Every year the TS team dresses up to eat treats and play pranks on Halloween. Vote for what you think is the best Halloween costume and you could win a prize pack full of TrainSignal gear, including a free training course of your choice!
Andrew Brust has just published a new course: Big Data: The Big Picture In this course, ZDNet’s Big Data correspondent Andrew Brust teaches you all about Big Data. This course will get you up and running with the definitions and technologies you need to know, and the vendors you need to know about. By the […]
In this article we walk you through the setup of a GNS3 lab with three routers and one Ethernet switch. With easy to follow screen shots you will be able to easily absorb this setup process and implement it in your own configuration endeavors.
Jason Alba has just published his first course: LinkedIn Fundamentals This video series is different than other courses we offer. Jason introduces LinkedIn to help you with your personal career management, and/or to help your company grow and get increased visibility. Whether you are interested in strengthening relationships with your professional contacts, growing your business […]
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Love-fest feels less like a traditional technical conference and more like a backyard camp out with 2500 of your nerdiest friends. The Day 1 keynote featured CEO Steve Ballmer doing a good job of showing the consistency of experience across a range of form factors from an 80 inch touch screen to […]
Is the glass half empty or half full? The choice between optimistic and pessimistic concurrency is much the same question, particularly when using distributed caching. In this video excerpt from Jon Flanders’ new course Windows Server AppFabric Cache you’ll see how to choose the glass is half full option by implementing optimistic concurrency for your […]
Our first two SQL Server 2012 video courses will help anyone trying to broaden their database skills by teaching a wide range of SQL management and querying concepts.
In this week’s newsletter check out these recently released courses: Top 10 Cool PowerShell v3 Features with Windows Server 2012 by Thomas Lee, SQL Server: Deadlock Analysis and Prevention by Jonathan Kehayias, Windows Server AppFabric Cache by Jon Flanders, SharePoint 2010 Administrator Ramp-Up: Part 5 and Part 6 by Ted Pattison. You can also read trending articles from the Pluralsight […]
In today’s episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to Thomas Lee about his course Creating PowerShell Modules. In the interview Thomas explains what PowerShell modules are and how they can improve the portability and reusability of your PowerShell functionality. He also describes some of the differences between PowerShell version 2 […]
Using Microsoft’s new Fakes framework for creating mock objects isn’t always as straightforward as you might think. In this video excerpt from Jim Cooper and Donald Belcham’s new course Microsoft Fakes Fundamentals you’ll see how to create a stub for a generic type using some unusual syntax. In the complete course the duo covers other […]
Now that the iPhone 5 is upon us, let’s examine what it offers and whether it’s a worthy addition to Apple’s mobile lineup. Is this sleek device the one to convert the long-standing Android and Windows phone users?
John Sonmez has just published a new course: Introduction to Struts 2 Struts 2 is a framework for developing MVC based web applications in Java. When building a complex web application it is often difficult to keep business and view logic separate from each other. In this course, you will learn how to create a […]
Sure Microsoft’s new Intellitrace feature will let you debug apps in production, but unit tests? Absolutely, as this video excerpt from Marcel de Vries’ new course on Intellitrace shows, you can use Intellitrace to get details of complex unit tests. In the full course Marcel also covers topics such as using debugging symbols, using Intellitrace […]
Glenn Berry of SQLskills has just published a new course: Understanding Server Hardware How do you know what the capabilities of your server are? How do you choose a new server? Which processor should you select? How can you avoid having to pay exorbitant amounts for licenses, or wasting money through over-provisioning a server? Glenn […]
It is no secret that Microsoft XML experienced a recent attack. Learn what this means for you and how you can avoid experiencing the repercussions of this vulnerability, which was actually discovered in the first place by Google. Are your users safe from an attack?
In the latest episode of our Meet the Author podcast series, Fritz Onion talks to Steve Smith about his course Creating N-Tier Applications in C#, Part 1. In the interview Steve discusses how his view of application architecture has changed over the years evolving from traditional layered applications to a domain driven design model. He […]
Yacine Khammal has just published a new course: Selling Windows 8 Apps This course explores the Windows Store and the art of publishing and selling your app. Yacine teaches all about store certification and planning your app against that objective. He explores the different monetization strategies, the tools available for implementing these strategies and measuring […]
With the release of WIndows 8, a lot of manufacturers will be releasing computing hardware that offers both touchscreen functionality and mouse/keyboard compatibility. They are known as hybrids. We analyze them and show you what they will offer.
We examine the Windows 8 Charms Bar and explain its functions. It is one aspect of Windows 8 that is a drastic change from previous versions of Windows. It essentially replaces the traditional start menu and search.