Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta goes Public

Just found out today that Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is now freely available to the public to download and test.  Along with Office 2010 Beta, you can also grab SharePoint 2010 Beta! Get Office 2010 Beta here:  Get SharePoint Server 2010 Beta here:  Harold Wong


Exchange Server 2010 Bits Go Live Today!! (November 9, 2009)

Today is the official “Launch” day of Exchange Server 2010.  With that great news, comes other news.  The Exchange Server 2010 Bits will be available on the TechNet subscriber download site sometime today.  Also, the evaluation bits for Exchange Server 2010 and Forefront will be available for download around 10 AM PST today.  I would…


My Visit to Microsoft Store at Scottsdale Fashion Square Today

I know that there have been quite a few people who have already visited the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale since it opened on October 22, 2009.  However, I was out of town on the grand opening and have been either sick or out of town since then and have not had a chance to go…


Launch Slide Decks for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Tracks

On November 3, 2009, I posted the Launch slide decks for the Exchange Server 2010 Track to my SlideShare site.  I was informed by a couple of my team mates that they have posted the Launch slide decks for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 tracks to their SlideShare sites as well. Windows…


TechNet Presents: The Best of launch in Honolulu, HI on December 7, 2009

Mahalo! I wanted to get the word out to the IT Pros in Honolulu, HI that there will be a TechNet Event taking place on December 7, 2009 from 1:30 PM – 5 PM at the Hawaii Prince Hotel located at 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96815. I will be delivering a quick 45 minute…


Windows Connections in Las Vegas – November 9 – 12, 2009

I just made a separate post for the Exchange Connections in Las Vegas next week.  This post is for the Windows Connections that is running at the same time.  Over the past few years, I’ve been delivering sessions on Exchange or OCS at the Exchange Connections in Las Vegas (and Orlando), but since we are…


Exchange Connections in Las Vegas – November 9 – 12, 2009

Doh!!!  I totally forgot to blog the fact that the upcoming Exchange Connections Event will be taking place in Las Vegas, NV from November 9 – 12, 2009:   Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President of Exchange, will be one of the keynote speakers at the event.  The Exchange team will be truly launching Exchange…


West Coast Launch Tour Follow Up

I know I’m a little late getting this post out, but I figured I would wait until I delivered all the launch events on the West Coast so I can do one big follow up post.  For those who attended my first event in Denver on September 24th, I’m very sorry.  For those who attended…


Exchange Server 2010 Launch Slides On SlideShare

For all those who attended my Exchange Server 2010 Sessions during the West Coast Launch Tour, I received approval to post my slide decks to SlideShare.  My main SlideShare page is: The links to the individual presentations are below: Introducing Exchange Server 2010 Exchange Server 2010 Unified Messaging Exchange Server 2010 High Availability Exchange…


New Efficiency Launch Streamed Live on October 26, 2009

We are in the middle of our New Efficiency Launch of Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Exchange Server 2010.  Since it just isn’t possible to hit every city in the US (or around the world), I realize not everyone was able to make it to the event and get the great information….