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January, 2007

  • New MS Partner in Ft. Worth, TX

    There is a new Microsoft Partner in Ft. Worth. The owner Greg Kane use to work with me many years ago when I owned a consulting firm in Dallas. Here is his contact information. I hear he is still a great programmer. Greg Kane Nautilus Business Group...
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Did you see Bill Gates on the Daily Show?

    http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml Funny!
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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!!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • microsoftwowlaunch!!!

    go check out the videos on http://www.microsoftwowlaunch.com We had an great launch today.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Go Vote for my WOW picture!

    http://showusyourwow.msn.com/?id=53648 click on the link and vote for my picture!!
  • Windows Vista Innovation Cafe'

    I keep finding these sites. Here is another one. yes cool, our as my teenagers would say "Tight" it is a way for companies to showcase software they have built around Vista, not too much up there yet, but I love the community nature of it. Make sure...
  • show us your wow!

    www.showusyourwow.com is a new site we just put up. Watch the opening video from Billg. Cool stuff. I just uploaded a picture of kids sailing. 19,000 other people have already uploaded a video or picture, go look around, oops, you will be lost for...
  • MS extends support on XP Home and Media center

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-24ExtendedSupportWindowsMA.mspx is the official press release. Until April 2009 for full support and then Extended support for 5 years after that!
  • Office 2007 that you get at Launch events

    Apparently the directions to Download/install the Office 2007 that we are giving away at our events isn't very clear. When you download it, you are prompted for a trial key, don't use that one use the key give out in your kit from the event. Also be careful...
  • Vista Helps Boston

    Tomorrow is the Vista Product Launch event in Boston. Look at what the Boston Globe is saying: The Vista effect For every $1 spent on Microsoft's new operating system, businesses and consumers will spend $9.33 on hardware $5.35 on software $3.93...
  • Wal-Mart Novell and Microsoft.....

    Who would have thought it would happen. Check this story out: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-22MSWalMartPR.mspx Wal-Mart is buying Suse servers, now that Microsoft is in the picture. here is what the press is saying...