Thursday, October 13, 2011

I passed Exam 70-668

Yesterday i passed the exam 70-668 PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator and other than i thought it is easier for me than the 70-668.

This exam was easier for me cause it's more oriented towards business requirements. Server farms, Authentication and so on. The exam is divided by testlets and every testlet has 1 or max 4 question to answer, depending on the amount of question you have to answer you get a certain amount of time that you have to be able to answer all questions! If you go to the next question you cant review the testlet question anymore. I had 16 testlet question and 10 normal questions. The testlet explain a business need or scenario and you have to propose a solution (your answer). Although the possible answers still try to trick you if you read the question really good you should be able by exclusion to give the right answer. You have to carefully read the question and most of the time they ask for:

  • minimum amount of administrative effort
  • minimize the number of Web applications and site collections
  • minimize downtime
  • must minimize costs

So just pay attention to those small things, cause this can make a answer change.

This exam i tried to learn with MeasureUp, but other than get used to the multiple choice i don't think its a good tool to prepare for Exam. The only good thing i like about MeasureUp is that the answers are well explained with links to online topics.

I have two more Exams to go:

For the Developer Certification you need two exams
Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development
Exam 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Windows PowerShell command builder

yeahhhhhh..... this tool is for SharePoint Admins like me that are lacy to write the syntax by hand, instead you can use Click-Klack-Kodac and there it is, you can copy the command to the command line.

Start here Windows PowerShell Command Builder

Windows PowerShell is a command-line scripting tool that provides an administrator full access to applicable application programming interfaces (APIs).
Administrators can use Windows PowerShell to interact directly with SharePoint-based web applications, site collections, sites, lists, and much more.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chrome Remote Desktop

Now this is something very useful for me! Remote Desktop over the Web browser.

"Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook. The goal of this beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users. This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code. Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured. One potential use of this version is the remote IT helpdesk case. The helpdesk can use the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA to help another user, while conversely a user can receive help by setting up a sharing session without leaving their desk. Additional use cases such as being able to access your own computer remotely are coming soon. Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chromebooks."

Download here

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I passed Exam 70-667

Yesterday I passed the exam TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring with 950/1000. Even i know a lot and i learned a lot with MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-667) the questions are somehow not really fair. The questions try to trick you by giving you answer options that you would not apply in real world. I guess what i want to say is: The book prepares you technically to go to the exam but you still need to deal with question that are not straight and you need to guess the best answer.

I am scheduled for the 70-668 next week, we will see what happens there, cause this will probably be even worse, cause there you will have to read the exhibits first before you can answer questions!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lenovo - You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Lenovo notebooks come with Factory Recovery Disks creation software. This allows you to create recovery disk in case you want to re install the notebook other than from the local hard disk. You can create the recovery discs on CD/DVD, memory disk or USB hard disk.

Attention: The USB hard disk will be formatted and you loose all the data!

It takes a long time to prepare the creation of the recovery media. Everything is copied into c:\swshare before then it gets copied to the external source you selected.

You can do this only one time! If you want to create the recovery disks more than once, you get a message:

You can have only one copy of the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Product Recovery Media Creator will exit now.

This is the workaround for this problem:

All you need it in the Lenovo_Recovery disk. In my case its drive letter Q:\
If i click on this drive in the explorer it show you nothing cause the content is hidden!

1. Open the Explorer and then click Organize -> Folder and search options
2. In window Folder Options click tab View
3. Now enable Show hidden files, folders, and drives and then click OK
4. Click on the Lenovo_Recovery drive, in my case drive Q:\
5. Here is every thing needed to create the recovery disks!
6. Edit the file FactoryRecovery\service_done.ini
7. Change the string DONE=1 to DONE=0 and exit the editor saving the changes
8. You can now recreate the Factory Recovery Disks

Have fun, always backup data before restoring any disks!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google+ open for Public

I cant believe it, Google+ is open for public now .... hurry, open up your Google+ account and of course add me to your circle ;-)

use this link and you get in immediately!

2010 Information Worker VM now with SP1

The 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine now has SP1.

This download contains a three Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machine set for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010.

Virtual machine “a” contains the following pre-configured software:
  1. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Evaluation Edition, running as an Active Directory Domain Controller for the “CONTOSO.COM” domain with DNS and WINS
  2. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Analysis, Notification, and Reporting Services
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  4. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 Enterprise Edition
  5. Microsoft Office Web Applications SP1
  6. Microsoft FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 SP1
  7. Microsoft Project Server 2010 SP1
  8. Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 SP1
  9. Microsoft Visio 2010 SP1
  10. Microsoft Project 2010 SP1
  11. Microsoft Lync 2010

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - 2010 IW Demo VM (SP1):