Students Are You Up for a Challenge? Enter the Imagine Cup 2012 IT Challenge NOW!

Well we the Imagine Cup 2011 IT Challenge is back again and I have just one question for you?  Are you up for the Challenge? If you answered yes, and if you are you a student, do you know a student or are you going back to school and can you answer a question like…


Bytes by TechNet: I get Interviewed by Chris Henley on what else: PowerShell!

It is always a joy when I get to sit down and talk with Chris (my friend, colleague and co-author) and chat.  It is even better when we get to talk about PowerShell!!!!!!!  We chatted about Windows PowerShell 2.0 and how to breakdown some of the myths/misconceptions surrounding it. We also chatted about my new…


Bytes by TechNet: Matt Hester Interviews Jason Buffington (Part 2..DPM Style)

I had another great chance to talk with Jason on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012). We touch on the new additions to version 4 of DPM that IT Pros will like. We also discuss Jason’s new book "Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers", that covers best practices on backing up.  Check it…


Evaluation Downloads for Virtualization, Management and Training Resources

One of the fun things I get to do everyday is point people to products and resources.  With IT there seems to be an ever changing world and transformation on the tools and resources we use almost happens daily. have a had a few folks ask where can I get the tools and resources to…

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Launched Office 365…Read all about it!

NEW YORK — June 28, 2011 — Today, at media events around the world, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s newest cloud service. Office 365 is now available in 40 markets, and it brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date…


Bytes by TechNet: Matt Hester Interviews Scott Hanselman

Again at TechEd I had a chance to interview some great folks for Bytes by TechNet.  The first interview I did was with Scott Hanselman.  That may seem a bit odd since Scott is a developer.  However, this is an  important interview to listen too following articles about us trying to turn IT Pro’s into…


Check Out Talk TechNet every Wed. and Friday!

Talk TechNet is a twice weekly, one hour radio show for IT Professionals hosted by Senior Program Manager Keith Combs and myself.  Each episode focuses on a specific product or technology. Listeners are encouraged to call in and discuss the topic for the day, or ask questions to help unblock a deployment or solve a…