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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: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Sai Kev on Hyper-V, System Center 2012 and Cloud Security

    About This Video Microsoft MVP Sai Kev is with us for today’s Community Corner and in this episode we talk about the business and technical benefits you should consider when thinking about Hyper-V and System Center 2012. Tune in they cover their unique value and how they complement each other as well...
  • Blog Post: Bill Gates Letter on Age of Software-powered communications

    This letter was released today by Bill Gates. Here is the link to the letter if you didn't get it in email today. Published: October 16, 2007 By Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation If you’ve been in the work force for 20 years or more, you can remember a time when the pace of business—and life...
  • 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: System Center Advisor has Launched!

    System Center Advisor has Launched! Today’s IT professionals spend an enormous amount of time and effort addressing problems related to incorrectly configured servers. To help combat this challenge, Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of System Center Advisor (formerly Microsoft...
  • 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: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft Private Cloud vs. VMware with Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis

    About This Video Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis is back on the show and in today’s no holds-barred session, we’re giving a serious look at VMware vs. the Microsoft Private Cloud. Tune in as we give a “Just the facts ma’am” overview of the key differences between each of their virtualization offerings, management...
  • Blog Post: Unified Installed for System Center 2012

    http://www.technet.com has so many great Tech Centers. Check out this one for System Center http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh751290.aspx One of the newest parts of System Center 2012 is the Unified Installer, so I thought I would share the documentation here: Updated: January 17, 2012 Applies...
  • Blog Post: System Center Configuration Manager SDK Preview available for download

    The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SDK provides information applicable to administrators who want to automate Configuration Manager through script and to developers adding features and extensions to base Configuration Manager functionality. This Configuration Manager SDK Prerelease contains...
  • 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: Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud

    On Tuesday, Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business division leaders participated in a webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud” where they announced the release candidate of System Center 2012 and simplified Microsoft’s private cloud management products. You...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2012 sessions

    I had two sessions at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2012).   On this post I will include the PowerPoints for the decks I used. Also I will update this post when the sessions become live on http://mms-2012.com   They were recorded and I understand they will be made public...
  • Blog Post: From End to Edge and Beyond I am on Episode 14!

    On this episode, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes interviewed John Weston, IT PRO Evangelist at Microsoft. During this interview John Weston talked about the Security Conference BSidesDFW that happened last November 2011 at Microsoft Las Colinas Office in Texas. John Weston also explained some security...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: LAUNCH DAY. Windows Server 2008 VS 2008 SQL 2008 Q&A

    Today is the start of Launch Day. BillG will do the start in LA. Then our team will carry that out to 62 other cities around the US. I thought about what to blog about today. If you want to watch it live go to www.heroeshappenhere.com There you can also register for your local event or try this new VLE...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Windows Intune part 2

    In the previous tutorial, we helped you set up your Windows Intune environment so that you can get ready to manage and secure PCs through the web-based administration console. Specifically, we provided steps to guide you around the administration console, add administrators to the administration console...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Islam Gomaa on System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

    About This Video In today’s Community Corner, Microsoft System Center MVP Islam Gomaa joins us for today’s show as he discusses with us System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager. Tune in as he covers some of its highlights and best features as well as why IT Pros should consider this an important part...
  • 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...