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Windows 10 Preview: How to remove Start Menu and bring back Start Screen like Windows 8

This is a review of Windows 10 which was released recently for technical preview. One of the new features of Windows 10 is the return of “Start Menu”. But what if you don’t want to use “Start Menu” anymore? What if you’re used to “Start Screen” introduced by Windows 8?


Introduction to creating custom reports for SCCM 2012

Getting into creating customized reports for SCCM 2012 and found this series of instruction/demo to be very helpful. At the end of this series, you’ll have a nice dashboard showing software updates in your organization managed by Microsoft SCCM. Creating a Custom Report for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Part 1 Creating a Custom…

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Secrets of setting up BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio)

BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio) has obviously gone through changes as newer versions of Microsoft’s SQL Server became available. Recently I had to work on setting up BIDS on some workstations, which were going to be used for development purpose. It didn’t seem complicated, at first. As I was preparing to work on this, it became…

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