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

December, 2011

  • Problems with my Lync recordings SOLVED!

    I use Lync all the time, huge fan of it. Recently I have used it a bunch to record my presentations, others presentations all kinds of fun stuff.   I moved some files off one PC on to another that hadn’t been published yet.  I couldn’t...
  • Veeam: NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication V6!

    Everyone loves to get an early Christmas present well this year, Veeam has a great gift you can unwrap today. Today they announced a holiday gift for VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified Instructors, VMUG members, Microsoft...
  • This Keyboard is going on my Christmas list!

    With tablet purchases expected to increase 81 percent from now until 2015, laptops and tablets have become essential technology tools both at work and home, and often our fingers and wrists suffer especially when confined to an on-screen keyboard. Today...
  • Hyper-V Architecture Poster

    These posters have been very popular over the years and the Hyper-V one has been updated to support Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX which are now available as part of SP1. The picture of the poster is below along with a download link. You can download a copy...
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP, Mitch Garvis talks Private Cloud

    About This Video In today’s Community Corner, John Weston interviews Microsoft Windows Expert MVP, Mitch Garvis to the show. Tune in as they have a candid conversation on Hyper-V vs. VMware as well what role VDI and Thin Client will play in the future...
  • Travel with Microsoft Products

    As you know I travel a bunch, here is a great video showing off a bunch of these tools I use every day.  Enjoy.
  • Happy Holidays (warning geek content)

    I am ready to take a break for Christmas.  If you look back, I have done almost 90 post in the last 45 days. I leave this last one for the year with you.  I wanted to make you laugh and put you in the Holiday mood.  You know I am into weather...
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Labs just released

    Today Microsoft has made 4 new free virtual labs available. This gives you a great opportunity to try out some of the basic operations of some of the new suite of System Center tools. TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure...
  • Hyper-V Security Guide

      I continue to be amazed at the useful stuff on technet.com  I ran across this the other day, looking something up about Hyper-V. Security is always top of mind these days, so I thought I would share our Hyper-V Security Guide. http://technet...
  • Sailing Fun

      Every now and they I like to post something fun and none-technical.  This is a video of my son who is in college sailing on a Club 420, same type boat I sailed in college. I thought he was studying for finals, but I see he recording this recently...
  • Microsoft Answer Desk

    Did you know about www.answerdesk.com ?  Interesting way to do support. Most things are $99 or personalized 1-1 training for $49 an hour go check it out. Our Answer Techs can help you with all Windows and Office software. Learn more about Software...
  • System Center 2012 Downloads

      Are you ready to try the latest on System Center 2012 Betas and Release Candidates? Go to http://aka.ms/syscntr   and get the latest downloads.
  • Hybrid Cloud Webcast

    TechNet Video:  A Tale of Two Clouds: The Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Solution Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 Using a public cloud has too many security concerns for some companies. And small companies may be too small for a private cloud. A hybrid...
  • SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7.5 released

    Today we released apps for SkyDrive from your phone.  If you aren’t familiar with what SkyDrive is, its free for live or Hotmail users. You can store up to 25 Gb of files for free. There is a max size of 100 meg per file.  But now you can access...
  • Lync 2010 Client for Windows Phone

    Lync 2010 for Windows Phone extends the power of Lync to your mobile device – including rich presence, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface. Key Features: View colleagues’ availability in real...
  • OneNote released for the iPad

    Today, just in time for the holidays, we’re releasing OneNote 1.3 for iOS. Since the launch of OneNote for iPhone nearly a year ago, a recurring request from our customers has been for a version that can be used more easily on the iPad's larger screen...
  • 11 Favorite Microsoft Moments of 2011

    Generally I don’t like those Year end Review, or my favorite things of the year type post, but I ran across this today on our Microsoft Presspass.  In a big company like Microsoft, we get so focused on the daily activities we forget some of the amazing...
  • Office 365 complies with US and EU Standards for Data Protection and Security, only Major Cloud Service to get approved

    REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 14, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service, is the first and only major cloud-based platform to offer leading information privacy and security standards...
  • Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone Videos

    Wow November was a crazy blogging month with that series we did, but back to normal blogging now. I really  like my Windows Phone, now with 7.5 Mango on it even better. Nokia announced they are going to make Windows Phone based Smart phones, This...
  • From End to Edge and Beyond Security Talk Show

    I have been asked to speak on the From End to Edge and Beyond Security Talk show with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes . I will be talking about Security with Cloud computing, Office 365 and the recent Bsides DFW security conference we held here at Microsoft...
  • Lync Turns 1 today!

    I was reading on Kirk Gregersen’s blog about celebrating that Lync 2010 is a year old today. WOW how that product has changed my life at work. I use it everyday, not only is my PC my phone, but I use it for everything, to recording my presentations at...
  • TechNet Virtual Labs

    TechNet Virtual Labs TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation...
  • BsidesDFW 2011 Session Videos post #2

    BsidesDFW 2011   Was held at the Microsoft Dallas offices on November 9th, 2011. Over 180 people attended, I think most people had a great time.   We recorded most, but not all of the sessions using Microsoft Lync 2010. Thanks Kevin Remde...
  • BSides DFW 2011 Session Videos Track 1

    BsidesDFW 2011 Was held at the Microsoft Dallas offices on November 9th, 2011. Over 180 people attended, I think most people had a great time. We recorded most, but not all of the sessions using Microsoft Lync 2010. Thanks Kevin Remde for doing all the...
  • Bsides DFW 2011 more videos

    Track 2 11AM Part of the session: Name: Michael Gough Talk: The BIG ONE!!! How will you react? no really, how will you & management react & what will everyone do?   Track 2 3P Name: Philip Beyer Talk: Secure SDLC in the Real World: Pitfalls...