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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: Windows Server 8 Beta released today!

    Windows Server 8 (Beta) is finally here. Yesterday was Windows 8, the Client operating system. Today one day later is the Server product for all you IT pros out there. Yes we know applications are king, but they have to run on something! From the download page: Windows Server "8" is the...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Please Donate American Heart Association I am doing Heart Walk

    Become a Lifesaver Today! Please support me. I am walking in the Heart Walk for the American Heart Association in Dallas on September 9 th . Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support American Heart Association - Dallas, TX *****************...
  • 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: New Download links Private Cloud, System Center 2012

    I am updating/reposting this. We just got new links to the System Center 2012 Release Candidates. · System Center 2012 Beta all in one download Cloud – Care: System Center 2012 Suite Download page I get asked all of the time, hey where is that or that software. We are always coming out with...
  • 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: Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download

    Probably the worst kept secret today. Yes the Customer Preview is available for download today. Did we slow the internet today? Get your Windows 8 Preview here Windows 8 Consumer Preview It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Events coming to Dallas, Austin, Houston and other Central US cities “IT Camp”

    Our next set of IT Pro events (“ IT Camps ”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration! The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm , and include some light breakfast and lunch. But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information...
  • 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: Shamless brag time

    Good morning, all. I interrupt the normal cadence of this blog to bring to you just a little bit of bragging. And a challenge. “Oh great.. what did you do now, John?” This past week I was in Seattle, Washington, attending Microsoft’s bi-annual internal technical training event, “TechReady”...
  • Blog Post: Updated: SQL 2012 Free training one blog post 13 webcast recordings MVP Kevin Goff

    Microsoft MVP Kevin Goff is doing a 13 part SQL 2012 Live Online webcast series. They are being recorded  so I have gotten permission to put all 13 of the recordings here on my one blog post.   The original webcast series post can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston/archive/2012...
  • Blog Post: 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.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd569113.aspx Download...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guides

    We have Three different guides one for consumers, one for Business, and of course developers.   The consumer one: Welcome to the Windows® 8 Consumer Preview. Windows 8 has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact...
  • Blog Post: 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 & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012...