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Archive for September, 2011

Free Pluralsight training on the Orchard Project

By Aaron Skonnard on September 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Orchard Project that provides visitors of their site with a free Introduction to Orchard training. Now when you visit the Orchard Project website, you’ll see the free training promoted on the right side of the page. Simply click on the video to begin watching the [...]


New course: C# Fundamentals – Part 2

By Megan Russell on September 30, 2011

Scott Allen has just published a new course: C# Fundamentals – Part 2 C# Fundamentals – Part 2 introduces you to the variety of programming styles supported by the C# language. At its core, C# is an object-oriented, statically-typed language that lends itself to procedural and object-oriented programming, but recent additions to the language have [...]


Join Us for a Free Virtualization Webinar with vExpert David Davis

By Kasia Lorenc on September 29, 2011

You’re invited to an exclusive live webinar with our vExpert and creator of our best-selling virtualization training David Davis that will help you get started using virtualization today.


How to Prevent Loops with STP: Spanning Tree Protocol

By Stelios Antoniou on September 28, 2011

High availability is something both desirable and necessary. But sometimes, redundant links cause frame loops within a network that can lead to bandwidth and resource starvation. Learn how to use the Spanning Tree Protocol to prevent bridging loops and provide a loop-free network topology.


New course: Entity Framework 4.1 – DbContext Data Access

By Megan Russell on September 27, 2011

Julie Lerman has just published a new course:                                                                           Entity Framework 4.1 – DbContext Data Access In addition to [...]


New Training Release: SharePoint 2010 Development Training

By Chris Magiet on September 27, 2011

We’re excited to add to our SharePoint training series with SharePoint 2010 Development Training. Instructor Eric Skaggs explores the strategies for customizing business intelligent SharePoint applications using Visual Studio 2010.


Pluralsight is heading to Teched Brasil 2011

By Aaron Skonnard on September 26, 2011

We’re excited to announce that Pluralsight is heading to Brasil this week! Pluralsight is a proud sponsor of Teched Brasil 2011! The event is being held September 29-30. We’re looking forward to engaging with our friends and customers during this fantastic event. If you’re going to be at the conference, please stop by the Pluralsight exhibit booth and [...]


How to Become an MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer

By Ben Bedo on September 26, 2011

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) you have proven to be a superior technical and instructional expert on Microsoft technologies. Learn about the MCT certification process, MCT requirements and the benefits of becoming an MCT.


VMworld 2011: My Favorite VMworld Sessions

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on September 26, 2011

VMworld is known for great speakers and great sessions. In this post Ashraf shares his favorite VMworld 2011 sessions, what he learned and what other virtualization professionals should be paying attention to this year. What was your favorite VMworld 2011 session?


VMworld 2011: Hands-On Labs

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on September 23, 2011

The hands-on labs at VMworld 2011 were a unique opportunity to experience VMware’s virtualization technology first hand. My advice to future VMworld attendees is to do as many labs as you can, as there’s no better way to learn than to do it yourself.


VMworld 2011: Solutions Exchange

By Ashraf Al-Dabbas on September 22, 2011

The solutions exchange at VMworld 2011 is by far the liveliest part of the conference and where most of the action is. See why you shouldn’t waste your time on VMworld sessions, but instead spend more time learning about the different virtualization solutions and what people are doing.


How To Test PowerShell Scripts With WhatIf

By Brian Nelson on September 21, 2011

Used correctly PowerShell 2.0 is a robust tool for system administration, but used incorrectly, it can be a powerful disruptor of an otherwise happy environment. Learn how to test your PowerShell scripts with the WhatIf parameter to ensure that you’re always using PowerShell correctly.


Become an MCT at the 2011 MCT Summit North America

By Heather Ackmann on September 20, 2011

The annual MCT Summit is where Microsoft MCTs gather to network and learn. This year’s event, happening October 19-21 in San Francisco, features a pre-conference Train-the-Trainer bootcamp for aspiring MCTs that will allow you to certify for a fraction of the cost and time.


Updated course: Inversion of Control

By Megan Russell on September 20, 2011

John Sonmez has just updated his Inversion of Control course. In addition to Castle Windsor and Unity, John now covers both Structure Map and Ninject as additional Inversion of Control Containers.


New course: Extending IIS 7.5 with Modules and Handlers

By Megan Russell on September 20, 2011

Robert Boedigheimer has just published a new course:                                                Extending IIS 7.5 with Modules and Handlers Since IIS 7, the once monolithic web server has been broken up into about 40 components so [...]


Updated Course: C++ Fundamentals

By Megan Russell on September 20, 2011

Kate Gregory has just updated her C++ Fundamentals course to cover pointers and inheritance.  Pointers and references aren’t just used to save the cost of copies when calling functions, or to access objects on the free store.  They also unlock, polymorphism, a powerful C++ feature that arises in inheritance hierarchies.  Learn the smart way to cast, using templates, [...]


IT Certification Update: September 2011

By Mike Rodriguez on September 19, 2011

This month’s certification updates include the new VCP5, Windows Phone certifications, SharePoint, Oracle and how to use Microsoft certifications to earn college credit.


SharePoint 2010 RBS: To Blob or Not to Blob

By J. Peter Bruzzese on September 16, 2011

SharePoint 2010 Administration Training instructor J. Peter Bruzzese comments on the usefulness and potential benefits of Remote BLOB Storage.


DHCP Troubleshooting

By Stelios Antoniou on September 14, 2011

Troubleshooting DHCP is something every network administrator will need to master. Mastering the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is required for the CCNP TSHOOT exam and will help you understand your IP infrastructure like never before.


Updated Course: Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch

By Megan Russell on September 14, 2011

Matt Milner has just updated his Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch                      course to cover the final RTM release. All of the demos have been updated to use Visual Studio  LightSwitch Edition so you can see clearly how everything works on the final bits. Kudos to Matt! In this [...]


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