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  • 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: 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: Private Cloud Chat with IT Experts!

    To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 PixelSense , making it an LCD that can see and...
  • 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: 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: Transforming IT from Virtualization to the Cloud

    If you are a developer, you've probably heard plenty about the cloud. But if you're and IT professional, what have you heard about it? How does it intersect with the datacenter? How does it make your job easier – or harder? Is it something that your organization is looking at? Is the cloud something...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows

    This is from the Kinect for Windows blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/ On January 9th, Steve Ballmer announced at CES that we would be shipping Kinect for Windows on February 1st. I am very pleased to report that today version 1.0 of our SDK and runtime were made available for download, and...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Humor

    Thanks The New Yorker magazine. I had to share this cartoon from them.
  • 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: Where to see John in May 2012

    I will be doing a bunch of IT Camps in May. These are full day (9-3) free events on Upgrading your Servers, System Center 2012, and Windows Server 2012. They do have some hands on if you bring the right machine, you will leave with the software if you have the storage. May 2 ITT Tech North Houston I...
  • 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: Windows Deployment Webcast MDT 2012

    We are going to have a 2 part Webcast series on how to deploy Windows in your environment.  Registration information below. TechNet Webcast: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Registration URL: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9807963   or  http://bit...