Microsoft Management Summit 2011 Registration is Open

  MMS is one of the best conferences of the year and registration is now open.  Here are the details: Microsoft Management Summit 2011 March 21 – 25, Las Vegas, Nevada It’s time to start planning for the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS 2011) – the place to learn about the latest IT Management products,…

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First statewide Microsoft IT Academy in the nation launched in North Carolina

Today, Microsoft Learning and U.S. Public Sector in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), will announce that the Microsoft IT Academy program will be rolled out to every high school across the state, plus some charter and combination schools, totaling 628 schools statewide! Link to more info on MSFT Press Pass

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Bing photo wallpaper–dynamically updated

I love the great photos on Bing and I’ve been using the Bing photos wallpaper, set up as a slide show, so my background changes every 15 minutes to a new photo.  Very cool!  Now the story gets even better.  I just learned of a dynamic wallpaper for Bing photos.  You will get two new…

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SCCM 2007 R3 now available

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3—previously Systems Management Server—represents a tremendous advance over its well-regarded predecessor, now providing the insight and control necessary to more effectively manage change in today’s dynamic IT infrastructures with a broad range of management capabilities. In addition to the powerful list of product capabilities delivered in Configuration Manager R2, additional…

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Windows Phone 7 announced today

We’re excited to announce that the new Windows Phone 7 arrives in stores starting Monday, November 8.  Check it out here. Windows Phone 7 has redefined the user interface in a way that is easy and intuitive to use and I think we have the best product in the marketplace. So far the press agrees. …

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2. Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are now ready for download on the Microsoft Download Center.  Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 includes new compatibility features with SQL Server 2008 R2, product improvements based on requests from the…

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Roadshow – Dell and Microsoft virtualization and collaboration solutions

          Register today to increase efficiency and maximize your technology resources with Dell and Microsoft virtualization and collaboration solutions. You can bring people from your organization to attend either a virtualization or collaboration track and discover the value of Dell hardware with Microsoft technology solutions. Dell and Microsoft are committed to…

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Bing Maps and the Steeler Nation

Since I’m a lifetime Steelers fan, I was thrilled to see this demo app of Bing Maps, Silverlight and Windows Azure.  It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers Bar locator, so you can find a local place to watch the Steelers.  Credit to John Yokim, a fellow ATS. The application visualizes the location of over 1800 “Steeler Nation…

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Windows Phone 7 Ads emerging

Here’s a first look at some new ads for Windows Phone 7.  The tag line is “be here now”  I’d call it “Take back your life”    Windows Phone 7 ad Windows Phone 7 on HTC Mondrian The home page for my next phone is here: http://www.windowsphone7.com/.  Catch the buzz and check out the news…..  …

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Announcing Microsoft Lync

I’m excited to formally introduce Microsoft Lync, the new name for the next generation of our real-time communications products, known until today as Communications Server and Communicator.  Over the last five years we have been on a journey to transform communications with the power of software.  Lync delivers on this vision by unifying enterprise voice,…

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