Where to see John in June 2012

  Here is my schedule for June, looks like fun!   June 7th  Dallas New Horizons  SpecTechular  free event.  http://spectechular.com/dallas/index.html I will be doing several sessions, come check them out. June 7th DFW IT professionals User Group 6PM at MSFT office www.dfwitprofessionals.com  I am just attending, but should be fun night! June 8th DFW VMware…


TechNet Virtual Lab Insider: System Center 2012 Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. In today’s episode Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, John Baker previews for us the “Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center 2012 Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager to ensure that infrastructure SLAs are met which means…


TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager–Building a Service Template

In today’s episode John Baker preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to delegate private cloud access to users and admins, as well as how to create a new private cloud, virtual machines and service templates all before deploying a service to the…


New System Management User Group in Dallas

Do you use System Center?  Want to learn from peers that do that also?  Well Chad Till from Dell has started a new User Group. DFW SMUG https://sites.google.com/site/dfwsmug/home  The first meeting is this Friday May 25th at Catapult Systems.  I plan to be there. We will review MMS if you missed any of the sessions….


System Center 2012 8 Part Webcast series

We are about to kick off a new Webcast series on System Center 2012. Below is all the registration information. I will also have a post with the recordings.   5/29/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 1 of 8): Beginning with the End in Mind http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809577  or  http://bit.ly/JTGtJK Abstract: In this…


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…


Download free Trial software

We need you to try some software. ALL are 180 evaluations or Release Candidates.  Enjoy! CARE: System Center 2012 Suite CARE: System Center 2012 Suite (INCENTIVE PROGRAM) 20 bucks!! CARE: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications CARE: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 CARE: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Virtual Machine Manager…


Updated: SQL 2012 Free training one blog post 13 webcast recordings MVP Kevin Goff

Microsoft MVP Kevin Goff is doing a 13 part SQL 2012 Live Online webcast series. They are being recorded  so I have gotten permission to put all 13 of the recordings here on my one blog post.   The original webcast series post can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jweston/archive/2012/03/06/free-online-training-the-baker-s-dozen-13-part-live-webcast-series-on-sql-server-2012-starting-march-23rd-june-15th.aspx   Part 1 The Baker’s Dozen: What’s…


Updated: Free Online Training! The Baker’s Dozen – 13 Part Live Webcast series on SQL Server 2012: Starting March 23rd – June 15th

Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Kevin Goff is hosting this 13 part SQL Server 2012 live online webcast series starting Friday, March 23rd at 9am (Pacific).  Join Kevin every Friday for this fantastic, free online training series on all things SQL Server 2012.  Bookmark and check this blog post often as new courses and registration links…