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August, 2011

  • 10 years ago today in Technology (it’s running your computer)

    August 24th, 2001, do you remember the day?  A couple weeks before 9/11?  Yes August 24th, 2001, Windows XP was RTM or Released To Manufacturing!  You didn’t see it on store shelves until October 25th, but wow how time fly’s.  Yep...
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2011 R2 available

    Niamh Coleman wrote yesterday on the Windows Blog: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/business/ A couple of weeks ago at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, we announced that the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2011 R2 would be released...
  • VM Limited Meet TAD

      Meet TAD from VM Limited… http://www.vm-limited.com/
  • Updated: Download Latest Evaluation software for Virtualization, Server, and Cloud

              System Center 2012 Beta all in one download Cloud – Care: System Center 2012 Suite Download page    I get asked all of the time, hey where is that or that software.  We are always coming out...
  • System Center 2012 Slide deck

    For presentations over the new few weeks I will be using this slide deck.   To download the slide deck, open it full screen.  Look on the lower right corner, then you will get an option to download the full deck, enjoy.   If you want to...
  • Microsoft’s Cloud computing strategy

    Great interview this week on our Cloud Computing Strategy with two VP’s, article link is here: REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 29, 2011 — Corporate vice presidents Brad Anderson and Michael Park , from the Management and Security Division and...
  • AITP Dallas meeting info this month

    In late 2002, owners of the different looking casual shoes “Crocs” sold about 1,000 pairs of shoes over one weekend. When sharing their idea with a new business partner, he had two words for them: “think huge.” Just four years later, Crocs were selling...
  • MAP 6.0 final ready for download.

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Final release now available for download! DOWNLOAD MAP 6.0 Simplify your cloud migration planning with MAP 6.0 Planning your journey to the cloud just got easier. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP...
  • Dallas TechFest coming soon Aug 12-13

    Dallas TechFest 2011 Dallas TechFest 2011 DATE: 8/12/11 & 8/13/11 TIME: 9am - 5pm LOCATION: University of Texas at Dallas MORE: Use Discount Code TwoDays to get $50 off registration. Register Now! Join Our Mailing List! Save $50 Enter discount code...
  • Software for Non-Profits

    This post was on Windows Team Blog written by Brandon LeBlanc.  I thought It was worth coping here:   Microsoft currently has a nonprofit software donations program set up to help nonprofits gain access to the latest and greatest software from...
  • Smells of a Monday Morning

    I got up early this morning and road my bike, I like being outside and getting exercise.  Today’s ride would be along our commuter rail line has a path for about 7 miles near my house, yes as of June we now have rail service all the way to downtown...
  • Mango RTM (while I was out last week)

    What does this really mean??  Mango is WP 7.5 or the next version of our OS for Windows Phone. A beta of it has been in developers hands for a little while.  Last week while I was out, the final version of Mango went RTM.  What does this...
  • Are you an MCT? MCT Summit coming up in October.

    Microsoft is assisting MCTs in North America to offer 3 days of training for MCTs on the latest Microsoft products and technologies. The summit will be held at Microsoft’s Northwest District office in San Francisco ( 835 Market Street, Suite 700 San Francisco...
  • The Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest starts tomorrow!

    From the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog See official contest rules at this link Your opportunity to win one of two Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Game Console Bundles! Starting next week on August 30 th at 9:00 a.m. PST, we’re kicking off our Microsoft...
  • Back to School time save with on line shopping

    Yes my kids are back in school this week, we start early in the South.  I ran across a press release we had about helping shoppers Back-to-school.     Here is the article:     I use bing.com/travel all the time...
  • Startup America Partnership: to help young companies grow to create jobs, MSFT sponsor

    Yesterday we made an announcement(below) about Microsoft sponsoring a new group that was formed called Startup America Partnership.  Their goal is to help young companies grow in order to create jobs in America.  It’s great to see things like...
  • Microsoft’s approach to Cloud is comprehensive

    This blog post appeared on http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/08/26/customers-reap-benefits-from-microsoft-s-comprehensive-cloud-approach.aspx    Great information.   Take a look at Brad Anderson’s, Corporate Vice President...
  • DFW IT Professionals User Group I am speaking tomorrow

    http://dfwitprofessionals.com   is a great User Group here in Dallas.   At their September meeting tomorrow night I will be the presenter. Come join the fun! September 1st DFW IT Pro Meeting - Hyper-V and System Center x Thursday, September...
  • 13 IT Myths about the Cloud

    Cloud computing represents the next revolution in the way that IT services will be delivered to companies large and small. As an IT professional, you must play a key role as your company make this important transition. This is a career-defining opportunity...
  • IT has come a long way

    I will start showing this video at my events soon.  It is a great 2 minute history of how far we have come over the last 2 decades, then goes into a short demo of what can be done TODAY with things like Office 365 and the cloud.   ...
  • Taking Lync for a Test Drive

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) is a company on the move. The company needed a communications solution to help its people stay connected on the go, save on travel, and reduce the company’s carbon footprint: Enter Microsoft® Lync™ 2010. Over the next...