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Set up segregated VLANs with layer 3 switching

If you're using your network to support multiple clients, you may want multiple VLANs that can't talk to each other, but can both access some shared resources. Layer 3 switches give you the basic infrastructure to do so.
Other potential benefits of using layer 3 switching include greater performance, security, and quality of service. In a sense, switches with layer 3 capability are like a partial hybrid between switches and routers. They're designed for speed and also make decisions on how to route traffic at the network layer.

Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Free Webinar

Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Free Webinar: Wednesday, July 25 - Noon CST/1pm EST:

Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and the private cloud, which scales from a few individual servers all the way up to multitenant-aware, multisite environments. With the release of the next milestone of Windows Server 2012 – it has become apparent that this is one of the biggest releases of Windows Server since Windows 2000. That being said - there are so many new things that it can be overwhelming. Join me as I walk you through my personal “top 10” features / changes to the operating system that will have the biggest impact on your environment. This demo-heavy session is guaranteed to get you excited and ready to try them yourself. http://www.newhorizons.com/webinars.aspx

Make a quick dashed line (CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5)

Need a dashed line for a design? Not sure how to make it consistent, much less quick and easy? Try this technique and modify it according to your needs. Open a new grayscale document in Photoshop and make its size 1 pixel wide by 2 pixels tall. Select a color from the Swatches panel: gray or black, for example. Select the Pencil tool from the Tools panel and set it to 1 pixel in size. Click once in the top portion of your 1-by 2-pixel document so the top half is a gray or black square and the bottom half is white. Choose Select > All and then choose Edit > Define Pattern. In the resulting dialog box, name the pattern Vertical Pattern and click OK. (This is a pattern you'll use for vertical dashed lines.)
Determine how tall your line should be by using the Rectangular Marquee tool in the Tools panel and noting the Height value in the Info panel. Make another grayscale document that's 1 pixel wide by the height you just noted. Select Edit > Fill and select Pattern from the Use pop-up menu.
Click on the Custom Pattern pop-up list and choose the pattern you just created. Click OK and Photoshop fills the 1-pixel wide document with the dashed patterns. Simply drag and drop this document—which is really your dashed line—to the image document in which you want to place the line. Finally, position the line with the Move tool.

Free Webinar: Getting the Most out of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Free Webinar: Getting the Most out of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT / 5:00pm GMT

Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Discover the synergy of working with Microsoft PowerPoint to present and deliver information to your audience. You will learn about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner, intermediate, or advanced users – everyone will learn something!

https://www147.livemeeting.com/lrs/1100002433/Registration.aspx?pageName=2j4335q6zkz15n8t

Where, Oh, Where Did My Favorite Fonts Go? (Adobe Creative Suite 5)

If text in your Adobe Creative Suite (CS) 5 documents reflows after upgrading versions, there's a good reason. Upon installing a newer version of Adobe software, newer versions of fonts are installed in the default system font directory. If older versions of these fonts exist in this directory, they are uninstalled and saved in a new directory. When you open a document in CS5 that was created in an earlier version, the new fonts are used. New fonts often mean new font metrics. The change in font metrics is what causes text to reflow and, subsequently change the appearance of your layout.

All is not lost, however. One option is to just deal with it, and readjust your layouts using the new fonts. Alternatively you can restore the flow of text in your documents by reverting back to the older version of fonts.

There are two ways you can do this:


1.    Use a font manager to control the fonts used in specific documents; or

2.    Re-install the older fonts by deleting the new font files from the default system font directory, and moving the old files back into that directory.

You'll have to refer to your font manager for instruction on how to do the first option, but here's how to do the second option:

The default system font directory where new fonts are stored is located in the /Library/Fonts folder in Mac OS X or the :\Windows\Fonts folder in Windows XP.

The older fonts are saved in the new directory located in the /Library/Application Support/Adobe/SavedFonts/current folder in Mac OS X or the :\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SavedFonts\current folder in Windows XP.

This new directory also contains a file named "Read Me.html," which lists the saved fonts, and the version numbers of the new and old font files.

Now, (for Mac OS X users) just copy or move all the font files from the individual font folders into the /Library/Fonts folder (while logged on as administrator) to make fonts available to all users; or copy or move all the fonts files into the /Users//Library/Fonts folder to make the fonts only available to the specified user.

To do this in Windows XP, double-click on My Computer. Under Other Places click Control Panel. Click Fonts (Classic View) or Appearance and Themes and then Fonts. In the Fonts window, select the File menu and choose Install New Font. Locate the folder with your fonts and select the ones you want to reinstall. Click OK.

Mobile Mentored IT Training Courses on an iPad3

Mobile Mentored Learning classes loaded on an iPad 3 WiFi for $2012 at New Horizons!
Choose one from the below list:
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  • CompTIA  A+ (32G) Essentials & Practical Apps
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New webinars are scheduled on Office 2010! Free Tips & Tricks!

Register for these webinars to get free tips and tricks for working in this platform.

MAY

Getting the Most out of Microsoft Excel 2010
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT /5:00pm GMT
Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Explore how Excel 2010 takes advantage of a new, results-oriented user interface that provides easy access to powerful productivity tools, offers a larger workspace, and delivers faster performance. This presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work with Microsoft Excel.

Getting the Most out of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT /5:00pm GMT
Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Discover the synergy of working with Microsoft PowerPoint to present and deliver information to your audience. You will learn about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner, intermediate, or advanced users – everyone will learn something!

