Proven Tips for Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 Certification and 70-463 Exam

There’s nothing more satisfying than achieving your goals. Every IT professional dreams of rising through the ranks and attaining the topmost Microsoft certification in the long run. However, obtaining the highly covetable MCSA and MSCE certifications is never a walk in the park. But as tough as the journey might get, the prospect of enjoying the potential benefits of these certifications in the future should keep you going. This article outlines the key aspects of…

SOLVED: How To Tell If Microsoft Is Having Problems

If you are working on Microsoft connected systems (Office 365, Azure, Windows Update…) and you see some odd behavior, it might not be you.  The question then becomes, where can you go to see if Microsoft is down? We use the following five sites to see if Microsoft is having problems or is in a full outage: Windows Update Status: isitdownrightnow.com/update.microsoft.com.html  Office365 Status: portal.office.com/Adminportal/Home#/servicehealth Azure Status: azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/status Microsoft in General: outage.report/microsoft XBox Status: support.xbox.com/en-CA/xbox-live-status  

Solved: Community Gaming and Where to Find It

It is relatively easy for a video game to introduce a communal element. By creating an online mode in which players exist in the same universe, whether with the aim of working together or competing against one another, video games can move beyond the game’s core narrative to offer something that allows bonds to be made. Online casino games don’t have the same opportunity when it comes to offering new modes, but there are ways…

Writing about Tech Trends in 2019

Technologies continue developing and go on changing human lives. This article describes 11 most important tech trends of the year 2019. Writing about 11 Main Tech Trends of 2019 The professional college homework helper from Homeworkneeded.com shared his thoughts about technological trends of 2019. Automation Level: Increased Soon, new apps and instruments performing routine jobs with no mental efforts required will be in use. Such automation can speed up solving of job tasks and make…

SOLVED: Bad Handshake – MySQL Workbench Failed To Connect To SQL

If you see FAILED TO CONNECT TO MYSQL – BAD HANDSHAKE in MySQL Workbench, your database is likely unsupported.  MySQL Workbench only supports MySQL databases version 5.1 and newer. Fortunately there is an easy way around this.  Use the old MYSQL ADMINISTRATOR tool as shown below.  In my case I was trying to open a MySQL 5.1 database for a clients WordPress installation with MySQL Workbench 8 and that did not work out :). You…

SOLVED: Backup Database Greyed out in MySQL Administrator

MySQL Administrator has been replaced with MySQL Workbench but many people still the Administrator and if you are one of them and find that the BACKUP or RESTORE options are greyed out, you need to either : Click the NEW PROJECT button at the bottom middle of the Window and then enter a PROJECT NAME, OR Select a project from the bottom left list of existing projects. As you can see in the screenshot below,…

VIDEO: Practical Cyber Security in 2019

This presentation titled, “A Guide to Practical Cyber Security in 2019” was given to a parents association at middle school in Calgary. It has some teen discussion but as stated in the video, Cyber Security is now everyone’s problem and so the course is intended primarily for adults. The DON’Ts of Cyber Security Do not use real details on social media or any place you don’t need to Don’t take surveys online or on the…

Do You Have a Dream? Online is the Answer

Not everyone has a big dream – making it big in Hollywood, being recognized walking down any street in the world, or transforming the way the world does business. But even small dreams need nourishment and work to make them come true, and any dream that comes true is satisfying and worthwhile in the long run. What is your dream: making handcrafted furniture, unique toys, or stunning jewelry? Manufacturing beautiful soap, scented candles or hand-worked…

VIDEO: Why You Can’t See 4K, Why 8K Is Nearly Pointless & Why Refresh Rate Is All That Counts

In the world of 2019, 4K screens (which also have HDR and other image enhancing technologies) cost only slightly more than 1080P (aka. 2K) screens so that is what most people should buy but don’t expect too much from it unless you are: sitting a few inches in front of it (like in a boardroom), or, the screen is massive Why You Can’t See 4K Most humans can see only a very minor improvement in…

SOLVED: VIDEO: 4 Ingenious Ways Hackers Get Around Two Factor Authentication

If you are like most people, you think two factor authentication is nearly impossible to get around.  This is because two factor includes: something you know (like a username and password) something you have (like your cell phone that has a PIN code texted to you) So if a hacker gets your username and password, say through a phishing site you accidentally typed your credentials into, they still can’t get in because they don’t have…

What To Look For In a Robotic Vacuum

You would think that buying a robotic vacuum like a Roomba would be pretty straight forward.  In it’s simplest form a robot vacuum is little suction machine self drives around your floors; what else is there to know?  It turns out that there are quite a few things to look for. Below we list the items you need to consider before buying a robot vacuum in order of importance.  That order will change depending upon…

VIDEO: How To Clone Your Laptop Disk to an SSD – Sony Viao PCG8114L Swap Spinning Disk for SSD

We show how to use FREE disk cloning software, EaseUS Backup, and common external disk hardware clone your laptop disk. We demonstrate the process and performance increase on an old Sony VIAO. If you just want to see how to swap the spinning disk to an SSD on a Sony VIAO PCG8114L laptop, watch the short video below. For fun we also use NovaBench to benchmark the performance difference between the spinning disk and the…

Which CPU Is Right For You?

It is easy to get overwhelmed trying to figure out which Intel CPU does what and why one is better than the other.  To make your selection a little less daunting we have three sections for you to skim through: Text description of Intel CPU’s Simple summary of Intel consumer grade CPU’s Summary of all current Intel CPU’s 1 – Text description of Intel CPU’s 2 – Simple summary of Intel consumer grade CPU’s In the…