John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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

May, 2011

  • Where to see John in June 2011

    June 1st  DFW Cisco users Group  http://dfw.cisco-users.org/ June 2nd DFW IT Professionals User Group 6PM at Microsoft offices www.dfwitprofessionals.com June 16th Dallas New Horizons SpecTechular event http://www.spectechular.com/   I...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) 6.0 Beta available now!

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Beta Now Available Accelerate adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms with MAP 6.0 Beta The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit...
  • TCU upgrades to new Exchange Email System

    Microsoft Case Studies released a new story today about TCU in Fort Worth. Here is a link to the story: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000004659   Texas Christian University University Upgrades Messaging...
  • Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator

    The Windows Azure team just released on their blog a pricing Calculator, here is the article.   The Windows Azure platform gives you the flexibility to pick services and offers based on your business needs. To help you select the right Windows Azure...
  • BSidesDFW Event is returning in 2011!

    BSidesDFW 2011 Event details When: Saturday, November 5th, 2011: Advanced Persistent Texans! Where: Microsoft Technology Center: Dallas Cost: Free (as always!) *** Register Here *** After hours event details listed below talk schedule CFP Schedule: CFP...
  • DFW Microsoft Unified Communications User Group

    Join us for our May meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 PM. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation and demonstration of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 resiliency and failover by Microsoft MVP Dustin Hannifin . Dustin will be showing a live demo...
  • Microsoft Datacenter Video

      Here is a new video on the way we are building Datacenters find out more at http://www.globalfoundationservices.com/ This was just shown at TechEd  by Mark Russinovich
  • Windows Phone 7 MS partner case study video

    Slalom consulting just put out this great video as part of www.microsoft.com/casestudy Here is the link to the story. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000009689
  • TechEd Day 3

    Today everyone is tired.  Sessions, HOL, exhibit floor, BOF, side meetings, parties, and walking 10-15 miles a day, sitting in metal folding chairs all take their toll. Yes, most aren’t getting that much sleep, it is a string of very long days. For...
  • TechEd 2011 day 2

    Day 2.   It just amazes me all the smart people brought together to share knowledge.   This is the 19th annual US/North America version of TechEd.  I think if I am counting right this is my 17th.  I think I have only missed...
  • Springboard Series Tour Dallas May 11th video

    Above is a great video that was shot at the Dallas Springboard event last week.   Now you wish you had attended!
  • Cloud Power Event Series

    We will be doing a 5 part Series to help you with preparing for the Cloud.  These will be live on the dates listed below starting this Friday May 13th. They will be recorded and available by MSDN Events, Channel 9, and Internet. MSDN Webcast: Cloud...
  • Donate that old computer!

    Over the last couple of weekends I was doing some spring cleaning. In my home office I found several old computers, monitors, printers, etc.  They were all old personal equipment.  I had no need for them anymore, what do I do with them? ...
  • MSemploy New Horizons Dallas event June 2nd.

    6/2/2011 MSEmploy Career Event: Irving/Dallas - June 2 Find A Better IT Job - and Learn About New Technologies - at the MSEmploy IT Career Event in Irving ( Register Here ) The tech job market is starting to heat up - find a better IT job now! MSEmploy...
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week 2011

    May 8-14, 2011 is the 14th annual Food Allergy Awareness week.  Many kids these days have food allergies.  If you haven’t ever seen someone that is having a reaction, it’s NOT fun.  Please visit this site: http://www.medicalert.org/healthinfo...
  • Lync Server 2010 webcast coming up in June

    Byron Spurlock is doing some Lync Server 2010 webcast go check them out! Lync Server 2010 Architecture Topologies - Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:00 AM https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032486206&Culture=en-US Lync Server 2010...
  • ASP.NET MVC Turbine

    OK, that’s Developer Talk (I have no clue!) But it is a fun video staring Brandon Satrom.   In this episode, Javier Lozano , ASP.NET Insider and MVP, joins Brandon Satrom to talk about MVC Turbine. MVC Turbine is a plugin for ASP.NET MVC that has...
  • Sailing on a 100 foot boat.

    Ok, this isn’t a technical post, but just enjoy the video.  See I am a sailor, mainly on small boats with my kids.  But we all dream of big boats. Last summer I got a chance to go to Newport Rhode Island(and the New York Yacht Club)  and...
  • Microsoft Case Studies

    If you haven’t been to the site before you need to check out http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies   You can search on industry or Microsoft Product.  Many of them have videos with them.  Here is an example   San Diego Schools upgrading...
  • Microsoft Campus Tour – The Model Shop

      Check out this great video from Channel9 .  They show how Mice and keyboards, or any hardware,  goes from a drawing on a napkin to reality, something that can be manufactured. Vince Jesus gives Clint Rutkas a tour of the Microsoft Hardware...
  • Microsoft Home of the Future

    This was posted on Channel 9.  They got access to the Microsoft Home (I have been there several times) and got permission to post this video.  Enjoy! http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/CampusTours/Microsoft-Campus-Tours-The-Microsoft-Home  ...
  • Rediscover security guidance from Microsoft Solution Accelerators

    Ever wonder what happened to the security guides from Microsoft Solution Accelerators? Your go-to security guidance from Solution Accelerators hasn’t disappeared, it’s just been repackaged. The previously stand-alone Microsoft product-specific security...
  • New offer on TechNet Subscriptions!

      As an IT Evangelist, I’m able to provide a 15% discount on a TechNet Subscription Professional edition with this promo code TN3MNA07   Get access to over 70 Microsoft products to evaluate and learn at your own pace.  It’s painful...
  • Questions from Tulsa TechNet event

    Can you manage Office 365 with Powershell? I found this article http://www.mikepfeiffer.net/2010/11/office-365-connecting-to-exchange-online-with-remote-powershell/ that shows exactly how to do that, so YES!   Is CRM included in Office 365? ...
  • Windows Phone Accelerator Labs Coming to Chicago and Dallas in May

      Do you have the next million dollar idea that you just can’t find the time to finish? Do you already have an app for Android and iPhone that you want to expand into new markets? It’s time to turn your napkin sketches and leverage your hard work...