How to play MKV files on the PlayStation 3 (MP4)

October 31, 2009

Currently the PlayStation 3 does not have native playback support for HD files such as MKV (Matroska) This guide we will show how to store that MKV file in a supported container such as MP4 or AVI. This method removes content from one container and places in a supported container, avoiding the lengthy process of re-encoding the whole video.Only freeware products are used for this too.



Directory Services Official Blog

October 31, 2009

The official Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support Directory Services Team blog, which supports Active Directory and its associated components – Group Policies, Certificate Services, DFS and Kerberos, to name but a few – all of these technologies are our bread and butter.  We provided the complete list of what we support below (well as complete as you can get- there is always something else!)

Complete List of what is supported…

  • AD Administration and Design
  • Domain Controllers and Global Catalogs
  • AD Replication (KCC, Sites)
  • LDAP
  • FSMO Roles
  • AD Schema
  • AD Disaster Recovery
  • Trust Relationships
  • Domain and Profile Migration (ADMT & USMT)
  • Certificate Services and Authorities
  • EFS
  • LSASS, KDC, & Winlogon
  • Kerberos & NTLM
  • File Replication (FRS & DFSR)
  • Distributed File System (DFSN)
  • W32 Time Service
  • Permissions & Privileges
  • Auditing
  • Group Policies
  • PolicyMaker, GPOVault, and Advanced Group Policy Management
  • User Profiles and the Interactive Logon Process
  • Client Side Caching – Offline Files and Folders
  • Terminal Server Licensing

Chart your Career with Microsoft Learning

October 31, 2009

How to Shutdown your Windows Virtual PC

October 31, 2009


Windows 7 Customer Support

October 31, 2009

Support tools include:

  • Windows Update:  automatically updates your software to help prevent problems
  • Windows Action Center: includes more than 20 automated troubleshooters that are built into Windows 7
  • Scripted diagnostics and solutions: through Fix IT solvecommon software problems with the click of a button
  • Online Support: through Microsoft Answers provides peer to peer help, guidance from customer support experts and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)
  • In the moment help:  through tweets to @MicrosoftHelps twitter handle
  • Easier, more intuitive online resources such as the Windows Help and “How To” center and the solution centers available on


Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211)

October 31, 2009

The Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 7 N or Windows 7 KN edition.

Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN editions include the same functionality as Windows 7, except that these versions of Windows do not include Windows Media Player, and related technologies.
End-user customers can enable the media functionality to work properly by installing the Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211).

This pack is required for…

Windows 7 Starter N, Windows 7 Home Premium N, Windows 7 Professional N, Windows 7 Enterprise N, Windows 7 Ultimate N, Windows 7 Starter KN, Windows 7 Home Premium KN, Windows 7 Professional KN, Windows 7 Enterprise KN, Windows 7 Ultimate KN

Download Media Feature Pack…

Free e-book: Windows 7 troubleshooting tips

October 31, 2009

Mitch Tulloch, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and lead author of the just-published (and hot-selling) Windows 7 Resource Kit  (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627000; 1760 pages), has created a short e-book called “What You Can Do Before You Call Tech Support.”

You can download the e-book in XPS format here and in PDF format here.