Are Apple Tablets Really Killing Netbooks?

Lets start with the word NO… By:  Jeff Bertolucci “… ABI Research says the netbook market will not be “gravely injured” by the iPad and similar tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook. “This is a rumor perpetuated by Apple fanatics,” wrote ABI Research mobile device analyst Jeff Orr in an e-mail to PCWorld. Orr points out that annual netbook shipments continue to grow, and that the top isn’t in…

Can Not Find / Add Domain Users In Sharepoint 2010

When attempting to add users to a Sharepoint 2010 site I found I could not find domain users, only local ones.  After 3 hours of goofing around, this is what I found. I was getting the following: Requested Registry access is not allowed. Correlation ID: 39aea029-6545-417d-9534-8b8bcbc892aa Date and Time: 12/6/2010 11:40:12 AM” and the Event Viewer shows only Requested registry access is not allowed Source: Sharepoint Foundation EventID: 6615 Sooooo, below are the answers I found: My…

SOLVED: Kaspersky 8 Antivirus Engine Update for ‘ForeFront Protection 2010 For Exchange’ Alert

Problem: Every day or so since the summer of 2010 I receive the following email from my Exchange 2010 server: “Microsoft has released new versions* of the Forefront/Antigen product that you are using.  These new versions include the new Kaspersky 8 antivirus engine, which replaces the older Kaspersky 5 antivirus engine.  The product version you are currently running will continue to function with the Kaspersky 5 engine until Jan. 31, 2011.  As of Feb. 1,…

What is the Difference between a Web Application and Site Collection

WebApp vs Site collection.  This is a confusing issue: Basically a WebApp is a container for sites.  Each Web Application must contain at least one Site Collection. Each Site Collection can contain more than one site A site is usually shown as a tab in a Sharepoint page. This applies equally to Sharepoint, WSS (Windows Sharepoint Services), Sharepoint 2007, MOSS, Sharepoint Foundation 2010, and Sharepoint Server 2010. I found a great little table on THIS…

Sharepoint 2010 Free (and Useful or Fun) WebParts and How To Install Them

Background: I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. NOTE: All of these work…

How to Turn Off / Disable / Hide the Left Hand Menu Bar / Nav Pane in Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. How to Turn Off / Disable…

SOLVED: Sharepoint Foundation 2010 2013 New Web Application Prompting for Username and Password Credentials

Ok… this is what I blew my morning on and man that is not cool!  (scroll immediately to the bottom if you just want the easy fix!) I created a new Webapp and Site Collection in a fresh Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server running Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit and found that I was being prompted for Username and Password Credentials even though I was logged in as Enterprise Admin.  After three apparently failed attempts at…

Cannot Adjust Power Settings on Your Samsung Laptop?

To be direct the answer is disable Samsung FAST START program. Samsung’s own software overrides Windows 7 POWER OPTIONS settings and greys out several options, including: REQUIRE A PASSWORD ON WAKEUP POWER BUTTON AND LID LID CLOSE ACTIONS POWER BUTTON ACTIONS SLEEP BUTTON ACTION FAST START is enabled by default and it claims to ‘enable’ the laptop to enter sleep mode whatever the power settings. In fact it forces sleep mode by hard setting all the power-off options…

How To Disassemble Seagate 3TB GoFlex Drive and Use it Internally

Seagate does not sell a 3TB external drive (as of December 2010) but I needed one. The only other drive today is Western Digitals 3TB but it is slower, and I am not a fan of Western Digital… oh ya, and the Seagate 3TB EXTERNAL was $40 LESS expensive that the 3TB WD INTERNAL.  This made my decision to rip appart a brand new Seagate 3TB GoFlex drive an easy one. Check out our video —————–…

Bike 2.0 The Next Generation Bicycle

“…Milan-based Danish designer Nils Sveje describes Bike 2.0 as the next generation bicycle… hence the name. At first glance, it looks pretty ordinary. Its very Spartan appearance doesn’t exactly turn heads, and in fact it’s the lack of external features that gives away the fact that this is no ordinary bike. Instead of a chain, the bike has a pedal-powered internal generator that’s wired directly to the rear hub motor. Instead of derailleurs, it has…

Office 2010 Starter and Office WebApps are Two FREE Versions of Office (Word and Excel)

In addition to several new features like the Social Media pane in Outlook and the use of the fantastic new “Ribbon” on all programs, Office 2010 brought us two completely new versions which are completely free! Office 2010 Starter Edition – FREE: Starter includes only Word and Excel and they have some advanced features removed which I doubt 99.99% of users would notice.  It also has a small panel on the bottom right which contains…

Windows 7 Versions / Editions Compared

Win 7 comes in many different flavours but in North America there are only 5. Quick Notes: If you are using Windows 7 Starter, about the only things you will find annoying is the inability to change wallpapers and that lack of Aero (the glass like window frames in 7) Ultimate and Enterprise are the same product however Windows 7 Enterprise is a corporate license only SKU which allows the user to access some additional software…

How to Disable Windows 7 ‘ Aero Snap ‘ Feature

Aero is the name for the Windows 7  interface (GUI) and Snap is the feature which resizes windows when you drag them to the edge of a screen.  Personally I like most of the AERO SNAP features but I don’t like the one that kicks in when you drag a Window to the left or right edge of the screen.  However, without a registry entry there is no way to turn off only a part…