Pluralsight HubPluralsight Hub RSS Feed performance teams: Objectives, strategy and standards leadership resource shows you how to align your IT team around objectives, strategy and standards and transform them into a high performing technology team.Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:43:00 +0000 Retiring Live Mesh but SkyDrive Won't Leave You Hanging you're a fan of Live Mesh and received an email from Microsoft this week about it going away, don't panic: SkyDrive should serve your needs just fine. We explain the key differences and improvements. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:49:15 +0000 does Pluralsight exist? And what does it mean for you? you ever answered this question about your place of work: Why do we exist? I’m not talking about your mission statement or marketing slogan. What does your company aspire to do or to be? Pluralsight grew a lot in 2013. After taking $27.5M in Series A funding at the start of the year, we set out to build our executive team, the key leaders we knew would help us grow our training library and reach new customers.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:47:29 +0000 2013-2014: A look back and what you can expect this year Pluralsight, we don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions. We work hard to deliver the most-comprehensive, hands-on tech training library out there, but we know there’s more we can do. That’s why we push ourselves to exceed your expectations every day, instead of reflecting on how to improve once a year.<p>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:45:07 +0000 VMware Training Named Reader's Choice Preferred Product in Virtualization Review, 18 Apr 2019 19:43:05 +0000 Story Behind Our $27.5M Series A Funding, 18 Apr 2019 19:41:13 +0000 your Pluralsight achievements with a public profile, 18 Apr 2019 19:39:40 +0000 Digital Technologies Focus of IT Departments in 2013 survey of more than 2,000 CIOs indicates that the focus of IT departments are increasingly moving toward digital technologies. Knowing which areas are growing can be key to keeping competitive in the industry. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:37:40 +0000 for MSDN Subscribers Worldwide, 18 Apr 2019 19:36:11 +0000 Feature: Course Ratings, 18 Apr 2019 19:33:54 +0000 Certifications: The MCP is Back!'s good news for people currently pursuing a Microsoft certification. Along with bringing back the MCSA and MCSE in 2012, Microsoft has decided to once again award people who pass one certification exam with the MCP designation!Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:31:54 +0000 Industry: U.S. IT Hiring Job Trend? you haven't thought about taking your IT skills to the auto industry, you may want to reconsider. Ford and GM have announced they plan to hire more IT pros in the near future.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:30:35 +0000 for IT Industry in 2013: Slow Growth, Some Cost Cutting recently released a 45-page report that offers a comprehensive look at how the economy and other unknowns are impacting IT spending habits and which trends and technologies are key to understanding in order to stay competitive. We take a look at some of its highlights. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:27:42 +0000 to Win the Chance to Give Google $1,500? you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on Google Glass, you can enter Google's social media contest, but it's going to cost you.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:24:27 +0000's Star-Studded Video Calls Out Poor State of Computer Science Education in U.S. new nonprofit shares some startling statistics about the lack of computer science education in the U.S. aims to bring coding to the masses, and has kicked off its efforts with a short film that features a who's who of tech stars. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:22:39 +0000 Microsoft MVPs - Share Your Expertise with the World, 18 Apr 2019 19:08:31 +0000 Gates on 'Colbert Report': Microsoft Was 'Coolest Thing I Could've Done' Chairman of Microsoft appeared on the show Wednesday to talk about how technology and data have impacted the work his foundation is doing, if he's cooler than Steve Jobs was, and if he misses the day-to-day at Microsoft. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:06:41 +0000 the Pluralsight Starter Subscription for MSDN, 18 Apr 2019 19:03:18 +0000 Pluralsight Blog in Review, 18 Apr 2019 17:50:40 +0000 Windows Server 2012 news from TechEd you can't ignore conferences pack a ton of information into a short amount of time and TechEd 2013 was no exception. There was significant news about Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft's release cycles, PowerShell and more. Find out the most important info that will impact your work now and in the future.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:38:19 +0000 is OpenStack and why does it matter? heard quite a bit about the OpenStack project last year, and if you haven't heard about it yet, I expect that you will as this year progresses and its popularity rises. OpenStack is positioned to take off, and I think we'll soon find it situated among other buzz-worthy technologies such as Hadoop and “big data.”Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:28:58 +0000 5.1 game-changer has big impact on disaster recovery is one feature of vSphere 5.1 that is, without the question, the most significant. It primarily makes waves because of how it impacts disaster recovery, making it more affordable and flexible. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:20:35 +0000 Hyper-V vs. VMware comparison: What you actually get for free discussions that compare VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are full of bias. While a lot of factors make bias unavoidable, check out one vExpert's tested reasoning for choosing one vendor over the other.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:18:56 +0000's new VCA: fab or flop?, 18 Apr 2019 17:16:37 +0000 VMware's new VCA cert as fancy as it sounds?'t be fooled by the fancy title. VMware's new VCA certification is less useful than it sounds. Learn why IT pros don't need to get riled up about this cert. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:13:05 +0000 Messaging 101: Stop letting it stump you Messaging still a total mystery to you? Don't let it be! Exchange MVP J. Peter Bruzesse walks you through what it is and why you should use it, and gets you started on knowing what you'll need to deploy it.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:10:49 +0000's a script for that: PowerShell automation for Cisco UCS PowerTool you ever said to yourself, "I wish I had a script for that"? Start using PowerShell to find creative ways to save time patching and updating your systems with this quick tip for using PowerShell with Cisco UCS.Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:02:57 +0000 5 Windows Azure Annoyances, 18 Apr 2019 16:51:47 +0000 Storage Spaces performance makes Server 2012 R2 impressive out how the high-performing Storage Spaces feature is so effective at reducing the cost of tiered storage with thin provisioning in Windows Server 2012 R2. Is it so fast that EMC is in trouble?Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:11:58 +0000 SharePoint List Items Through Access how to create a custom print button in SharePoint 2010 using good old Microsoft Access 2007 with this useful step-by-step tutorial.Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:09:17 +0000 to prepare for software audits many copies of Office or Photoshop or SQL Server has your company paid for? How many are you actually using? If the numbers don’t match up, you’ve either wasted money because you’ve paid for more licenses than you need, or you've caused an unexpected expense in having to catch up with all the installed copies you don't have licenses for. And worse yet, if an auditor finds this out before you do, you could get slapped with a nasty fine.Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:06:27 +0000 tip: Cure Excel headaches with PowerShell's a way to save yourself a bunch of tedious work in an Excel spreadsheet: PowerShell. You may not have the chance to work with Excel very often, so when you need to pull some data from an unfriendly spreadsheet, some scripting smarts can be life-saving.Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:33:28 +0000 Releases Best Practices for Virtualizing SQL Server 2012, 17 Apr 2019 18:27:49 +0000 Analyzer: Microsoft’s new capture tool, 16 Apr 2019 22:53:26 +0000 Microsoft MVP's 5 steps for passing certification exams does an Exchange MVP prepare for Microsoft certification exams? He studies, but there's more to it than that. Learn about J. Peter Bruzzese's five-step approach that involves a variety of resources and tools.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:51:32 +0000 hardest topics on the Windows Server MCSA exams are.... polled more than 300 people who recently sat for the MCSA to find out which topics they found to be the most challenging. Will this help you focus your studies? Yes, but there's an important truth about the exams you should know before jumping in.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:49:27 +0000 likely are you to pass an ITIL® exam? you know that only about 21,000 people have earned the ITIL&#0174; Expert certification during the entire certification's existence. That stat doesn't really help sell the Foundation level certification, but pass rates worldwide for the V3 Foundation exam tell a different story.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:47:41 +0000 IT admin trends of 2013, predictions for 2014 the combined expertise of Pluralsight staff, and data collected from our most popular courses, we put together a list of top IT admin technologies for 2013, and a few predictions on the trends you should look out for in 2014.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 22:45:25 +0000 you need to know to implement vSphere replication for a cheap and easy way to solve your disaster recovery problems? Look no further. Follow our step-by-step guide to implementing vSphere replication and managing replicas like a champ.