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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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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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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Links for Downloads of different System Center Suites and other important components

I was working the System Center Booth yesterday and today at the Interop Conference in New York.  During the course of these last two days, I’ve had quite a few people ask me for a single place to get all the links to download trial versions of the current products as well as the beta…

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Follow Up from TechNet Event in Irvine (August 11, 2011)

    On Thursday, August 11, 2011, I delivered a TechNet Event in Irvine, CA on Building a Private Cloud.  We had some good turnout and I wanted to follow up with download links. If you want to start working with current released technologies, you can grab the trial bits below. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free…

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TechNet Events in West Region for August 2011

In the West Region, we are holding our first TechNet Event Series in August 2011 in six different cities (Irvine, Tempe, Denver, San Francisco, Bellevue and Lehi – Salt Lake City).  Title: TechNet Events Presents: Building a Private Cloud Abstract: Cloud Power!  What are the options?  Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud?  Which one is…

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Free 30 Day Windows Azure Pass

For those IT Professionals who would like to get more familiar with what Windows Azure is, but don’t know how to get a free test account, I have some good news for you.  We are offering a Free 30 Day Windows Azure Pass so you can play around with the environment.  Once you get your…

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