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November 22
Plugable Pro 8 Dock Unboxing Video

Many months ago I bought a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and I love it. While the DV8 Pro is a nearly perfect and flawless device, it does have one minor annoyance, it only has one USB port. And that USB port is used for charging, as well as for hooking up peripherals. One doesn’t need a Ph.D. in Math see the problem there, you can’t hook up any peripherals if you need to charge the tablet. Over time, a few solutions have popped up for that problem. I outlined one in this blog post. While that worked, it wasn’t elegant. Plugable to the rescue!

I’ve been using a Plugable UD-3900 with my Surface Pro 2 since I got it and I’ve been very happy with it. I was pretty excited earlier this year when Plugable started a Kickstarter project for a dock specific to the DV8 Pro, the Pro 8 Dock. It charges the DV8 Pro, and has all the common dock accoutrements. It sounded too good to be true, but it wasn’t. I jumped in pretty early at the $50 level and patiently (or not so patiently) waited for it to be released. This week all that waiting paid off and the dock came in. Here’s a picture of it sitting on my desk, begging me to open it so we could play.

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I did open it, and I did play with it. I recorded it all though so you could enjoy it too. Here’s my unboxing and setup video:

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If you’ve been considering a Dell Venue 8 Pro (at Amazon) and a Plugable Pro 8 Dock ($89 on Amazon) that video will give you a good idea what they’re capable of. You can get them both on Amazon with the links in the preceding sentence.

I have a couple different Windows Tablets, so I tried the Pro 8 Dock with another one, my Toshiba Encore Mini. I recently did a video on how to create a Recovery Drive with it and it was asking for more camera time. I decided now was a good time. While Plugable designed the Pro 8 Dock to work with the Dell Venue 8 Pro they have tested it with other tablets. My beloved Encore Mini was not on the approved list. I decided to test it for them. Smile I put my director’s hat back on and recorded a video of what happens when you hook this dock to that tablet. I don’t want to spoil the ending for you, so you’ll have to watch the video to see if I let the magic smoke out or not.

Toshiba and Pro 8 (Time 0_05_43;05)

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There you go. I hope you enjoy the videos. If there are other things like you like see videos of, let me know. I’d like to extend a thanks to the folks at Plugable for making such fun products.

tk

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/PlugablePro8Review

November 20
Netcast 223 - Crawl Your People Separately

Tonight's episode was recorded back in my regular time slot. I talk about a few updates. The November CUs for SharePoint came out, as did an important update for OneDrive for Business. I also show you how to look into the future and what's going to happen next in Office 365. Then I talk about how you can make my upcoming birthday even more happy. I finish up by talking about another gadget I've purchased and some tips on how to make SharePoint Search better.

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Running Time: 38:22

Links:

02:19 - http://youtube.com/toddklindtnetcast
10:30 - OneDrive for Business November Update
12:30 - Office 365 Roadmap
17:20 - Lync will be Skype for Business
19:30 - Birthday Charity drive
21:40 - Jonathan's Dumb Podcast
23:30 - Plugable Pro 8 Doc on Amazon
27:30 - Search Best Practices
30:14 - Manage Crawl Load in SharePoint 2010

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast223

November 14
Netcast 222 - OneDrive for Pleasure

I'm back this week and well rested and well informed from my week at the MVP Summit. In tonight's episode I talk about the MVP Summit, without violating any NDAs, of course. Then I talk about a couple of cool new developments with the Office client. Then I slow things down and tell the sad tale of my Lumia 920. Hearts broke all over the Internet. :( I finish up by telling you all about a couple of videos I recorded with my Toshiba Encore Mini and how to get a cheap tablet for yourself. Oh, and there's PowerShell, too.

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Running Time: 43:42

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11:13 - GoPro Camera
14:37 - Office integration with Dropbox
19:25 - Office for Android and iOS is free
33:36 - Toshiba Encore Mini unboxing video
34:09 - Toshiba Encore Mini creating Recovery drive
36:40 - Microsoft store Black Friday sales
37:30 - Downloading PowerShell help

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast222

November 12
Netcast 221 - Live from WKRP in Cincinnati

Shane and Jonathan take over again for another mediocre Netcast. I really need to find better backup hosts. They start out the show by talking about some changes in SharePoint training. Then they talk about a great new Twitter account for TV watchers, and the new Microsoft Band fitness device. They finish up talking about Rackspace Cloud OS and how Jonathan has been inspired by me and is starting his own podcast.

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Running Time: 43:04

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03:40 - Combined Knowledge buys Mindsharp
11:11 - Making money on free software
17:25 - My favorite Twitter animal to follow
19:55 - Microsoft Band, my Fitbit, and multiple devices.
29:27 - SharePoint AMA

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast221

November 07
Creating a Windows Recovery Drive on a Toshiba Encore Mini Tablet

The last year or so I’ve really been enjoying Windows Tablets. In my last video I unboxed a Toshiba Encore Mini, a $99 Windows Tablet. In this video, the stunning sequel, I’m going to show you how to create a Windows Recovery Drive with it. While the video was created on a Toshiba Encore Mini, the same process will work with any other Windows tablet. Once you have a recovery drive created you can more safely delete the recovery partition and get some of that precious 16 GB back.