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:16:01 +0000 Hyper-V vs. vSphere comparison Part II: What you really pay for discussions that compare VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V are full of bias. While a lot of factors make bias unavoidable, check out one vExpert’s tested reasoning for choosing one vendor over the other.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:13:06 +0000 storage wars: EMC vs. NetApp for SMBs and enterprises and NetApp are probably your clear-cut choices for a unified storage solution, so if you're somewhere in between a SMB and the enterprise then use this article to figure out which one is right for your business.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 20:10:48 +0000 5.5 is generally available for download!'t get enough of the vSphere 5.5 news? Now you can play with it yourself! Learn why you should take the time to download vSphere 5.5. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:41:04 +0000 there an affordable way to get your CCNA Video cert? problem that many people have with any new certification is that it's hard to locate resources to study for the exam. The CCNA Video cert is no exception. We detail the few option available for studying for this exam so you know what to expect.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:33:28 +0000 PowerShell to automate in the Cisco UCS platform how using PowerSell to connect or trace a session in Cisco UCS can be tested out using the UCS emulator. While Cisco UCS is one of the most advanced server platforms, using the PowerTool will allow you to run a few commands to start automating your infrastructure.Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:30:04 +0000 Top 10: Building a Great Software Development Team, 16 Apr 2019 19:27:55 +0000 course playlist feature: a tool to plan your customized learning path’ve created a brand new feature that allows you to save the courses you want to watch in the future. Say hello to the custom playlist.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:09:15 +0000 inside look at the MCSE questions’s chief psyhcometircian, Liberty Munson, gives us an in-depth look at the MCSE and why some of the best candidates don't make the cut. <p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:08:38 +0000 Asynchronous with Event Emitters in Node.js, 09 Apr 2019 23:07:37 +0000 tabletop games that'll make you want to ditch your gaming PC down that mouse, remove your headset and step away from the endless PvP queues. We've rounded up seven tabletop games that'll force you to unplug in order to get your fix.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:06:35 +0000 study tips for acing the PMP exam's no secret that the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can do wonders for your career, but passing the exam can be a huge challenge. Before your palms get sweaty, check out these six smart study tips. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:06:15 +0000 the Game of Thrones, you either live or you...code? Game of Thrones fans who code, it’s easy to draw similarities between its diverse cast members and the multitudinous programming languages, technologies and environments that rule our lives. See how we've compared a few of your favorite characters with a handful of programming languages.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:05:17 +0000 Mikko Hyppönen on building secure software expert Mikko Hypponen sheds a little light on why we all need better security training. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:05:07 +0000 ways developers can make the internet a better place honor of Freedom of Information Day, we look at seven things developers can do to make the Internet a better place. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:04:14 +0000 Startup Lessons for How to Start a Business very own Aaron Skonnard recently shed some light on what he's learned when it comes to starting up a startup right. Aaron spoke at StartFEST and enlightened all entrepreneurs with his tips for a successful business. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:03:31 +0000 for Developers to Stay on Track you get caught up in adding all the extras to your scripts and applications, we have four guidelines to help you stay focused on the important stuff. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:02:45 +0000 Playlists: Songs we <3 the spirit of Valentine's Day, the Pluralsight staff wants to share the songs we're in love with right now with you. Enjoy!Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:02:17 +0000 async validation for WPF with Prism 5 has supported validation since the first release in .NET 3.0. That support is built into the binding object and allows you to indicate validation errors through exceptions, an implementation of the IDataErrorInfo interface, or by using WPF ValidationRules. Additional support was added in .NET 4.5 for INotifyDataErrorInfo, an async variant of IDataErrorInfo that was first introduced in Silverlight 4. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:01:58 +0000 new courses: Node.js, CloudFlare, .NET, iOS apps & more into all the new course releases this week! Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:00:56 +0000 Cisco Router RADIUS Authentication, 09 Apr 2019 22:59:30 +0000 Started with Linux Administration today's world, the more operating systems you're familiar with, the more opportunities you'll have as an IT professional. Adding Linux administration to your skills inventory is a great move, and this learning path will help you get there faster.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:56:36 +0000 'n' greet our authors at Microsoft Ignite have an exciting lineup for you to check out while you're at Ignite. Be sure to set aside some time and meet your favorite authors.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:54:59 +0000 things everyone in tech should do before a meeting mentally alert during all those meetings, phone calls and webinars can pose a serious challenge. Before you have a total breakdown, take heed of these expert tips. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:53:58 +0000 toxic workplace habits and how to break them all have bad habits, but some of these toxic behaviors can cost us our jobs. Here are five that you should break right now. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:53:10 +0000 A+ Exam Prep: Adapter Cards & Functions are many types of adapter cards that go into a computer system. Today we'll go over each type of adapter card and their functions to help you prepare for the CompTIA A+ exam.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:52:37 +0000, Node.js, Powershell & More ahead of the game and start exploring several of the new courses in our library this week.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:51:22 +0000 Build & Ignite Insights for IT Pros just tied up its Build and Ignite conferences, both of which were jam-packed with valuable information for IT pros. If you happened to miss any of it, you can breathe a sigh of relief, because we've rounded up the most noteworthy items from each of these events. Catch up on all the highlights here. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:49:55 +0000 to Install Windows in VMWare Fusion, 09 Apr 2019 22:48:21 +0000 to create your own career-defining moments ahead in your career doesn't have to be the biggest challenge of your life. Here are some tried-and-true tips to help you create your own defining moments. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:47:46 +0000 Certified on Your Company's Dime: How to Ask Your Boss to Foot the Bill your employer to cover the costs of obtaining a certification can be tricky. We outline the best strategies to prepare you to pop the big question and make it happen. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:45:28 +0000 company culture matters sure if you're getting involved with the right company? Here's a list of questions to consider before you jump on board. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:44:48 +0000 Debt: Warnings & Responsibilities IT expert and Pluralsight author Don Jones for his latest "rant" from his IT ops news and talk show. He’ll cover the hottest tidbits of industry news and their impact on you, and feature guests that will help you improve your skills and keep up with our fast-changing jobs.<br/>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:43:14 +0000 science-backed tips to perfect your daily routine talked with Garth Sundem, author of "The Geek's Guide to World Domination," to find out how we can reap the benefits of science in our daily lives. This is what we learned.<br/>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:41:42 +0000 for marketing yourself as a freelancer, 09 Apr 2019 22:40:56 +0000 Storage+’s Storage+ Powered by SNIA is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the knowledge and skills required of IT storage professionals. With this learning path, strengthen your knowledge in storage concepts, storage related networking and storage related disaster planning/recovery while preparing to take the CompTIA Storage+ certification exam.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:40:32 +0000's Watch and the return of the app gold rush to start developing apps for Apple's Watch? Read this first. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:38:49 +0000 Event Subscriptions to Monitor Your Folders you still setting up scheduled tasks to monitor your folders? Let's take a look at a better, easier way to do this. <p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:37:49 +0000 are 6 tech jobs you'll want to keep an eye on in 2015 the right skills and experience, there’s no need to sit around waiting for a promotion. Here are the six top tech jobs for 2015.  <p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:37:32 +0000 Foreach Loops: What You Should Know when to use the foreach statement in PowerShell can be tricky. We take a look at how you can quickly overcome this confusion. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:34:55 +0000 SQL Server (70-461) learning path will teach you how to write a wide range of queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and later versions. The courses listed here will also help you prepare for certification under Microsoft's MSCA - SQL Server program.<p><p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:34:45 +0000 to use PowerShell as a learning tool may already be familiar with PowerShell, but you probably didn't know that it also functions as a discovery tool. Check out these quick tips for making the most of it. