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John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager–Building a Service Template

    In today’s episode John Baker preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to delegate private cloud access to users and admins, as well as how to create a new private cloud, virtual...
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (Preview with Insider)

    In this episode John Baker previews the “Building Your Cloud Infrastructure” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to streamline network and storage resources that are allocated to virtual machines as well as how...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit...
  • New System Management User Group in Dallas

    Do you use System Center?  Want to learn from peers that do that also?  Well Chad Till from Dell has started a new User Group. DFW SMUG https://sites.google.com/site/dfwsmug/home   The first meeting is this Friday May 25th at Catapult Systems...
  • System Center 2012 8 Part Webcast series

    We are about to kick off a new Webcast series on System Center 2012. Below is all the registration information. I will also have a post with the recordings.   5/29/2012 11:00:00 AM - Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 1 of 8): Beginning with the End...
  • Becoming Carbon Neutral

    From the Microsoft Blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/05/08/making-carbon-neutrality-everyone-s-responsibility-at-microsoft.aspx From Kevin Turner. Making Carbon Neutrality Everyone’s Responsibility at Microsoft Tue, May 8 2012...
  • Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Webcast May 22nd.

    Reminder to register for the May 22nd TechTrax webcast. Thanks to those that have already registered! Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and...
  • Windows Azure free event Jun 7th, online live.

    One of the best ways to learn about Windows Azure is through our online events, free of charge, right from your favorite device. Today we are announcing a new event, MEET Windows Azure . Whether you’re just getting started or are a long time customer...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Beta Now Available

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Beta Now Available Accelerate your Migration to the Private Cloud with MAP 7.0 Beta! The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta. § Join...
  • Microsoft Jump Start Series Embracing the Consumerization of IT

      Microsoft Jump Start Series Embracing the Consumerization of IT Register NOW The culture of work is changing. People want the freedom to work anywhere—at home, in the office, on the road—and they want instant access to everything they would typically...
  • Feeding America Turns to Microsoft for Anywhere, Anytime Access

    CHICAGO — May 15, 2012 — Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, left its support of Blackberry devices in favor of Windows Phone. The move strengthens Feeding America’s capabilities as it complements the organization’s use...
  • Office 365 Webcast next week starting May 21st.

    TechNet Webcast : Business Data Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online http://bit.ly/JdOzt2 Starts : Monday, May 21, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration : 1 hour(s) This webcast explains step-by-step how to...
  • System Center Cloud Services Process Pack now available for download

    Enhance private cloud management with new process pack Microsoft System Center Cloud Services Process Pack now available for download! The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce that the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack is...
  • Get help getting your Application in Windows 8 Store

    Recently, the Windows Store blog announced that in the next significant Windows 8 preview release they will be expanding their global coverage with 33 additional app submission locales for developers. Our store services are ramping up as planned--and...
  • Windows Server 2012 Beta Virtual Labs

    Windows Server "8" Beta Virtual Labs Experience the beta release of Windows Server "8" firsthand in these virtual labs. You can test drive new and improved features and functionality, including server management and Windows PowerShell, networking,...
  • New Private Cloud System Center 2012 Guide Labs released

    Microsoft Private Cloud Guided Labs Click on a link below to launch an interactive guided lab that will help you evaluate the Microsoft private cloud core capabilities of Infrastructure Management, Service Delivery & Automation, and Application Management...
  • Office 365 gets FISMA Certification

    This week on the Office 365 blog we announced that Office 365 was grated FISMA certification.  Here is the post: Today, we're pleased to announce Office 365 was granted the Authority to Operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act...
  • 24 Hours in a Private Cloud

    In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start May 10 th , 2012 8:00AM GMT. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft...
  • Texas IT Camps Slides

    This week I am starting IT Camps around Texas. If you want to attend, please go to www.technetevents.com to register. When ever I present, I am always asked for a copy of the slides, here they are.  A couple of these events are also sold out(OK they...
  • Microsoft Private Cloud Summit NYC, Chicago, LA

    Microsoft Private Cloud Summit Join us at the Microsoft Private Cloud Summit with the “Best of Microsoft Management Summit”! Learn about how the new System Center 2012 can help you manage nearly everything in your infrastructure – from the desktop, to...
  • Barnes and Noble, with Microsoft form Partnership for World-Class Digital Reading Experience

    Today we announced an agreement with Barnes and Noble.  I think this is really cool, even if I don’t own an e-reader yet.  I see what is coming. from the press release: One of the first benefits for customers will be a NOOK application for Windows...
  • Windows Deployment Webcast MDT 2012

    We are going to have a 2 part Webcast series on how to deploy Windows in your environment.  Registration information below. TechNet Webcast: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Registration URL: http://go.microsoft...
  • Where to see John in May 2012

    I will be doing a bunch of IT Camps in May. These are full day (9-3) free events on Upgrading your Servers, System Center 2012, and Windows Server 2012. They do have some hands on if you bring the right machine, you will leave with the software if you...
  • $20 free from Microsoft (sorry US only) simple download System Center 2012 and Take some free training

    This is cool. Microsoft is willing to PAY you to try some software and learn some stuff. And you could also win a very slick laptop in the process. “Huh? Seriously?” Well.. in a sense. We’re announcing today an opportunity for a limited (roughly 5,000...