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  • Blog Post: TechNet Event Errata (January - March 2006)

    I made a mistake on some information for the DFS features in Windows Server 2003 R2 (R2). There is no backward compatibility with non R2 Servers!!! If you want to deploy DFS with R2, then all servers that replicate with it must also be R2 Servers. Sorry about the mistake on my part! Harold Wong
  • Blog Post: IT Camps On-Demand – Windows Server 2012: IP Address Management

    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: Ad-hoc TechNet Event in Phoenix - Recap

    On September 14th, I made a post about the TechNet Event taking place on September 26th in the Microsoft office ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2007/09/14/technet-events-in-phoenix.aspx ). I just wanted to post a very quick recap. We had 59 people show up to hear about Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 INstall Fest using final code?

    With Windows 7 RTM scheduled for no later than July 31st, I’m wondering if anyone would be interested in me hosting another set of Install Fests based on final (released) code?  Before you get too carried away, I will NOT be able to provide a free copy of Windows 7.  Instead, I am thinking...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 23 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (04-11-07)

    Almost done!! Here's Part 23 (Troubleshooting Part 1) of the 24 Part Exchange 2007 Webcast series. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 23 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (04-11-07) Question...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event – Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2011) Recap

    Sorry I’m a bit late with the recap for the Phoenix / Tempe Event last week. For the summary of Cloud Computing and what a Private Cloud really is compared to On Premise datacenters, Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, please see my recap from Los Angeles . I do want to repost the links for the PPT decks...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Events in March for Arizona and Colorado

    I was looking at the calendar of TechNet Events coming up in March for Arizona and Colorado and see the following cities on the schedule. March 6, 2007: Fort Collins, Colorado March 8, 2007: Colorado Springs, Colorado March 13, 2007: Tucson, Arizona March 15, 2007: Scottsdale, Arizona In case you...
  • Blog Post: Q&A Log from Momentum Webcast: Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 (01/12/2010)

    I delivered a Momentum Webcast on January 12, 2010 on the Top Five Reasons to Upgrade to Exchange Server 2010.  My goal was to post the Q&A Log by Friday, January, 15, 2010.  I was on target, then got caught up with a few things and just totally forgot (Senior moment). Now that I finally...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 9 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (02-16-07)

    I am sooooo close to getting caught up on cleaning up the Q&A Logs and posting them!!! Here's the Log file from Part 9 of the Exchange 2007 Webcast Series. I hope I didn't miss anything. Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 9 of 24) Questions and Answers Log...
  • 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: Technical Overview of Forefront Client Security Questions and Answers (08-27-08)

    Sorry it took so long, but I got caught up in so many other meetings and such that I didn't get a chance to do some research to answer a few of the questions. I did get it complete so here is the Q&A Log from the Webcast I delivered on Monday, August 27, 2007 on Forefront Client Security. Please...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events in Phoenix???

    I know my blog readership is much broader than Phoenix, AZ, but I need to ask a question and ask for assistance. For those of you who live in the Phoenix area, you will need to think about how important it is to have a TechNet Event in Phoenix every quarter (4 times a year). If you are like me, the...
  • Blog Post: IT Camps On-Demand - Windows Server 2012: DEMO | Enabling Hyper-V over SMB

    With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 , Hyper-V has definitely matured and will become a major force in the Hypervisor space. As virtualization becomes the norm in our customer’s datacenters, IT Professionals are becoming more concerned with Fault Tolerance, flexibility and scalability of the...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 11 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (02-23-07)

    Here's Part 11. I'm working very hard to get caught up and am making some decent progress. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, I found quite a few duplicated questions from multiple attendees so I cut out most of the repeats. Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Series...
  • Blog Post: IT Camp Follow Up for Los Angeles, Phoenix and Denver (March 19, 2012) – Part 3

    I posted two follow ups for the IT Camps in Los Angeles and Phoenix.  I delivered the third IT Camp in Denver on March 19th and have some follow up for that event.  I decided to call this follow up Part 3 since it also applies to Los Angeles and Phoenix. One of the topics discussed in Denver...
  • Blog Post: Q3 TechNet Events Follow Up

    I just finished my last official Q3 TechNet Event today in Albuquerque, NM.  The “Tour” started in Phoenix on February 23rd; took me to Burbank on February 25th and Irvine on February 26th.  As I sit on the plane ride home, I decided to put some quick thoughts down and share with everyone....
  • Blog Post: November - December Best of SQL Events: SQL Scripts

    Boy, it's been quite some time since I last blogged! Sorry about that! As promised, there is a link to the SQL Scripts that I used during my demos in my Best of SQL Launch Events in November and December. http://stewedprunes.com/blogs/stewed_prunes/archive/2005/12/15/329.aspx
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications (UC) Launch Resources

    For those that have attended (or will be attending) one of the UC Launch Events in the US, I'm hoping you found the information very useful and exciting too! I was asked by many of the attendees in Phoenix if the slide decks from the IT Pro track (4 sessions total) would be made available. I told everyone...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming IT Camps in West Region (May and June 2012) -- UPDATED ON 4/24/2012

    UPDATE --- I updated the information for the Los Angeles Event as that is now part of a larger Private Cloud Summit that I just posted information about. It is much later than I had wanted, but I want to get the word out on our next set of IT Camps taking place in West Region in the months of May...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 3 of 24) Q&A Log

    Alright! I finally finished going through the Q&A Log for Part 3 of 24 in the Exchange Server 2007 webcast series!! There were quite a few attendees online and just like part 1 and 2, we had a lot of questions. I have done my best to edit the Q&A log so that it is readable (I did not check spelling...
  • Blog Post: IT Camp Follow Up for Los Angeles (March 15, 2012) and Phoenix (March 16, 2012) – Part 2

    In Part 1, I provided the three PowerPoint Decks used so far.  In Part 2, I will provide a recap of the key commands for the Server Migration Tools as well as the commands for setting up the Boot to VHD that we used in the Hands-On Labs at the end of the day.  To get the full documentation...
  • Blog Post: West Region IT Camp follow up from Denver (May 15) and Los Angeles (May 22)

    Thank you to everyone who made it to the IT Camp events in Denver on May 15th and Los Angeles on May 22nd!  We had some great interaction and questions from the folks in attendance at both events.  I promised I would post the deck that I presented once I received approval to do so.  I...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Release Candidate Install Fests in Southern California

    For all those folks out there who follow my blog and live in the Irvine, CA or San Diego, CA area and are interested in attending a Windows 7 RC Install Fest, please read on. In conjunction with Quickstart Intelligence and local IT Pro User Groups, I am hosting two Windows 7 RC Install Fests in Irvine...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events: Upcoming In-Person Events

    Now that the new year has finally rolled around, our team is indeed delivering In-Person TechNet Events again. For those of you who are interested in stopping by one of my events, I want to let you know where I'll be in the month of February and March. February 7, 2006: Boulder, Colorado February...
  • Blog Post: 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.  In this interview, Alex McEachern talks...