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Jared Shockley, Information Technology Professional This is my spot on the Internet for me to share my thoughts on technology, software, hardware, gadgets and IT in general. Please feel free to comment.


Jared S.
Jared S.

Jared Shockley

Jared Shockley has been involved in the Information Technology field for over 20 years engaged with both small business and large enterprise. Currently focused on delivering IT Operations to a small to mid-sized healthcare organization, Jared's diverse career has included data center operations, small business ownership, web development, and large enterprise focuses IT operations management.

Jared has built up a diverse area of knowledge with IT operations management and technologies including database administration with MSSQL Server, collaborative portals with SharePoint and DotNetNuke , IT Service Management and Delivery, and systems integration. He carries certifications from ITIL (v2 Foundations) and Microsoft (MCP - Windows 8 Configuration).

Jared works with select individuals and organizations in helping them meet their information technology needs as well as presenting information on technology topics ranging from gadgets to website design to small office setup of technology. He is also a member of Seattle's DotNetNuke User Group (SeaDUG) and the Krewe of TechEd.


Free Microsoft E-books
Microsoft Press has been putting out a lot of books lately and many are free. These books will make great additions to you electronic libraries. They are currently providing books in PDF, MOBI, and ePUB formats. Find out what they are offering in my post.

My new Hyper-V Rig
We all want new toys, right? That excitement about opening the gifts … wondering what was inside … hoping for exactly what you want … the thrill of seeing the new toy. I remember my birthday and Christmas of many prior years; the excitement of the wrapped packages; the adrenaline as the wrappings are pulled off; the joy on my face as the new thing was in my hands. Those are the same feelings that we get into today. While I may be the one buying those gifts, the joy of opening everything I get from the places I order from.

UPDATED! PowerShell and MS TechEd - Downloading the Videos
As many of you have seen that attended TechEd, a majority of the videos from TechEd are posted now to the MyTechEd site via Channel 9. In the past, there have been some great folks making scripts to download all of the videos and 2012 is no exception. The two that are the best at what they do are great in and of themselves. I decided to mash them up for myself and love the results.

Windows 8, the Mail App, and CA Roots
I know I am a big-time geek. I use my TechNet subscription from Microsoft and run many servers at home since I am not always very technical at my job as Director of IT. It is a management position, not a technical position. In setting up Windows 8 on my ASUS EP121, I wanted to use the Mail App to check on my personal mail accounts. I do have several and hoped to get the main boxes into the app. It has been a fight to get one account on and using a troubleshooting tool to get it done. Here's the info on all this …

A Quick Thought on Father’s Day
Father's Day … so many people think this is every day of the year, especially mothers in the world. This is a generated day by most of the gifts, sundries and greeting card people. While that might be, I still love these holidays!