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windows 10 battery report

How many times have you used a computer and wished you knew why the battery isn't holding a charge...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 05/04/2018

creating a file windows 10 can't delete

Microsoft has a LONG history when it comes to Windows.  I am getting familiar with GitHub and will...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 03/22/2018

Leaving Microsoft

Monday, November 21st was my last day at Microsoft.  Today I'm self employed as a Microsoft...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 11/22/2016

PowerShell PS1 script for creating a bootable copy of Windows Server 2016 Eval Media

This PowerShell assumes you have downloaded and mounted the Windows Server 2016 TP5 ISO and it is...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 10/11/2016

Windows 10 for Education Strategy Briefings

Tonight our son Sam begins his college journey with thousands of other students at Northern Illinois...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/19/2016

dave bost

I don't take a ton of pictures with co-workers and have not seen one with Dave Bost - a co-worker...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 04/09/2016

closing out 2015 - digitizing toastmasters

It's the last day of 2015 and I've got 10 OneDrive templates to share with the International...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/31/2015

windows update for windows 10

I’m about to install Hyper-V on the family desktop system and the Windows 10 updates are also...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/28/2015

day 2: the most complex upgrade yet…

Live and learn.  I began yesterday’s post with a brief summary of my Sony Vaio VPCL22SX 24” All...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/08/2015

the most complex upgrade yet…

family computer – multiple accounts – years of memories – the kids do their homework on this – AND...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/07/2015

my very first windows server technical preview 2 and nanoserver installs

Today I downloaded the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 and installed it on Hyper-V. I then did a...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 05/12/2015

learning azure with my own website project

It’s been a long time since I wrote a website. I really enjoy some aspects of it (what I consider...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 04/22/2015

learning azure with my own website project

It’s been a long time since I wrote a website. I really enjoy some aspects of it (what I consider...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 04/22/2015

countdown to ignite–t minus 11 (business) days

I am going to Microsoft’s Ignite conference and will be delivering some tips and tricks on Windows...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 04/17/2015

windows to go - the windows 10 post

I found a great post on setting up Windows To Go with PowerShell....

Author: Dan Rey Date: 11/13/2014

pranks on computers–the outcome!

Eva suggested I wait to come home to prank my son Sam and boy am I glad I did!  Sam loves to...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 09/05/2014

pranks on computers–the modern version…

Earlier this week a friend Sjonia posted a comment on Facebook…  First you should read this All...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 09/04/2014

…back at it–fall preview

It’s been over a year, but this fall seems a fitting time to return to regular blogging. I’ve still...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/23/2014

how many blog posts in the last 6 years?

one of our neighbors is approaching the one thousand blog post mark - i was reminded to check it out...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 03/14/2014

students involved with technology 2014

January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show. Arsenio was discussing his old show "We...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 02/21/2014

excel 2013 to the rescue…

My wife had a spreadsheet with lots of references and complexity that she was working with for...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 10/04/2013

musical floppies at students involved with technology 2013 conference

Scott Belluzzi and Sasha Ebrahimi presented at Students Involved with Technology along with my kids,...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 02/26/2013

before the lenovo horizon...

I received the go ahead to purchase a "techie" gift from my wife this holiday, but decided a family...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 01/07/2013

windows 8 and bing tip - searching the windows store from anywhere

So you took the plunge and you are running Windows 8. This could be on a brand new computer, a...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/26/2012

windows rt tip - how to recreate a recovery partition

ADVANCED TIP FOR THE TECHNICALLY INCLINED: Assuming you didn't jump right in like me and delete your...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/19/2012

adding storage to a windows rt device

Today I posted an advanced tip about deleting the recovery partition on Windows RT. The very first...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/18/2012

windows rt tip: regain an extra 3.5 gb of space

WARNING: This is an advanced tip for users that understand the ramifications of deleting a recovery...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/18/2012

windows rt tip: surface for windows rt recovery key

Read an interesting article (and fortunately I haven't had need for this yet) on the recovery key...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/12/2012

a powerpoint proposal

This video is a great example of how to use PowerPoint (and just because you can use PowerPoint...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 12/11/2012

favorite windows 8 feature

I’m using Windows 8 on many different devices, but have a couple still running Windows 7 for one...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 11/16/2012

7 years at microsoft

Today marks my 7th anniversary at Microsoft. 7 years ago I couldn't have even imagined where...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 10/31/2012

what teachers make, kiwanis and GIVE

Taylor Mali has inspired 1,000 teachers through his poetry and 12 year quest. Although he reached...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 10/17/2012

Last week at an event with Intel, we featured the Fujitsu Q702 which I assumed was preproduction...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 10/09/2012

aka.ms and a squirrel's nest

Today I was setting up a couple URL with the Microsoft Social Experience Platform (SXP) shortening...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 09/24/2012

8 things about windows 8: windows key + prt sc

I discovered this one by accident (thought I was pressing ALT + Print Screen) - in Windows 8 the...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 08/09/2012

8 things about windows 8: hardware and microsoft

Microsoft is marking it’s 30 years in hardware with the announcement of mice and keyboards designed...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/30/2012

pptplex

We're almost there - Windows 8 will RTM in a couple of days! Once Windows 8 hits the RTM (or release...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/28/2012

I had someone ask today about advanced searches in Windows 8 and I can honestly say I hadn’t tried...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/23/2012

office 2013 tip: touch mode for windows 8 tablets

The Office Ribbon is a huge improvement, but on a touch screen what if these options are a little...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/19/2012

office 2013 tip: outlook 2013 notifications on windows 8

A few days ago I posted about using Metro applications.  The more time you spend in Windows 8...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/18/2012

powerpoint 2013 tip: using smart art and actions to touch enable your next presentation

We have a great deck showcasing 8 things about Windows 8, but like many PowerPoint decks, it is...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/17/2012

8 things about windows 8: living in metro

I’ve been running Windows 8 for well over 6 months as my production operating system, but the funny...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/13/2012

8 things about windows 8: multiple keyboards, themes and microsoft accounts

Tablets are a fairly personal device – almost like your phone, but as many of us with a wife and/or...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/10/2012

8 things about windows 8: the mouse and the corners of your screen

One of my all time favorite Dilbert cartoons appeared on December 29, 1996.  It started with...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/09/2012

lorem ipsum and another microsoft word trick discovered

I love my job – Friday I was introduced to the term Lorem Ipsum and not knowing what it meant I...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/07/2012

web therapy season 2 and the movie ted

I watched the very first episode of Web Therapy on Showtime, but hadn't kept up with it. Last...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/07/2012

8 things about windows 8: mail, calendar and messaging apps

Most of my machines are now touch.  I have 2 Acers, 1 Samsung, 1 Lenovo a Sony all in one all...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/06/2012

8 things about windows 8: microsoft account integration

Windows 8 brings some obvious and not so obvious changes.  One that I can’t wait for is the...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 07/05/2012

use the powerpoint 2010 action feature to touch enable your next presentation

In PowerPoint 2010 there is a Hyperlink and Action feature that allow you to navigate to a certain...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 06/14/2012

windows 8 release preview loadfests in chicago and oak brook, il!

Next Thursday (June 21st) at the Chicago Windows User Group June meeting, we will be hosting our...

Author: Dan Rey Date: 06/13/2012

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