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Deploying Windows 10 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:32:11 +0000

One of my passion areas in Windows technology is deployment.  With recent changes in Windows 10 deployment leveraging free tools like MDT is vital for your organization successful deployment.  Recently I was blessed to deliver some courses for I recently released two such courses to help those with their Windows 10 roll-out.  The first...

Azure in 5 Minutes: Customize the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:29:00 +0000

In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of customizing  the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.  For more Azure videos take a look here:  Matt HesterSr. Partner Technology Strategist

Azure in 5 Minutes: A Quick Tour of the New Azure Portal

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:29:00 +0000

In this brief screencast, I take you through the basics of the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal.  For more Azure videos take a look here:   Matt HesterSr. Partner Technology Strategist

IE Support Policy Information and Resources

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:55:49 +0000

We have been asked several times by partners what is the support policy and EOL of Internet Explorer.   There seems to be a lot of confusion over this questions and the announcements we made around Microsoft Edge (Formerly Spartan).  Here is some key information about Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge. The latest version of...

Upgrading to build 10122 of Windows 10

Fri, 29 May 2015 06:46:49 +0000

Good morning everyone.  If you  are a part of the Windows 10 Tech Preview, you may have been taking advantage of the latest builds of Windows 10.  Recently we released build 10122, and your installation may have stopped at 18% .  Thanks to Pieter Wigleven and Antonio Vasconcelos who found the following approach that fixed...

Walt Disney World Marathon Dopey Challenge 2015: Race Recap!

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:20:03 +0000

Alright so I know this is almost 3 months late, but life happens.  I took a new job inside Microsoft and have been heads down getting immersed in the new job.  I have finally got some time to write this post, and away we go. I am going to start with some fun facts about...

Ramping up on Windows 10 — Get Ready With Upcoming Training!

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:56:43 +0000

As you know Windows 10 is right around the corner and will be available shortly. We want to ensure you have all of the right tools and knowledge on the new operating system before your customers start inquiring.  Please attend these webinars and in person training  to learn more on how to keep current with...

Want to see what is coming in the Microsoft Cloud take a look at the Cloud Platform Roadmap

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:41:24 +0000

I get asked all the time “…when will Microsoft’s cloud platform get XYZ feature or variations of solutions”.  Generally my answer was: “It is on the roadmap.”   To which I always got a follow up question, “Can we see the roadmap?”.  Followed by some thumb twirling a brief but polite no. In an effort to...

Walt Disney World Marathon Dopey Challenge 2015: Race Week!

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:50:48 +0000

I am so sorry I have not posted my training as much as I would have liked to.  This training year has been fantastic but it is also have been full of travel and more travel.  Overall this training has been solid and glad I found the Galloway plan.  It is a solid plan and...

Walt Disney World Marathon Dopey Challenge 2015 Week 18 Training: All About the Hydration, even when it is Cold.

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:01:38 +0000

As I am coming off a great 20 miles this last weekend.  I am reminded of an important topic and that is hydration.  Especially as the weather gets cooler, I know a lot of you think you can forgo water and hydration.  While you may not be losing your fluids as fast when the weather...