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OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers

In case you're wondering how this announcement relates to Business Subscriptions of Office 365,...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/27/2014

Sony Xperia Z3 with Office 365...Contacts & Calendar Don't Sync

If you've recently picked up a new Sony Xperia Z3 (or if you have a Z3 Compact, Z2x or maybe even...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/22/2014

Lync for Mac (OSX Yosemite) Sign-in Fails Repeatedly

If you were brave enough to upgrade your Mac to OSX Yosemite (beta) and your Lync for Office 2011...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 09/23/2014

Owning your data in Office 365

In the spirit of helping pass along good information for your O365 efforts, I thought the following...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 09/17/2014

Azure VMs - Managing, Resizing & Interacting with VHDs!

If you're a developer, consultant or simply want to build Proof of Concepts...it's most likely that...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 12/08/2012

Free! Pluralsight Training Subscription for MSDN Subscribers

For a limited time, eligible MSDN subscribers around the world qualify to receive a special free 1...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/15/2012

How to Fix a failed SQL 2005, 2008, R2 or 2012 Install/Upgrade - MSSQLSERVER.INACTIVE

It doesn't matter what version of SQL you're on, upgrading to etc...this issue can pretty much be...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 04/27/2012

Developer Event (Seattle): Agile Development using Visual Studio ALM

Event Details: Drive your organization forward by learning about how to leverage the Microsoft...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 02/17/2012

Free Developer Training - Leverage your SA Benefits

This webinar which will help you Maximize your Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits and is hosted...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 01/23/2012

Free Training: Visual Studio Team System 2010-related...by Northwest Cadence

ALM Catalyst: Northwest Cadence – Double Feature: Test Professional; Intellitrace and Test...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 01/20/2012

Personalize your Windows Phone 7 with Custom Themes!

As yet another telling sign Windows Phone 7's appeal continues to permeate, the creative team at...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 12/13/2011

Partner Offering - Technical Advisory Services Now Available!

Visual Studio 2010 w/.NET 4.0, SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2010 Technical Advisory Services Team...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 11/09/2011

Top 100 Utilities & Addins for Visual Studio 2010 & TFS 2010

Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, many tools & utilities...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/27/2011

New SharePoint for Developers Training Announced!

Announcing the immediate release of three SharePoint courses to the InnerWorkings Learning Platform,...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/23/2011

Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference

Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference Join us Wednesday and Thursday November 9 - 10,...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/19/2011

Invitation | FREE Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training

FREE Public Sector ALM Training Offering - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training Event...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/17/2011

Invitation | Join the SQL Server 2012 Developer Tools (SSDT) Advisory Program!

Are you a TSQL developer interested in developing database projects for SQL Server Code-Named...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 10/15/2011

Quickstart: Basics of Activating MSDN or VL Products

Microsoft includes product activation technology in some products sold through the Volume Licensing...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 06/17/2010

Tips & Tricks: Enable Standby in Windows 2008 R2 Server

Simple as can be…I hope this comes in handy for those who haven’t surfed enough to figure it out...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 06/08/2010

Tips & Tricks: Verify VS 2010 Packages WPSs Properly

If you’re building a solution for SharePoint 2010 within Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 onward, ensure...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 03/17/2010

Quickstart: a good list of SharePoint Resources

Many customers in the process of rolling out SharePoint across the organization have recurring...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 02/22/2010

Visual Studio 2010: Lab Management Videos

Based on popular demand, here are the videos of the different scenarios and concepts in lab...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 02/18/2010

SharePoint 2010 + SP Designer 2010 on Windows 7

There’s been a ton of blog postings on how to get this whole ‘SharePoint Foundation 2010 on Windows...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 02/15/2010

“Quickstart: a Developer’s (personal) Guide to Using VSTS

The following is a collection of topics & their direct resources that make the most sense for a...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 01/27/2010

“Test Scribe” Test Plan Tool Released for VSTS 2010

This tool allows users of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Beta 2 to generate a Word 2007-compatible Test...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 01/25/2010

Claiming Azure benefits from an MSDN Subscription

Recently we announced that Azure services would be made available to MSDN Subscribers. I’ve created...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 01/07/2010

SharePoint 2010 – the Status Bar, Notifications & Dialogs

One of the new & useful features in SharePoint Server 2010 is the enhancements to events &...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 12/14/2009

SharePoint 2010 – Configure it for SharePoint Designer 2010

If you’ve used SharePoint Designer for SharePoint 2007, it seemed pretty much like a standard web...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 12/07/2009

QuickStart: Using Hyper-V 2008 R2 for Developer Virtualization

So I embarked on setting up a new server to run my Windows Virtual images and decided to use the...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 12/07/2009

VSTS 2010’s Project Types for SharePoint 2010

With the same behavior as the many other project types developers are familiar with in Visual...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 11/17/2009

VSTS 2010’s SharePoint Explorer

Included in VSTS 2010 is a new Server Explorer enhancement that lets you work with SharePoint 2010...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 11/17/2009

Resize your Virtual Machine Hard Disk

Download the Clonezilla live ISO image and mount it as a CDROM drive for your virtual machine Once...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 09/25/2009

Tips & Tricks: Install SCCM 2007 Client Agent on Itself

  If you’re fairly new to System Center Configuration Manager 2007/R2 and are trying to use it...

Author: davidbaliles Date: 07/01/2009