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    This is a big week for the geek in me, the Consumer Electronics Show is on in Vegas this week. This is the ultimate candy shop for all things electronic, including the newest releases of laptops, TV's, audio equipment, automotive technology, gadgets and anything else that requires a battery or power...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge

    There is a lot of hype about web 2.0 for the last few years. Facebook, MySpace, MS Live Space and others have changed the way people interact and communicate. I am an active participant, as are many of you….it is not a geek thing anymore….it is a people thing…my wife who can’t install an application...
  • Blog Post: Fix it for me blog on Microsoft TechNet

    I just happened to find this new blog posting in the TechNet Blogs feed: Have you ever come across a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article or been presented with a Windows Error Reporting (WER) solution and asked yourself, why can't Microsoft just fix this for me? Today KB articles and WER solutions...
  • Blog Post: Licensing Change Notification: Access Windows Server 2003 in Hyper-V hosted on Windows Server 2008 without Windows Server 2008 CALs

    This is a reposting of a blog posting from Eric Ligman regarding the Friday announcement of changes to the licensing of widows CAL’s in Virtualization scenarios. Today we are announcing an exciting change in our licensing policy regarding Windows Server 2008 CALs to better support clients looking to...
  • Blog Post: Home Server, the IT Pro’s best friend

    During my interview process with Microsoft I endured a number interviews and in every single one I was asked the same question “What is your favorite Microsoft product?” Much to every persons chagrin I answered Windows Home Server. In my opinion this one of the best products Microsoft has released in...
  • Blog Post: Free copy of Windows Server 2008 STD interest you?

    Learn it, Earn it: FREE Windows Server 2008 Software When You Take Any of Our Three Featured Training Courses Looking to improve your skill-set in a tough economic environment? You can learn all about Windows Server 2008’s powerful new management tools and security enhancements, plus come away...
  • Blog Post: TRAINING: TechNet Plus Subscribers only – Windows Server 2008 Network & Admin Courses

    I have blogged in the past about the benefits of having a TechNet subscription, here are a couple of more of the benefits. Currently the following courses are available to TechNet Plus Subscribers: Course 6690: Exploring the Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 This 2-hour online...
  • Blog Post: EVENT: Microsoft Management Summit 2009: April 27-May 1, 2009, Las Vegas ,NV

    I wanted alert you of an upcoming technical conference Microsoft is presenting to factor in to your training and travel plans for mid 2009. The Microsoft Management Summit is a must attend for system administrators and senior technical staff as it brings together the technical minds within Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Subscription Discounts

    In my role here at Microsoft I make presentations to customers and partners alike every day of the week. One of the things that strikes me in these is the limited number of people who are taking advantage of TechNet Plus subscriptions. In my last number of roles within different organizations I have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Available too!

    With all the news about the release of the first public look at Windows 7 something might have slipped past you and that was the release of Windows Server 2008 R2.  As you might imagine there are quite a few upgrades and improvements and there is a great four page document that covers the Top 10...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Available through TechNet and MSDN

    Interest in Windows 7 is high to say the least. Since PDC when the first public pre-beta views of the new Windows OS were released there has been endless blog postings and screenshots of the product. Well now you too can participate in the lead up to one of the most highly anticipated releases in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7

    The public beta for Windows 7 is available today! I have included some information and links for those looking to test the new windows OS in a NON-PRODUCTION environment. The Beta is your chance to help us with feedback that targets the fundamentals—the “quality bar” that we are setting for Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization Webcasts

    Microsoft will be hosting a series of 300 level webcasts over the coming 10 weeks on the Microsoft Virtualization Solution, from the Desktop to the Datacenter. If you have any interest at all in virtualization (and if you’re an IT Pro how could you not!) then these sessions will be of great value to...