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Let me know what you think. If there are other things you’d like to see me make videos of, let me know. I’ll see what I can do.

tk

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/WindowsRecoveryDrive

October 30
Toshiba Encore Mini Unboxing Video

I recently picked up a Toshiba Encore Mini. It’s a 7” tablet that runs Windows 8.1. It has 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and an Intel Atom Z3735G processor. That doesn’t sound very exciting until you hear the price, $99. $99!!

I picked one of these little beauties up to see what the experience is like. I thought you guys might like a little unboxing and setup video.

Here it is:

Unboxing (Time 0_00_53;15)

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The camera work is a little shoddy. That’ll be better on later videos. If there is interest in more videos like this, let me know.

tk

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/EncoreUnboxing

October 29
Netcast 220 - Greasing Karma's Wheels

Tonight's episode is chock-full of exciting news. Some good, some less than good. We talk about how you can get unlimited OneDrive by signing up for Office 365. Then I talk about a couple of things that Microsoft is taking away. In a few weeks we'll lose both free Xbox Music Streaming and the free Office Web Apps. Then I talk about my love affair with my new Toshiba Encore Mini and how much fun it is. Finally I talk about some cool third party tools, and I talk about one of my favorite things, giving money to charity.
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Running Time: 41:50

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02:08 - Rackspace plug
05:24 – Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
07:47 - OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers
12:29 - Sign up for early access to unlimited OneDrive
13:16 - Free Xbox Music streaming on Windows 8.1 and web will be discontinued in December
16:54 - Toshiba Encore Mini Unboxing
24:11 - Web Apps Server Removal from Download Center
27:09 - 31 Days of SQL Server Management Studio
28:45 - ISE Steroids
30:26 - Birthday Charity drive

SharePoint 2013 Professional Administration

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast220

October 27
European Netcast 2014–Survey Times

The time I normally do my live Netcast, 8:30 PM CT, is an obnoxious time for my European listeners, 1:30 AM UTC. Some of those Europeans have very politely mentioned they’d like to join in on the chat room harassment, but aren’t willing to stay up that late. I don’t blame them. So every once in a while I do the Live Netcast recording at a different time to give them that opportunity without causing them to lose any sleep. That chance is coming up on November 10th, 2014.

On November 10th, 2014, I’m going to do my Netcast at a time that is less obnoxious for Europeans. Right now I’m thinking about doing it 12 hours earlier at 8:30 AM CST, or 13:30 UTC. However, I’m a reasonable man and might be persuaded to do it at a better time, if there is one. If you’re planning on attending the live showing of the Netcast, and you’d like it at some time other than 13:30 UTC then leave me a comment below telling me what time you’d prefer it. Make sure to include your time zone. You can also tell me on Twitter @toddklindt.

The live recording is broadcast on my YouTube Channel, so there’s nothing to download. If you want to jump into the chat room any old IRC client will do. The server is irc.asrtechnica.com and the channel is #sharepoint. I’m on Windows and use mIRC. I’ve also put a web IRC client on my Netcast homepage, so you can join in with that as well.

tk

ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/EuroNetcast2014

October 23
Netcast 219 - The Fairest Equine

Tonight's episode begins with me apologizing to mules. Yes, mules. Then I talk about why every web app deserves a site collection in its root, and why you want one there whether you want one there or not. Then I talk about some ways to measure the performance of your hardware, and how to scale your SharePoint farm to match your needs. I wrap the show up by talking about the latest gadget I've purchased, and how Windows 8.1 and 10 run happily on 7 year old hardware.
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Running Time: 41:03

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06:53 - Microsoft Ignite Conference
10:00 - October CU for SharePoint 2013
13:40 - SharePoint 2013 Builds page
16:34 - "Send to Other location" fails when a web application has no root site
18:10 - storage performance & measuring IOPs
22:45 - Performance and capacity test results and recommendations (SharePoint Server 2013)
25:30 - Windows 8 tablet for $99
37:45 - SharePoint & Office 365 Podcast Report

SharePoint 2013 Professional Administration

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast219

October 17
Netcast 218 - Dongles and Vaseline

In this episode we talk a lot about the last episode. It was the first one done with Google Hangouts. We spent some time talking about what worked and what didn't work. Then we talk about all the bad things that can happen if you have your SharePoint Servers automatically install Windows Updates. On the topic of patches we talk about the process SharePoint goes through when you install a patch. I finish up the netcast talking about DLNA, DIAL, and Miracast.
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Running Time: 35:03

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06:45 - Don’t Enable Automatic Updates on SharePoint Servers
21:59 - Plex Media Server
22:58 - Google Chromecast
29:27 - Netgear PTV3000
28:49 - Microsoft HD-10

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ShortURL: http://www.toddklindt.com/Netcast218

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