Q4 TechNet Subscription Discount for New Subscribers!

One of the great things I’m happy to share with the NY Metro IT Pro Community on a quarterly basis is a healthy discount off of the TechNet Plus Subscription.  While this discount is only for new subscribers, the benefits of this program are significant.  If you’re not familiar with the TechNet Plus subscription, let…


Latest round of TechNet events announced!

  Be there for Launch 2010. No matter what your job is, you’ll find an event that delivers technical content you can use today, and gives you the inside track on what the Microsoft 2010 products have to offer. Choose from all day or half day in-person events in your area. It’s all free and…


Using the Simple Display Name as an External Display Name

So one of my favorite little known features of Exchange 2003/2007 and now Exchange 2010 is the use of the Simple Display Name field as an External Display Name.  The gist of using the Simple Display Name (SDN) field as an External Display Name is to mask any company specific or custom information included with…


Calling all NY Metro, NJ and Fairfield County CT User Group Leaders and MVP’s!

In case you haven’t heard, I’m the new IT Pro Evangelist based out of the NY Metro area covering Southern NY, NJ and Southwestern CT.  If you’re a user group leader or content contributor, I’m the “face of Microsoft” for you if you’re out of the NY Metro area.  So what is an IT Pro…


Windows Azure – What the IT Pro and/or SME business has been waiting for…

So throughout all of what Microsoft calls our “Q3 TechNet Event Series” one of the topics that I often speak about with customers about is Microsoft’s newest cloud offering named Windows Azure.  While the majority of the folks attending one of the Q3 Microsoft TechNet events are there to hear about either Windows 7 Deployment…


Troy/Albany, NY area event this week – REGISTER NOW!

The TechNet Events tour will make a stop in the Albany area this week, touching down in Troy, NY at the Hilton Garden Inn.  This event, just like the rest of the TechNet events this quarter, is focusing on Windows 7 Deployment, leveraging Hyper-V as a test network, and Windows Azure.  Turn out for these…


Save a fortune on storage with Exchange 2010

After what turned out to be about two weeks South of the Border escaping the tundra of the NY suburbs and a couple TechNet event presentations, it’s time to hit the blogosphere again… I’m working on a nice post here sometime soon on using the Simple Display Name (SDN) field in Exchange 20xx as an…


Please stand clear of the doors…

On behalf of the cast of the Microsoft Kingdom, welcome to my blog!!  (Forgive the cheesy Disney rip off, but just hearing that makes me smile…)  Anyhoo, my goal here is to share with the greater NY Metro IT Pro Community what I think is relevant technical information on Microsoft’s Core Infrastructure platform products and…