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UPDATE!!! Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Software Kit Expiration Extension!!!!
UPDATE: February 9th, 2010 I am still getting emails asking how to get keys. Folks, this promotion expired June 2009, the keys are NO LONGER available. There is no way to get a key anymore. Many of you have emailed me about being unable to get a product Great news to pass on regarding the...
30 Jan 2009
Unable to get Product Key for Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Software Kit – Registration Expired June 2009
UPDATE: February 9th, 2010 I am still getting emails asking how to get keys. Folks, this promotion expired June 2009, the keys are NO LONGER available. There is no way to get a key anymore. Many of you have emailed me about being unable to get a product key for the Windows Vista SP1 giveaway...
4 Aug 2009
PowerPoint Decks for Alpharetta Firestarter Event
Many of the attendees at the event asked for the PowerPoint decks for the Firestarter event. If you were on the webcast they were available in the Handout section, if not I have posted them all at the following Skydrive Location: PowerPoint Decks for Alpharetta Firestarter Event
17 Oct 2009
TechNet Events Presents “Microsoft Virtualization Tour” for IT Pros!
TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: The Microsoft Virtualization Tour Join our TechNet IT Evangelists as they hit the road again this fall to bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. We’ll go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a...
23 Oct 2009
Just added to the TechNet Event Schedule – Atlanta, GA April 1st, 2009
Join me for this additional event at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta for a look at some valuable new tools and technical content. I will be delivering 3 sessions (see below for session detail). First, we’ll explore Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing, take a quick tour of Microsoft...
6 Mar 2009
Latest Update!! And its good news on the expired PIN issue!!!
UPDATE February 9th 2010: I am still getting emails asking how to get keys. Folks, this promotion expired June 2009, the keys are NO LONGER available. There is no way to get a key anymore. Since my two previous posts about the PIN expiration issue I have had a LOT of feedback. Today I...
16 Jan 2009
Interested in Windows Azure, Hyper-V or Windows 7 Deployment? Then sign-up for a FREE TechNet Event near you!!
Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure...
21 Jan 2010
Active Directory User Group Meeting at the SPECOPS Event at the Microsoft Office in Alpharetta, GA
Spent the day in SPECOPS event at the Microsoft Alpharetta office. Most of the day was spent with Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP from GPanswers.com . He talked about what’s new in Group Policy with Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as rolling out Windows 7. Here’s the agenda: What...
3 Feb 2010
TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit - Can I Use The Product Key on 64-Bit Version
Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, which came with 32-bit media. You may recall I posted some information earlier this month talking about the Expired Pin Problems many of you were experiencing. Since then...
15 Oct 2008
Problems Over The Weekend with Registering Your PIN for Windows Vista Ultimate
I had a few comments and some emails this weekend that many of you were having problems registering the PIN from the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit. I have been informed there were some system problems this weekend. If you tried, and failed to register your PIN this weekend, please try again...
28 Oct 2008
UPDATE!!!!! UPDATE!!!!! PIN Code Expired Problems after December 31st, 2008
If you attended a TechNet event last year and received a Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, the PIN included in that kit EXPIRED as of December 31 st , 2008 . If you registered BEFORE the December 31 st , 2008 expiration date, and ONLY BEFORE the expiration date, AND have not received...
5 Jan 2009
IT Pros in the SouthEast… Interested in Speaking at the CodeStock Event?
IT Pros!!! If you’re interested in speaking at the CodeStock event in June, then go to Call For Speakers . They’re looking for sessions for server, database, or network administrators. What Is CodeStock? Why Would I Want To Go? CodeStock 2010 is all about connections: connecting with peers and...
18 Feb 2010
US Virtualization Roadshow: Register Now!!!
Get Hands-On With Virtualization—On Us!!! Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a...
21 Oct 2008
Internet Explorer 8 FireStarter Event!!!
So you already downloaded Internet Explorer 8 and love the Web Slices feature. But did you know there’s lot more to IE8 than just Web Slices? Come attend the Internet Explorer 8 FireStarter event in Redmond on March 26th and learn why Internet Explorer 8 is the browser designed for the way your customers...
13 Mar 2009
SQL Server 2008 Roadshow
Register now for the SQL Server 2008 Roadshow starting in October!!! Come and learn more about SQL Server 2008 and the new enhanced capabilities of the product. We will be exploring security and database management, how to best manage your data, and what’s new in business intelligence with...
3 Oct 2008
East Region TechNet Events Presents: Transforming IT with Cloud Computing Firestarter
Register Now!!!! FL - Ft. Lauderdale March 08, 2011 FL - Tampa March 10, 2011 GA - Alpharetta March 24, 2011 MA - Waltham March 22, 2011 MD - Chevy Chase February 1, 2011 NJ - Iselin February 8, 2011 NY - New York February...
7 Jan 2011
TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit - Pin Expired Problems
Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit. Inside the cover is a PIN number that has to be registered at www.registerwindowsvistasp1.com . many of you have been getting an error saying the PIN had expired...
3 Oct 2008
TechNet Unleashed: Game On Tour! - Brought to you by TechNet Events
After a long summer, you’re probably ready to get your game on with some tools and techniques to speed up your IT strategy. Our East Region Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists : Blain , Dan , John , and Yung are coming to a city near you!! All events are from 8:30am – 12:00pm Reservations...
18 Jul 2009
Windows 7 Loadfests: Come on out and get a jumpstart on Windows 7!!!
Come spend the afternoon with us going through a fun, hands-on-lab and presentation-based seminar that will go over some the new features and benefits of Windows 7. According to many independent reviews, Windows 7 will definitely be an OS to deploy in the enterprise, so it’s not a question...
2 Apr 2009
PowerShell Demo Files
Many of you at the Orlando Event on Tuesday asked about the demo files I used during the PowerShell session. My colleague Kevin Remde zipped all the files up and made them available here -->> Demo Files Zip . Also, here's a link to my post on the Free Self-Paced Windows PowerShell...
19 Nov 2008
PIN Expired Problems - Unable to get Product Key after December 31st 2008
Many of you have emailed me about having trouble getting your product key and receiving a message that the PIN code has expired. I believe the ability to obtain a product code at the www.registerwindowsvistasp1.com site expired at the end of December, and currently that website is NOT available and will...
4 Jan 2009
There are still seats available for the Baltimore, MD and Washington DC New Efficiency Windows 7 Launch Events
Register today!!!! Just click on the city you want to attend!!!!
15 Oct 2009
Windows 7 Firestarter in Alpharetta, GA Oct 17th, 2009 - Not in Atlanta? Then Join Us Online!!!!!
Mark October 17th on your calendar and sign up for the Firestarter event!!! Whatif you’re not close to Alpharetta, GA? Not a problem, we’ll be simulcasting the event LIVE, you’ll just have to supply yourself with coffee and donuts :-) Where? At the Microsoft Alpharetta Office in the Centennial...
2 Oct 2009
Atlanta User Groups TechStravaganza -
The Atlanta Active Directory user Group in conjunction with The Small Business Server UG, Powershell UG and Systems Management UG are holding an Atlanta User Groups TechStravaganza event on June 4th. Registration Click HERE to register. Featured Speakers Sean Deuby, Windows IT Pro Contributing...
10 May 2010
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