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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: 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: Cloud OS MVP Roadshow --- Dallas January 14, 2014

    Join us as Windows IT Pro technical director and MVP Sean Deuby discussed how you can build and scale in the cloud. In this exciting ½ day event, learn how to: Confidently virtualize everything, including mission-critical SAP and Oracle workloads Take advantage of software-defined networking to free...
  • Blog Post: Columbus, OH Questions and Answers SQL 2005 (10-6-2005)

    Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for attending my TechNet event in Columbus! Also thank you for a lot of great questions, this is a long post with lots of great information, please take time to let me know what you think! I am glad everyone was able to participate and I think we had a great time...
  • Blog Post: Having Trouble Finding Information on Microsoft Event ID's?

    Having my typical fun day of troubleshooting, I found a great web site. the web site is eventid.net. It can be found here: http://eventid.net/ . You can search for all the Microsoft event ID’s. It also gives some great information on how to troubleshoot those Event ID’s. I have not tried the subscription...
  • Blog Post: Integrate Your IT Environment, Roadshow Questions, Answers, and Resources

    Thank you so much for everyone who attended the Interoperability roadshow the events have been great so far and I am glad we have had a chance to talk about integration. In the events I have delivered I have some great questions and I have some answers for you on this post. This roadshow also show us...
  • Blog Post: Looking to gain Momentum for a Pilot of Microsoft Technologies?

    Do the following questions apply to you: Interested in learning more about the newest Microsoft technologies? Need help to evaluate different Microsoft products and features? Willing to test and pilot in production Microsoft beta products? Would like to have access to exclusive forums and Microsoft product...
  • Blog Post: OFFICE 2010, SharePoint 2010 Launch events REGISTER NOW, seating is limited!!!!

    We are coming to a city near you and we want to see you at the events!  We are going to talk about Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.  Come out and spend some time hearing how these products can rock your world!  Here are just a small sampling of the cities we are heading to, we are going...
  • Blog Post: New book on SQL 2008: Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

    One of my teammates Lynn Langit , just finished a new book on SQL.  Very cool stuff Lynn!  This book covers SSAS (OLAP cubes and Data Mining Structures), SSIS, SSRS and more.  The target audience is .NET and database developers. Learn more about the book from Lynn's post here: Contagious...
  • Blog Post: It’s Not That Important

    We have all been there, your driving, you hear your cell phone ring, ding or beep, trust me it is not that important and here is why (please take a minute to read the article): Child killed in 3-car accident in Columbia Heights It is probably like hundreds of other similar stories you have seen. ...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 Upgrade powered by Momentum

    A while back a made a post on how you can get some support in implementation of certain Microsoft technologies, through a program called momentum.  You can see the post here: Looking to gain Momentum for a Pilot of Microsoft Technologies?   I know the program will also be adopting new technologies...
  • Blog Post: What happens when IT and Football Collide: Cleveland Browns Style

    I am extremely excited about this post!!!!! A few weeks back our team got some really nice cameras from Sony , with the goal to do some interviews with IT folks like you. We wanted to find out how you use technology, what challenges you have and other aspects of what you do that would be interesting...
  • Blog Post: Real-Time Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: Webcast (10-11-2006)

    Good afternoon all my SQL Real-Time Business Intelligence mind readers! Sorry for the delay in getting these posted I have been travelling a lot! Thanks for attending my web cast on Real-Time Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. A huge THANKS to John Weston who hung out...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Database Discovery for SQL Server part 4

    Welcome to part 4 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010).  The new version, MAP 5.0, has some exciting new features to help with discovery and software usage. In this screencast we take a look how MAP 5.0’s new database...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Launches: Learn about the Cloud In the Cloud!

    MVA is a new online training portal aimed at IT Professionals, and anyone else,  who want to learn new skills and enhance existing ones for cloud computing environments.   The Microsoft Virtual Academy offers no-cost, easy-access training for IT professionals who want to get ahead in cloud...
  • Blog Post: How to Upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Webcast 1-23-2006

    Thank you for attending the web cast as promised here is the scrubbed Q/A log (you kept Chris Henley busy!). Please comment if you need more information. A couple question cam in where can I down load the slides and individual demos for this webcast take a look at the session home page: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Debut of IT Heroes

    Today the SST TechNet team launched the pilot of a new weekly blogcast interview program IT Heroes: Stories from the Trenches, the real stories of men and women in IT making a difference everyday . We talk with authors, innovators and implementers about emerging technologies, troubleshooting and remediation...
  • Blog Post: Check Out Talk TechNet every Wed. and Friday!

    Talk TechNet is a twice weekly, one hour radio show for IT Professionals hosted by Senior Program Manager Keith Combs and myself.  Each episode focuses on a specific product or technology. Listeners are encouraged to call in and discuss the topic for the day, or ask questions to help unblock a deployment...
  • Blog Post: Enter the World of Virtualization Webcast Series

    Want to learn more about Virtualization and Microsoft Technologies? Check out the following webcast series that is happening on virtualization Technologies, there are some great ones coming up starting on October 15th. If you want to register for the entire series click here: Enter the World of Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Heartland IT Pro User Groups

    One of the great aspects of my job is I get to work with a lot of different user groups and meet lots of people from the IT Pro community.  Well I did my best to get a list of all the IT professional  user groups I work with in the Heartland territory (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee...
  • Blog Post: Tulsa Technet Event Questions and Answers (8-23-2005)

    Good Morning Everyone, Thank you for your patience while I dug up the answers to your questions regarding SQL 2005. I want to say thank you to everyone came to the event. Hopefully everyone attend the Tulsa Microsoft Windows User Group that evening, if you did not make it our to the event please check...
  • Blog Post: Branch Office Solutions in Windows Server 2003 R2: Webcast (5-19-2006)

    Good Afternoon all my DFS enthusiasts! Thank you for attending the web cast on Branch Office Solutions in Windows Server 2003 R2, as promised here is the scrubbed Q/A log. I also have a few really good resources for you to help with Windows 2003R2. Here is where you can find the session documentation...
  • Blog Post: Integrating the Business Data Catalog and Business Applications Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Webcast (12-08-2006)

    Good afternoon all my Business Data Catalog enthusiasts! Thank you for attending my webcast on talking about this fantastic feature. The catalog is an amazing feature that enables some many scenarios inside your organization. Even Tom Rizzo talked about how cool this is: http://blogs.msdn.com/thomriz...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Registration is OPEN

    I know it has been open for some time, but I did want to put a quick entry up to let everyone know that TechEd registration is open. TechEd 2006, is going to be help in Boston June 11–16. There is an early registration discount of 10% if you register by April 14th. For more information go here...
  • Blog Post: It's Official Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is now backing up Windows Server 2008

    My buddy Jason just let me know that the DPM2007 Rollup Update offering WS08 support is now available for download: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 - Rollup Update - x86 System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 - Rollup Update - x64 You can learn more about it here:  DPM 2007 now backing...