John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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

October, 2011

  • Cold air from a Server Room makes you Stupid, (or me at least!)

    Last week I was part of a team that traveled To San Jose, CA.  Our mission was to get some hands on experience, and build a test lab that we can use to demo System Center, Private Cloud, VDI, Clustering, etc. etc., etc. for our events over the few...
  • Windows Intune new version today.

    On March 23 of this year, our team delivered the first commercial release of Windows Intune , a subscription service that offers PC management and security through the cloud along with upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise and future versions of Windows...
  • How to get Lync 2010, all the downloads you need.

      I love to Demo Lync 2010 all the time.  I use it everyday, and love to show people how I use it.  When I show it, people want to know where they can get the software to download it. Here is what you need. First you will need Windows Server...
  • System Center 2012, new Betas released today

    System Center 2012 Manage your private and public cloud applications and services with a common toolset. Download Pre-Release Products Overview System Center 2012 pre-release products help your organization achieve IT as a Service by enabling productive...
  • New Concept Video 5-10 years from now AMAZING!!

    More information on this video at http://www.microsoft.com/office/vision/ I love videos like this, it makes me excited to be in the Software business.
  • A bike with no Pedals.

    OK, a break from Technology for a few minutes.   As most of you know I love exercise.  I really like being outside. The Gym isn’t for me unless that is my only choice.  Working for Microsoft we have a great benefit they will pay for...
  • Wow October is going to be crazy busy. Come see me speak on the Cloud

    Here is where I will be during the month of October   Oct 6th  Tulsa IT Pro User Group  I will be speaking on Cloud Technologies http://www.linkedin.com/groups/IT-Pros-Tulsa-2011419?home=&gid=2011419&trk=anet_ug_hm Oct 7th Tulsa...
  • Welcome Skype to the Microsoft Family

    Tony Bates talks about Skype joining  Microsoft  http://youtu.be/-ByWVVovdDg It will be interesting to see how Lync and Skype work together. REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG — Oct. 13, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has closed its acquisition...
  • Houston TechFest Video recordings Cloud and Lync topics from IT Pro track

    This last Saturday I spoke at Houston’s Techfest ( www.houstontechfest.com )  It was a great event. Incase you missed it, I recorded 3 of the sessions and posted them up on my skydrive, but here they are: First up is Bryon Spurlock with Quartertechnologies...
  • You NEED this software! Get ready for the Cloud, on your terms.

    · 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 with new software you want to try, yes “most” (not all) everything...
  • Private Cloud, Public Cloud, everything Cloud Dallas TechFest on usergroup.tv

    I have done many presentations lately about Cloud Computing.   I did one about 6 weeks ago at Dallastechfest.com  The great guys at usergroup.tv  recorded the session.   Here is the link to go watch it: http://usergroup.tv/videos...
  • Private Cloud where to get all the information you need.

    TechNet has just built a new Hub:  Private Cloud Solution Hub This hub is a great source of information.  It has a getting started section that had 4 great summaries. Overview of Private Cloud Architecture Private Cloud – A Technical Perspective...
  • Microsoft new commercials

    The Family http://microsoft.com/family
  • Virtualization Resources for Upcoming events Nov/Dec

    Microsoft Virtualization Resources November 2011 - January 2012 You can find this resource document online (with live hyperlinks) at: http://aka.ms/VirtInfo John’s Blog: “Stories, Information, and random thoughts”: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston Kevin...