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October, 2008

  • Hyper-V Server 2008 (Free Version) is Available for Download

    About a month ago, we announced that we were going to make a free version of Hyper-V Server (stand alone) available for free.  As of today, the download went live and is now available.  You can grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/servers...
  • New Virtual Lab based Exam - 70-113: Windows Server 2008 AD, Configuring

    I just received an email that gave some kewl information about a new type of Certification testing.  To sweeten the pot for those who like to be the first to try new things, they are offering 3 FREE exam vouchers for the first 3000 people who take...
  • Seattle Windows Networking User Group

    Recently, I was put in touch with Zubair Alexander (MVP in Seattle area) who is very interested in starting a new User Group.  Zubair has already created a nice website for the User Group ( http://www.winnetusergroup.com/default.aspx ).  If...
  • Update to Virtual Lab Exam 70-113

    On my previous post: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/08/new-virtual-lab-based-exam-70-113-windows-server-2008-ad-configuring.aspx , I informed everyone that there was a great promotion going on that includes 3 free exam vouchers if...
  • Video Interview with Greg Shields (Customer and MVP)

    I attended a Virtualization Mini-Conference in Denver on September 29th that was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group.  During the conference, I was able to get some customers to step in front of my camera and answer some questions...
  • MVP Screencast Contest

    My team mates, Keith Combs and Matt Hester, are holding a little contest for MVPs.  This is only available for US based MVPs and involves recording a screencast.  You can win a Lenovo T61p!!!!! For more details, you can read Keith's blog: http...
  • Customer Interview with Chris Reinhard (Regarding Vista)

    During the TechNet Event that took place in Phoenix on September 25th, I was able to get some customers to step up and talk about their experience (or even lack of) with Windows Vista. Not only did they share their feedback, but they did it on camera...
  • Video Customer Interview with Alex McEachern

    During the TechNet Event that took place in Phoenix on September 25th, I was able to get some customers to step up and talk about their experience (or even lack of) with Windows Vista.  Not only did they share their feedback, but they did it on camera...
  • Very Useful Add-In For Outlook

    As much as I wish Microsoft would just include every possible feature in the world into our products (like Outlook), this just isn't going to happen.  The nice thing about this fact of life, is that it leaves room for partners to have a business...
  • Great Sushi in Phoenix Area

        It's been a while since I did a blog entry about a great sushi restaurant that I've recently eaten at so I figured now's as good a time as any. I was just at the Benihana on Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright (Bell Road) in Scottsdale...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Launch (getVIRTUALNow)

    I know a lot of folks like to attend different Launch Events to get their hands on the latest and greatest information about one of our new products.  Since Hyper-V was still only in Beta when Windows Server 2008 shipped, we had to release Hyper...