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Musings about Marketing and the Microsoft IT Academy program....

August, 2009

  • Windows 7 Launch Events coming to you! (hopefully!)….

    We now have a Windows 7 Launch Event site up and running that has information on where we are doing launch events and how to get registered. For my area, the events are in Seattle on October 12th and Portland on October 14th. Cheers!
  • Home Network Upgrade on hold…..

    Wow….when things go bad, they go really bad. Late last week you may have seen a few tweets from me about a Terastation I have that lost a drive. I have two of the 1.6 Tb models and they have both been running 24x7 for about 6-7 years now. While sitting...
  • Renewal….

    Hiya Folks…. As you have likely noticed, my online activities have been pretty sparse for quite some time. There are a number of reasons for this. Some are personal while some are business related. Since this is my work blog I will limit my discussions...
  • Angelbeat event wrap up for Portland….

    (Actually…..we are really in Tigard, OR) Another great Angelbeat event today!  The event is still going on and I have already delivered my presentation. I am now listening to a Juniper Networks presenter talk about network infrastructure and simplifying...
  • Updated information on upcoming Windows Firestarter Event in Redmond…..

    Windows Firestarter   (there is also a Developer focused Silverlight Firestarter event same day/same link) Thursday, Sept 18, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time Microsoft Conference Center/ Bldg. 33 1st Floor, Cascade Room, 16070 NE 36th Way Redmond...
  • Team Meeting this week in SoCal….

    Today I have been busy in the San Diego sales office putting the final touches on the content that the west region IT Evangelists will be delivering over the next few months. We are doing a series of Technet Presents events across the west during the...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 08-21-2009….

    Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Installation instructions, Release Notes and Evaluation Guide for Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC) · Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive Service Level Agreement (SLA) · Microsoft...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 07-31-2009….

    Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Project Quant Fact Sheet · Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit · System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation · Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Documentation...
  • Backing up and Inventory….

    This morning I am backing up all of the machines on the network. Of course backing up is one of the most boring things there is (until something goes wrong!) so I am also inventorying my machines as well as the stash of hardware in my closet. All the...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 08-07-2009…..

    Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Windows Virtual PC RC · Windows XP Mode RC · Microsoft FTP Service 7.5 for IIS 7.0 (x86) · Microsoft FTP Service 7.5 for IIS 7.0 (x64) · Microsoft Exchange Online Standard · Microsoft Office Communications...
  • Angelbeat IT Events in Redmond and Portland….

    I know this is short notice, but I want to let you know about some events that are going on tomorrow and Friday. I will be presenting a session on Windows 7 at both Angelbeat events and I would enjoy meeting you at the events! There will be several speakers...
  • Angelbeat Event wrap up for Redmond….

    Earlier today I did an Angelbeat IT Event in Building 33 on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Wa. There was a great turn out with ~70 people in attendance. Lots of vendors showed up including Cisco, Intel, Right Systems, Incentra, and others. These are...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 08-14-2009….

    Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Mobile Broadband Stack Changes for Windows 7 · Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB971812) · Update for Windows Vista (KB970436) · Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition...
  • Windows Firestarter Event coming to the Redmond Campus on September 18th…..

    Windows Firestarter   (there is also a Developer focused Silverlight Firestarter event same day/same link) Thursday, Sept 18, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time Microsoft Conference Center/ Bldg. 33 1st Floor, Cascade Room, 16070 NE 36th Way Redmond...
  • BlizzCon 2009…..

    Today I was at BlizzCon. This is a sort of annual convention put on by Blizzard Entertainment and geared toward fans of the Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft franchises. While I played Diablo 1 and Starcraft 1, I was there for the Warcraft experience...