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Once upon a time, Exchange administrators only needed to know how to work with physical servers that were located on site. Today's Exchange administrators need to know how to work with local and remote Exchange servers, Exchange Online, and hybrid...
As the author and series editor of the Pocket Consultants, I've poured my many years of hands-on experience with advanced systems management, programming and development into every book. Currently, Microsoft Press and O'Reilly Media are preparing to release my newest...
Pocket Consultants are the portable and precise pocket-sized guides that deliver ready answers for day-to-day administration. Pocket Consultants zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Inside each Pocket Consultant, you get focused information...
Picture books are a misunderstood art and I want to take you behind the scenes to demystify the process by taking you from idea to print. When you're the creator, writer, and producer of an illustrated book some people think that you can sit down write, draw, revise, and poof! out comes a finished product in a few days or weeks. That's not so, the creative process for picture books and the work involved is substantial, and considerably different from traditional, non-illustrated books. To see exactly how, let's look at the creative process for one of my recent picture books: Pirates Stole My Booty.
I've been a writer in my heart since I was old enough to hold a pencil and a professional writer for nearly 20 years (writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek). Over the years many would-be writers have asked...
Borders and Barnes & Noble used to be great. The #1 and #2 booksellers in the U.S., building out new superstores like they were going to grow forever. Three years ago, a new Borders was built in Olympia. It's...
Apple officially unveiled the iPad 2 today, and I did pretty good on my feature/change predictions. The iPad 2 is indeed thinner (by 33%) and lighter (by 15%) than the iPad 1 with a depth of .34" and weight...
Last year I blogged quite a bit about Apple's iPad. I introduced iPad, explored it's features, and examined a networking problem iPad users were experiencing. Though it was a tongue-in-cheek title of the blog exploring iPad's features, I didn't...
Ever had a problem with an app run via a browser window? You're not alone. In this entry, I share troubleshooting techniques. The Sirius XM media player app, for example, runs via your web browsers and relies on Windows Media Player. On my computer, running Windows 7 64-bit, the app made various calls that Internet Explorer 8 just did not like.
I write as William Stanek and Robert Stanek. My story may help you understand writers and independents a little better. As a technology journalist, I've written for PC Magazine, Dr. Dobbs, TechNet Magazine and a variety of other leading magazines....

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