PDC 2008 Content In Your Region – MSDN Developer Conference

For those that wanted to go to PDC but could not make it, here is your opportunity to get much of the content for a fraction of the cost. Missed the PDC? Catch the content LIVE at the MSDN Developer Conference. Register Today! We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the…

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Community Super Heros – John Ross and Ronald N. Thibeau

A very special award was given to a couple of very special community leaders in the New England (Boston) market.  Ron Thibeau and John Ross were awarded a “Community Super Hero Award”.  I have copied the actual award here to let everyone know just how special these guys are and how invaluable they are to…

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Windows Connections 2008 Hyper-V Security Deck

WMS07 – Hyper-V Security and Best Practices You can get the rest of the decks from this event here    WMS07 – Hyper-V Security and Best Practices.pptx

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eLearning from TechNet Subscription

I got an email from Technet today letting me know about what is in the kit for my TechNet subscription.  I noticed that it included training courses.  This is something that is not really mentioned much so I thought I would blog about it. Not only do you get a bunch of software, a couple phone support incendents, all the beta code as…

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Windows Connections 2008 Decks

Thanks to all those that attended the Las Vegas Windows Connections this week.  Here are my decks. WMS02 – Deploying Hyper-V Best Practices WMS03 – Managing WSUS 3.0 WMS06 – Tech Intro to DPM NOTE: WMS07 – Hyper-V Security and Best Practices is not included in this post.  See other post for that deck See…

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Great News about the TechNet Event in Boston November 13, 2008

The attendees of this event are in for a real treat!  Blain Barton will be joining us.  Blain is the East Coast Community Champ.  Blain is coming up from Florida to join us. He is well aware of the very active technology community we have in the North East and he is coming to meet…

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Deploying Windows Vista (snack size deployment info)

Checkout the Deploying Windows Vista Snacks!!! Microsoft provides a range of tools and utilities that can help organizations successfully deploy Windows Vista. This Learning Snack describes how to deploy Windows Vista across a network and demonstrates how to create Windows Vista installation images and deploy them on desktops on a network. It also provides guidelines…

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Do you want to win* a Lenovo T61P ThinkPad or Xbox 360 Pro with 60 GB?

Do you want to win* a Lenovo T61P ThinkPad or Xbox 360 Pro with 60 GB? Are you a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)? Do you want to win* some great prizes just in time for the holidays? How does a 8GB or 120GB Zune sound or an Xbox 360 Pro? What you want something…

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New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring (Deadline Extended)

Registration is extended till December 17th for testing New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring   Hundreds of IT professionals have experienced this new testing platform! Have you tested it yet? Microsoft extends the registration for exam 70-113 until December 17th. Call your nearest test center before December 17th…

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Vista Deployment and x64 Great Combination and Fast Adoption

I was pretty surprised when we gave out Windows Vista Software at a recent event and the audience was “disappointed” that it was not a 64 bit version of the OS.  I do not know how may questions and emails I got about it but it was easily in the hundreds.  Though I am running…

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Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring Exam 70-113 – Free Exam Vouchers

Registration open till October 25th for testing New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring   Responding to a ton of positive and productive feedback and many customer requests, Microsoft extends the registration for exam 70-113 till October 25th. Call to your near test centers before October 25th to learn…

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Free Download Hyper-V Server 2008

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that will be available via the Microsoft Download Center free of charge. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 does not require CALs for the product itself. CALs will be required for all Windows Server virtualized operating systems which are hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.  This server product does…

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TechNet 2008 H2 Content – All

You can download the PPTX files from TechNet Download Site.  In case you do not have office 2007, you can open the 2007 docs if you install the compatibility pack The PowerShell scripts are attached to the post and the Reference Handout can be downloaded here. If you have not attended the event yet, you can print…

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All About Virtualization … Microsoft Virtualization Launch

The official Microsoft Virtualization Launch is here.  Plenty of training Partner Pavilion Hand-0n Labs Ask the Experts    7:30am – 8:30am  Registration & Snack Pack Pick-up  Snack Pack Pick-up 8:30am – 9:00am  Welcome  9:00am – 10:15am  Session I: Server Virtualization and Management  10:15am – 10:25am  Break  10:25am -11:40am  Session II: How Microsoft Builds Dynamic Data Centers …

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Upcoming Events

Updating my schedule and wanted to let know what I am up to these days.  I have several events coming up and hoping I get to see you at one or more of these events. So this is where you will find me for the next couple of months… 9/20-21/2008 CodeCamp v10  Waltham MA Microsoft 201 Jones Road…

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Hyper-V released (it’s not still in beta)

I could not believe it.  Some not so savvy presenter at one of the Angelbeat events this week went on stage in front of a hundred people and told them that Hyper-V was still in beta.  My first couple thoughts were …   1) where has this guy been hiding – can he really not know that…

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IE8 – Internet Explorer 8… My favorite features (so far)

Well,  I just got back from a 3 city roadshow speaking for Angelbeat (http://www.angelbeat.com/).  My presentation was on IE8.  I thought I would take a couple minutes to just fill you all in on some of the really cool stuff coming.  For those that are on the developer side, (and those that have to pay…

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Virtualization Deep Dive Day – Waltham Ma – Postponed

Greetings, Lots of questions about the Virtualization Deep Dive Day so here is the scoop.  As some of you know, this event has been in the planning for many months.  It is being run by an all volunteer organization (the local user group community).  We tried to do a bit too much with the event. For…

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TechNet Events are coming… Please help me get the word out!

Hey, I need your help…  I would like everyone to help me promote the first TechNet events of the new fiscal year.  My friends will be presenting at these events and due to the late word on the schedule, there was not much time to get the word out.  If you know anyone in these areas, please give them a…

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