Monday, April 29, 2013

How to Install and Configure PowerShell for Office 365 in Windows 8

The Office 365 online administrative interface is somewhat limited in its abilities. The PowerShell command line interface is needed to accomplish some of the less frequently used tasks and some tasks that seem like that should be included in the online GUI. Windows 8 includes PowerShell, but some setup is required for it to work with Office 365.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Guglielmo Marconi [Heroes of Science and Technology]

Many of man’s technological marvels are not really invented, they’re discovered. Certain technologies are inevitable for humans to develop. If the heroes of science and technology didn't get it done when they did, it would have been just a matter of time before some other brilliant person came along and found the telephone, the light bulb, or the automobile for example. Things would probably not have turned out exactly the same if someone else discovered them first, but for the most part they would be indistinguishable from what we have today.

Both discovery and exploration are nothing but races to see who gets to the finish line first. Very little is truly “before its time.” It takes the right person, armed with enough of the appropriate technology, at the right time in history to make a find. Guglielmo Marconi didn't discover electromagnetic waves. He didn't even discover radio. He was the first to make it practical. Marconi lived an extraordinary life steeped in the history of his day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

How to Install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8

Version 4.5 of the .NET Framework is included with Windows 8 and is probably already installed on your Windows 8 PC. Some applications require specific versions of the .NET Framework and will sometimes prompt users to download and install the required version. If the application doesn't offer to install the proper version of the.NET Framework, it can easily be enabled via the Windows Features interface.