Office 2010 is here

So some of the big news last week was the General Availability of Office 2010 for consumers, Office 2010 had been released previously to volume licensing customers.  Office 2010 in all flavors (Home & Student, Home & Business, Pro Plus, etc.) is now out an available and there are many reasons to make the move. …


WCF Firestarter Online Saturday 6/19/2010

This weekend is the WCF Firestarter in New York City.  Registration to attend in person is SOLD OUT and we’re looking forward to a full house in the Big Apple on Saturday!  You can see the event agenda at Peter Laudati’s blog, as well as at MSDN Events.  Firestarter events have been quite popular wherever…


How to run a Powershell cmdlet against a remote computer

So I got this question at one of my recent events and I haven’t gotten a chance to do the research on it, but low and behold, someone that I follow on Twitter tweeted about this exact topic.  Typically I would research the issue and provide a step-by-step solution, but it appears that our friends…


User Group attendees – I need your help filling out a quick survey

Hello to all my User Group attendees!  I have a quick end-of-the-Microsoft-fiscal-year request to get us feedback on your experience with Microsoft.  Since it’s the end of a Microsoft fiscal year, this is when we take the opportunity to look back on where we did well and of course where we need to do better. …


Sharpening the saw…

Don’t run with that saw after you’ve sharpened it… OK, what does that mean?  So I’ve just returned off a great week at Tech Ed 2010.  It was a fantastic week getting to meet with customers, community influencers, product group folks, partners and peers, but probably the most refreshing thing about the week was the…


Exchange 2010 SP1 is coming

So I recently did an Exchange 2010 SP1 presentation for the NY Exchange User’s Group.  As many of you know, I’ve been at Microsoft for a while working with the Exchange Product Group on various projects in the field and this is the first time that I was overwhelmed at the amount of content that’s…


How do you take notes with a tablet and Apple vs. Adobe

So one of my favorite things to do with a Windows 7 PC that has a touch screen is take notes.  While its sometimes seen as cold or disconnected to be typing away on a keyboard with the screen of the laptop as a “barrier” between you and the other folks in the business meeting,…


Get on the bus NYC! Coming to New York on May 25th

“Get On the Bus” is back in North America! Coming to NYC on May 25th!  Register at www.thebustour.com.  I will see you all there! The Get On the Bus Tour is back home and we’re kicking off our new tour with a visit to Canada! Montreal marks our first location on a 10-city North American…


Updated Registration Links for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch Events

As I mentioned here previously, the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch events are coming to the NY Metro area on 3 occasions – the Launch event on May 13th in                   B-B-B-Brooklyn, and “Best of” Launch Events on June 15th and 16th in Parsippany, NJ and Hempstead, Long Island.  There’s also an event in Farmington,…