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  • 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: My thoughts on Blog Post Titled “IT Pros are not feeling the love from Microsoft” by Debra Shinder

    On May 11th, Debra Shinder made a blog post titled “IT Pros are not feeling the love from Microsoft”. Needless to say, this has gotten the attention of quite a few folks (me included). After taking some time to read through the post a few times and digest the points made by Debra in her post, I have...
  • 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: Links for Downloads of different System Center Suites and other important components

    I was working the System Center Booth yesterday and today at the Interop Conference in New York.  During the course of these last two days, I’ve had quite a few people ask me for a single place to get all the links to download trial versions of the current products as well as the beta versions of...
  • 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: Freeware Active Directory, Exchange, Lync provisioning tool from Zeya Oo – Z-Hire Employee Provisioning App

    As techies, we tend to hunt around to find nifty tools and utilities that will help us do our job easier or better.  I think it is a GREAT idea to share the good finds with our friends.  In that vein, I wanted to share with you a nice tool that helps with provisioning of Active Directory, Exchange...
  • 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: Upcoming TechNet Events in West Region

    I don’t have the registration links just yet, but I do have word that we will have a series of TechNet Events in the West Region during the months of April and May (working on June). The month of April will be delivered by Chris Avis and will center around System Center Essentials 2010 and Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events in West Region for August 2011

    In the West Region, we are holding our first TechNet Event Series in August 2011 in six different cities (Irvine, Tempe, Denver, San Francisco, Bellevue and Lehi – Salt Lake City).  Title : TechNet Events Presents: Building a Private Cloud Abstract: Cloud Power!  What are the options? ...
  • Blog Post: Technology Roadmap event for IT Managers

    One of the common requests I receive from folks is around the Microsoft Technology Roadmap. Everyone wants to know what the future of a given product or platform will be so they can make better decisions around how to use (or buy) our technologies. I found out there is an event coming up on Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Intelligence Conference Follow Up from Anaheim, CA (March 13, 2012)

    I had the opportunity to participate in the Cloud Intelligence Conference in Anaheim, CA on March 13, 2012.  I presented two sessions and part of the Keynote with Buck Woody (also with Microsoft).  I wanted to follow up and post my PowerPoint decks from my two break out sessions as well as...