JUNE

Microsoft Office 2010 Cloud Access
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT /5:00pm GMT
Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Discover how Microsoft Clouds services and products will provide you endless ways to work and collaborate – from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. This will include storage strategies, Microsoft Office System for productivity and insight into what cloud services mean to the typical user of PCs. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Word, Microsoft SkyDrive (Microsoft Live), Office365 and other Cloud implementations.

JULY

Microsoft Office 2010 Application Content Sharing
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT /5:00pm GMT
Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Learn the ways and approaches for sharing content, from simple cut, copy & paste to shared drives, and information from your PC to the internet and back. Learn the tools, formats and reasoning behind how Microsoft Office system shares and accesses content for productivity. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

New webinars are scheduled for Office 2010!

Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, offers flexible and powerful new ways to deliver your best work. Register for these webinars to get free tips and tricks for working in this new platform.

Office 365 Doesn’t Mean You’re Fired: A primer for Admins
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 am Pacific

Many times, the justification for cloud solutions is to reduce cost by removing IT overhead. The reality is, Office 365 can mean freeing IT from maintenance tasks and allow them to do things that impact the bottom line. This comphttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giflementary 75 minute session provides a tour of the admin tools and tasks you’ll still perform in an Office 365 environment.

Getting the Most out of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint 2010
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Time: 10:00 am Pacific
Presenter: Andrew Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifporation

Explore how Excel 2010 takes advantage of a new, results-oriented user interface that provides easy access to powerful productivity tools, offers a larger workspace, and delivers faster performance. Plus, discover the synergy of working with Microsoft PowerPoint to present and deliver information to your audience.

Myths of the Cloud
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 10:00 am Pacific

Cloud computing represents the next major shift in the way that IT will be delivered to companies large and small. Cloud computing is a career-defining opportunity to add real business value through strategic and tactical understanding of the cloud's relationship with organizational goals. There are many misconceptions surrounding the cloud and what it has to offer. This complementary 75 minute session will address these myths and give you a better understanding of the next steps to take to enable your organization to reap the benefits of cloud computing. It can provide much more than savings, creating a foundation for new competitive advantages.

Presenter: Joey Snow, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Joey Snow is a Senior Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Developer and Platform Evangelism team at Microsoft focusing the IT Professional audience for Windows Server, IIS and Windows Azure. Based in Redmond, WA, Joey works closely with relevant MS Product Teams to evangelize new technology and products to the IT Pro community at large.

Create new headers for your DataGrid with the DataGridItem object (ASP.NET)

If you'd like to create new DataGrid headers to visually separate your grid rows, you can do so quite easily with the DataGridItem object. Creating new DataGrid headers with this object is a three-step process. You start with a new DataGridItem object. Then, you add Cells to the DataGridItem, and finally you add the DataGridItem to the DataGrid, like so:

Dim dgItem As DataGridItem
dgItem = New DataGridItem(0, 0, ListItemType.Header)

Dim dgCell As TableCell
dgCell = New TableCell
dgCell.Text = "someval"

dgItem.Cells.Add(dgCell)

DataGrid1.Controls(0).Controls.AddAt(0, dgItem)

This codë creates a new DataGrid header with one table cell and adds it to the first row of DataGrid1 on a Web form.

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Tips & Tricks for Creating Complex Documents with Microsoft Word 2010®

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Time: 10:00 am Pacific; 12:00 pm Central; 1:00 pm Eastern; 5:00 pm GMT
Presenter: Andy Reed, Senior Training Specialist, Microsoft Corporation
Hosted by: New Horizons Computer Learning Center - Nashville, TN
Click here to enroll today!

Get informative tips for Microsoft Word 2010 documents. It is now easier than ever before to save time and simplify your work while working together and doings so from more locations. Witness how Microsoft Word 2010 facilitates the collaborative process, handles large documents, and provides easier building blocks for more clearly defined content. This session is for individuals who spend significant time writing and creating documents and have some familiarity with Microsoft Word.

Win a Free Pass to the Microsoft Virtual Career Conference!

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Joining the contest is very easy, just
  1. Follow NHNashville on twitter.
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    I've entered to win a Free Pass to the Virtual Microsoft Certified Career Conference. Just follow @nhnashville and RT http://bit.ly/9XHZbK

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On November 18, 2010, jump-start, re-start, or catalyze your IT career at the Microsoft Certified Career Conference. The Microsoft Certified Career Conference is a 24-hour virtual event where you can:
  • meet potential employers
  • hone your technical skills
  • acquire job-seeking skills
  • network with fellow professionals
  • glean career advice from real-life experts in the field
Use the New Horizons discount code: NewHorizons10 to get a 10% discount on your registration.

Protect your web browser from phishing attacks

Spoofing is a term used to describe methods of faking various parts of the browser user interface. This may include the address or location bar, the status bar, the padlock, or other user interface elements. Phishing attacks often utilize some form of spoofing to help convince the user to provide personal information. If a user's browser is vulnerable to spoofing, they are more likely to fall victim to a phishing attack. You can search the US-CERT and CERT/CC web sites for malicious scripting and content vulnerabilities at the following URL: http://search.us-cert.gov (use the search term browser+spoof). The US-CERT document "Technical Trends in Phishing Attacks" (available at http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/phishing_trends0511.pdf) has more information about spoofing and phishing techniques.