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  • Blog Post: Go search yourself

    About once every 6 months or so I go MSN search or Google my name. Everyone does it right? Well I put in "John Weston Microsoft" it was amazing how many hits came back. My two blogs, events I have done, webcasts, Radio shows, user groups all kinds of things. I even found many sites that refer to my...
  • 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: 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: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 2) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Product Manager Michael Niehaus and deployment guru...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio Community Corner John White MVP Office 365, BI, Sharepoint and Lync

    About This Video In today’s Community Corner, John Weston interviews Microsoft SharePoint MVP, John White to the show. Tune in as they discuss the benefits of Office 365 particularly SharePoint and Lync Online as well as how Business Intelligence will be impacted by cloud computing. Click here...
  • 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: 24 Hours of Exchange Webcast

    Go check this out: The first one was last Friday, I helped with questions, man you guys have a bunch of questions about Exchange 2007. Go find out more!! TechNet Webcast Series: 24 Hours of Exchange Server 2007 Get a comprehensive look at Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 with the new "24 hours...
  • 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: 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: 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: Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1)

    Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Product Manager Michael Niehaus and deployment guru...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager–Building a Service Template

    In today’s episode John Baker preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to delegate private cloud access to users and admins, as well as how to create a new private cloud, virtual machines and service templates all before deploying...
  • 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: Microsoft is Hiring in Dallas, TX Open House January 28th

    We will be hosting an Open House at our Las Colinas, TX campus Saturday, January 28, 2012. This will be an opportunity for prospective candidates to mingle with folks on our team as well as some of our Recruiters. We will post more information on the Events page of this blog as details become available...
  • 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: 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: 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: Novell Religion

    Novell Religion I have met several people here that are religious about Novell. They love Everything RED! I am not going to try to change their minds. It is not worth the time. I am in the keynote here at GWAVACON and a Novell VP of marketing is talking. He is discussing the November 2 partnership...
  • 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: Exchange 2007 Recipients Webcast

    I am getting ready to do a webcast this morning on Exchange 2007 Recipient Management, Policies, and permissions. Come join the fun. If you can't join live the same link should get you to the recording of the session. If I get a bunch of questions, I will post the questions and answers here on my...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 that you get at Launch events

    Apparently the directions to Download/install the Office 2007 that we are giving away at our events isn't very clear. When you download it, you are prompted for a trial key, don't use that one use the key give out in your kit from the event. Also be careful of the printing on the keys. The Ink will smear...
  • 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: Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012

      Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012 Our new SQL 2012 just released. I get asked all the time why should I upgrade to the latest. There are 100’s of reasons with this one, I tried to pick the best 10. More info here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3783.what-s-new-in-sql...