John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and everything Server and Windows

May, 2006

  • Stock Price

    I usually don't discuss this type of topic, but it's in the news lately. Some people are complaining about the lack luster performance of MS's stock price. I read an interesting article about what SteveB is doing this week about that. Here is the article...
  • Windows Vista Reviewer guide

    We had this posted about a month ago. But they didn't want it public yet. It is now out there for free, in a word doc format now. It's huge 317 pages and 60 meg file to download, but a great read to prepare you for Vista. I printed mine out and take about...
  • Beta 2 released for Vista and Office!!

    At WinHEC this week Bill Gates announced the release of Beta 2 for both Office and Vista. Here is what the press said: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003014691_winhec24.html Here is where you go get Office 2007...
  • Q&A log from SQL webcast

    I did a webcast on SQL Data Minning about a week ago, sorry it took me so long to post: Question: Great Resource for Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Answer: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/intro2dm.mspx Question...
  • Security Risk Management Webcast

    I just finished delivering at webcast on Security Risk management. As promissed here is the Q&A log, not very many questions on this Friday afternoon. Question: Kai says "GO GET THIS GUIDE: Security Risk Management Guide v 1.2" Answer: http...
  • Gates to keep Google "Honest"

    I read a interesting article this morning about Gates speach yesterday. Here is the article. http://news.com.com/Gates+Microsoft+will+keep+Google+honest/2100-1014_3-6068383.html?tag=nl
  • Windows Vista Deployment Webcast Q&A

    As promissed here is the Q&A log from the webcast I did on Monday. Enjoy. Question: Do the WIM image files need to have all drivers built-in for each hardware platform it will be installed on? Answer: no, see http://www.microsoft.com/technet...
  • Amazon Drops Google For Windows Live Search

    You know we are always trying to get our search engine out there. Well here is an article on how we are winning in that area. I use MSN search everyday. Yes I use to be a googler like everyone else. I know at first our search wasn't great, but it is improving...
  • really way totally cool website

    www.zillow.com key in your address. You will see an arial picture of your house and house values. Drill down on your house, look at all of the data they have on your place? Amazing! Have fun, looking up your friends and family.
  • Microsoft Buys AssetMatrix

    Last week Microsoft announced that they are buying AssetMatrix, a Candian software asset management software company. Read more about the announcement below. http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml;jsessionid=Y4KWQDYXJLHFAQSNDBECKHSCJUMEKJVN...