[EN] How To Do IT? Open cmd/PoSh windows on right position.

In this series I occasionally (yes, too occasionally) writing about small useful advices, which are answers for my colleagues, students and sometimes customers. It does no matter if you as administrator like work with command line or PowerShell tools or not. Sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to work with one or both of those tools. When I create new machine for my new experimental stuff just few days ago, one of necessary personalization things which I always do, is changing standard colours (especially for command line) for my favourite.

First part of this post will be about classic command line. So by default cmd window looks that:

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It’s annoying for me, especially with appearence (i meant colours and font). Everything what I need for change how cmd look is under: right click cmd icon > properties > colours (for colors) and/or fonts (for size and type of fonts):

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With chancging colurs we can change background and text colours ans same for pop-ups. For fonts we can change default settings for Consolas or Lucida Console and of course size. After changes my cmd look like I want:

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The only problem is with posision and windows size especially if I expect more information (like after ipconfig /all command). So one more plece for configuration is right click cmd icon > properties > layout where I can change size and position for my cmd window:

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After some experiments which position and size is ideal for me, and after unchecking let system position window I have my final result:

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First part of this post will be about PowerShell. So by default PowerShell windows looks that:

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More and more annoying than cmd, especially that upper bar for PowerShell window is hidden under Windows Taskbar (yes I use Windows Task Bar on upper screen position and it’s not standard choice). Because colours of PowerShell are like they should be, I just made small change with the fonts and PowerShell window size and position. Final result look like I want:

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And finally when I use both tools together (or just both windows are open) I can easly switch (by mice instead of Alt+TAB) between windows.

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[EN] TechDays Online is back!

This post is re-printing informations from Microsoft Events page. After long break Microsoft TechDays Online is back for 2015. What is this? Probably some of you remember Microsoft TechNet Conferences (about 1999-2004) and/or Microsoft TechDays Conferences. All happened in offline mode – in Poland in few different cities. Now, in 21st Century, in the Era of Internet – we can meet online.

Based on information form organizers: Microsoft UK:

Microsoft TechDays Online is back.  This is the 4th implementation of our three-day online technical conference for IT Pros and Developers who are keen to  know the latest information on developments in Microsoft products and development platforms for cloud, mobility, apps, IT infrastructure and much more.  Our virtual technology event provides a unique opportunity for IT Pros and software developers to hear about and experience the latest developments across the wide range of Microsoft products and platforms from our latest devices to our hyper-scale cloud.

Agenda is amazing:

Day 1 (Tuesday February 3) – Devices and Managing a Mobile-First World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Keynote: The repositioning of Microsoft and what this means for IT Pros and Devs
Windows 10 Client Innovations
Enterprise Mobility
The Internet of Things
Microsoft Azure Remote App
Microsoft Azure RMS   
Microsoft Azure AD
Microsoft Intune/SCCM
Wrap up of day 1 – Part 1

 
Day 1 Evening (Tuesday February 3) – An evening with Office 365 | 18:30-20:45
Migration of your mailboxes to Office 365
Building online collaboration inside Office 365
Keeping in touch with the online world
Final thoughts for the day
 
Day 2 (Wednesday February 4) – The Journey to the Cloud-first World | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
What’s new Windows Server /Hyper –V -  a technical preview
How to find out what’s happening in your datacentre with Azure Insights
Host your own cloud with the Windows Azure Pack
Taking scripting to the next level with Service Management / Azure Automation                                                                           
A new home for your old applications
20% + of Azure runs on Linux  – why is this important and how to do it well?
DevOps in Microsoft Azure with Chef and Puppet for heterogeneous cloud environments
Make Azure your DMZ
Microsoft Corporate Keynote
Wrap up of Day 2

 
Day 3 (Thursday December 5) – Multi-device, Cross-platform Development | 09:30-17:30
Overview of the Day
Creating x-platform apps with Visual Studio
Visual Studio ALM
Building next-generation apps with .NET and ASP.NET
Debugging web apps
’Roslyn’ .NET compiler update
Data Science Track
Dev. community feedback – session based on community ideas
Microsoft Corporate Keynote

And Speakers are amazing too:

