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  • Blog Post: Cloud Fest Dallas March 27th Sharefest

    I will be speaking at this conference March 27th in Dallas. Because I am a speaker, you get 25% off, use code “MicroDal-25” when you register. Look for my sessions on Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. Choose from Cloud and SharePoint Sessions: · Cloud o Cloud Overview & Roadmaps...
  • 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: SkyDrive and Windows 8

    Yesterday on the Windows 8 Blog Steven Sinofsky posted a great blog about how Windows 8 and SkyDrive will work together. There is already an app for Windows 8, and the Windows Phone for Skydrive. I use them both, they are great!   Everyone get’s a free 25 Gig storage on SkyDrive, but you have...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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”...