First Apps contest for Windows 8

Although I’m not a developer myself, I do know quite a few people who are and wanted to pass along information about a great contest around Windows 8. The main site is https://buildwindowscontest.com. Quick Contest Info The First Apps contest will select eight winning apps to be the very first apps in the Windows Store…

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4 New TechNet Virtual Labs available for System Center 2012 Products

It has been a little while since the System Center vNext Virtual Labs were updated.  So it is indeed good news that as of yesterday, the TechNet Virtual Lab team released the following four new Virtual Labs for System Center 2012. TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring TechNet…

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TechNet Event – Phoenix, AZ (November 17, 2011) Recap

Sorry I’m a bit late with the recap for the Phoenix / Tempe Event last week. For the summary of Cloud Computing and what a Private Cloud really is compared to On Premise datacenters, Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, please see my recap from Los Angeles. I do want to repost the links for the…

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TechNet Event – Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2011) Recap

*****************   Updated on 11/16/11 to include link for Forefront Identity Manager PPT Deck Presentation    *************************** A big thank you to all who made it to the TechNet Event in the Los Angeles Office on Monday morning!!! There were three presentations given: Get Ready for Tomorrow, Today! Private Cloud 201 – How to Build a Private…

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West Region IT Camps in November and December

On October 17th, I wrote a blog post about upcoming TechNet Events taking place in the West Region in the November and December time frame (http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2011/10/17/upcoming-west-region-technet-events-in-november-2011.aspx).  I am now writing a follow up post to make everyone aware of another set of events that will be taking place in conjunction with our TechNet Events.  The…

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TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing Question & Answer Log (10-14-11)

The fourth and last Webcast in the Lync Server 2010 Deep Dive series delivered by Byron Spurlock was delivered on October 14, 2011.  The full Question and Answer Log file is below.  You can download the PowerPoint deck here: http://www.slideshare.net/harold.wong/lync-2010-conferencing-deep-dive. You can reach Byron Spurlock here: Byrons@Quadrantechnologies.com. Question: Why did you not use Lync Conferencing…

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TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 Voice Deployment Question & Answer Log (10-7-11)

On October 7, 2011, Byron Spurlock delivered the third webcast in the Lync 2010 Deep Dive series.  I am a bit late, but here is the Q&A Log from that session. You can reach Byron Spurlock at Byrons@Quadrantechnologies.com. Question: Does Lync 2010 offer a small business solution for companies as small as 5 users? What…

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TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Lync 2010 High Availability Question & Answer Log (09-23-11)

I was able to work with Byron Spurlock (former Microsoft Consultant with MCS) to have him deliver another Webcast Series on Lync Server 2010.  The second one was delivered on September 23, 2011 on Lync Server 2010 High Availability.  I am a bit behind, but I am now catching up and posting the Questions and…

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Upcoming West Region TechNet Events in November 2011

As promised, I am posting the next set of West Region TechNet Events that will be taking place the week of November 14th plus one in Salt Lake City area on December 6th. The following two sessions will be delivered in all the cities. Get Ready for Tomorrow, Today – Hyper-V Virtualization for the Cloud…

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IT Camp – Windows Administration in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (1:00 PM–5:00PM)

For all those IT Professionals who administer some aspect of Microsoft servers and desktops and live in Las Vegas, I wanted to let you know that I am holding a last minute event in Las Vegas on October 18, 2011 (that’s 5 days from now).  I do apologize for the short notice, but I am…

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