Paul Foster  (Microsoft UK), Robert Hogg  (Black Marble), Justin Zarb, Richard Astbury (MVP), Rick Hepworth (MVP), Steve Beaumont (MVP), Ed Baker  (Microsoft UK), Andrew Fryer  (Microsoft UK), Patrick Lownds (MVP), Sam Erskine (MVP), Gordon McKenna (MVP), Jonathan Noble (MVP), Boris Devouge (MVP), Tarun Arora (MVP), Jeffrey Snover (MVP), Simon Skinner (MVP), Susan Smith (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK) Martin Hinshelwood (MVP), Richard Fennell (MVP), Omar Al Zabir (MVP), Bianca Furtuna (Microsoft UK), Martin Kearn (Microsoft UK), Martin Beeby (Microsoft UK), Scott Hanselman

Event is free, just get three training day from your boss, register and join for free at 3rd, 4th and 5th February 2015. And here is the event link: http://bit.ly/TechDaysOnlline2015

Zmiany w licencjonowaniu CAL

Microsoft wprowadza zmiany w sposobie użytkowania licencji CAL. Zmiany te są tym większe, że to pierwsze zmiany od ponad dekady. Zmiany dotycza przedewszytkim (choć nie tylko) paczek Core CAL (Client Access License) oraz kilkunastu produktów z bogatej oferty producenta. Zmiany te efektywnie wchodzą w życie 1 sierpnia bieżącego roku. Na początku zwróćmy tylko uwagę, że Microsoft sprzedaje licencje dostępowe w dwóch wersjach: Core CAL i Enterprise CAL (których zakup i używanie jest wymagane dla każdego użytkownika i/lub urządzenia uzyskującego dostęp do platformy serwerowej) i na dzień dzisiejszy wygladają one następująco:

imageJak zapewne niektórzy z Was wiedzą, do zestawu Core CAL Suite dołożone zostaną (właśnie od pierwszego sierpnia) licencje dla Lync Server Standard oraz dla Forefront Protection Suite. W tym drugim przypadku temat jest troszeczkę poważniejszy, jeśli bowiem chcemy zabezpieczyć nasze szczególnie ulubione aplikacje, musimy sięgnąć po licencje dla Forefront zgodnie z opisem:

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Dodanie dwóch nowych produktów do pakietów Core CAL i Enterprise CAL spowoduje oczywiście zmiany na fakturach, ale na całe szczęście nie tylko nie sa one bardzo znaczące, ale pojawią się w obu  kierunkach (od 1 sierpnia):
–>> podniesiona zostanie cena dla Core CAL, w skład których wejdą: Windows Server CAL, System Center Configuration Manager, SharePoint (Standard) CAL, Exchange (Standard) CAL oraz Lync (Standard) CAL i Forefront Endpoint Protection – te dwa ostatnie jako produkty dodany. Zmiana nastapi w kwocie 9 USD, z obecnych 80 USD na 89 USD (za użytkownika/urządzenie).
–>> obniżona zostanie cena dla Enterprise CAL, w skład którego wejdą: Windows Server CAL, Active Directory Rights Management Services, System Center Configuration Management Suite, System Center Configuration Manager, SharePoint (Standard) CAL, SharePoint (Enterprise) CAL, Exchange (Standard) CAL, Exchange (Enterprise) CAL oraz Lync (Standard) CAL, Lync (Enterprise) CAL jako sukcesorzy Office Communication Server (Standard i Enterprise) CAL, a także Forefront Protection Suite CAL, Forefront Unified Gateway CAL i Forefront Endpoint Protection CAL jako sukcesorzy Forefront Client Security. Zmiana nastapi w kwocie 8 USD, z obecnych 94 USD na 84 USD(za użytkownika/urządzenie).

Ponieważ wielu klientów korzysta z obu wersji licencji dostępowych (Core i Enterprise) oczywiście możliwe jest tańsze ich kupowanie w postaci paczki: ECAL Suite Stack w cenie 175 USD (za użytkownika/urządzenie).

Opis licencji Core CAL w zakresie zmian w Lync server i Forefront Endpoint Protection mozna pobrać z TEGO miejsca.