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Archive for August, 2011

My First VMworld: Day 1 at VMworld 2011

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on August 31, 2011

Ashraf’s journey at VMworld 2011 continues with sessions, labs, and networking events. Read about day 1 at VMworld from Ashraf’s perspective.


How to Configure FreeSWITCH on Windows Part 3

By Stelios Antoniou on August 31, 2011

Our FreeSWITCH configuration series has reached it’s final stages. In this how-to you’ll learn how to configure your three FreeSWITCH dial-plan xml files: Public.xml, Default.xml, and Features.xml files so your PBX has the information for routing and terminating calls.


New course: IIS 7.5 for Developers

By Megan Russell on August 30, 2011

Steve Evans has just published a new course: IIS 7.5 for Developers This course teaches developers how to setup, configure, and manage IIS 7.5. We will cover the basics of IIS 7.5; New Features, Site Creation and Configuration (like what is a host header?), how SSL certificates work, and how to package and deploy your [...]


My First VMworld: Ashraf’s Journey to VMworld 2011

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on August 29, 2011

Last year, Ashraf was the lucky winner of a trip to VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. The conference is finally here, and in this post Ashraf shares his first impressions of the conference and his journey to get here.


New Training Release: VMware vSphere 5 Training

By Chris Magiet on August 29, 2011

VMware vSphere 5 just came out, and we are following suit with our new course by vExperts David Davis and Elias Khnaser. Be one of the first to master vSphere 5 with quality instruction from some of the most knowledgeable figures in the industry.


The Ultimate Guide: Resume Writing for IT Professionals

By Kasia Lorenc on August 26, 2011

Resumes are intensely personal and what enhances one resume might damage another. Our free IT Resume Guide walks you step-by-step through the process of creating an effective IT resume that will help you stand out from hundreds of other applicants. Get it today!


Free Pluralsight Training for ReSharper Customers

By Aaron Skonnard on August 25, 2011

Today we are excited to announce a new partnership with JetBrains that provides all R# customers with a free 1-month subscription to our popular Resharper Fundamentals online training course, authored by James Kovacs, a long-time R# guru and JetBrains Academy Board Member who has some amazing R# tips and tricks to share with you through [...]


Introduction to Cisco Unified Communications Components

By Sean Wilkins on August 24, 2011

Learn about the five most commonly used Cisco Unified Communications Components: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager – Express, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unity Express and Cisco Unified Presence.


How to Configure FreeSWITCH on Windows Part 2

By Stelios Antoniou on August 24, 2011

As we continue our FreeSWITCH configuration series, learn some basic CLI FreeSWITCH commands, how to configure your VoIP Gateway and the basics on Regular Expressions, which you’ll need to know before configuring your Dial Plan.


Help Us Win the 2011 Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards

By Kasia Lorenc on August 23, 2011

In the past two years we’ve been honored to win the gold for Best Training and Certification Product in the Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards. And we owe it all to you! This year, we ask for your support once more — help us win with your vote!


New Training Release: Windows PowerShell Fundamentals Training

By Chris Magiet on August 22, 2011

Windows Server 2008 PowerShell Fundamentals training by PowerShell MVP Jeff Hicks is an extremely comprehensive guide designed for total PowerShell beginners.


New Training Release: Microsoft Server Virtualization Training

By Chris Magiet on August 22, 2011

Microsoft Server Virtualization training by instructor Ed Liberman guides students through virtualization fundamentals, providing coverage of crucial virtualization skills on Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.


New course: SSAS Basics

By Fritz Onion on August 22, 2011

Stacia Misner has just published a new course: SSAS Basics This course explains how to develop Analysis Services databases, beginning with the dimensional modeling process and continuing with the development of dimensions and cubes. It also covers the integration of business logic into the cube by adding calculations, named sets, and key performance indicators. This [...]


New course: Android Async Programming and Services

By Fritz Onion on August 22, 2011

Jim Wilson has just published a new course: Android Async Programming and Services   In this course you will learn how to use Android services and asynchronous processing to create applications that provide a more responsive user experience. Topics covered include Android Services, background processing, threading, asynchronous tasks, Started Services, Foreground Services, Notifications, Android Service [...]


New Course: HTML 5 Advanced Topics

By Fritz Onion on August 22, 2011

Craig Shoemaker has just published a new course: HTML 5 Advanced Topics In Advanced HTML5 you learn to build native rich internet applications by taking advantage of features that: allow a website to operate with or without internet connectivity, relieve the UI thread of intense processing, reduce application overhead by using Web Sockets for constant [...]


Intro to Microsoft Virtualization: Installing the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 2008

By Ben Bedo on August 17, 2011

Get started with Microsoft virtualization and learn how to install the Hyper-V role on your Windows Server 2008. We’ll walk you through the installation process step-by-step.


How to Configure FreeSWITCH on Windows Part 1

By Stelios Antoniou on August 17, 2011

See how FreeSWITCH can fit into your network and what your basic configuration options are. We’ll go over how to create extension numbers, how to configure the Internal SIP Profile and how to test the client registration in FreeSWITCH.


New course: Inversion of Control

By Fritz Onion on August 15, 2011

John Sonmez has just published a new course: Inversion of Control In this course we will take a detailed look at inversion of control by tracing it back to the underlying principles and patterns it was based off. We will disect inversion of control by understanding dependency inversion, the types of inversion of control, and [...]


New course: ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding

By Fritz Onion on August 15, 2011

Steve Michelotti has just published a new course: ASP.NET MVC Scaffolding Each version of ASP.NET MVC has seen an increase in developer productivity features. However, that reaches a whole new level with the addition of MVC Scaffolding. Whether you are an MVC newbie or an experienced MVC developer looking for an increase in productivity, MVC Scaffolding [...]


New Course: Algorithms and Data Structures – Part 1

By Fritz Onion on August 15, 2011

Robert Horvick has just published a new course: Algorithms and Data Structures – Part 1 In this course we will look at the core data structures and algorithms used in everyday applications. We will discuss the trade-offs involved with choosing each data structure, along with traversal, retrieval, and update algorithms. This is part 1 of [...]


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