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My latest screencast video on how to use Windows 7 libraries and built-in backup features has been posted to IT Expert Voice here; http://itexpertvoice.com/home/windows-7-libraries-and-backup-features-explained/ ... (more)

ITExpertVoice screencast: Using Laplink’s PC Mover to Migrate XP to Windows 7

If you are running Windows XP and want to upgrade to Windows 7 without having to reformat your machine’s hard drive, you currently have one choice: a utility called PC Mover from Laplink software. This video shows you the steps involved in the migration, along with things to look out for in using PC Mover. http://itexpertvoice.com/home/using-laplinks-pc-mover-to-migrate-a-windows-xp-desktop-to-windows-7/ ... (more)

Baseline: Virtual meetings that work

Video conferencing technologies are great for productive meeting that cuts across continents, time zones and cultures — if you pay attention to the details ahead of time. In one of my favorite pieces that I have written for Baseline this year, I describe some tips and tricks from IT managers who are extensive users of video conferencing products and how to be more effective at conducting these meetings. You can read the entire article in Baseline here. ... (more)

Using Symantec’s VIP Authentication Service

VeriSign Identity Protection services provide a simple means of two-factor authentication for a wide variety of purposes such as email and Web logins and network remote access. They make use of both existing hardware credentials as well as newer software credentials that are available on a wide variety of smartphones. Pricing is based on volume, typically around $7 to $12 per user per year. http://www.verisign.com/authentication/ To watch my screencast video, click here. ... (more)

Managing your network with Quest Foglight NMS

Foglight does real-time performance monitoring for a wide variety of network devices and can capture traffic data too. It is easy to install and setup. Pricing averages $25,000 for most enterprises, with additional cost modules available for distributed networks and Cisco VoIP monitoring. Quest Software (800) 306-9329 Watch the screencast video here. ... (more)