension Associations in Windows

When you have multiple browsers or media players installed on a single machine, the latest software you installed takes all the Default Program Associations. This article will help you to learn how to Set Default Programs for softwares and file types in Windows.

Remove the Background of an Image using Office 2010

Sometimes the background of the image doesn’t blend so well with our document/invite and adding them does not give a good feel. In this post, we will look at how to remove the background from a picture and create a transparent Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image.

Adding Artistic Effects to an Image in Office 2010

Office 2010 offers an excellent image editing feature, which would help us do a lot of stuffs with images. In this short tip, we will look at how to add Artistic Effects to an Image and stabilize it with color tone and sharpness corrections.

Windows Phone 7 – Application Submission and Certification Process

This Document provides the certification policies and technical requirements that a Windows Phone 7 Application or Game must meet to pass certification and to be eligible for listing in Windows Phone Marketplace.

Free ebook – Windows PowerShell v2: The Administrator Crash Course

Microsoft MVP Don Jones offers a new book from Realtime Publishers entitled The Administrator Crash Course: Windows PowerShell v2. Covering the most crucial elements of PowerShell v2, Don has constructed a set of practical tips and practice exercises that will get you up to speed in a matter of weeks.

How to get an Inventory of all the Installed Device Drivers in a Machine?

Driverquery command in Windows will help us in getting the Inventory of all the Device Drivers installed in a machine. This information will be very essential to identify the vendor details, Driver files and other important stats. In this article, you will understand how to use this command to generate the report.

How to Enable Data Collection (RACTask) for Reliability Monitor Tool

In Windows 7, Reliability Monitor uses data provided by the RACTask (Reliability Analysis Component scheduled task). Once enabled, This tool will start displaying a Stability Index rating and specific event information 24 hours after system installation. Find the detailed instruction on how to enable this task.

Measure Hardware and Software problems Using Reliability Monitor in Windows 7

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Reliability Monitor is an advanced tool that measures hardware and software problems and other changes to your computer. This helps IT professionals better manage the stability of machines in their organization.

Open Command Window (cmd) / Program as an Administrator in Windows 7

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Consider you have a situation where, you need to work with applications which needs administrator privileges and you ‘Run As Administrator’ often. This article will give you a simple technique using Application Shortcuts to elevate a program and run as administrator always on Windows 7.

Download Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

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The Windows 7 Training Kit for Developers includes presentations, hands-on labs, and demos. This content is made to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7 by utilizing various key Windows 7 features.

Avoid / Stop Google Analytics Script Monitor your Browser

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on would help you to opt your Browser out from getting tracked by third party websites. This add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 Guides / How To Tutorials

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In this landing page, we will look at how to Setup the Appcompat Environment, Create Data Collection package, Analyze ACM Reports, Standard User Analyzer and how to Create Shims to fix Broken applications.

Identify Website Issues with Internet Explorer Compatibility Test Tool (IECTT)

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This Tool collects your Web-based issues from Internet Explorer 7 / Internet Explorer 8, uploads the data to the ACT Log Processing Service, and gives the details about discovered compatibility issues. It also provides you links for more information about each of this compatibility issues.

Analyze Data Collection Reports in Application Compatibility Manager

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In this article, we will look at how to categorize and prioritize applications in the ACT report which we get from the Data Collection Packages. We will also look at how to send/receive reports to get hints and support from the Community on solving AppCompat Issues.