Techstravaganza NYC 2013 Announced!

The 3rd Annual Techstravaganza NYC event will take place on March 22nd from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Microsoft NYC office at 1290 Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan.  This five-track event is a FREE mini Microsoft TechEd-like event where there are separate tracks for Windows, Exchange, SharePoint, and PowerShell and there’s…

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Surface Prep and My First Impressions

So most of you know that it was announced earlier this year that all Microsoft Employees would be receiving a Microsoft Surface in addition to a Windows Phone 8 device and a new laptop with Windows 8.  To start the gadget upgrades, I went out and purchased a Nokia Lumia 920 about a month ago…

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Windows Phone Blog Reader App for IT Pros!

One thing I’m WAY overdue to blog about is my experience with Windows Phone 8 from an IT Pro’s perspective.  As I have done in the past for Windows Phone 7.x, I believe it’s important to call out some of the very cool things available on Windows Phone 8, and I’m expecting to get to…

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Windows 8 Slide Deck from IT Camp

For those of you who attended the most recent IT Camp that I held in New York or attended last Thursday’s NY Enterprise Windows Users group, I wanted to post the slide deck that David Sebban and myself used for the presentation.  As we mentioned, this slide deck was developed by the Springboard Technical Excellence…

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Windows 8 BitLocker issue resolution–recovery key needed after BIOS update

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been running Windows 8 RTM since the early August 2012 timeframe and doing so on older hardware with good stability and performance.  I was doing my routine check up of my current Windows 8 hardware and while checking to see if there were any driver updates for…

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TechNet Radio: Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Deployment Scenarios

Jose Barreto and I continue our series on SMB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 and in today’s episode we chat about deployment scenarios and ways in which you can implement all of the new features in SMB 3.0. Tune in as we dive deep into various deployment strategies for SMB.   After watching this video,…

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