John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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April, 2011

  • AITP Dallas Monthly meeting

    AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) is a great organization.   We are now using Microsoft Lync 2010 to record the meetings. Here is a link to the video
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner Tiffany Ingargiola

    My episode with Tiffany Ingargiola aired today.  It’s a great show. She talks about all the Technical community going on in New Orleans and how her employer New Horizons really tries to help all the community.  You do need the latest Silverlight...
  • More questions from TechNet events last week

    is there SCVMM Lite? or System Center Virtual Machine Manager for non-enterprises? Not as such, but  System Center Essentials 2010 has some virtualization management features that come from it.   With Office 365, can I use my own domain name...
  • Clean water the story of Charity: Water

    The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo .   I ran across this video today, amazing 4 minutes, to think this organization is only 5 years old now.  Way to go!
  • TechNet Event questions from Austin

    Last week I had an event in Austin, TX about Cloud computing and transitioning to the cloud from Virtualization.  I couldn’t answer 100% of the questions so here are a few I had to research.   I had a lot of questions about Windows Azure, what...
  • TechNet event questions from Houston

    At the recent Houston TechNet event on Virtualization to the cloud I had several questions I will attempt to answer a few here:   Office 365  The Exchange feature, will it have Archiving?   I did a little research on
  • Office 365 Public Beta is here today, go sign up at !!!

      I was reading the office 365 blog this morning and they posted this: Today, we are excited to announce that Office 365 is moving...
  • Windows Azure Test Drive 30 days to try it free

    OK you have heard about cloud, want to try the cloud. Go to:   use either TNAZURE or DPE01 as codes and you get in for free for 30 days.  No Credit card required. Let me know what you think.
  • Fort Worth IT Professionals

    A new User Group has formed!   Fort Worth IT Professionals    Join the LinkedIn group. We will meet at the New Horizons Fort Worth on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  First meeting next Week April 21st  I will be speaking...
  • Azure Cloud Security TechNet Event Dallas questions

    At the Dallas TechNet event on Azure and the Cloud many questions came up about Security.  They were great questions, many people have concerns about security. In my presentation on the second slide deck slide #52 refers to Security information....
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner with President of AITP Jim Henry, With video!

    We just posted my interview with Jim Henry who is the 2011 President of AITP. Go watch it now!
  • Springboard Series Tour Dallas May 11th

      Microsoft is back in the US for another Springboard Series Tour! May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 - Columbus The Springboard Series Tour is back...
  • Imagine Cup Finalists teams in the Central US

      The team I work on at Microsoft, Central Region Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE), has been engaged with student teams participating in Imagine Cup.  A number of these teams have been selected to participate in the Imagine Cup US finals...
  • Question from Dallas TechNet event SCVMM Bandwidth impacts

    Today at the TechNet event today, The question was asked: What is the bandwidth impacts of SCVMM.  I found the SCVMM blog on TechNet had just posted a entry yesterday on this topic. SCVMM 2012 Networking Best Practices for Hyper-V deployments  ...