Enter the Toolbox.com Windows @ Work Contest & Win An HP Envy

If you’re an IT Professional then you need to sign up to join the Toolbox.com IT Windows 7 Community.  Not only will you get to discuss issues that arise during the implementation, configuration, administration or daily use of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system but also you can enter the Windows @ Work contest. Sign up…


TechNet Radio: Optimize Your Desktop Infrastructure with System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 7

  In this episode of TechNet Radio, listen in as our host, John Baker, speaks with David Feng, IT Director for Sporton International. Sporton International, a leading testing, certification and electromagnetic compatibility consultant wanted to relieve its two-person IT staff of time-sapping desktop management chores, minimize employee disruptions, and shrink computer setup time to speed…


ThriveLive! Online IT Professional Virtualization Tour

Join our IT Professional Evangelists Yung Chou, Dan Stolts, Blain Barton and John Baker, as they bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. They will go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a new feature for Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2. Next, they will move…


Get up to 25 percent off select Microsoft Certification exams

If you’re looking at catching up on your certifications, this is a deal you might not want to miss.  Until December 31st 2009, or while supplies last, you can get up to 25% off Microsoft certification exams.  For a full listing of exams that have 15%, 20% or 25% off click HERE or on the…


Free eBook Download: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

I just got word this MS Press book is available as a FREE eBook download.  If you want to see what’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2 then this book is for you!!! Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 will get you up to speed on the new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2. …


The New Efficiency Launch: PowerPoint Slide Decks

Many of you have been asking where you can get a copy of the slide decks from the New Efficiency IT Pro Launch events. Some of my DPE colleagues have already posted them at slideshare.net, see links below!!!!   Windows 7 Decks Windows Server 2008 R2 Decks Exchange 2010 Decks 


Before Installing Windows 7 run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

          Many of you have been coming to the Windows 7 IT Pro launch events around the country.  At the event you have been getting a free, not-for-resale version of Windows 7 Ultimate.  I strongly suggest before you install Windows 7, especially if its an older machine, run the Windows 7…


TechNet Events Presents “Microsoft Virtualization Tour” for IT Pros!

TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: The Microsoft Virtualization Tour Join our TechNet IT Evangelists as they hit the road again this fall to bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. We’ll go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a new feature for Windows® 7 and Windows Server®…


Windows 7 Launch House Party: Albany, GA

We had a great Windows 7 Launch House Party at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Albany, GA.  On the drive down from Atlanta after I came off of I-75 I passed miles of cotton fields.  You can see from the couple of pictures I took they are quite expansive, imagine mile after mile…


TechNet Radio: PASS Community Summit 2009 – SQL Server Heroes Unite

Here’s an interview I recorded with TechNet radio last month on the SQL PASS Community Summit: “In this episode of TechNet Radio, we preview the upcoming SQL PASS Community Summit, the largest SQL Server / BI conference in the world. We’ll hear from industry experts Wayne Snyder, Buck Woody, and Michael Rys. Topics include state…