Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals

Microsoft Press has released a FREE ebook – Introducing Windows 8 – An Overview for IT Professionals.  This ebook is the first I’ve seen written exclusively for IT Pros and focuses on the new features of Windows 8 from an IT Pro’s perspective (Windows to Go, faster disk encryption, , as well as the great…

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CANCELLED – NYC Windows 8 Launch Event scheduled for November 5th

Due to the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, the NYC Windows 8 Launch event scheduled for November 5th at the Marriott Marquis in NYC has been cancelled.  The event team is exploring rescheduling the event, please keep an eye on my blog for further updates. Thank you!

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Windows 8 Launch Recap from Times Square and Microsoft Surface

Friday, October 26 marked the much-anticipated launch of Windows 8 and I spent a good deal of Thursday night, October 25th at the launch ceremony, and Friday hanging out in and around the brand new Microsoft store located in the heart of Times Square at 45th and 7th Avenue.  The General Availability of Windows 8…

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Microsoft Store in Times Square opens today plus Windows 8 Launch – come join us!

The pop-up Microsoft Store located in the heart of Times Square officially opens tonight with a ribbon cutting ceremony and I’ll be there to share the news and excitement.  I encourage you to follow me on twitter @bobhms to catch the action in real time, or come join in on the excitement and fun right…

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TechNet Radio: SQL Server over SMB 3.0 Overview

Principal Program Manager from the Windows File Server team, Claus Joergensen joins Jose Barreto and myself as we discuss how and why you would want to implement SQL Server 2012 over SMB 3.0. Tune in as we chat about the benefits, how to set it up, as well as address any potential concerns you may…

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Windows 8 and Windows Server Launch event in NYC

The time has come!  We’re less than a week away from the launch of Windows 8 and there’s no time like the present for IT Pros to begin to get up-to-speed on this entirely re-imagined Operating System.  As I’ve mentioned previously, I made the move to Windows 8 some time ago and I’ve been VERY…

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Windows Server 2012 Event Content and new IT Camps announced

Thank you for the folks that attended the Windows Server 2012 Launch event and the most recent IT Camp in the Microsoft NYC office.  As promised, I’ve posted the slides from the event. Event slides from these events can be found here. The feedback on the Windows Server 2012 IT Camps has been extremely positive…

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The New Exchange Reaches RTM

For my many fellow Exchange geek followers, the exciting news of the New Exchange reaching the Release to Manufacturing or RTM means that the development cycle is now complete.  The New Exchange has been kept mainly under wraps until the Microsoft Exchange Conference or MEC which took place the tail end of last month.  With…

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TechNet Radio: SMB Multi-channel Basics for Windows Server 2012 and SMB 3.0

Jose Barreto and I continue our SMB 3.0 for Windows Server 2012 series, and in today’s episode they discuss the recent improvements made around networking capabilities found within SMB Multichannel which can help increase network performance and availability for File Servers. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step #1 – Download Windows Server…

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Allen Stewart from Windows PG to speak at tomorrow’s NY Enterprise Windows Users Group

Allen Stewart, a local New Yorker, Principal Group Program Manager in the Windows Product Group and long time virtualization expert will be in town to present on Windows Server 2012 at Thursday night’s NY Enterprise Windows Users Group.  The meeting will be held on Thursday October 4th at Microsoft’s New York City Offices at 1290…

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