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Return of the Blog

Return of the Blog

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It has been too long since I have posted on this blog. When I started the site I had envisioned creating a post weekly, but this has not been the case.  I’m turning a new leaf, as they say, and am making a personal commitment to keep the site up to date.  I will be posting anything and everything on this site relating to technology, and some things not. 

So let’s start with the technology.  I have returned from spending the week in Seattle, where I was attending an internal Microsoft technical readiness event.  I must say it was just what I needed.  The week was spent seeing colleagues from the world over, catching up with old friends, and making new ones.  It is always amazing, and humbling, what you can learn when you get so many smart people together in one room.  I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the people who write and support the code for the products we support. 

Windows 7 Beta is going strong, and it’s amazing.  I personally run Windows 7 Beta on my laptop, which is the machine that I use daily.  I have also converted several computers at the office to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  If you haven’t downloaded a copy for yourself, please do so and let us know what you think.  This is a great opportunity to try the product out and really see the difference.

Download details:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd353205.aspx

Act soon – the download will not be available after February 12th.

TechNet Plus subscribers will be able to download the beta after the cutoff on February 12th, through their TechNet subscription.

One last note – I was able to hear Mark Russinovich this week, and I highly recommend that you catch one of his webcasts, speaking engagements or roundtables.  He will be hosting a virtual roundtable on Thursday, Feb. 12th at 11:00 am Pacific Time.  Details can be found here:

https://ms.istreamplanet.com/springboard/

Happy downloading!
+sgoad

UPDATED: 2/8/09 12:10PM to fix formatting issue

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