October is going to be a blast!

Wow! it’s also going to be busy.  Here are the events I will be at.   10/7 DFW IT Professionals  User Group www.dfwitprofessionals.com Chris Koenig will be showing off the new Windows Phone 7! 10/9 Saturday Houston TechFest  www.houstontechfest.com I will be speaking, possibly 1000 people attending this free event. 10/11-12 San Antonio Financial and…

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Office for the Mac 2011 Available October 26

More information here: http://blog.officeformac.com/office-for-mac-2011-available-october-26/   We are excited to announce that starting on October 26 you can get your own copy of Office for Mac 2011! And starting today preorders can be placed at Amazon.com. One of the most visually impactful features in the new suite also is called Dynamic Reorder, it gives you the…


Lync 2010 Server Pricing announced

See my post on http://blogs.technet.com/b/ucexperts/archive/2010/09/28/lync-server-2010-pricing-and-licensing-announced.aspx But here is some of the info. Pricing and Licensing Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under this model, a Lync Server 2010 license is required for each operating system environment running Lync Server 2010. A CAL is required for each user or device accessing the…


DFW IT Professionals Windows Phone 7

DFW IT Professionals October 7th User Group Meeting Meeting Topic: DFW IT Pro October 7th UG – Windows Phone 7 Topic Description: Join Microsoft Senior Evangelist Chris Koenig for an up-close look at the Windows Phone 7 experience, including phone functionality and user experiences based on smart design. Learn about key phone features, customization, applications…


TechNet events are back! They are called Firestarters this time! Windows 7 deployment!

  Go to www.technetevents.com to register.  here is the information from the website: Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for a free, half-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows® 7. See how to quickly get up and migrating both Windows 7 and Office 2010 with simple deployment tools, then…


Houston TechFest is coming soon October 9th, 2010 University of Houston

Join your colleagues from the surrounding area to hear from respected professionals on various topics.   This is your chance to immerse yourself in IT Professionals Executives Business Users Consultants Developers You! Educational and informative sessions specifically designed for: Houston TechFest 2010 is a free conference for technical professionals held at the University of Houston…


Microsoft Lync: A New Name for a New Generation of Unified Communications Solutions

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 13, 2010 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release candidate of Microsoft Lync, the next generation of Microsoft’s unified communications software that enables people to connect in new ways, anytime, anywhere. Lync is the new family brand for the products formerly known as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator, and it…


What’s New in OCS 14?

I have been wanting to write this post for sometime.  Internally we have been playing around with the features of Office Communications Server 14 for sometime, and I haven’t been able to show you the new features. Well now I can.  In the last week the OCS team released 6 new videos on edge.technet.com showing…


Next OK Sharepoint User Group

September Meeting Notice The next meeting of the OK SharePoint User Group will be held on Thursday, September 15th, at the Bird Library Auditorium at OUHSC. We have a really exciting agenda: · Intros and Lunch · Best Practices for Content Lifecycle Management with Microsoft SharePoint · Q & A The Bird Library is located…