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  • 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: Phoenix Exchange Server User Group Meeting for October, 2006

    I finally got the Phoenix Exchange Server User Group meeting for Octoboer scheduled!!! It will be held on October 27, 2006 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM in the Microsoft Office located at 2929 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Please note that parking will not be validated. The topic will be on...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell MVP, Aleksandar Nikolic, will be presenting on PowerShell v3 Remoting at AZ PowerShell User Group Meeting on August 1, 2012

    The AZ PowerShell (AZPOSH) User Group meeting on August 1, 2012 will be featuring Aleksandar Nikolic, a PowerShell MVP from Serbia, Europe.  Aleksandar will be presenting on PowerShell v3 Remoting . Aleksandar is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP and system administrator. He is also a co-founder and editor...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Unified Communications User Group Meeting on July 21, 2009

    I want to let everyone in the Phoenix area know that the next Unified Communications User Group Meeting is coming us in a few weeks.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 form 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM at the Microsoft Office (2929 N. Central Ave., Suite 1400, Phoenix, AZ). I will be delivering...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Exchange User Group Meeting (8-18-06)

    We had our first Phoenix Exchange User Group Meeting last Friday, August 18, 2006. We had a great turnout and great interaction with all the new members. I delivered the first topic of Troubleshooting mail flow in Exchange Server 2000 / 2003 (200 Level). If you want the PowerPoint deck, please feel free...
  • 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: 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: Tech Ed 2009 Days 3 - 5 Recap

    I guess I didn’t do a good job of blogging every day with a daily recap so now I’m just posting an all up recap of Days 3 through 5. First, I want to thank everyone that was willing to be interviewed by me on video!!!!  I am working on getting all the videos rendered and uploaded.  As soon...
  • Blog Post: AZ Systems Management User Group Meeting on November 19th

    Just a quick post to let everyone know that the AZ Systems Management User Group in Phoenix, AZ will be meeting next on November 19th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  The meeting is taking place at the Microsoft Office located at 2929 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1400 (Northeast corner of Thomas and Central...
  • Blog Post: Office Hours

    ****************************************** Blog post updated yet again on 8/18/10.  It seems my initial mistake was the correct dates for the cities.  I have corrected this (again).  September 20th is in Irvine and September 21st is in Culver City. ************************************...
  • Blog Post: Rocky Mountain Exchange Server User Group - Denver August 9, 2005

    I had an opportunity to engage with the Rocky Mountain Exchange Server User Group yesterday in Denver. We discussed different options and considerations for Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery. David Brandt (Microsoft) and Dustin Smith (Interlink) presented on Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and some of the great...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Linux User Group HackFest Open Lab Follow Up from October 2, 2010 – Is Windows 7 easily hackable?

    This post is a bit late and should have been posted a month ago, but I got behind and then other things got in the way.  Sorry. During the September PLUG Hackfest Presentation meeting, I volunteered to bring in a Windows 7 laptop to be the Flag during the October 2nd open lab hacking session (Capture...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Unified Communications User Group Meeting in January

    For those of you who live in the Phoenix area and do stuff around Exchange and Office Communications Server, please mark you calendars for the next Phoenix Unified Communications User Group meeting.  We will be meeting on January 20, 2009 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM at the Microsoft Office (2929 N. Central...
  • Blog Post: SMS User Group in Phoenix, AZ

    If anyone is interested in joining an SMS User Group in Phoenix, please contact Mike Terrill at mike.terrill@gmail.com . The group doesn't exist yet, but Mike is working on getting it started. We will be holding meetings in the Microsoft Office in Phoenix (Central and Thomas). All the details in terms...
  • Blog Post: Southern Nevada Network User's Group - Meeting on September 7, 2005

    The Southern Nevada Network User's Group (SNNUG) will be meeting on September 7th, 2005 at the Clark County Government Center, 4th Floor Gold Room. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. I will be discussing (presenting and demoing) Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). If you live in Las...
  • Blog Post: Office Hours in Irvine, CA on April 13th – Come ask questions and get Windows 8 installed

    It has been a little while since I’ve held Office Hours but I think this is now a very good time. I held an IT Camp event in our downtown Los Angeles office back in March and was bummed I couldn’t get an event scheduled for Irvine. For that reason, I decided to hold office hours in the Irvine...
  • Blog Post: AZ Systems Management User Group Meeting featuring Michael Niehaus on March 21, 2012

    I totally forgot to post about a super great guest speaker at the upcoming AZ Systems Management User Group (AZSMUG) Meeting this coming Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the Microsoft office in Tempe from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  If anyone has used the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), then you may recognize...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Presents Follow Up – Windows 7 Deployment Topics

    I delivered three sessions on Windows 7 Deployment over the past week.  I was in Phoenix on September 15th, Irvine on September 20th and Los Angeles on September 21st.  I wanted to follow up with links to information that was mentioned in the sessions. I posted the slide decks that I used to...
  • Blog Post: Tech Days–Windows Deployment event with Stephen Rose on July 12, 2011 in Los Angeles

    My apologies for not posting this sooner, but I did want to let everyone know that Stephen Rose will be in Los Angeles next week, July 12, 2011, to deliver an event around Windows Deployment.  The event is sponsored in conjunction with the Los Angeles Chapter of Pac IT Pros.  The event details...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro and Dev Community XBox 360 Party In Phoenix

    For all those IT Pros and Developers that live in the Phoenix area, this "announcement" is for you.  I am hosting an XBox 360 year end party at the Phoenix Office this coming Saturday, December 13th, from 4 PM - 9 PM.  My initial plan was to host a little year end gathering that included...
  • Blog Post: Windows Networking User group (in Seattle area) is holding their first meeting!

    Back on October 8th, I posted about a new User Group getting ready to start up in the Seattle area ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/07/seattle-windows-networking-user-group.aspx ).  Well, Zubair has finally been able to work out all the logistics for the meeting and the group...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V and VMWare Event in Denver (September 29, 2008)

    The Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group is hosting a Virtualization Mini-Conference in Denver on September 29, 2008.  The event will showcase Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VMWare ESX Server.  Both of these technologies will be running on true server class hardware for demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Exchange Server User Group Meeting - May 18, 2007

    I totally forgot to blog about the upcoming Phoenix Exchange Server User Group Meeting. At the end of April, I blogged about the creation of the new SharePoint site: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2007/04/27/phoenix-exchange-server-user-group-update.aspx and an upcoming meeting. The details...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event Recap: Phoenix, Arizona - August 22, 2006

    During the TechNet Event in Phoenix on August 22, 2006, I had a couple of comments and / or questions that came up that I need to post a follow up on. 1. I asked for information on additional User Groups in town. There is an Arizona SharePoint User Group hosted by BVA. To find out more, please visit...