Phase 18– My New Kitchen is before us! Remember I built this!

Here are pictures of my slab countertops made out of light blue Bombay Sapphire bottles, brown Bottles, green Heineken Bottles, and blue Sky bottles and other glass all made into a counter top. It’s BAD to the BONE.  


IT Time : 3- Part Series Kicks Off –Office 365 Readiness Tool Overview with Blain Barton and Mark Heneen Senior Program Manager with Microsoft

These IT Time spots are now LIVE! Part 1 of 3 – IT Time: TechNet Radio – Blain Barton and Mark Heneen – An In –Depth Tour of Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool http://bit.ly/mSnggf Part 2 of 3 – IT Time: TechNet Radio – Mark Heneen discusses Office 365 Readiness Tool User Identity and Account…


IT Time: TechNet Radio– Part 3 of 3 – Mark Heneen discusses the user experience with Single-Sign On in different locations and what requirements you need to know.

In Part 3 of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness series, Sr. Program Manager Mark Heneen dives into the Single Sign-On capabilities with Office 365. Tune in as he discusses its benefits, the user experience with single-sign on in different locations and what requirements you need to know. Part 1 of 3 – IT Time: TechNet…


IT Time: TechNet Radio–Talks with Microsoft Virtual Academy’s Alan Le Marquand around the program and their 6 months anniversary

The Microsoft Virtual Academy has turned 6 months old and for all you MVA students the Academy is going strong! In today’s episode we have the “Dean” of students himself, Alan Le Marquand on the show to discuss everything the MVA has to offer. For IT Pros who haven’t heard about the MVA program, don’t…


IT Time: TechNet Radio– Part 2 of 3 – Sr Program Manager Mark Heneen discusses Office 365 Readiness Tool User Identity and Account Provisioning.

Its IT Time – and in Part 2 of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness series, Sr. Program Manager Mark Heneen discusses User Identity and Account Provisioning features, so that you synchronize your on-premise directories in the cloud. Part 1 of 3 – IT Time: TechNet Radio – Mark Heneen – An In –Depth Tour of…


Microsoft Evaluation Downloads: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, System Center Virtual Machine Manager RC 2012, Certifications, More

Microsoft Free Training and Evaluation Software Locations   Downloads and Training Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200061655 Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200061668 Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200061681 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200061694 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200061733 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2…


Phase 15- Parex goes on the house, it’s not stucco – but synthetic

Parex is used with foam board and fiberglass mesh. You use screws to fasten the form board to the plywood then the mesh and cement coating goes over that. You THEN apply the Parex coating over that application.  It turns out like this below, it’s durable, strong -  and THE COLOR IS IN IT 🙂


IT Time: TechNet Radio–(Part 1 of 3) – Mark Heneen from the Office 365 Team talks about Office 365 Deployment Readiness Toolkit

Are you deploying Office 365 and need some questions answered? Then look no farther, because the Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool is here to help! Join us for this multi-part series as Sr. Program Manager, Mark Heneen walks us through some common scenarios and tips for how to deploy Office 365 successfully and easily in…


IT Time: TechNet Radio- Ed Wilson kicks off the PowerShell Monthly Series with Blain Barton

The Scripting Guy , Ed Wilson has returned and in today’s episode we’re kicking off a new, monthly series where we discuss nothing but PowerShell Best Practices. Tune in as we discuss the many advantages and features found in PowerShell 2.0, from how to configure scripting environments, how to optimize remote scripting capabilities and how…


IT Time: TechNet Radio–Get Ready for SQL PASS Summit 2011 with Buck Woody, Lara Rubbelke, Thomas LaRock, Jennifer Moser and Myself!

DBAs, run your queries! SQL PASS Summit 2011 is upon us! In today’s episode, we welcome @SQLGal Lara Rubbelke, Sr. Program Manager Jennifer Moser, SQL RockStar Thomas LaRock and Sr. Technology Specialist Buck Woody to the show. Tune in as we discuss all things SQL PASS — from why you should attend, to must see…


IT Time: TechNet Radio–Interview with Curtis Parker from the Forefront Online Protection team

Its IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Curtis Parker from the Forefront Online Protection team. Tune in as Curtis gives us a tour of Forefront’s new features for Exchange, as he explains how Office 365 customers can simplify the management and security experience through this innovative service. Click here…


IT Time– TechNet Radio: (Part 3 of 3) Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services

In Part 3 of our Tips and Tricks for WDS, Rhonda Layfield addresses the importance of integrating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services. Watch this video and learn how MDT offers you much more flexibility and allows you to easily manage your images. TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 1 of 3) Tips…


IT Time–TechNet Radio: (Part 2 of 3)Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services

We’re here with Part 2 of our Tips and Tricks for Windows Deployment Services and in this episode Microsoft Setup and Deployment MVP, Rhonda Layfield helps us navigate through the Windows Pre-Installation Environment or WinPE. TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 1 of 3) Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services TechNet Radio:…


Virt Guy–Get Virtualization and Management Right Man! Can You Dig it?

Some IT providers claim they have a cloud solution but they really offer something less. They don’t offer common management tools that allow you to easily manage and migrate across your private and public clouds. They don’t allow you to manage deep within your applications. And they require licensing that charges more, the more you…


IT Time – TechNet Radio–Microsoft Home of the Future Interview

Today we’re talking about the future and your hosts Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Jonathan Cluts, Director of the Strategic Prototyping Group here at Microsoft. Tune in as we take a sneak peek into some of the technologies that we may see 5-10 years from now, as we take a tour of Microsoft’s Home…


Phase 14–Mud and Tape– Lookin’ Good

Materials arrive Office wall boxes are built – mud and taped   Upstairs gets mud and tape Living room roof gets rock, mud and tape Getting there….


IT Time Radio Interviews Rhonda Layfield – MVP for Setup and Deployment on MDT 2012

It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Rhonda Layfield, Microsoft MVP for Setup and Deployment. Tune in as Rhonda gives us an in-depth demo on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1, from installation and setup of the MDTs deployment workbench, the architecture of task sequences and creating selection…


IT Time – TechNet Radio–Office 365 Deployment with Jay Kothari

It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton chats with Jay Kothari, a Program Manager here at Microsoft. Tune in as Jay shows us how easy it is to get started with Office 365, from deployment, configuration of apps and automatic updates through the Office 365 Desktop Setup Tool. Click here to learn more…


Phase 11–Wiring for Internet, HDMI Projector and Security Essentials

Here’s my office and the cable I ran for the TV and an extra one in case I get DirectTV (RedZone Football for the bar!) which takes one for each service. The blue wires are all CAT6 (4 CAT6 ports in wall with 12 outlets above counter) and the green box is the two-way intercom…


IT Time – TechNet Radio – What’s Next in System Center 2012

   It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker interview Chris Van Wesep —Group Product Manager here at Microsoft. Listen in as they preview the System Center 2012 suite of products and discuss how IT Pros can grapple cloud computing and the consumerization of IT. Check out this 3 part System…


IT Time – Technet Radio Interviews Microsoft Director on Cloud and Virtualization Strategies

It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton interviews Edwin Yuen, Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategy here at Microsoft. Listen in as they uncover some of the truths surrounding these hot button issues in the IT world — from how Hyper-V can work with Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, to tackling the “big…