John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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

October, 2007

  • Bill Gates Letter on Age of Software-powered communications

    This letter was released today by Bill Gates. Here is the link to the letter if you didn't get it in email today. Published: October 16, 2007 By Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation If you’ve been in the work force for 20 years or more, you can...
  • 10 things you need to know about Deploying Windows Vista

    Go read this great article here it is from TechNet Magazine. Great timing, we start new TechNet events this week covering that topic. Go sign up for those events in the US HERE. You've deployed Windows XP in the past, and now you're thinking ahead to...
  • Virtualization

    We have a Virtualization Webcast series coming up that dives a lot deeper into the benefits of virtualization. You can register for it here -- Virtualization Webcast Series The individual sessions and a few extra that are on demand are: Virtualization...
  • TechNet PLUS Subscription $100 Discounts!!

    I just got you a great deal! TMSAM06 is your special code for TechNet Plus subscriptions! If you use this code you will get $100 off the price of a new TechNet Plus subscriptions! Share this code! It can be used for anyone in the US! Here is where you...
  • Surreal Desert Experience

    I am at a team meeting, otherwise known as an off-site. They put us in a hotel, keep us off email and do team things. We are in a resort in the desert outside of Phoenix. As you expect there isn’t much around here outside the resort. This morning I had...
  • Zune Microsoft is cool again!

    Click on the picture to get more information about the new Zunes we just announced!!
  • Unified Communications Launch

    If you live in the United States, we have a Unified Communications launch coming soon near you. Go HERE to sign up! I will be at several of these October 30 in Minneapolis November 1st Chicago Detroit November 13th, Dallas November 27th, and Houston December...
  • What John does for fun on the weekends

    So I am starting to get into the who Video on the web stuff. My son was sailing a couple of weeks ago and we caught this video. I know I know it's on Youtube, but apparently that's where is friends hang out for videos. I am working on him. Go watch it...
  • Today Microsoft changes the way the world communicates!

    Microsoft launches next wave of communications software Today at the Unified Communications Launch 2007 worldwide event in San Francisco, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes, Microsoft Business Division president, launch the company's next generation...
  • Dreamscene is released

    I have talked about this before. Demoed it all the time. What is it? Well in Vista Ultimate we will continue to update the product with add-ons from time to time. These are called Ultimate Extras and yes they are only available to the Ultimate version...
  • Crazy IT PRO's at Interop

    I was working the booth this week at Interop convention in New York City. Our marketing team had this new idea for a booth. You know you have all been to conventions before, see the Microsoft booth, pods with PC's demoing the latest greatest products...
  • Windows Connections Las Vegas I will be there!

    Windows Connections is a semi-annual event hosted by Penton Media, a division of Windows IT Pro magazine/ community. It is an event for IT Pros and Developers, much in the same fashion as TechEd: - Microsoft & HP keynote (Steve Guggenheimer, Steve...
  • My boss's Boss's Boss Bike Ride

    Rodney Clark runs Microsoft Across America. So my manager reports to a manager that reports to Rodney. Rodney is a great guy. He really supports our team. This summer he had the chance to go to Switzerland to go on a 12 day bike ride. Rodney did a great...
  • IT Pro community and User Group Leads

    As you know I am part of a team here at Microsoft that does presentation for IT Pros in the U.S. We go under the title of TechNet Events. I have always worked with User Groups. Well in this years reorganization, I will have even more time to do that....
  • TechNet Plus Subscriptions Only $249 US only

    This Post needs to get updated, so finally I have a second to do that. I can get you $100 of the regular price of a TechNet Plus subscription if use use the code TMSAM06 when you click on this icon below. We really want you to have this great tool of...
  • Get out of Voice Mail Jail! Microsoft gets into phone business

    The press is starting to pickup on today's launch of Unified Communications. See the MSNBC Article just released.
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 RTM

    On October 17 th at Storage Networking World, Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. With the RTM, we are now counting down the days until...
  • BillG discusses Voice and Speech in the future

    Check out this great interview with BillG. Click on the text.