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  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: An Introduction to Lync Mobile Features

    About This Video Brian Crum, a Product Marketing Manager from the Lync team joins us today, as we discuss the recent release and features found in Lync Mobile . Tune in as we cover an array of topics from key features to how to get started, as well as deployment, management and security considerations...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Sai Kev on Hyper-V, System Center 2012 and Cloud Security

    About This Video Microsoft MVP Sai Kev is with us for today’s Community Corner and in this episode we talk about the business and technical benefits you should consider when thinking about Hyper-V and System Center 2012. Tune in they cover their unique value and how they complement each other as well...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner John White MVP Office 365, BI, Sharepoint and Lync

    About This Video In today’s Community Corner, John Weston interviews Microsoft SharePoint MVP, John White to the show. Tune in as they discuss the benefits of Office 365 particularly SharePoint and Lync Online as well as how Business Intelligence will be impacted by cloud computing. Click here...
  • Blog Post: $20 free from Microsoft (sorry US only) simple download System Center 2012 and Take some free training

    This is cool. Microsoft is willing to PAY you to try some software and learn some stuff. And you could also win a very slick laptop in the process. “Huh? Seriously?” Well.. in a sense. We’re announcing today an opportunity for a limited (roughly 5,000) number of people to get a $20 coupon for the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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? Edit Excel® graphs? Present PowerPoint® animations...
  • Blog Post: 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 to create new Hyper-V hosts and host clusters. TechNet...
  • Blog Post: 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 in Mind http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809577...
  • Blog Post: 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 machines and service templates all before deploying...
  • Blog Post: What is Windows Intune?

    My article just got published on Petri! http://www.petri.co.il/what-is-windows-intune.htm What is Windows Intune? Many times over the last year I have been asked the question, “What is Windows Intune?” I like to describe Windows Intune as the cloud service helps you centrally manage and secure...
  • Blog Post: 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 Events page of this blog as details become available...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft Private Cloud vs. VMware with Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis

    About This Video Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis is back on the show and in today’s no holds-barred session, we’re giving a serious look at VMware vs. the Microsoft Private Cloud. Tune in as we give a “Just the facts ma’am” overview of the key differences between each of their virtualization offerings, management...
  • Blog Post: Unified Installed for System Center 2012

    http://www.technet.com has so many great Tech Centers. Check out this one for System Center http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh751290.aspx One of the newest parts of System Center 2012 is the Unified Installer, so I thought I would share the documentation here: Updated: January 17, 2012 Applies...
  • Blog Post: 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.  I plan to be there. We will review MMS...
  • Blog Post: How to clean up your boot loader BCDedit

    My co-worker Chris Avis   just did a blog post about how to clean up your boot loader.  In the West IT camps they are passing out a VHD file that people can use to test the new features of Private Cloud.  It is easy to use bcdedit to add an option to boot to a vhd file. But undoing this...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager SDK Preview available for download

    The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SDK provides information applicable to administrators who want to automate Configuration Manager through script and to developers adding features and extensions to base Configuration Manager functionality. This Configuration Manager SDK Prerelease contains...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Windows Intune Part 3 of 3

    In the previous tutorials, we helped you set up your Windows Intune environment and enroll managed PCs so that you can manage and secure them through the web-based administration console. Specifically, we provided steps to: Add administrators to the administration console Set your default policies Enroll...
  • Blog Post: 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 private cloud management products. You...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2012 sessions

    I had two sessions at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2012).   On this post I will include the PowerPoints for the decks I used. Also I will update this post when the sessions become live on http://mms-2012.com   They were recorded and I understand they will be made public...
  • Blog Post: 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 Texas. John Weston also explained some security...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune and Modernizing Your Desktop Strategy

    Windows Intune and Modernizing Your Desktop Strategy Download: WMV | WMA Are you still running on Windows XP? Are you looking for guidance about how to embrace the cloud, getting the most out of virtualization, and better understanding the consumerization of IT (CoIT)? Are you spending more time on managing...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner: James Bannan on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    About This Video Microsoft System Center MVP, James Bannan joins us in today’s Community Corner as we discuss all things System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Tune in as we cover some of its latest features as well as some best practices for establishing your private cloud infrastructure. Download...
  • Blog Post: 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=en-US About this TechNet webcast: The...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Vishnu Kumar Tiwari on Windows Azure and AppFabric

    About This Video Microsoft MVP Vishnu Kumar Tiwari joins us today as he shares with us some insight into Windows Azure AppFabric and some of its best features for IT Pros. Tune in as he covers what benefits there are to private cloud and virtualized IT environments as well as what you can do to prepare...
  • Blog Post: MMS keynotes Live On-Line

    Learn firsthand how Microsoft management solutions can empower you in your cloud computing journey and help you manage a wide range of different devices in your organization. Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, returns to keynote both days at...
  • Blog Post: Amazing Day of Announcements for MSFT

    Today is day 2 of MMS 2012, April 17th, 2012.  I just can’t believe the number of Announcements that have come out today. First here at the Keynote at MMS we announced the world wide availability of  System Center 2012. To download the trial go to http://aka.ms/syscntr If you missed the keynote...