Stuck at home? Bored? Home for the Holidays? Want to write an app?

  If you have some downtime over the holidays and you want to show off mad programming skillz (or build them up!), check out the Windows 8 App Challenge. The App challenge gives you all the tools you need to get started building a Windows 8 App. The Generation App challenge leads anyone who wants…


Slides and HoL manuals for Salt Lake City….

  Hello Salt Lake City!    Thank you all for you time and patience today during the Hand On Lab section of the day. I can’t express how sorry I am that we did not have the correct manuals on site. As promised, here is a link to my SkyDrive that includes all of the slides…


Windows 8 Group Policy Round Up….

With the recent release of Windows 8, I have started getting lots of questions about “What’s New”. For IT Admins, one of the questions revolves around command and control of the Windows 8 devices that thy will be placing on their networks. Group Policy is the primary means by which we effect control over client…


Special guest speaker and great prizes at the upcoming SITPUG meeting!

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Lincoln Square Center in Bellevue at 6:00PM. You don’t want to miss this meeting. Five lucky attendees will go home with a copy of Windows 8 Professional. It’s perfect time to invite your colleagues to join the user group. Session Details Our guest…


WNUG is now……SITPUG!

Hiya Folks!   For several years I have been sponsoring the Windows Networking User Group (WNUG) that meets on the first Wednesday of every month over at Lincoln Square in Bellevue. Recently, Zubair Alexander, the founder and leader of the UG, made a change to the name of the user group. here is the notification that…


Windows Azure Conference…..YOU are invited!

You’re Invited! Please join us for the Windows AzureConf community conference, which will be an event put on for the Windows Azure development community, by the Windows Azure developer community. This special event will be streamed live from Microsoft Redmond Campus Channel 9 Studios on November 14, 2012, and will feature 12 presentations put on…


Slides for NorCal and PacWest It Camps on Virtualization….

Good Day Folks!   Here is a link to the slides for all of the sessions I have delivered at the Seattle, Sunnyvale, and Redmond Virtualization IT Camps.    They are on my SkyDrive.   -Cheers!


IT Camps taking place in the West Region (everything West of the Rockies!)….

I always get asked when is the next IT Pro in-person event taking place. I want to give everyone a heads up that we are very close to having all the registration links for the West Region IT Camps available for the rest of this calendar year. With that said, there are a few that…


Register for the Silicon Valley Code Camp–See Scott Guthrie and the Microstang!

I know this is more of a developery sort of thing, but developers write the cool stuff that runs on the platforms we all know and love. The Silicon Valley Code Camp is coming up on October 6th and 7th in of course….Silicon Valley. According to the SVCC Website, there are currently *215* Sessions being…


September WNUG User Group Meeting….

  Our monthly User Group meeting will be held at the Lincoln Square Center in Bellevue, across from the Bellevue Square Mall at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in Room 15104, (15th floor, room 104) at the Microsoft’s office in Lincoln Square Center. Due to the security requirements, non-Microsoft employees must be escorted to…