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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TechNet Subscription Intro and Discount

Go to the TechNet Subscription Center and use the code TMSAM15 to get your 15% savings. As many of you know I present at TechNet and other live events around the country (mostly in the northeast). I’ve found that many of you already have a TechNet subscription and it has become your best friend.  However,…

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TechNet Subscription Intro and Discount

Go to the TechNet Subscription Center and use the code TMSAM15 to get your savings. As many of you know I present at TechNet and other live events around the country (mostly in the northeast). I’ve found that many of you already have a TechNet subscription and it has become your best friend.  However, some have not found…

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North East User Group Leaders: Where are you?

A message to IT Pro Community and User Group Leaders in the North East United States: My Blog so far has been me introducing myself to you. Now it it is your turn.  I would like you to ping me with information about your group.  Starting in July I will be holding a monthly conference call for the…

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SQL Server 2008 Launch Followup

For those that went to a SQL Server / Windows Server 2008 / Visual Studio 2008 Launch Event, you only have a few more days to register for the released version of SQL Server 2008. To do this, you will have to look at the card that was in your DVD package with the title…

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User Group Heroes

Just wanted to post a reminder for the user group leaders that have a Heroes Kit that they need to register their TechNet subscription winners. To do this.. Login to the Hero’s site http://www.heroescommunitylaunch.com/default.aspx using the Passport login that you used when you registered for you kit. After you login, look on the right pane, you…

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Content you can expect...

  As you know by now, I am a techno geek!  Most of my Blog posts will be about technology.  I will however include non-technology information as I see fit to share (hobbies, news, etc).  I have never really been accused of having a sense of humor so you will not see a Joke of…

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Blog - New Content vs Repost Information

  I had a discussion a couple days ago at TechEd with some people about Blogs and what information was “appropriate” for posting in blogs and we were not able to come to a unanimous conclusion so I thought I would do a post and get your opinion.    There are two trains of thought…

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What is an IT Pro Evangelist Anyway?

Dictionary.com defines an evangelist as “a person marked by evangelical enthusiasm for or support of any cause” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evangelist)   Merriam Webster defines evangelist as,  “an enthusiastic advocate <an evangelist for physical fitness>” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangelist)   At Microsoft the IT Pro Evangelist is responsible for “enthusiastically advocating” and teaching about Microsoft IT Pro related products.  This includes…

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Who is Dan Stolts

Greetings Friends,   I am the new Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist (see my other post for what this means) serving the North East US region.  This is my first blog.  I will try not to bore you with details that do not matter.  I want to simply share a little bit of my background so…

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