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:33:12 +0000 tech jobs pay the most in 2015? new report from Glassdoor revealed that 14 of the top 25 highest-paying jobs that have high demand for talent are tech-related positions. This week on, I share details about “The Top 5 Highest-Paying Tech Jobs in 2015.”Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:32:01 +0000 you have too much experience on your resume?’ve been in your field a long, long time. You’re still on top of your game, but trends show a shift to a younger crowd. You've been applying to jobs, and you know you can keep up with, if not surpass your younger counterparts in both time worked and skill, but getting that first foot in the door seems to have become an issue, and you can't figure out why.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:30:31 +0000 out this alternative model for evaluating training a community-based evaluation model work for learning in just the same way that it works for other products and services? We take a look at the four key questions that most people consider when judging the overall quality of training.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:28:50 +0000 Azure Rights Management Software (RMS) shouldn't have to get hacked before you start thinking about the vulnerability of your confidential company documents. We take a look at how Azure Rights Management Service can help you keep you keep that important information in check. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:27:23 +0000 new courses: PMP, vSphere 6, Java, Node.js & more busy this week with new courses on PMP, vSphere 6, Java, Node.js & more!Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:26:06 +0000 to be successful in the New Year new year means another opportunity to be more successful than ever before. These tips will help get you on the right track. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:24:28 +0000 Business Travel Hacks for Techies of getting stuck in those never-ending airport lines and ending up with the lousiest seat on the plane? We've got five tried-and-true travel tips that can help make your next flight your best flight yet. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:23:03 +0000 for Business Features and Tools's new Skype for Business features focus on collaboration, and you're more likely to use them than you might think. Find out why in this quick overview. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:21:07 +0000 your LinkedIn profile with Pluralsight courses you thought about including Pluralsight courses on your LinkedIn profile? These tips will help you show off all that time you've been spending training and learning new skills. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:19:55 +0000 vs MCITP: Is the MCSE Still Worth It?, 09 Apr 2019 22:13:20 +0000 an Effective and Productive Employee that great new job is just the first step. Once you're officially a new hire, you'll need to integrate yourself into the company, start being productive and begin proving your value to your new team. This list of courses can help.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:12:00 +0000 tech-related Wikipedia pages you must visit at least once celebration of Wikipedia Day, we’ve rounded up eight tech-related pages you won't want to miss. From one of the first open-world fantasy video games to a 2,000-year-old analog computer, these fascinating little nuggets will either leave you feeling inspired, puzzled or ready to conquer a really bizarre round of trivia. <p>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:07:39 +0000 new courses: Android animations, PowerShell, CompTIA , SQL & more's not to love about new courses on VMware, SQL, CompTIA, Photoshop, Android and PowerShell? Nothing really. Dive right in!Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:06:34 +0000 Tips for Proper Email Etiquette now you think we’d all be pros at this whole emailing thing, but with how many messages we send on a daily basis it can be easy to overlook some pretty important stuff. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:03:23 +0000 new courses: vSphere 6, Meteor.js, IPv6, Ethical Hacking & more to make this summer count? See our new courses.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:33:17 +0000 Server 2008: Configuring Distributed File Systems (DFS), 09 Apr 2019 21:30:42 +0000 CCNA Service Provider Certification Guide CCNA Certification guide outlines the diverse (and sort of long) list of objectives for the Service Provider certification exam 640-875 SPNGN1 and 640-878 SPGN2.Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:28:03 +0000 WPF to become a fluent and effective WPF application developer? This learning path has everything you need to get started. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:26:30 +0000 steps to turn your dreams into actual goals you make any giant leaps toward turning your dreams into reality, make sure you're on the right track. Here's a list of 10 steps to help get you started. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:25:29 +0000