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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

    Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed 2014 Live Streaming Sessions this week ...

    Can’t make it to Houston this year for TechEd 2014? No worries – just join us online via Tech Ed Live Streaming all week long from the keynote and technical breakout sessions. At this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and we cannot wait to talk about...
  • Blog Post: Join Early Experts: Enhance Your Skills And Career For Free!!

    In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform , adding Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Registration Now: TechNet Events Windows 7 Deployment Firestarter

    Happy Monday one and all!  I am VERY Pleased to announce Registration is Open for our Windows 7 Deployment Series!  The first event starts October 12th, with my good friend and teammate Brian Lewis, so register below now!   We are going to look at great and easy ways to Deploy Windows...
  • Blog Post: XAML, Silverlight, IE 9 and Windows 7 Oh. My! Calling Windows 7 Developers!

    What do WPF , Silverlight 4 , and Internet Explorer 9 have in common? No, that's not a riddle. Really, it's not a riddle. They are all FTW. What I mean by that is they all offer developers unique ways to exploit the power of Windows 7 , such as integrating with the taskbar, leveraging jump lists, or...
  • Blog Post: Published Again: What’s New in Internet Explorer 8?

    Hey Everyone, I was privileged enough to be published again in the April issue of TechNet Magazine .  I wrote an overview article on Internet Explorer 8 , that topics covered in the article: Standards-based browsing and compatibility Ease-of use features in Internet Explorer 8  A variety of...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to win* a Lenovo T61P ThinkPad or Xbox 360 Pro with 60 GB?

    Are you a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) ? Do you want to win * some great prizes just in time for the holidays? How does a 8GB or 120GB Zune sound or an Xbox 360 Pro? What you want something bigger, okay how about a: Lenovo T61P!!!! Okay do I have your attention now? First off...
  • Blog Post: Launched Office 365…Read all about it!

    NEW YORK — June 28, 2011 — Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365 , the company’s newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows 7 Enhanced Security and Control: Introduction

    So as some of you have seen I did 4 brief screencasts on Windows 7 and some of the security improvements.  Well I had a camera, got a liitle bored it was one rare moments I had some extra time,  and I had a green screen.  I decided to record an overview of the enhancements for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Resources for IE 8 and Silverlight Deployment

    As some of you know I am very passionate about IE 8 and Silverlight is some great stuff as well.  However, you may be wondering what is the best way to deploy these technologies for your business. Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Internet Explorer 8 More Productivity – IE 8 is designed to help get tasks...
  • Blog Post: 'Last lecture' professor dies of cancer - Randy Pausch

    I was sad to find out today that Randy Pausch had passed forward into a better life. I was deeply moved by his speech and the way he lived. You can read the full article here: 'Last lecture' professor dies of cancer For those of you that have not scene the last lecture it is worth your time. ...
  • Blog Post: More Great IE 8 Beta 2 Resources: IEAK and Technical Overview

    Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Technical Overview for IT Pros Internet Explorer 8 is enterprise ready: Internet Explorer 8 is the business-ready browser with Enterprise-class deployment, management, compatibility and security as a standard. It is designed to be compatible with applications written for Internet...
  • Blog Post: Attention Ohio Area IT Pros, Register Now for Dayton IT Pro Camp Wed., Jan., 18, 2012

    The Dayton IT Pro Camp is a FREE , daylong Camp for IT Pros featuring Microsoft Cloud Technologies. During the day, we will have presentations on Hyper-V, SharePoint, Office365 and Azure. In addition, we will have a cloud security presentation and presentations from the Vendors who have agreed to support...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Screencast: More Reliable and Interoperable Browsing

    Okay this is the last screencast in this quick 3 part series I hoped you enjoyed all 3 screencasts and let me know what you think. For the last but not least part I wanted to talk briefly about the new improvements in reliability and compatibly inside IE8.  While IE8 displays content in its most...
  • Blog Post: Cincinnati, OH Q/A TechNet Event: Transforming IT from Virtualization to the Cloud (4-6-2011)

    Good afternoon and thank you to everyone who attended the event in Cincinnati ! I hope everyone had a good time.  Again thank you for the patience with the projectors it turned out to be a crossed cable at the projector, but thank you for Thinking Pink during the event.  As promised here are...
  • Blog Post: Get the IE 9 Beta Today!

    IE 9 beta  was announced today you can download it here: http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ or click on the picture below.  To read more about check out this article at ZDnet: Internet Explorer 9 beta review: Microsoft reinvents the browser  
  • Blog Post: Important: Critical Out-Of-Band Security Update

    This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured...
  • Blog Post: Interview: In Studio with the guys from Fuller Computer Solutions Part 3

    This is part 3 of the segment with the fantastic folks at  Fuller Computer Solutions .  This was also a fun segment, we took callers and we had some great questions.  Take a listen.  We also had a question on 3rd part cookies and not working, does anyone know the answer I could not...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 XP mode and IE 8 project powered by IT Pro Momentum

    While I would have liked to see this project avoid IE6 all together, I suppose I can say this is a great way to look at Win7 XP mode.  This was an interesting project, and how to work with a web application and browser compatibility Objectives of the project:  What problem did you set out to...
  • Blog Post: Very Cool Use of Virtual Earth for the Olympics

    I am a little late on this post, but it is still cool none the less.  Here is a great Virtual Earth web application for the Olympics.   Using this map, you can explore the venues in which the Olympics will take place. There are more than 30 venues in Beijing to uncover, as well as sailing...
  • Blog Post: Want Some Help on Piloting Microsoft Technologies like Windows 7?

    As I have posted in the past we have a great program called Momentum that will help you with piloting Microsoft Technologies. (My previous post: Looking to gain Momentum for a Pilot of Microsoft Technologies? ) Well I am going to ask the same questions that I asked when the program first rolled out:...
  • Blog Post: TechNet and MSDN Events: Get Real into IT with Azure and Microsoft IT!

    Good afternoon we are getting ready to hit the road again, We have a great event set for the next few months, to talk about the elephant in the room: What is Windows Azure™? When should I use it? How does it apply to my job? We are going to spend some time on Azure, but instead of talking theory and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 4.0: Now Released!

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 is Now Released! Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available in the near future. Are you thinking about deploying these new operating systems? Get a head start with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 . Over 690,000 Microsoft customers...
  • Blog Post: Which browser is faster: FireFox, Chrome or IE? You may be surprised!

    Click on the picture to find out or here Browser Performance Testing : Surprised? Testing browsers I always thought would be easy.  In reality, it’s much more complex than that. Many things need to be taken into account when comparing the page load performance of different browsers. For example...
  • Blog Post: Still accepting entries for the Windows 7 Rocks Screencast Contest: Only 15 days left!!!!!!

    It is crunch time folks there are only 15 days left in the Windows 7 Rocks Screencast Contest .  We are still accepting entries into the contest! For the original post and more about the contest take a look here: Announcement: Windows 7 Rocks Screencast Contest: Now Accepting Applications! In a...