Working with Windows Powershell 3.0 at Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Windows Powershell 3.0 IconHaving a heavy Linux background since 2010 I have been one of those users who hated Microsoft Windows “shell”. Until recently when I found an awesome free online resource to start learning Windows Powershell 3.0. Since my IT job basically focuses on Microsoft Products, I decided to give the Microsoft Virtual Academy a try as well as Powershell. The Microsoft Virtual Academy or MVA for short is an awesome free resource to learn more about Windows products. Having an explanation from the inside guys at Microsoft can help you learn how to be more productive and gain an intimate understanding of the software.… Read More

VirtualBox on Windows 7 as a Development Server

A lady clicking on a virtual graph image.Virtualization has a ton of uses in today’s programming and development world, from being able to test on many different operating systems without having to format or partition your host computer to running server setups with ease. I have recently converted over to Windows 7 from Ubuntu with the purchase of a new laptop, given how many hacks it took to get my new laptop working on Ubuntu. This had me thinking, since I really do not care for the WAMP install set, and prefer a LAMP stack for my development server, how can I get the LAMP inside of Windows 7.… Read More

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