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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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). ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Peter Schmatz (OCS)

    In this Video interview, I spent a few minutes with Peter Schmatz (PM with Office Communications Server).  Peter gives us some information on the Best Practice Analyzer for OCS as well as other topics such as what we're doing with the product for international deployments.  Remember, click...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Lhase Pettersson (MVP)

    Lack of sleep, too much humidity and just a week in Orlando with a bunch of geeks gave me an "inspiration" on a twist for one of my video interviews during Tech Ed 2008.  Lhase Pettersson is an MVP out of Sweden who was working the UC booth area with me.  I decided to ask my questions...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2009 Interviews with two OCS MVPs – Robert Ross and Russ Kirk

    Since Tech Ed 2006 in Boston, I’ve been doing video interviews on site at Tech Ed.  This year was no different.  I was able to catch up with two Office Communications Server MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) this year and get their thoughts on OCS and what it has to offer.  The first...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview Videos - Question?

    Before I keep going with anymore Tech Ed 2008 Video Interviews, I thought I would pose a question to my readership.  The first 4 videos I posted were quite large, but of pretty decent quality.  I'm curious if the download size is too large for you?  Or is it okay and worth it for the quality...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Video Interview with Rafael Reyes

    In this final Video Interview I did during Tech Ed 2008, I talk to Rafael Reyes who is an IT Pro Audience Marketing Manager with the Unified Communications team.  Rafael is responsible for making sure there are technical tools and documentation available for the IT Pros as it relates to Unified...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Sean Smith (Customer)

    As I said in my first post last week about the Tech Ed Interviews I did this year, I did get a customer to agree to be interviewed. The engineer's name is Sean Smith and he works for CorVel out of Portland, Oregon. He attended a 2 Day OCS Ignite class (hands on labs) that I delivered towards the end...
  • Blog Post: Dwight jesseman of University of Florida shares Experience with OCS 2007 R2 and Conferencing

    During a previous Tech Ed, I met Dwight Jesseman who is a Senior Systems Engineer for Messaging at University of Florida. I helped answer some of his questions on Exchange Server 2007 at that time and Dwight was able to assist U of F architect and deploy Exchange Server 2007 within their environment...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Excel Services

    During Tech Ed 2010, I had a chance to interview John Campbell, Program Manager for Excel Services.  SharePoint Server 2010 has quite a few features and if you are new to the product, it can be confusing as to what component provides what capability.  One of the services that tends to be nebulous...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Joe Schurman (MVP)

    In this video Interview, Joe Schurman (MVP) shares some of the things they are doing around testing Office Communications Server in a Virtualized environment.  Please understand that this is not an officially supported configuration from Microsoft, but at least you can see that there are folks doing...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Astrid McClean

    Here’s the sixth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans.  This interview happens to be with Astrid McClean, Senior Technical Product Manager with the Exchange Server team. In Astrid’s role, she covers High Availability and Storage in Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Video Interview with Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP of Azure App Platform during Spring Windows / Cloud Connections 2012 in Las Vegas

    During the latest Spring Windows / Cloud Connections 2012 Event in Las Vegas, I had a chance to sit down with Scott Guthrie and ask him some questions regarding Windows Azure as it relates to IT Professionals.  Rather than provide a transcript of the interview, I’ll just go ahead and let you watch...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Brent Alinger (Exchange)

    Now that Hyper-V has released, I know there are a lot of people who are wondering if and when we will "officially" support Exchange 2007 in a virtualized environment.  I was wondering the exact same thing and luckily, I had the opportunity to ask Brent Alinger what he has been doing in...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Kartik Murthy (Exchange Server)

    Here’s the fifth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans with Kartik Murthy, Program Manager on Exchange Server team. One of the “cool” things about OWA in the past was that companies could customize the theme or allow users to select one of the included...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2009 Day 1 Recap

    First, I have to say this is the smallest Tech Ed I have ever been to. This is both bad and good at the same time. I totally understand that the economic times makes it very difficult for people to travel to Los Angeles for a week and that makes me sad. At the same time, I try to have a positive outlook...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Marcelo Farjalla

    Here’s the ninth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans with Marcelo Farjalla, Program Manager for Communicator Client – Developer Story. Starting with Office Communicator 2005, we have allowed customers to customize and program against the Communicator...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2010 Interview with Kamal Janardhan (Exchange Server)

    Here’s the fourth Video Interview (of 10) that I was able to conduct last week at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans.  This one is with Kamal Janardhan, a Principal Program Manager with the Exchange Server team. I know there was a lot of interest in the Online Archiving feature when Exchange Server 2010...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café - Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and Hyper-V Virtual Switch Overview

    Join me as I interview Principal Program Manager Jeff Woolsey on this episode of TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café.  We focused on two topics during this episode – the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as the Extensible Virtual Switch for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2008 Interview with Ken Ewert (OCS)

    Here's the first in a series of Video Interviews I did with different folks during Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando. This one is with Ken Ewert, Principal Group Program Manager with OCS). In this Interview, Ken shares a little of his responsibilities and duties. One of the things Ken is responsible for is Sustained...