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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Sailing Fun

      Every now and they I like to post something fun and none-technical.  This is a video of my son who is in college sailing on a Club 420, same type boat I sailed in college. I thought he was studying for finals, but I see he recording this recently on our Go Pro camera.  Enjoy.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Download free Trial software

    We need you to try some software. ALL are 180 evaluations or Release Candidates.  Enjoy! CARE: System Center 2012 Suite CARE: System Center 2012 Suite (INCENTIVE PROGRAM) 20 bucks!! CARE: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications CARE: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 CARE: Hyper-V Server...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Configuring Windows Intune Part 1

    In this article, we will help you set up your Windows Intune environment so that you can manage and secure enrolled PCs through the web-based administration console. The second tutorial will help you install the client software on PCs you will manage and configure groups to help organize the computers...
  • Blog Post: Where to see John in February

    February 10th www.angelbeat.com Little Rock, AR February 13th www.angelbeat.com Dallas, TX February 14th www.angelbeat.com Oklahoma City, OK February 15th www.angelbeat.com Tulsa, OK Are the only events I have booked so far, I had to back out of a couple of local community events due to schedule conflicts...