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…


What is Windows Intune?

My article just got published on  Petri!  http://www.petri.co.il/what-is-windows-intune.htm What is Windows Intune? Many times over the last year I have been asked the question, “What is Windows Intune?” I like to describe Windows Intune as the cloud service helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple, web-based console. Released back in March…


New Download links Private Cloud, System Center 2012

  I am updating/reposting this.   We just got new links to the System Center 2012 Release Candidates. · System Center 2012 Beta all in one download Cloud – Care: System Center 2012 Suite Download page I get asked all of the time, hey where is that or that software. We are always coming out with…


From End to Edge and Beyond I am on Episode 14!

On this episode, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes interviewed John Weston, IT PRO Evangelist at Microsoft. During this interview John Weston talked about the Security Conference BSidesDFW that happened last November 2011 at Microsoft Las Colinas Office in Texas. John Weston also explained some security aspects of Office 365 and Public Cloud in general.


Get ready for Microsoft Private Cloud for FREE!

First go download our free trail software at https://aka.ms/syscntr then attend this free training. On February 21 & 22 we are running a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start.  It is 100% free and…


Office 365 and HIPAA

Lately I have been doing a lot of Demo’s of Office 365.  I am always amazed at how many questions I get on Office 365.  Usually one of those questions is about HIPAA. Well this announcement came out right before the holidays and I think most people missed it. http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/dec11/12-14O365CloudPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 14,…


System Center 2012 Major announcements today

  Today during the “Private Cloud Day” live webcast event, Microsoft announced major change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite. Summary.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System Center 2012.  Ready to try it?  https://aka.ms/syscntr In a nutshell: System Center is now…


Free Cloud Training, Prove you are ready for the Cloud January 18th Webcast

Free TechNet Webcast – Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST. You will NOT want to miss this… Please Register https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032501883&Culture=en-US About this TechNet webcast: The “cloud” is simply the next level of virtualization. For those that do not have virtualization experience, this webcast describes the…


System Center 2012 Conf Manager for 280K nodes

This video is from How Microsoft does IT internally. Great summary of how we manage 280,000 client machines on our network.  If you want to download a free 180 trial of this software go to https://aka.ms/syscntr.  Yes this video is also on Youtube   Enjoy!


Hyper-V Security Guide

  I continue to be amazed at the useful stuff on technet.com  I ran across this the other day, looking something up about Hyper-V. Security is always top of mind these days, so I thought I would share our Hyper-V Security Guide. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd569113.aspx Download This Solution Accelerator Launch the download of the Hyper-V Security Guide….