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

May, 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 Beta Virtual Labs

    Windows Server "8" Beta Virtual Labs Experience the beta release of Windows Server "8" firsthand in these virtual labs. You can test drive new and improved features and functionality, including server management and Windows PowerShell, networking,...
  • 24 Hours in a Private Cloud

    In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start May 10 th , 2012 8:00AM GMT. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft...
  • Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Webcast May 22nd.

    Reminder to register for the May 22nd TechTrax webcast. Thanks to those that have already registered! Windows Server 2012 Top Ten Windows Server 2012 provides a dynamic, highly available and cost-effective server platform for the modern datacenter and...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit...
  • Where to see John in June 2012

      Here is my schedule for June, looks like fun!   June 7th  Dallas New Horizons  SpecTechular  free event.  http://spectechular.com/dallas/index.html I will be doing several sessions, come check them out. June 7th DFW IT...
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (Preview with Insider)

    In this episode John Baker previews the “Building Your Cloud Infrastructure” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to streamline network and storage resources that are allocated to virtual machines as well as how...
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager–Building a Service Template

    In today’s episode John Baker preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to delegate private cloud access to users and admins, as well as how to create a new private cloud, virtual...
  • TechNet Virtual Lab Insider: System Center 2012 Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

    Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. In today’s episode Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, John Baker previews for us the “Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center...
  • Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow

    Announcing the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow We’ve put a lot of work into Windows Server 2012, and are happy to see the positive feedback from press and those who’ve downloaded the beta . We look forward to presenting Windows Server 2012 at our...
  • TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 1 of 8): Beginning with the End in Mind

    Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we take a look at the end state of managing a private cloud with Microsoft System Center, including the Cloud Services management pack. The sessions that follow this session describe how to go from bare metal to a...
  • TechNet Webcast: Running a Small Business on Office 365

    TechNet Webcast:  Running a Small Business on Office 365 Download: WMV | WMA Learn how your business can be more efficient and save costs with Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud. In this webcast, you hear about Office 365 and how you can use it for...
  • Breaking News: Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter now available

    Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate DataCenter is now available get it here:  http://aka.ms/win8server   Enjoy!  
  • Becoming Carbon Neutral

    From the Microsoft Blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2012/05/08/making-carbon-neutrality-everyone-s-responsibility-at-microsoft.aspx From Kevin Turner. Making Carbon Neutrality Everyone’s Responsibility at Microsoft Tue, May 8 2012...
  • System Center 2012 8 Part Webcast series

    We are about to kick off a new Webcast series on System Center 2012. Below is all the registration information. I will also have a post with the recordings.   5/29/2012 11:00:00 AM - Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 1 of 8): Beginning with the End...
  • New System Management User Group in Dallas

    Do you use System Center?  Want to learn from peers that do that also?  Well Chad Till from Dell has started a new User Group. DFW SMUG https://sites.google.com/site/dfwsmug/home   The first meeting is this Friday May 25th at Catapult Systems...
  • Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit...
  • Office 365 gets FISMA Certification

    This week on the Office 365 blog we announced that Office 365 was grated FISMA certification.  Here is the post: Today, we're pleased to announce Office 365 was granted the Authority to Operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act...
  • New Private Cloud System Center 2012 Guide Labs released

    Microsoft Private Cloud Guided Labs Click on a link below to launch an interactive guided lab that will help you evaluate the Microsoft private cloud core capabilities of Infrastructure Management, Service Delivery & Automation, and Application Management...
  • Microsoft Private Cloud Summit NYC, Chicago, LA

    Microsoft Private Cloud Summit Join us at the Microsoft Private Cloud Summit with the “Best of Microsoft Management Summit”! Learn about how the new System Center 2012 can help you manage nearly everything in your infrastructure – from the desktop, to...
  • Texas IT Camps Slides

    This week I am starting IT Camps around Texas. If you want to attend, please go to www.technetevents.com to register. When ever I present, I am always asked for a copy of the slides, here they are.  A couple of these events are also sold out(OK they...
  • Get help getting your Application in Windows 8 Store

    Recently, the Windows Store blog announced that in the next significant Windows 8 preview release they will be expanding their global coverage with 33 additional app submission locales for developers. Our store services are ramping up as planned--and...
  • System Center Cloud Services Process Pack now available for download

    Enhance private cloud management with new process pack Microsoft System Center Cloud Services Process Pack now available for download! The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce that the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack is...
  • Office 365 Webcast next week starting May 21st.

    TechNet Webcast : Business Data Connectivity Services in SharePoint Online http://bit.ly/JdOzt2 Starts : Monday, May 21, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration : 1 hour(s) This webcast explains step-by-step how to...
  • Feeding America Turns to Microsoft for Anywhere, Anytime Access

    CHICAGO — May 15, 2012 — Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, left its support of Blackberry devices in favor of Windows Phone. The move strengthens Feeding America’s capabilities as it complements the organization’s use...
  • Microsoft Jump Start Series Embracing the Consumerization of IT

      Microsoft Jump Start Series Embracing the Consumerization of IT Register NOW The culture of work is changing. People want the freedom to work anywhere—at home, in the office, on the road—and they want instant access to everything they would typically...