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January, 2007

  • 24 Hours of Exchange Webcast

    Go check this out: The first one was last Friday, I helped with questions, man you guys have a bunch of questions about Exchange 2007. Go find out more!! TechNet Webcast Series: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 Get a comprehensive look at...
  • Speech Recognition in Vista

    At our launch event on Tuesday in Memphis, Matt Hester ( http://blogs.technet.com/mathewms ) demoed the speech recognition of Vista as our last demo of the day. The crowd went wild. The people I was standing around just couldn't believe that was Windows...
  • Strange weather

    We have been having all kinds of strange weather across the US. 3 major snow storms in Denver, Snow and wind in Seattle, Drought in Texas, and No snow in NYC and 70's in January. What's up with all of this crazy weather? Well I heard a great quote yesterday...
  • Gaming and Vista and DreamScene

    So the other day I looked at the games on Vista. Chess, that's cool. You have to go experience the interface. My 6 year old loves to play it now. "Daddy can we put that Vista stuff on all the computers in the house?" He asked? I guess I need to go buy...
  • Free Office Pro 2007

    I am part of the Microsoft Across America Team. We start on January 16th, 2007 doing Vista, Office 2007, and Exchange 2007 Launch events. We were told today that EVERY attendee will get a copy of Office Professional 2007. Please go to our website to sign...
  • Begging and pleading in NYC, Tampa and Phoenix

    I get strange email everyday, but this one topped it yesterday. We got an email from our "corporate" team that says, our launch events start next Tuesday January 16th. All looks good on registration but three cities. I just can't believe that the people...
  • More Novell

    Here are more observations from my attendance at a Novell conference. I attended a session titled "Defense against Microsoft" The speaker spotted me right away and we had a good conversation. I listened quitely to his argument for Groupwise and against...
  • Go Vote for my WOW picture!

    http://showusyourwow.msn.com/?id=53648 click on the link and vote for my picture!!
  • Go search yourself

    About once every 6 months or so I go MSN search or Google my name. Everyone does it right? Well I put in "John Weston Microsoft" it was amazing how many hits came back. My two blogs, events I have done, webcasts, Radio shows, user groups all kinds...
  • More Vista websites!

    I am just amazed at all of this viral marketing. Here are some more. http://vistatestdrive.com allows you to test drive vista in a virtual machine. www.vistaparty.net if you are in the San Fransisco area, a user group is giving a party in honor...
  • Billions and Billions

    No not the old Carl Sagan statement about the stars. I am talking Money. Remember when $1 Million was a lot of money? Last night Microsoft released our earnings for the last 90 days. 12 Billion in Sales and some 2-3 Billion in profit depending up on...
  • "Sunday Drive" Texas Style 500 miler

    You know what a Sunday Drive is right? It is the way to get the family together, nothing to do, the weather is nice, so you go 'drive around' to see the sites. Waste away your Sunday. No football to watch..... Not here in Texas!! When we go for a Sunday...
  • Are you going out at Midnight tonight to get Vista?

    I will be at our local Best Buy helping out. Do you have plans to be one of the first to get Vista? if so, let me know I would love to hear your story! Tomorrow is going to be amazing. I have seen Vista everywhere today. Email from Costo, BillG...
  • cool Video

    My friend Michael J. Murphy did a Vista, Exchange 2007 and Office 2007 launch event last week. He is so fun. He got his audience to "Do the WAVE!". Go check it out: http://blogs.technet.com/mjmurphy/ Enjoy!
  • microsoftwowlaunch!!!

    go check out the videos on http://www.microsoftwowlaunch.com We had an great launch today.
  • Launch day at Best Buy What fun!

    I spend 5 hours last night and 12 hours today at the Best Buy by my house. It was lots of fun. I got to train the floor staff on how to demo Vista/Office and all the upgrade options, pricing and the features of it. This morning we handed out t-shirts...
  • VISTA FOR $49.99!!! (ok, only two copies after you buy one retail Ultimate)

    I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago. MSNBC and news.com had articles back on 1/18 about it. Here is the deal. Buy Vista Ultimate. Then get up to two copies of Home Premium for $49.99 each. here is where you get exact information on how to...
  • Free T-mobile Hot spots (until April 30 using Vista)

    www.skysurprise.com If you are running Vista, go to this site, you can get free access to T-Mobile hotspots until April 30th. We were passing out sickers with this on it today, now it's on my blog for anyone to find out about. Go enjoy!!
  • Time Square goes "VISTA"

    I am in NYC tonight for an Exchange partner event tomorrow. I had a little time tonight to walk around Time Square. I love the lights and all of the signs. As I thought, Vista is everywhere. Right about the ESPN Zone is there show us your "WOW" Vista...
  • Microsoft Best Corporate Reputation according to Wall Street Journal

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117019715069692873.html?mod=todays_us_marketplace We moved up from #7 last year to #1 this year. Cool!
  • Did you see Bill Gates on the Daily Show?

    http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml Funny!
  • Windows Vista ReadyBoost Specs.

    Thanks to Mr. John Baker for the following information on Readyboost. You can see his blog at http://blogs.technet.com/johnbaker Windows Vista ReadyBoost Requirements Supported Form Factors and Busses ReadyBoost supports USB flash drives...
  • Article on Microsoft Researcher.

    I saw this article today on fellow Microsofter and fellow sailor. Very scary. I hope is his OK. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/31/MISSING.TMP here is a second article http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/16577699...
  • Chris Henley is famous!

    My co-worker Chris Henley is getting some great press lately. Here is a big story: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0207730.htm Check out his blog: http://blogs.technet.com/chenley
  • Can your ISP Hijack your Search Engine?

    I had a friend send me this story. It sounds very interesting. I have Charter for my ISP, I hope it doesn't happen to me. http://netsecurity.about.com/od/webbrowsersecurity/ss/charterhijack.htm What do you think about this? Would you be upset?