John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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

October, 2008

  • BI conference, SQL Server 2008 does 1 trillion row query

    I got this post from: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2008/10/06/sql-server-2008-performs-1-trillion-row-query-in-seconds-at-bi-conference.aspx   They had a great write up of the first day of the BI conference I am attending...
  • Project Gemini, are you a Gemini?

    I saw a demo of this today 100Million rows of data in a 1 Gig Excel spreadsheet!   Microsoft Empowers Enterprises to Think Bigger About Business Intelligence New “managed self-service” business intelligence technologies and enhanced enterprise...
  • MCP exam 70-113 Pilot. Be one of the first 3000 and get 3 free exam vouchers!!

    Registration open till October 25th for testing New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring Responding to a ton of positive and productive feedback and many customer requests, Microsoft extends the registration...
  • How Microsoft Can Save Customers Money

    How Microsoft Can Save Customers Money · Deploy virtualization -  Reduce server hardware needs with Windows Server Hyper-V – · · Lower desktop deployment and management costs by deploying Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack and...
  • TechDays 08 comes to Dallas

      If your business is fueled by technology, TechDays '08 is one event you won't want to miss. Loaded with exclusive product information presented by insider experts, TechDays '08 is designed to show developers, IT professionals, IT executives, and...
  • Office Communication Server 2007 R 2 Announced

    Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Update builds on momentum behind software-powered unified communications and voice. Related Links Feature Stories: • Microsoft Business Division President Elop on the Debut...
  • IASA IT Architect Regional Conference in Dallas November 6-7

    The IT Architect Regional Conference is the most comprehensive event in Dallas addressing  the pressing needs of IT architects today. Join other practicing architects and enjoy two days of seminars seperated in two tracks addressing the various architecture...
  • Office Communications Server R2 Training Session in Chicago.

    Building Communications Enabled Software for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Exchange 2007 December 10 th – 11 th Clarity Consulting Training Center, Chicago, IL. Overview: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and the R2 platform SDKs were...
  • RoundTable Demo at AITP Dallas

      This video was shot at the Dallas AITP(Association of IT professionals)  meeting this month. I demo the Microsoft live meeting function of Office Communicator Server 2007 and the use of a RoundTable video device.
  • A day in the life of Unified Communications, My laptop is my phone.

    This demo of Office Communicator Server 2007 was shot at the Dallas AITP(Association of IT Professionals) meeting.  I show how to make your laptop a phone, how to make conference calls, and do all kinds of fun things with OCS 2007.
  • MVP Screencast Contest!

      My coworkers Keith Combs and Matt Hester are running a contest. On Keith's blog you will find: MVP Screencast Contest now live As I indicated a few days ago, we have some cool prizes and the first contest started today.  Matt Hester has all...
  • TechNet Subscription discount TMSAM06

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892754.aspx 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...
  • 300th blog post

    So I have been doing this blog thing for 3 and 1/2 years on and off.  I was getting ready to put up a post and saw that the next post would be #300, Cool. That a milestone.  I think back to the different writing, stories, mix of announcement...
  • I am a survivor

    I am a survivor. A few days ago I got the thing you never want to hear from a Doctor, “You have Melanoma Skin Cancer”. I am not sure how you are “suppose” to react to something like that. What are the expected reactions and emotions...