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Harold Wong's Blog with Geekie Thoughts and Insights
Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Bharat Suneja (Exchange)
In this video Interview, Bharat Suneja (Exchange Experience Team) shares some of the things that he does as a Technical Writer for the Exchange team. it's also interesting to note that Bharat was an Exchange MVP prior to joining the Exchange Team earlier in the 2008 calendar year. To activate the...
9 Sep 2008
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...
8 Oct 2012
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...
4 Feb 2013
Virtualization: Is it really possible to virtualize Tier 1 Business Critical Apps?
As customers started to test the waters of virtualization within their organization, most started with the non-mission critical apps “just to be safe”. As the comfort level increased, the majority (if not all) of the non-mission critical apps were moved into the virtualization matrix. There...
20 Feb 2012
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...
1 Oct 2007
Lync Server 2010 Webcasts delivered by Byron Spurlock (On Demand) – Part 1 of 4
Back in June (of 2011), Byron Spurlock delivered a 4 part Lync Webcast Series for me. Byron is a former Microsoft Consultant who focused on Office Communications Server (and Lync). He has also spoken at other conferences such as Exchange Connections and Tech Ed. Byron was kind enough...
15 Aug 2011
Server Virtualization Series: Your Hyper-V Hosts and Clustering an Availability Story (Part 13 of 20) by Matt Hester
When deploying multiple Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts into an environment, High Availability should be one of the things an IT Pro needs to take into account. If one Hyper-V host fails, it is no longer just one server or application that goes down, it is probably at least 5 (or 100) depending...
21 Mar 2013
Best of TechNet Webcast Sampler
For those of you who have not attended a TechNet webcast before and are interested in finding out what they are all about, please take a look at our Best of TechNet Webcast sampler: http://livestream.worktankseattle.com/bestof/technet/0506/ . A Big Thanks to Dean Andrews for putting this site together...
22 Jun 2006
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...
26 Jun 2009
Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Adam Glick (Exchange Server)
Continuing with the Tech Ed 2010 Video Interviews, I was able to grab some time with Adam Glick. Since Adam is responsible over quite a bit of features, I decided to key in on iCal support and Calendar Publishing capabilities in Exchange Server 2010 SP1. For those who are interested in testing...
17 Jun 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 23 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (04-11-07) Question...
18 Apr 2007
Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Kumar Venkateswar
Here’s the eighth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans with Kumar Venkateswar, Program Manager with the Exchange Server Team. One of the items that Kumar is responsible for is the Site Resiliency capabilities in Exchange Server 2010 (and SP1). ...
21 Jun 2010
Migration and Deployment: How To Migrate or Transfer Files And Settings To Windows 8 From Windows 7, Vista or XP (Part 4 of 19)
In Part 2 and Part 3 , Kevin and Keith (respectively) showed how to use MDT and System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 8 (and Windows Server 2012). The next obvious question is what if you are looking to migrate files and settings from your original Windows 7 installation...
7 Feb 2013
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...
23 Nov 2011
TechNet Webcast: Lync Server 2010: Implementing Call-Admission Control
On Wednesday, we had Part 3 of the 4 part series but had no questions posted so I don’t have a post for that. We finished up Part 4on Friday, June 24th and had two questions. I am posting those below with the corresponding answers. Also, if you would like to get a hold of Byron Spurlock...
28 Jun 2011
Microsoft Management Summit 2012 – My joint presentation with John Weston on Building a Microsoft Private Cloud using System Center 2012 Evaluation Software for a Lab
This week during Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012, my team mate, John Weston, and I delivered a joint session on how we build out Microsoft Private Cloud in our lab using Evaluation Software of System Center 2012. We shared our learnings (mistakes) so that those who are looking to do the...
19 Apr 2012
Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool to convert your VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs (Beta Available)
I know that a large percentage of Microsoft customers are using VMware as their primary virtualization platform today. I also believe a good percentage of these customers are using Hyper-V as a secondary hypervisor in lab, test and possibly lower impact production environments. In fact, I...
25 Jun 2012
Bytes by TechNet Interview with Don Jones, PowerShell Guru and MVP
Don Jones is a very well known person in the PowerShell community. I was able to get a few minutes of Don’s time to do a quick video interview regarding his latest work on PowerShell and his thoughts on the features of PowerShell in Windows Server 2012. I am embedding the video interview...
19 Jul 2012
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...
27 Feb 2007
Microsoft Announces Surface: New Family of PCs for Windows
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the Surface: A new family of PCs for Windows! Straight from the press release ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2012/jun12/06-18announce.aspx ), here are the highlights. Advances in Industrial Design Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft...
19 Jun 2012
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...
30 Jan 2010
IT Pro Momentum Program Results (Office Communications Server 2007 Deployment) – Anonymous Company
Objectives of the project: What problem did you set out to solve? CEO demanded real-time presence info. Are you piloting or deploying the products? Deployed. We started with a pilot between engineering teams. Presence, IM and outlook integration was very smooth so we deployed...
23 Jun 2009
Sitting in Starbucks (10965 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604)
On Monday, I wrote that I would be in the LA area today for an Angelbeat presentation: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/08/18/sudden-trip-to-san-diego-and-los-angeles.aspx . It is now 9:30 AM as I write this quick blog entry. I arrived at the Burbank Airport with no problems...
22 Aug 2008
Windows Mobile 5 Devices and MSFP Update 2
In my previous post ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2006/01/19/417776.aspx ), I tried to clarify the link between Exchange 2003 SP2, Direct Push, Windows Mobile 5 Devices and the Messaging and Security Feature Pack. Evidently, I was not as clear as I thought I was so I'm providing another...
1 Feb 2006
TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Experts Café - A Discussion On A Few New Features in Windows Server 2012
I recently started a new TechNet Radio series called Virtualization and Experts Café. On September 6th, 2012, I posted the first interview in the series with Edwin Yuen, Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft where we chatted about VMware versus Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. ...
20 Sep 2012
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