Windows Server 8 Beta released today!

Windows Server 8 (Beta) is finally here.  Yesterday was Windows 8, the Client operating system. Today one day later is the Server product for all you IT pros out there. Yes we know applications are king, but they have to run on something!   From the download page: Windows Server “8” is the broadest, most…


Private Cloud Chat with IT Experts!

To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have in…


Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download

Probably the worst kept secret today.  Yes the Customer Preview is available for download today. Did we slow the internet today?   Get your Windows 8 Preview here Windows 8 Consumer Preview It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new…


Where to see John in March 2012

  March 1st  http://dfwitprofessionals.com  monthly meeting 6PM at MSFT offices Spring Break! March 27th Dallas Cloud Fest  http://www.sharecloud.org/  I will be speaking on Hybrid Cloud, and Private Cloud March 28th Dallas AITP Chapter, I will be speaking on Microsoft Private Cloud http://www.aitpdallas.org/ March 30-31  AITP National Collegiate Conference www.aitp.org/ncc San Antonio, TX I will be…


Unified Installed for System Center 2012

http://www.technet.com has so many great Tech Centers.  Check out this one for System Center http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh751290.aspx One of the newest parts of System Center 2012 is the Unified Installer, so I thought I would share the documentation here:   Updated: January 17, 2012 Applies To: System Center 2012 – Unified Installer Release Candidate [This topic is…


Configuring Windows Intune Part 3 of 3

In the previous tutorials, we helped you set up your Windows Intune environment and enroll managed PCs so that you can manage and secure them through the web-based administration console. Specifically, we provided steps to: Add administrators to the administration console Set your default policies Enroll client PCs Organize your computers Manage update and automatic…


Configuring Windows Intune part 2

In the previous tutorial, we helped you set up your Windows Intune environment so that you can get ready to manage and secure PCs through the web-based administration console. Specifically, we provided steps to guide you around the administration console, add administrators to the administration console, and set your default policies. This tutorial will help…


Configuring Windows Intune Part 1

In this article, we will help you set up your Windows Intune environment so that you can manage and secure enrolled PCs through the web-based administration console. The second tutorial will help you install the client software on PCs you will manage and configure groups to help organize the computers you have added to the…


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:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hh781469   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…