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Docker for Windows in 15 Minutes

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Docker is an exciting new feature included in the latest versions of the Windows Server operating systems.   Yes, Docker containers are not just for Linux.  In 15 minutes, you can create your first Docker container in Windows. A production version of Docker in Windows is not available.  For that reason, there is a lot of misinformation online – especially getting started. Now you will have clear and concise steps. This is written for everyone – not just developers. The starting

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The Data Breach – How did it happen?

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I lost my laptop and it had a database backup on it. My finance software used an ODBC connection and it had the password hard coded. I was logging into a game on my phone and by accident, I typed in my domain password. “I only did it once”. We gave the new contract DBA access to the databases so he\she could support the data warehouse. Of course we can access the database remotely from any computer. … and so

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Millennials and Training: The Winning Combination

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How to Ensure Effective Recruitment and Retention of Millennials Millennials: Are you still wondering what the big deal is about this generation, and why all the hype? Or are you past that but scrambling to find ways to recruit, satisfy, and retain these young workers? Whether or not you want to admit it, millennials are shaping future strategies for companies and recruiters. The numbers are staggering: There are currently 40 million millennials in the workplace. By 2025, 3 out of

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Three Brilliantly Simple Ways To Use Conditional Formatting in Outlook

The average worker sends and receives 122 emails every day. Of those, you’re tasked with managing that fire hose while simultaneously identifying “actionable” emails in a timely manner. Put Conditional Formatting to work to start visually identifying the most important ones and put a serious dent in your overflowing inbox.* To create a conditional formatting rule in Outlook. You’ll need to navigate to the View tab. From there, click the View Options button on the far left side. Click the Conditional

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SharePoint Just Radically Changed How You Connect to It (Hint: It’s got an app now)

Well it finally happened, SharePoint has a presence in the iOS App Store. It’s the first step in a huge series of changes Microsoft announced back in May to bring their team collaboration and content management software in line with the CEO Satya Nadella’s mobile and cloud first initiatives. In years past if you wanted to easily access a company’s SharePoint environment, it had to be done from a desktop or laptop machine. While Microsoft made some major inroads regarding

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