John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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

January, 2012

  • Cloud Humor

    Thanks The New Yorker magazine. I had to share this cartoon from them.
  • Blog Roll IT Evangelist from around the world!

    This weekend I have been at planning and training meetings with most of the IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft.  I thought I would share a bunch of their blogs and twitter id’s.   US John Weston  Texas  http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston...
  • System Center 2012 Major announcements today

    Today during the “ Private Cloud Day ” live webcast event, Microsoft announced major change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite. Summary.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System...
  • Cut the Rope on IE9

    You didn’t go to CES? watch this video from CES about how the company that wrote Cut the Rope game how they got it to work on IE9. You can get the game at http://cuttherope.ie
  • iPad gets real PC apps, Windows on iPad????

    I saw this today, lot’s of Buzz about it, sounds very interesting. OnLive Desktop. Real PC Apps on iPad. Windows® on iPad®. Instant Response. Media-rich. http://desktop.onlive.com/overview Need to see redlines in Word?...
  • Office 365 and HIPAA

    Lately I have been doing a lot of Demo’s of Office 365. I am always amazed at how many questions I get on Office 365. Usually one of those questions is about HIPAA. Well this announcement came out right before the holidays and I think most people...
  • Get ready for Microsoft Private Cloud for FREE!

    First go download our free trail software at http://aka.ms/syscntr then attend this free training. On February 21 & 22 we are running a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating &...
  • From End to Edge and Beyond I am on Episode 14!

    On this episode, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes interviewed John Weston, IT PRO Evangelist at Microsoft. During this interview John Weston talked about the Security Conference BSidesDFW that happened last November 2011 at Microsoft Las Colinas Office in...
  • Free Cloud Training, Prove you are ready for the Cloud January 18th Webcast

    Free TechNet Webcast - Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST. You will NOT want to miss this… Please Register https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501883&Culture...
  • Microsoft is Hiring in Dallas, TX Open House January 28th

    We will be hosting an Open House at our Las Colinas, TX campus Saturday, January 28, 2012. This will be an opportunity for prospective candidates to mingle with folks on our team as well as some of our Recruiters. We will post more information on the...
  • System Center 2012 Conf Manager for 280K nodes

    This video is from How Microsoft does IT internally. Great summary of how we manage 280,000 client machines on our network. If you want to download a free 180 trial of this software go to http://aka.ms/syscntr . Yes this video is also on Youtube Enjoy...
  • January 2012

    First let me start by telling you where you can see me this month.   January 10, 2012  TechNet IT Camp Kansas City (Overland Park, KS)  www.technetevents.com    Kevin Remde and I will be doing a full day event on Virtualization...
  • Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud

    On Tuesday, Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business division leaders participated in a webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud” where they announced the release candidate of System Center 2012 and simplified Microsoft’s...
  • Live Chat on Private Cloud–get your Virtualization questions Answered by Experts

    Have you built your first cloud yet?  If not, now is a great time to build out a lab.  Go ahead,  grab a server (or laptop) and setup you proof of concept.  If you have not done it already, it is likely because you are worried about...
  • Surface 2.0 now shipping demo from CES

    From the Microsoft Next blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2012/01/16/surface-2-0-now-shipping.aspx The SUR 40 won a CES Best of Innovations 2012 award – the 40 inch Full HD LCD can be mounted horizontally or vertically and incorporates...