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  • Blog Post: New Blog Series: Migration and Deployment

    in January, we did a blog series called 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud .  We got a lot of great feedback and so we decided to continue doing a new series each month.  For February, we are focusing on Migration and Deployment. We decided to give ourselves the weekends off on this series, so...
  • Blog Post: West Region IT Camps in November and December

    On October 17th, I wrote a blog post about upcoming TechNet Events taking place in the West Region in the November and December time frame ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2011/10/17/upcoming-west-region-technet-events-in-november-2011.aspx ).  I am now writing a follow up post to...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2011 (Atlanta, GA) Short Recap

    I had the opportunity to attend Tech Ed 2011 in Atlanta, GA from May 16th through 19th.  I thought I would recap some of my experiences from the past week.  Tech Ed is one of the best opportunities for IT Pros to gather and get the latest and greatest information on a plethora of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Free WEbinar: 5 Challenges in AD Management and How to Eliminate Them (By Zubair Alexander)

    A Directory Services MVP out of Seattle, WA by the name of Zubair Alexander is delivering a free Webinar on AD Management this coming Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 10 AM – 11 AM (PDT).  He will be covering the following topics. Password and User Management Provisioning and deprovisioning – consistency...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Presents Events in west Region

    Yes!!!! We have finally locked down all the key details of our TechNet Presents Events in the West Region for first Quarter!!!! There are three sessions in these events and are as follows: Session 1 – Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7: Get it done with the Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit 2010 You...
  • Blog Post: IT Camps On-Demand – Windows Server 2012: Direct Access

    We continue to deliver IT Camps in the US focused on Windows Server 2012. As I’ve pointed out in the past, we worked hard to hit as many cities as possible, but we know it’s not possible to get to every city in the US. With that in mind, I worked with our marketing team to record the sessions that we...
  • Blog Post: Migration and Deployment: Windows 8 App Policy and Sideloading Apps – Step by Step (Part 17 of 19) by Tommy Patterson

    In Part 16 of the Migration and Deployment Blog Series , Keith Mayer went over details on how to deploy Windows 8 applications using System Center 2012 SP1.  In Part 17 , Tommy Patterson looks at the same deployment scenario but without System Center 2012 SP1.  He covers the topic of “Side...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming IT Camp Events in West Region - Updated 2/15/12

    In the West Region, Chris Avis and I are hosting a set of events in the March and May / June timeframe. In November 2011, we tried out a new format for events which we called IT Camps. This new format included the ability for the attendees to select the topics that would be discussed. We are evolving...
  • Blog Post: IT Camp – Windows Administration in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (1:00 PM–5:00PM)

    For all those IT Professionals who administer some aspect of Microsoft servers and desktops and live in Las Vegas, I wanted to let you know that I am holding a last minute event in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (that’s 5 days from now).  I do apologize for the short notice, but I am hoping you can...
  • Blog Post: Planning for a Private Cloud – Part 1

    There are pros and cons to every job in every company.  In my role as an IT Pro Evangelist (ITE) here at Microsoft, I get to use the latest and greatest versions of our software.  Since my role is a technical one, I also get paid to be technically adept at all the upcoming products and not...
  • Blog Post: Migration and Deployment: Step-by-Step - Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 SP1 (Part 16 of 19) by Keith Mayer

    For any organization that has deployed applications to Windows 7 (or Windows XP and Windows Vista), the mechanism(s) that were used will most likely work for deploying those same applications to Windows 8 desktops.  The unknown entity for most organizations is the deployment of the new Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: Migration and Deployment: A look at Windows 8 AppLocker (Part 19 of 19) by Matt Hester

    One of the challenges faced by most IT Departments is the concept of control over a user’s desktop / computer.  What I mean by this is how does the IT Department allow users to have flexibility in running applications and configuring their work computer while at the same time “locking” down access...
  • Blog Post: Remote Administration of Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 from Windows 7

    I’ve been asked numerous times about how one would manage Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers from a Windows 7 client computer. Evidently, we (Microsoft) have not done a good enough job in getting the word out that there are a set of tools – Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that...