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  • Please stand clear of the doors…

    On behalf of the cast of the Microsoft Kingdom, welcome to my blog!! (Forgive the cheesy Disney rip off, but just hearing that makes me smile…) Anyhoo, my goal here is to share with the greater NY Metro IT Pro Community what I think is relevant technical...
  • Save a fortune on storage with Exchange 2010

    After what turned out to be about two weeks South of the Border escaping the tundra of the NY suburbs and a couple TechNet event presentations, it’s time to hit the blogosphere again… I’m working on a nice post here sometime soon on using the Simple Display...
  • Troy/Albany, NY area event this week – REGISTER NOW!

    The TechNet Events tour will make a stop in the Albany area this week, touching down in Troy, NY at the Hilton Garden Inn. This event, just like the rest of the TechNet events this quarter, is focusing on Windows 7 Deployment , leveraging Hyper-V as a...
  • Windows Azure – What the IT Pro and/or SME business has been waiting for…

    So throughout all of what Microsoft calls our “Q3 TechNet Event Series” one of the topics that I often speak about with customers about is Microsoft’s newest cloud offering named Windows Azure. While the majority of the folks attending one of the Q3 Microsoft...
  • Calling all NY Metro, NJ and Fairfield County CT User Group Leaders and MVP’s!

    In case you haven’t heard, I’m the new IT Pro Evangelist based out of the NY Metro area covering Southern NY, NJ and Southwestern CT. If you’re a user group leader or content contributor, I’m the “face of Microsoft” for you if you’re out of the NY Metro...
  • Using the Simple Display Name as an External Display Name

    So one of my favorite little known features of Exchange 2003/2007 and now Exchange 2010 is the use of the Simple Display Name field as an External Display Name. The gist of using the Simple Display Name (SDN) field as an External Display Name is to mask...
  • Latest round of TechNet events announced!

    Be there for Launch 2010. No matter what your job is, you’ll find an event that delivers technical content you can use today, and gives you the inside track on what the Microsoft 2010 products have to offer. Choose from all day or half day in-person events...
  • Q4 TechNet Subscription Discount for New Subscribers!

    One of the great things I’m happy to share with the NY Metro IT Pro Community on a quarterly basis is a healthy discount off of the TechNet Plus Subscription. While this discount is only for new subscribers, the benefits of this program are significant...
  • Updated Registration Links for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch Events

    As I mentioned here previously, the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch events are coming to the NY Metro area on 3 occasions – the Launch event on May 13th in B-B-B-Brooklyn, and “Best of” Launch Events on June 15th and 16th in Parsippany, NJ and...
  • Get on the bus NYC! Coming to New York on May 25th

    “Get On the Bus” is back in North America! Coming to NYC on May 25th! Register at www.thebustour.com . I will see you all there! The Get On the Bus Tour is back home and we’re kicking off our new tour with a visit to Canada! Montreal marks our first location...
  • BIG EVENT - Come to the NYEXUG on May 11th, 2010 – Exchange 2010 SP1, free door prize to all attendees, and more!

    For those of you seeking the latest information on Exchange 2010 and Service Pack 1, come join us at the NY Exchange User’s Group (NYEXUG) on Tuesday May 11th at the Microsoft NYC office in midtown Manhattan. Yours truly will be doing a deep dive on Exchange...
  • How do you take notes with a tablet and Apple vs. Adobe

    So one of my favorite things to do with a Windows 7 PC that has a touch screen is take notes. While its sometimes seen as cold or disconnected to be typing away on a keyboard with the screen of the laptop as a “barrier” between you and the other folks...
  • Exchange 2010 SP1 is coming

    So I recently did an Exchange 2010 SP1 presentation for the NY Exchange User’s Group . As many of you know, I’ve been at Microsoft for a while working with the Exchange Product Group on various projects in the field and this is the first time that I was...
  • Sharpening the saw…

    Don’t run with that saw after you’ve sharpened it… OK, what does that mean? So I’ve just returned off a great week at Tech Ed 2010. It was a fantastic week getting to meet with customers, community influencers, product group folks, partners and peers...
  • User Group attendees – I need your help filling out a quick survey

    Hello to all my User Group attendees! I have a quick end-of-the-Microsoft-fiscal-year request to get us feedback on your experience with Microsoft. Since it’s the end of a Microsoft fiscal year, this is when we take the opportunity to look back on where...
  • How to run a Powershell cmdlet against a remote computer

    So I got this question at one of my recent events and I haven’t gotten a chance to do the research on it, but low and behold, someone that I follow on Twitter tweeted about this exact topic. Typically I would research the issue and provide a step-by-step...
  • WCF Firestarter Online Saturday 6/19/2010

    This weekend is the WCF Firestarter in New York City . Registration to attend in person is SOLD OUT and we’re looking forward to a full house in the Big Apple on Saturday! You can see the event agenda at Peter Laudati’s blog , as well as at MSDN Events...
  • Office 2010 is here

    So some of the big news last week was the General Availability of Office 2010 for consumers, Office 2010 had been released previously to volume licensing customers. Office 2010 in all flavors (Home & Student, Home & Business, Pro Plus, etc.) is...
  • SharePoint, SharePoint, SharePoint… What do you want to see/learn/go deep on in the SharePoint ecosystem at an upcoming TechNet event?

    So my regular readers of my blog know that I’ve been largely an Exchange and UC guy for the last few years, but I’ve also dabbled in SharePoint during my career at Microsoft. Any of you who have attended the May or June TechNet events in the East Region...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v. 5.0 now available!

    For those of you who attended recent TechNet events, I spent some time talking about and demoing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit v. 5.0. This toolkit is updated to include providing guidance and insight for deploying Microsoft Office 2010...
  • How to use Twitter to keep up with everything that goes on at Microsoft

    Just how do Microsofties and others keep up with all the goings on at Microsoft and all their technologies? My most recent favorite way is Twitter. So many of you who have been to any of the regional TechNet events, I prominently display my twitter hash...
  • SharePoint Deployment to the Cloud

    So I was planning on doing a blog on SharePoint in the cloud, but I recently came across a Channel 9 video that covers the vast majority of this exact topic. How perfect! In my previous role in EPG I had one of the largest customers I worked with purchase...
  • Extreme Makeover, Blog edition

    So if anyone of my regular blog readers came here late Friday afternoon, you probably noticed some fairly significant changes to the format of and content at my blog site. After a few months at one format and a few more with a default, almost “blank”...
  • Renewed TechNet Professional 25% Off Discount code – TNITQ411

    A short time ago the TechNet folks renewed the Discount code that I had been publishing in the April through June timeframe to receive a 25% discount off the TechNet Professional Subscription. Rather than paying the list price of $349, New Subscribers...
  • TechNet Series Events now scheduled

    TechNet Events registration is now open! As I mentioned in a previous blog post , the next set of TechNet events will be in a “firestarter” format and will include a full day of content on a single topic. The day will start off with a morning session...