Online FREE Training: Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular…


TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft’s virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You’ll embark on an interactive journey as you learn the foundation of cloud services, Hyper-V, through architecture, networking, virtual…


3-day Online Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start

  If you’re seasoned in Windows IT management and looking to expand the way your environments leverage virtualization, this special event is for you. Following just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), this three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft technology pros.  Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll cover:…


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, see links below!!!!   Windows 7 Decks Windows Server 2008 R2 Decks Exchange 2010 Decks 


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Released!!!!

If you’re in the business of deploying Windows you’ll be pleased to know that the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 has been released!!!   Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2010 supports deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server…


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…


TechNet Unleashed: Game On Tour! - Brought to you by TechNet Events

After a long summer, you’re probably ready to get your game on with some tools and techniques to speed up your IT strategy.  Our East Region Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists: Blain, Dan, John, and Yung are coming to a city near you!!    All events are from 8:30am – 12:00pm Reservations are required, so make…


Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Remote Server Administration Tools

I just received an email from one of my Windows 7 Loadfest attendees asking: “Are there plans for remote admin server support via MMC under 7, I think Vista dropped this support for the standard toolset – AD, DHCP, DNS, Exchange, etc.” Well it just so happens we already have that available and it can…