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…


PowerPoint Decks for Alpharetta Firestarter Event

Many of the attendees at the event asked for the PowerPoint decks for the Firestarter event.  If you were on the webcast they were available in the Handout section, if not I have posted them all at the following Skydrive Location: PowerPoint Decks for Alpharetta Firestarter Event


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Microsoft Security Essentials: FREE anti-virus Software Download From Microsoft

Some of you may have missed the announcement for Microsoft Security Essentials a few weeks ago, but now you know about it there is no excuse not to have anti-virus software on your home PC.   What is Microsoft Security Essentials? Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses,…


First Meeting for New User Group: Philadelphia Area Exchange Server User Group

Are you in Philadelphia and interested in Microsoft Exchange?  Then the LAUNCH of a new user group, the Philadelphia Exchange Server User Group is something you don’t want to miss.  Attend their FIRST meeting on November 10, 2009 at the Microsoft office in Malvern.  Where is the Microsoft Office? 45 Liberty Blvd, Suite 201, Malvern,…


Windows 7 Firestarter in Alpharetta, GA Oct 17th, 2009 – Not in Atlanta? Then Join Us Online!!!!!

Mark October 17th on your calendar and sign up for the Firestarter event!!!    Whatif you’re not close to Alpharetta, GA?  Not a problem, we’ll be simulcasting the event LIVE, you’ll just have to supply yourself with coffee and donuts  🙂   Where? At the Microsoft Alpharetta Office in the Centennial Park conference room.  Office is…