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…


IT Camp on Windows Server 2012 coming to New Jersey next week

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who were and are still effected by Hurricane Sandy.  As one of those effected myself, its good to see some progress being made on the recovery efforts and some normal activities resume in New Jersey and elsewhere. We’ve added another Windows Server 2012-focused IT Camp to…


CANCELLED–NYC SharePoint Users Group on November 7th

From the leaders of the NYC SharePoint Users Group, the meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, November 7th held at the Microsoft NYC Office at 1290 Avenue of the Americas has been cancelled.  Please see the message posted on the User Group’s Meetup site below: The November 7th 2012 meeting has been cancelled due to the…


POSTPONED –Tonight’s NY Enterprise Windows Users Group

From the leaders of the NY Enterprise Windows Users group, tonight’s meeting on Windows 8 has been postponed to a future date.  The note from the leaders is below. Attention: The NY Enterprise Windows User Group is POSTPONING the meeting (covering Windows 8) that was scheduled for Thursday, November 1st. The decision was made based…


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…


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!


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…


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…


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…


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…