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

February, 2011

  • Windows Server 2K8 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 RTM and public February 22

    On the WIndows Server Blog yesterday http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/   Michael Kleef posted this about SP1.   Hi I’m Michael Kleef, Senior Technical Product Manager with the Windows Server and Cloud division. Today, on behalf of the...
  • Nokia and Microsoft WOW!

    Read this open letter from Nokia and Microsoft http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2011/02/11/open-letter-from-ceo-stephen-elop-nokia-and-ceo-steve-ballmer-microsoft.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed   Nokia makes a LOT of phones extremely...
  • Microsoft and Health Care

    I bet you didn’t know Microsoft had HealthVault , a way to get your health information stored online.  It’s amazing.  Today we had a press release about announcements we are making this week at Healthcare Information and Managers Systems Society ...
  • MvcConf is tomorrow Tuesday

    An Awesome Conference MvcConf is a virtual conference focused on one thing: writing awesome applications on top of the ASP.Net MVC framework. Your brain will explode from taking in so much hard core technical sessions. Sounds fun eh? This is a community...
  • New Version of Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets just released

    from the Windows Azure Team blog   The Windows Azure Platform Evangelism team has recently released a new version of the Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets .  These cmdlets wrap the Windows Azure Management and Diagnostic APIs, and enable...
  • Cool Utility Mount .ISO with no DVD

    I just wrote a post over on http://johnweston.us   about a free utility to mount an .ISO without burning to DVD.   http://johnweston.me/2011/02/08/cool-utility-mount-iso-with-no-dvd.aspx
  • Are you a Non-Profit? then check this out!

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/community-tools/non-profits/software-donation/   Microsoft recognizes the great work that nonprofit organizations do to support our communities and individuals in need. One of the ways we...
  • Blog O’ February

    Wow it's already February,  Ground Hog Day.  A very strange Ground Hog Day here in Texas. it's 12 degrees outside, the kids are home for a second snow day in a row, we have about an inch of ICE on the ground, and now we have rolling blackouts...
  • Transforming IT from Virtualization to the Cloud

    If you are a developer, you've probably heard plenty about the cloud. But if you're and IT professional, what have you heard about it? How does it intersect with the datacenter? How does it make your job easier – or harder? Is it something that your organization...
  • SharePoint Tour coming to San Antonio March 14-16

    SharePoint Coast to Coast Tour What is it? Microsoft is partnering with Penton to deliver a six-city SharePoint tour. The tour will feature speakers from the SharePoint MVP community and Microsoft. Developer and IT Pro topics will be featured during the...
  • Lync 2010 Developers Training Kit

    We have a new free download of a training kit on how to develop on Lync 2010. I just wrote an article on it over on my other blog http://johnweston.us    or here is the direct link http://johnweston.me/2011/02/03/lync-2010-developer-training...
  • You wanted a copy of my slides?

    A couple of years ago I used Slideshare.net i put a deck up there Windows 7 Tips and Tricks.  They just emailed me and told me that is the #1 slide deck discussed this week on their facebook page, wow? I couldn’t believe thousands of people have...
  • SP1 available for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

    Just announced on technet.com  SP available here is the page you need: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/gg635126?ITPID=technet Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Dallas New Horizons has new office

    This week the New Horizons in Dallas is opening a new office, they shared this with me about their grand opening next week February 22nd.  I will be there as will Joey Snow from Redmond.     Grand Opening 2/22/2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Now...