Viva La Springboard – The Springboard Tour Dates and Cities Announced!!!

May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 – Columbus The Springboard Series Tour is back! This 6 city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. We understand the questions and issues that…

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 – download available

Consumerization is a growing challenge for IT organizations. System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control. The boundaries between work and life have blurred to where people expect reliable, consistent access to corporate services from wherever they…

Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 on a ThinkPad W510

Next week is the general availability date for Windows Server 2008 SP1.  It just so happens the 2/22 GA date is also National Margarita Day here in the US. I figured I’d better get this written and posted ahead of time.  Just in case someone wants me to judge a contest or something.  Grin. For…


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 breaks cover

Pretty impressive feature set. I definitely want to see this one up close. See Sammy’s info site at

OneNote Mobile for iPhone now available!

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Discussing Security with Microsoft CSIO Bret Arsenault

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Bret Arsenault.  Bret is the Chief Information Security Officer for Microsoft and has been with the company many years.  In fact, if you look closely behind him, you’ll see the huge twenty year crystal behind him.  It’s the one on the…

CES 2011 Day 1 – some eye catching hardware

Two devices caught my eye today.  First up is the ultra chic Samsung 9 Series laptop.  Like the Apple MacBook Air, this baby just oozes kewl.  I like it.  Too bad I’m already set for light laptops for a while.  Let me know if one of you plunks down some hard earned cash and can…

Beware of his swords

If you watch this and the 2009 show reel, you’ll notice AZO has a number of swords hanging on the wall.  He doesn’t show off his skill with them much, but I have no doubt he can use them.

Driving Four Dell LCD panels with a single Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Optimus laptop and dock

About three weeks ago a Lenovo coupon came out for 15% off ThinkPad laptops. This combined with our stacked EPP discount put the latest ThinkPad T410s in my target price range. In addition to that discount, you can now order this machine with the Intel second generation SSD instead of the Samsung SSD drives previously…