John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

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John Weston Stories, Information, and random thoughts.

  • The future of TV on your Xbox

    REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 4, 2011 — A revolution is happening in the living room. Xbox 360 is transforming how you enjoy TV entertainment and is giving you the power to control it with your voice. The next generation of TV entertainment begins with the announcement...
  • 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...
  • Cold air from a Server Room makes you Stupid, (or me at least!)

    Last week I was part of a team that traveled To San Jose, CA.  Our mission was to get some hands on experience, and build a test lab that we can use to demo System Center, Private Cloud, VDI, Clustering, etc. etc., etc. for our events over the few...
  • Problems with my Lync recordings SOLVED!

    I use Lync all the time, huge fan of it. Recently I have used it a bunch to record my presentations, others presentations all kinds of fun stuff.   I moved some files off one PC on to another that hadn’t been published yet.  I couldn’t...
  • 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...
  • Social Bookmarking Latest Web 2.0 Social networking thingy

      I am just overwhelmed with Web 2.0  What's gonna win?  Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Second Life, now this.  I can't update them all all they time. I know some will stop over time. We have a new website:  http://technetbookmarks...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 GA and RTM Dates!

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 3, 2009 — Today during a keynote address at Computex 2009 in Taipei, Microsoft’s OEM Division Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer revealed that the company is confident with the progress made with Windows 7 and Windows Server...
  • Updated: Free Online Training! The Baker’s Dozen - 13 Part Live Webcast series on SQL Server 2012: Starting March 23rd – June 15th

    Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Kevin Goff is hosting this 13 part SQL Server 2012 live online webcast series starting Friday, March 23 rd at 9am (Pacific).  Join Kevin every Friday for this fantastic, free online training series on all things SQL Server...
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Kevin Kline and Patrick O’Keefe on SQL Server 2012 and Project Lucy

    About This Video Microsoft SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline is back and brings with him Director of Development at Quest Software, Patrick O’Keefe. Tune in as they chat about the latest enhancements of SQL Server 2012, SQL Azure, as well as Project Lucy – a...
  • 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...
  • Updated: SQL 2012 Free training one blog post 13 webcast recordings MVP Kevin Goff

    Microsoft MVP Kevin Goff is doing a 13 part SQL 2012 Live Online webcast series. They are being recorded  so I have gotten permission to put all 13 of the recordings here on my one blog post.   The original webcast series post can be found here...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Journey to the Cloud

    Simplify cloud migration planning with MAP Toolkit 6.5 The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 is now available for download. Download the MAP Toolkit 6.5. The journey to the cloud...
  • SQL 2012 new MSDN Virtual Labs

    MSDN Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Managing Rich Unstructured Data in SQL Server 2012 After completing this lab, you will be better able to create FileTables, create Fulltext Indexes with semantic extraction capabilities, retrieve information about...
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner: What’s New in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012

    Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis is back for today’s show as he and John Weston dissect what’s new in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012 and how it compares to VMware. Tune in for another “just the facts” no holds barred discussion on how Microsoft’s private cloud...
  • Lync 2010 Server Pricing announced

    See my post on http://blogs.technet.com/b/ucexperts/archive/2010/09/28/lync-server-2010-pricing-and-licensing-announced.aspx But here is some of the info. Pricing and Licensing Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under...
  • Cool new SkyDrive features released yesterday

    Here is a video showing off some of the new features in Skydrive we announced Yesterday. Enjoy!!
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guides

    We have Three different guides one for consumers, one for Business, and of course developers.   The consumer one: Welcome to the Windows® 8 Consumer Preview. Windows 8 has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design...
  • 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...
  • Calculators for Hyper-V

    I ran across a couple of great tools on the web to help you with Hyper-V.  The first is a Solution Accelerator called VSA Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators Take the first steps toward the cloud with Virtualization Solution Accelerators...
  • Cloud Humor

    Thanks The New Yorker magazine. I had to share this cartoon from them.
  • TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Kevin Kline and Guy Harrison on Big Data and Hadoop

    About This Video Microsoft SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline and Vice President of Database Development at Quest Software Guy Harrison, join us for today’s episode where we discuss Big Data and Hadoop ---from what it is, why its important as well what role does...
  • TechNet Webcast: Running a Small Business on Office 365

    TechNet Webcast:  Running a Small Business on Office 365 Download: WMV | WMA Learn how your business can be more efficient and save costs with Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud. In this webcast, you hear about Office 365 and how you can use it for...