Slides for the Windows 7 Launch events….

Hiya Folks! I know, I know……I am a HORRIBLE procrastinator. I have had about beeeeelyun emails asking me for the slides I used for the Windows 7 Launch events. To which my snarky reply is usually, “What slides???!?” since i hardly use any slides and prefer to demo instead of kill you slowly with PowerPoint….


Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 11-06-2009….

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Technical Overview of DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 · DirectAccess Early Adopter’s Guide · 64-bit Client Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 · Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802 · Update for Windows XP (KB969085) · Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook Standards…


Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 10-30-2009….

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Windows Client 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 Operating System Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 · Operations Manager 2007 SP1 Management Pack · Network Equipment Shapes for Microsoft Visio · Geographic Map Shapes for Microsoft Visio · Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB971513) · Update for Windows Server 2008 x64…


Blogging Update/Notice….

Hiya Folks!   I am still here!   I have been VERY busy with the Windows 7 launch tour of the west. We just wrapped up all of the Windows 7 launch event and I have one remaining big event in Las Vegas next week at the Windows Connections Conference. You may have noticed that my blog…


On Demand Links for Windows Firestarter Event…..

A couple weeks back, we had a great Windows Firestarter event up on the Redmond Campus. We had some fantastic speakers on hand to talk about new features and technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. I know there are lots of people who live out side of the Redmond, WA area that…


Interesting Downloads for Week Ending – 09-25-2009….

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · Update for Windows 7 (KB974332) · Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB974332) · Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB974332) · Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB974332) · System Update Readiness Tool for Itanium-based Systems (KB947821) [September 2009] · System Update…


Interesting Downloads for Week Ending 09-18-2009….

Infrastructure Development, Operations & Maintenance · System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Documentation · Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010 · Unified Communications White Paper · Active Directory Management Gateway Service (Active Directory Web Service for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008) · System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Package (KB970868)…


Info on the Active Directory Recycle Bin….

Recently, I delivered a brief session to a user group on some new features in Windows 2008 R2. One of those features was the Active Directory Recycle Bin. This feature allows administrators to recover deleted AD objects without having to shut down a server to go into Directory Service Restore Mode. This helps alleviate server…


Windows Azure webcast event…..

My peers in the Central region are doing a Windows Azure Roadshow. If you happen to live in the Central US, you may be able to attend in person by check out locations at the Technet Presents registration site. If you live out side the area or otherwise can’t attend in person, they are webcasting…