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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TechNet Radio: Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Encryption Overview

Jose Barreto and I continue our SMB series on Windows Server 2012 and in today’s episode we chat about the SMB Encryption encryption feature set. Tune in as we discuss this security component from what it is and why its important to how this is implemented and configured in your environment.  This session also includes…

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TechNet Radio Series on Windows Server 2012 with Jose Barreto

For my regular readers, announcing my TechNet Radio Series with Jose Barreto (Principal Program Manager on the Windows Server team responsible for SMB 3.0 feature set) covering Windows Server 2012 deployment scenarios leveraging SMB 3.0 is nothing new, but I wanted to provide a single consolidated post with all of the sessions to have a…

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IT Camp Hands On Lab Files

Thank you for everyone who attended the recent IT Camp held in the Microsoft Iselin Office.  The feedback on the event was quite positive and I hope everyone who attended found it to be a very useful and informative session. For those of you who attended, I wanted to address a couple of the issues…

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Windows Azure Community Event–Sign up today

This coming Wednesday, November 15th, we’ll be hosting an online Windows Azure Community Event from 11:30 AM-8:00 PM EST (8:30 AM-5:00 PM PST as this is hosted on the West coast.)  This event will be feature a keynote from Scott Guthrie, the Corporate Vice President responsible for Windows Azure as well as a number other…

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