Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012

  Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012 Our new SQL 2012 just released. I get asked all the time why should I upgrade to the latest. There are 100’s of reasons with this one, I tried to pick the best 10. More info here: 1) AlwaysOn SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances · Multi-subnet…


MCSE is Back!

This week Microsoft announced some major changes in our certification program.  Why? Well with the Cloud taking off, it’s time for an update. MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solution Expert.  If you remember 20 years ago, here in Texas we had problems using MCSE, because then “e” was Engineer. In Texas to call you self…


System Center Advisor has Launched!

System Center Advisor has Launched! Today’s IT professionals spend an enormous amount of time and effort addressing problems related to incorrectly configured servers. To help combat this challenge, Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of System Center Advisor (formerly Microsoft codename ‘Atlanta’), a cloud service hosted on Windows Azure that assesses customers’ servers…


Deploying the Windows Intune Client Software

Since my article on Windows Intune, I have gotten a lot of questions.  So I am going to start a series of Windows Intune blog post.  More on Windows Intune can be found at:   To view the Help for the latest release of Windows Intune, see the Windows Intune October 2011 Release Help Home…


Cloud Fest Dallas March 27th Sharefest

I will be speaking at this conference March 27th in Dallas. Because I am a speaker, you get 25% off, use code  “MicroDal-25” when you register.  Look for my sessions on Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. Choose from Cloud and SharePoint Sessions: · Cloud o Cloud Overview & Roadmaps Track o Azure o Private Cloud…


Microsoft Events coming to Dallas, Austin, Houston and other Central US cities “IT Camp”

Our next set of IT Pro events (“IT Camps”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration! The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and include some light breakfast and lunch. But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information that all IT Pros…


Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud

  On Tuesday, Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business division leaders participated in a webcast, “Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud” where they announced the release candidate of System Center 2012 and simplified Microsoft’s private cloud management products.  You can give this software a try go to While this blog deals more frequently with discussions…


Microsoft is Hiring in Dallas, TX Open House January 28th

We will be hosting an Open House at our Las Colinas, TX campus Saturday, January 28, 2012. This will be an opportunity for prospective candidates to mingle with folks on our team as well as some of our Recruiters. We will post more information on the Events page of this blog as details become available,…


System Center 2012 Downloads

  Are you ready to try the latest on System Center 2012 Betas and Release Candidates? Go to  and get the latest downloads.