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  • 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: 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: 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: Updated: Free Online Training! The Baker’s Dozen - 13 Part Live Webcast series on SQL Server 2012: Starting March 23rd – June 15th

    Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Kevin Goff is hosting this 13 part SQL Server 2012 live online webcast series starting Friday, March 23 rd at 9am (Pacific).  Join Kevin every Friday for this fantastic, free online training series on all things SQL Server 2012.  Bookmark and check this blog post often...
  • Blog Post: Caveman Triathlon

    No this isn’t some new technology….. A short break from Technical stuff.  A little about me personal.  Yes I am a Triathlete.  The “code” to call yourself a Triathlete is that you have to finish a Triathlon every year to continue to call yourself a Triathlete.  I have completed 5...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 Vote for your Favorite

      Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. . . We asked students from all over the world to come up with innovative uses of technology that would make the world a better place. They stepped up to the challenge, and the Imagine Cup US 2012 competition was on! Imagine Cup...
  • 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: MCSE is Back!

    This week Microsoft announced some major changes in our certification program.  Why? Well with the Cloud taking off, it’s time for an update. MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solution Expert.  If you remember 20 years ago, here in Texas we had problems using MCSE, because then “e” was Engineer...
  • Blog Post: Deploying the Windows Intune Client Software

    Since my article on Windows Intune, I have gotten a lot of questions. So I am going to start a series of Windows Intune blog post. More on Windows Intune can be found at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh781469 To view the Help for the latest release of Windows Intune, see the Windows Intune...
  • Blog Post: 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 professionals User Group 6PM at MSFT office www.dfwitprofessionals...
  • Blog Post: I am on From End to Edge and Beyond–Episode 15

    On this episode, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes continue their interview with John Weston, IT PRO Evangelist at Microsoft. During this second part of the interview, John Weston demonstrates how Office 365 works, he shows some of the security features that are available and he gives an overview of different...