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11 December
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Creating Azure Resource Groups Safely With PowerShell

A few posts back I mentioned that I had become a SimpleTalk author, and that my first post for them was PowerShell Functions For Reusability and Restartability in Azure (read it at http://bit.ly/acred01) I’ve created a companion video for it, which focuses on creating Resource Groups. You can see...
10 December
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Fixed! PowerPoint 2016 Presenter View Not Showing

I purchased a new laptop earlier this year, a pretty sweet Lenovo ThinkPad. The only thing that annoyed me was PowerPoint 2016 wouldn’t show the presenter view. Well I finally got around to tracking down the issue. I found a post in an MSDN forum that was close, but not quite right in the...
30 November
2017
Author: Robert Cain

I’m Now a SimpleTalk Author!

Adding to my other activities, I’m now writing for SimpleTalk, RedGate’s community hub. My first article just went live. PowerShell Functions for Reusability and Restartability in Azure is the title, in it I describe how to implement the concepts of reusability and restartability in PowerShell....
06 October
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Making Videos for Fun and Profit

As I author this post, I’m at a Microsoft conference. Today’s focus is on the creation of video content to help promote your brand. As I have some experience with this from my Pluralsight videos, I had some suggestions as to technology. The first tool I use is from TechSmith, it is Camtasia. It...
24 September
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Windows 10 Icons Not Showing, Preview Not Working

I had a weird issue with Windows 10 today. All of a sudden, my icons weren’t displaying correctly. When I had the Preview Pane on, nothing was displayed. Even more bizarre, The Layout area of the View pane in Windows Explorer, had all the icons disabled. Turned out I had a corrupted icon cache....
12 July
2017
Author: Robert Cain

Eric Ligman’s FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway–Revising the download script

Every year, Eric Ligman, director of Sales Excellence for Microsoft, creates a blogpost in which he gives away tons of FREE Microsoft eBooks. This year has 361 in the list. You name it, it’s in the list. SQL Server, Azure, PowerShell, .NET, BizTalk, SharePoint, Windows Server, and more. You can...
12 July
2017
Author: Robert Cain

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02 July
2017
Author: Robert Cain

VidCon 2017 – Day 3

My third and final video for my VidCon 2017 coverage. In the video I mention two products I found on the floor I would be making videos of. These are: The 10 Foot Mighty Selfie Stick LumaFusion iOS Video Editor
25 June
2017
Author: Robert Cain

VidCon 2017 – Day 2

Below is my update from Day 2 of VidCon 2017. As you’ll see, while I have experience with recording screen presentations I’m still learning the ins and outs of recording myself as video, especially in the audio department. Bear with me, I’ve already ordered some new equipment to help in the audio...
24 June
2017
Author: Robert Cain

VidCon 2017 – Day 1

My thoughts on the first day at VidCon 2017, the video creators conference. In keeping with the event I did this as a video blog. More to come!