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July, 2008

  • True Microsoft Passion

    Dan Woodman, one of my co-workers here at Microsoft has found a way to show his true passion for this company we all LOVE and work for!  Go check out his blog entry here: http://blogs.technet.com/danwoodman/archive/2008/07/21/i-love-this-company...
  • cool new search engine, I think we should go buy them!

      Enough about Yahoo! and even Google.   These two guys left Google and started their own that launched this week. www.cuil.com   it's different. I like the interface.  From their website: Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge...
  • Digital Rights Management and Digital Media MVP

      I met Christopher Levy from www.buydrm.com the other day. He has been a Microsoft MVP for 4 years now. He has a company of about a dozen people down in Austin Texas that helps people figure out how to get paid for the streaming content on the web...
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Released

    SOLUTION ACCELERATORS Act faster . Go further . Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 RELEASE UPDATE Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 Today! Download MDT 2008 Update 1 Visit the Tech Center for Microsoft Deployment Deployment Tech Center...
  • John Weston Videos of Windows Server 2008 on the web

      I got this email this week (I get hundreds a day so I Just glanced over it), and it was about videos of me being up on the Web.   See I did the Heroes Happen Here Product Launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL 2008 and Visual Studio. ...
  • Microsoft Test Taking

      It's been 7 years since I have taken one of those Test.  I think the first one I took was  Windows 3.1  It has to be around 1993 or 1994.  Over the years I took somewhere in the neighborhood of 37 or 38 of them. MCSE NT, NT...
  • The Golden Circle tokenofinspiration.com

      I am attending a Microsoft Technical training session for internal field sale force.  These are those week long meetings, that usually get ad on meetings added before and after the meeting.  Yep, that's this week, 4 days of pre meetings...
  • Roundtable Demo video

    Yesterday I was in our Las Colinas office, we got some of the new Microsoft Roundtable Cameras in our conference rooms. I did some training with some of our internal people on how to use this great device.  We sell them for $3K. They have a 360 degree...
  • Exchange and Unified Communications for $15/seat/month

    We made a really cool announcement this morning at the world wide partner conference in Houston. This will allow customers to get Exchange and Unified Communications and other things as a service without having to have these servers.  It will be...
  • Algae at the Olympic sailing site

    If you know me you know I love sailing. Racing sailing even better. Well the Olympics are less than a month away.  Ya Ya I know sailing is the LEAST watched sport on TV coverage of the Olympics. China has a big issue with Algae on the sailing venue...
  • ExchangeExchange.com

    Yesterday I met Joel Stidley.  He is a newly awarded Microsoft MVP(Most Valuable Professional) on Exchange.   I learned a bunch about Joel. First he lives here in Dallas and works just down the street from Microsoft. OK I guess that's not...
  • TechNet Plus Subscription Discount

      This is the ONLY code you should use this year!  It's My code, get's you 15% off TechNet Plus subscriptions.   We have a contest each year to see who can sell the most.  So put this on your blog and I will cross link to your...
  • Do you Run MoJave? I do!!

      Here at MS we have some great Marketing people.  They came up with this idea around Vista. They found consumers that didn't run Vista, said they hated it or knew it was bad. So they showed them a new operating system called "MoJave"...