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

May, 2013

  • Boot To VHD – Configuring, Creating a Reusable Trial version image and more….

      With the introduction of Boot To VHD in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, we have an excellent way of cleanly booting to multiple Windows OS versions (Windows 7 and later only). Traditional dual-boot scenarios required us to load different version...
  • Migrating my home network to Azure - Part 2 - Basic Prep

    Here is a list of the posts I plan on making as a part of this migration. I may add some but this is the basic framework - Step 1 - Clean up, patch, backup and prepare machines for migration Step 2 – Migrate Gallifrey (DC) – including making “primary...
  • AppFactor

    For more details and to register, please go to the App Factor main site! Home Have app ideas?   Have software development skills?   If so, that’s all you need to learn, compete and win ! 10 Cities, 100’s of developers and 1000’s of great ideas...
  • Tomorrow! - Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Azure for IT Pros

        Folks, If you have been to any of my live presentations, recently, you have probably hear m get super jazzed about Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. I truly think this is the future of infrastructure for all businesses. I envision...
  • Updated Office Hours available….

    I have been using OHours.org to schedule virtual and in-person office hours to meet with folks from the community, user groups leaders, IT Pros, and just about anyone else that is interested in technology. This is a casual meeting where we can discuss...
  • Xbox One Announcement live now!

  • Windows 8–When Start means Stop….

    This week I was working on a blog post where I thought once and for all I could dispel all of the hullabaloo over the “missing” Windows 8 Start button. The post was a written version of my 5 minute pitch to anyone that complains about not having a Start...
  • Game On Virtual Event….

    Creating your own game? That’s cool. Getting help building it? Even better. Scoring $100 just for publishing it? Icing on the cake. Get ready to build a Windows 8 game in record time! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, you’ll learn everything...
  • Mat Smith (Doctor Who) and Imagine Cup!

    I became a Doctor Who fan earlier this year. I am now sensitized to anything Doctor Who related that rolls across my screen. When I saw that Matt Smith was involved with the Imagine Cup, I immediately had to go see what the story was. First, the Imagine...
  • Sharee English - “Designing SharePoint Intranet Sites” at the next SITPUG meeting….

    Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Lincoln Square Center in Bellevue at 6:00PM. Our July meeting falls on the eve of 4 th of July so we won’t have a meeting in July but will be back on schedule in August. ...
  • Migrating my home network to Azure….

    Since 1995, I have run a home networking consisting of several Windows servers, PC’s, Laptops, and other devices. I started out small – just a single NT 3.51 Domain Controller and a single workstation running Windows 95. It grew to 16 physical machines...