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  • Blog Post: How I Became a SharePoint 2010 MCM

    I recently attained the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint 2010 certification.  I have long wanted to write about the experience, but honestly didn’t know how to begin.  After quite a few conversations with friends and colleagues, I thought I would share some insight about the process...
  • Blog Post: What is a Dedicated Support Engineer?

    For the past 7 years, I worked in Developer Platform Evangelism to talk to customers about the latest and greatest technologies that Microsoft would soon be releasing, and worked to gain early adopters of the technologies.  This was a very fun job, but I desired a change.  This past July, I...
  • Blog Post: My New Dev Rig: Boot to VHD and Hyper-V

    I have a Lenovo T61P with 8 GB RAM.  That’s what I use to do demos.  To many devs, they’re thinking, “oh man, wish I had that much RAM”.  I wish you did, too, because the ROI of adding RAM for developers is an easy justification.  But here’s the thing… I don’t just dev with this machine...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller

    I have a confession... I am a developer, a true developer. I am infrastructure illiterate, meaning I very, very, very infrequently (like maybe twice ever) install a domain controller by myself. I don't assign IP addresses, heck it's rare that I install Windows Server from scratch (we use network installs...
  • Blog Post: 2 Coolest Things: Boot to VHD, and TFS Basic

    This is an email that I sent to my co-workers, and decided that it's something I should share with the masses. I've been doing the same job for almost 6 years, not a whole lot gets me jazzed about technology these days. This past week, I had 2 moments where I sat up in my seat and gave thanks to the...
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