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Archive for October, 2011

TrainSignal’s 2011 Halloween Costume Contest: Vote and Win Free Training

By Kasia Lorenc on October 31, 2011

Over the past couple of years, the TrainSignal Halloween Costume Contest has become a tradition. Help us choose a new winner by voting for your favorite costume and you’ll be automatically entered to win a free TrainSignal training course of your choice!


New course: .NET Regular Expressions

By Megan Russell on October 31, 2011

Dan Sullivan has just published a new course:  .NET Regular Expressions The .NET Regex course is not a generic regular expression course, it is about the specific syntax of regular expressions used by the Regex class in .NET. The Regex class is one of the richest implementations of regular expressions on any platform and this […]


New course: WMI and PowerShell

By Megan Russell on October 28, 2011

Thomas Lee has just published a new course: WMI and PowerShell WMI is a fantastic management tool that is built right into Windows client and server. With PowerShell, you can access all off WMI simply and easily. This course shows you how you can do that.


Progress on a new Android player

By Keith Sparkjoy on October 28, 2011

UPDATE: This new player has been officially released! We’ve learned a lot since we shipped our first Android player. Namely that getting videos to play reliably on different devices using Android’s video library is next to impossible due to fragmentation of the implementation. It’s interesting to look at other companies with way more resources than […]


New course: DevExpress CodeRush and Refactor!

By Megan Russell on October 27, 2011

Oliver Sturm has just published a new course: DevExpress CodeRush and Refactor! This course describes the product package CodeRush and Refactor! by DevExpress. It takes you through features for understanding code, creating new code, refactoring, and all the support functionality offered by this exciting Visual Studio integrated productivity package.


802.11 Wireless LAN Standards Comparison

By Sean Wilkins on October 26, 2011

The modern standards of 802.11 wireless LAN differ in many ways, and evolved within the wireless equipment market. We are left with the four main standards: 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n.


Offline Viewing for Laptops/Desktops

By Aaron Skonnard on October 25, 2011

Our website release this week introduced a big change in how our “offline viewing” feature works. You can read more about the changes here. This shift in direction had the biggest impact on our  Annual Plus subscribers. After listening to their initial feedback, we’ve learned that many of our Annual Plus subscribers have been using the […]


New Training Release: Cisco CCNA Wireless

By Chris Magiet on October 25, 2011

Our new Cisco CCNA Wireless Training Course provides instruction for the IUWNE 640-721 certification exam, taught by 14-year networking veteran and CCIE Joe Rinehart.


Offline Viewing: What happened to the Downloads tab?

By Aaron Skonnard on October 24, 2011

Today we released some major new features and a new look at pluralsight.com. As part of this release, we’ve fundamentally changed how “offline viewing” works. Now, all Plus subscribers (Monthly Plus & Annual Plus) can take advantage of this feature. Offline viewing was always meant to enable watching Pluralsight courses on-the-go via one of our supported mobile apps. Before today, Annual Plus […]


Pluralsight: New Features and a New Look

By Aaron Skonnard on October 24, 2011

Today we released a new website at pluralsight.com that we’re very excited about. It consists of some major new features, a better price for Annual Plus, and an improved user experience (and skin). You can read more about these changes below. New Features The new features we released today include: Course assessments – Plus subscribers can […]


5 Things They Don’t Tell You About IT Jobs in School

By Eric English on October 21, 2011

In school you learn about all the technical aspects of IT, but rarely do you learn anything about what your job experiences will be like, or how to troubleshoot a problem. Here are 5 things they don’t tell you about IT jobs in school.


Using VRRP for Router Redundancy

By Stelios Antoniou on October 19, 2011

There are two popular options for providing redundancy at the network layer: HSRP and VRRP. However, VRRP is the only network layer redundancy protocol that can be used in a network with multivendor routers, which means it’s that much more important for you to learn about it.


What’s New with Citrix XenApp 6

By Sean Wilkins on October 18, 2011

Citrix XenApp 6 is shifting how virtual applications are used in Microsoft Windows to to improve performance. Read about how the new features of XenApp 6, Dazzle (a self-service storefront, AppCenter, and other upgrades can enhance virtualization in the workplace.


New course: Building Windows 8 Metro Apps with C++ and XAML

By Megan Russell on October 18, 2011

Kate Gregory has just published a new course:                                                                 Building Windows 8 Metro Apps with C++ and XAML With Windows 8 a new application […]


New course: Building Windows 8 Metro Apps in C# and XAML

By Megan Russell on October 17, 2011

Ian Griffiths has just published a new course:                                                                   Building Windows 8 Metro Apps in C# and XAML Windows 8 introduces a new […]


New course: MonoTouch

By Megan Russell on October 14, 2011

John Sonmez has just published a new course: MonoTouch We will cover setting up your development environment, creating the application using C# and MonoDevelop, and deploying the finished product. This course is designed to teach you how to use MonoTouch as an alternative to developing iOS applications in Objective-C.


New course: Silverlight Server Communication

By Megan Russell on October 13, 2011

Shawn Wildermuth has just published a new course: Silverlight Server Communication As a client-side technology, Silverlight needs a way to access data and functionality over the web. This course will show you how to access a variety of server-side communication using WCF, OData, REST, Sockets and more.


TrainSignal’s 2011 Fall Book Giveaway

By Chris Magiet on October 13, 2011

We’re giving away prizes of autographed IT books! Enter to win everyday through October 21 to win great Windows 7, PowerShell, and Server 2008 titles signed by the authors. Post a comment here about your favorite tech innovation of 2011 and you could be a winner.


Windows Live Mesh 2011: User Guide

By Eric English on October 12, 2011

Windows Live Mesh 2011 allows you to synchronize files between multiple devices and the cloud — and it’s completely free. Learn how to install. configure and use Live Mesh to sync files and remotely control the PC you have it installed on.


New Training Release: Microsoft Network Monitoring

By Chris Magiet on October 11, 2011

This new video training course by Rhonda Layfield shows admins wary of Microsoft Network Monitor the tips and tools to utilize the free and powerful tool to save time troubleshooting a network.


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