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  • 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: 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: Microsoft certification

    I'm not sure how many folks believe in the value of Microsoft Certification, but I thought I would share some of my thoughts and recent experiences. I took a look at my current certification situation and realized my MCSE was on Windows Server 2000.  The last exam I took was the LCS 2005 SP1 Exam...
  • 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: TechNet Event PowerPoint Deck posted for April - June, 2007 Events

    In an earlier post recapping the TechNet Event in Billings, Montana ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2007/04/18/technet-event-in-billings-mt-april-17-2007-recap.aspx ), I mentioned that the PowerPoint decks for this quarter had not been posted to the website yet. I was just informed that...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event added for Phoenix on September 26th!!

    For all those who live in the Phoenix area and wanted to attend a TechNet Event in our Q1 (July - October 4), I have good news!!! I worked with Rob Bagby (MSDN presenter) and a few other marketing folks to hold an ad-hoc TechNet Event in Phoenix on September 26th. The event will take place from 8 AM...
  • Blog Post: Sudden Trip to San Diego and Los Angeles

    I just found out today that I will be heading to San Diego on Thursday, August 21st and Los Angeles on Friday, August 22nd to deliver a presentation at an Angelbeat event ( www.angelbeat.com ). The Event in San Diego is at the Sheraton located at 1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA, 92108. The...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event Recap: Albuquerque, New Mexico - August 8, 2006

    In the chaos that surrounded me during the week of August 7th, I seem to have misplaced a few things. One of these "things" includes the piece of paper on which I wrote down the questions that I needed to do some additional research and post the answers for. After a week and a half of turning my home...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events and an XBOX 360 Premium Edition

    What do these two things have in common, you may be asking??? Well, let me tell you. If you attend one of my upcoming TechNet Events in the following cities, you will have a chance to win an XBOX 360 Premium Edition. To register for the event, please visit www.technetevents.com and select the appropriate...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2007 Series (Part 12 of 24) Questions and Answers Log (02-28-07)

    Ok. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry it took so dog gone long for me to get this one (and the next few) Q&A Logs posted!!!!! Here is Part 12 of 24. Let me know if you have any questions. Harold Wong harold.wong@microsoft.com Exchange Server 2007 Webcast Series (Part 12 of 24) Questions and Answers...
  • Blog Post: 64 Bit Applications and Drivers

    Over the past two years, I’ve spoken to millions of people (okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating on the number) about application and driver support for 64 bit Operating Systems.  Back in the days of Windows XP, I know there were very few devices that worked well on 64 bit.  With Windows Vista,...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Professional Re-install using Launch media

    I was asked during the Launch timeframe about a couple of scenarios regarding the free copy of Office 2007 Professional. The scenarios are as follows: 1. Install the free copy of Office 2007 Professional that was given out on a current machine running Windows XP. At a later date (maybe a few months...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Events in Desert Mountain for Q2 (October 16 - December 20, 2007)

    For those of you who are wondering when the next set of TechNet Events will be coming to a city near you in the Desert Mountain Area (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Las Vegas, Montana, Wyoming, Utah), here is the list broken out by state: Arizona Tucson - 10/23/07 Phoenix - 12/20/07 New Mexico...
  • 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: Upcoming Live TechNet Events in West Region

    In case you weren't already aware, there are 4 upcoming Live TechNet Events taking place in the West Region.  They are as follows: Arizona Phoenix at the Sheraton (I-17 and Dunlap) on September 25th.  Register Here . California Berkeley on September 18th.  Register Here . Fresno at the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch - Phoenix, January 17, 2007

    Ok, the Windows Vista / Office System 2007 / Exchange Server 2007 Launch Event in Phoenix, AZ will be taking place on January 17th, 2007 at the Phoenix Convention Center!!! There are still open spots, so if you are interested in attending, please register now!! Here's the link for registration (IT...
  • Blog Post: Free PDF Preview Handler from Tim Heuer and Foxit

    A co-worker of mine by the name of Tim Heuer has done a very, very good thing!!! He teamed up with Foxit Software and has developed a great PDF Preview Handler for use in Windows Vista and Office 2007. It has a very small footprint and does a spectacular job! A big thanks to Tim. To get more information...
  • Blog Post: Update to 64 Bit Application and Drivers Post from May 26, 2009

    On May 26th, I post the following: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2009/05/26/64-bit-applications-and-drivers.aspx where I talk about challenges with 64 bit applications and drivers for hardware devices.  Specifically for me, I was really frustrated with one particular device (Neat Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch in Phoenix, AZ

    I've been asked by many folks now for the registration link to register for the Windows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch Event taking place in Phoenix on January 17, 2006. I'm going to make it easy and provide the link here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032314633&Culture...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Professional from Widows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch

    Back in early 2007, we gave a copy of Office 2007 Professional away to every one who attended the Windows Vista / Office 2007 / Exchange 2007 Launch.  Instead of actually giving a DVD with Office 2007 on it, we gave away a packet that had a link to download the bits and a special code to redeem...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unleashed (May 18, 2009) Slide Decks available

    Back on April 23, 2009, I made a post about the TechNet Unleashed Event in Phoenix on May 18, 2009 ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2009/04/23/technet-unleashed-in-phoenix-on-may-18-2009.aspx ).  A few folks have posted comments asking when I will be making the PowerPoint decks available...
  • Blog Post: Free Office 2007 during Launch Events - Or is it a Free Trial???

    For all of you who are attending the Launch Events delivered by the Microsoft Across America Team, you will recieve a code to download a Free copy of Office 2007 Professional and Groove 2007. When you go to redeem the coupon code, you will also be given a PID to install the downloaded software. The question...
  • 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: Customer Interview with Chris Reinhard (Regarding Vista)

    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, Chris Reinhard talks about why...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista available for download on TechNet Plus Subscription Site!!!

    Those of you who have a TechNet Plus Subscription will be VERY happy to hear that as of right now, you can log into the secure site and download your copy of the RTM bits of Windows Vista!!!!! Currently, only the English x86 and x64 DVD versions are available with other languages following soon. ...