Techstravaganza NYC 2012

As previously announced, the 2nd Annual Techstravaganza NYC event will take place in the Microsoft NYC offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas Friday March 30th.  Registration is open so register here.  Seats are limited, so be sure to do it today! Techstravaganza NYC 2012 Registration Link Full listings of the session tracks and additional…


Download Windows Server “8” today

Coupled with the release of the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 yesterday is the availability of the Windows Server “8” Beta for download.  This will serve as the first opportunity for IT Pro’s to download and get familiar with this all-new cloud-based Operating System.  Windows Server “8” is the cloud-optimized OS, applying Microsoft’s unmatched experience…


Windows 8 Consumer preview finally arrives

Early this morning at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain we announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  This long anticipated milestone in the Windows 8 development cycle will now allow the average consumer, or more importantly for my IT Pro readers, to download and install Windows 8 on their computers.  Information…


Windows 8 Consumer Preview Coming February 29th

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has officially been announced and the date it will become available is February 29th.  To get ready for this much-anticipated event, I’d suggest you refer to the following sites for additional information in the meantime: Building Windows 8 blog Build Conference Website Windows.com Website I’ll post download links here as…


New and Updated Microsoft Evaluation Download Resource Center

One of my most visited and arguably useful blogs has been the Microsoft Evaluation Download Resource Center I set up some time ago.  Since that blog was posted, the products have revved and I’ve updated the links.  Also, I’ve had a number of comments that the actual blog post was a bit hard to find…


TechNet Video: IT Pro’s Heaven: The Private Cloud

The term “Private Cloud” is becoming ubiquitous in the IT arena and industry magazines. This webcast walks you through the essentials, showing you what the industry trends are in the private cloud and how this new addition to your solution arsenal is the next logical step to transition from virtualization into cloud computing. A private…


Techstravaganza NYC 2012 Coming March 30th

The 2nd Annual Techstravaganza NYC event will be taking place in the Microsoft NYC office on March 30th.  This mini TechEd-like event is FREE to all attendees and features 6 different tracks (Windows, Exchange, PowerShell, SharePoint, Windows Phone, and an IT Camp Hands-on lab) with 4 sessions in each track, plus an Ask the Experts…


Microsoft PST Capture Tool for Exchange 2010 and Office 365 released, deep dive TechNet Radio episode coming

Today marks the much anticipated release of the Microsoft Exchange .PST capture tool that allows businesses of all types and sizes to methodically seek out and destroy err, find all the local archive files (AKA .PST files) and then migrate them into the user’s mailbox.  This tool works with both Exchange 2010 and Office 365…


TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3)

The third in the TechNet IT Time Series of Private Cloud chats took place on January 11th, 2012 and covered a variety of topics on the Private Cloud.  This session included myself and my peers from the East Region discussing the various technologies and aspects of Private Cloud Computing while fielding written questions from the…