Extending Your Activation Grace Period on Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Most of the content I use for webcasts and live events have virtual machines that have been created either by someone on my team or by someone at Microsoft corporate.  The virtual machines are not created with trial versions of the operating system but with fully licensed product.  For obvious reasons they are not activated, so…

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"Hands-on" IT Camp – Hyper-V – Free Training!!!

What is an IT Camp? This will be a fast-paced, fun half-day on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We will go through the topics listed below, HANDS-ON, to get you quickly up to speed using HyperV virtualization!! This is your first step to learning about Private Cloud. We will have a follow-up IT Camp in…

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SQL 2008 – Is it supported on System Center Configuration Manager 2007?

          Our live event content this quarter includes System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and this has been a common question: “Is SQL 2008 supported as a site database?” The Answer Absolutely!!!!!    SQL Server 2008 is now supported on Configuration Manager 2007 RTM and SP1!   What Do I need to do…

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Latest Update!! And its good news on the expired PIN issue!!!

UPDATE February 9th 2010: I am still getting emails asking how to get keys.  Folks, this promotion expired June 2009, the keys are NO LONGER available.  There is no way to get a key anymore.      Since my two previous posts about the PIN expiration issue I have had a LOT of feedback.  Today I have…

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TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit – Pin Expired Problems

Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit.  Inside the cover is a PIN number that has to be registered at www.registerwindowsvistasp1.com.  many of you have been getting an error saying the PIN had expired.     If you are getting this…

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UPDATE!!!!! UPDATE!!!!! PIN Code Expired Problems after December 31st, 2008

    If you attended a TechNet event last year and received a Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, the PIN included in that kit EXPIRED as of December 31st, 2008.  If you registered BEFORE the December 31st, 2008 expiration date, and ONLY BEFORE the expiration date,  AND have not received an email with your product…

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TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit – Can I Use The Product Key on 64-Bit Version

Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, which came with 32-bit media.  You may recall I posted some information earlier this month talking about the Expired Pin Problems many of you were experiencing.  Since then I have been asked if the…

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Try the Automatic Translator to See My Blog in Your Language!!!!

Just added  the Translator Add-In to my blog.  See the Translator button on the left, just above my TechNet Subscription Discount button.  Simply click on “Translator” and you get a selection of languages in the drop-down menu.  Select your desired language and click on the arrow, it then up pops another browser window with the…

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New Virtual Lab based Exam 70-113: TS: Windows® Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring – Registration open till October 25th for testing!!!!

Want to help us out with the new Virtual Lab based exams!!!  This is NOT a normal beta exam and so make sure you read the information in BLUE below.  This is a pilot to test the exam experience only.  Still interested?  Then read on below!! Responding to a ton of positive and productive feedback…

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Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010 Now Available

If you’ve been deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 with Microsoft tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and the Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 then you’ve probably picked up enough experience and knowledge to take this new certification exam, Exam 70-681: TS: Windows 7 and Office 2010. I’ve listed below the information from…

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