Tech Days in San Francisco from May 2–3, 2013

I am always asked if there are any good training events happening that have great technical speakers.  I thought I would mention that there is an event called Tech Days taking place in San Francisco (at the Microsoft downtown office) on May 2nd and 3rd.  The list of speakers include the following: Mark Minasi Jeff…


Quick Review of some Lync headsets and devices

I’ve been a Unified Communications guy for quite some time and have been using Lync (and its predecessors) for many years now.  During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to try out different headsets and thought I would take a few minutes and share some of my experiences. Before I start, I want to make…


Office Hours on Mondays in March 2013 from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Microsoft Tempe Office

I am holding Office Hours in the Microsoft Tempe Office (60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #1200, Tempe, AZ 85281) from 10 AM – 2 PM on the following Mondays in March: March 4, 2013: March 11, 2013: March 18, 2013: Although you don’t necessarily need to sign up at the OHours site,…


Upcoming IT Camp Events in West Region - Updated 2/15/12

In the West Region, Chris Avis and I are hosting a set of events in the March and May / June timeframe. In November 2011, we tried out a new format for events which we called IT Camps. This new format included the ability for the attendees to select the topics that would be discussed….


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 (  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…


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: You can reach Byron Spurlock here: Question: Why did you not use Lync Conferencing…


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 Question: Does Lync 2010 offer a small business solution for companies as small as 5 users? What…


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…


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…