Full of I.T.

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As a Microsoft employee and as a $MSFT stockholder, I have to confess that I was THRILLED last night when I saw this commercial for the first time on TV…     So, if you were thinking of buying that iPad..you should think again and get a real Windows 8 tablet!  (Here’s the one in… Read more

Watch This Space

My Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012.  Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series. …and have a super weekend! … Read more

Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Chuck Norris and PowerShell Scripting

I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few months ago… Can Chuck Norris write PowerShell scripts?  Naturally.  And only he can run his PowerShell scripts under MS-DOS 6.1. It’s a little know fact that, after codename “Monad”, rather than “PowerShell”, the name was originally going to be “NorrisShell”. There… Read more

And here’s a puzzler…

Why is the “English” version of the Windows 8 download on TechNet is actually a little larger than the “English-United Kingdom” download?   Is it because we Americans use longer words, or, like, inject other um stuff into like sentences and stuff?  Do we require additional help documentation?  Or are we denying some application or… Read more

It’s Friday: Time for a little bragging…

Today I took and passed the VMware VCP5 certification test. “Wait.. huh?!  You got certified on VMware?” Yes, I did.  I am now a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5.0.  The powers-that-be realize, as I and my teammates do, that it’s important to be well-versed in what’s happening in the real world datacenters; especially if… Read more

TechEd Memories – My Bottle Collection

Okay.. this is purely for fun, but I thought it was time to share my collection of some of my Microsoft TechEd doo-dads with all of you.  (We are celebrating 20 years of TechEd, this year, are we not?)    TechEd is and has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year.  I have… Read more

Dear TechEd Diary – June 8, 2012

Sunday is the day!  My flight leaves MSP in the morning, and by mid-afternoon I hope to be lounging by my hotel pool.  That evening I’ll be attending the Krewe of TechEd opening part / Meet-n-Greet. It’s been fun watching Twitter (#msteched) and the traffic of people who are also excited.  In fact, this year… Read more

My Favorite “Feature” (So many questions. So little time. Part 30)

For my 30th posting in this series, I thought I’d tackle a couple of really tough questions posed by John at our Columbus, Ohio TechNet Event: Well, John… this of course would require me to enter an opinion here on my blog.  And I don’t think I’m allowed to give my opinion of Windows 8… Read more

Seasonal, Semi-Addictive, and Definitely Cloud-Worthy

Just for fun… Check out the game that the Microsoft UK Partner Network folks created.  It’s a fun game (built with Silverlight and running in Windows Azure, of course), where you try and get Santa Claus bouncing higher and higher on the cloud. “Is that all?” Yep.  It’s simple, but addictive.  And it suits me… Read more