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TechEd Part Duex… Plus (the plus is more)Last month Microsoft announced a new huge event we will be hosting in Chicago the week of May 4th 2015. The unified “Microsoft commercial technology event” as it is currently called will combine 5 different conferences into one! The five Microsoft conferences that are now being merged into […]

Hey Developers – get your backstage pass to the Microsoft Platform at the Visual Studio Live event! Visual Studio Live!August 19, 2013 thru August 23rd, 2013 This is the event in Redmond Washington is where developers, software architects and designers will connect for five days of unbiased and cutting-edge education on the Microsoft platform. With […]

Thanks to Dean Evans for sharing this with me! There is a “Tech Reset” event coming to Schaumburg on April 17th. The event runs from 8 am to 3 pm and costs $100. It sounds pretty interesting looking at the changes in the industry in regards to devices and public cloud. Unfortunately, I am already […]

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning, and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next FREE & PUBLIC event Live Q&A: Introduction to Hyper-V on Wednesday April 3rd, from 8:30 am – 10:00am PST with virtualization experts Jeff Woolsey & Symon Perriman. Ask your customers to join this live online event designed […]

I hope everyone who attended the Angelbeat event this past Monday in Schaumburg had a good time and learned a few useful new things! As a follow on to the event I have made the slides available here:http://sdrv.ms/XoGZHu Do you want to build your own Servers in Azure? Register Here:http://aka.ms/AzureFree For detailed instructions on creating […]

Get an all-access look at Microsoft Platform technologies and practical, unbiased, Developer training at Visual Studio Live! Chicago. Celebrating 20 years of education and training for the developer community, Visual Studio Live! is thrilled to be returning to Chicago – and we’re coming back in a BIG way. Visual Studio Live! Chicago tracks include: ASP.NET […]

Come join me at the Cloud OS Signature Series to learn about Windows Server 2012 and a whole host of new features and updates we’ve made to Windows Azure, System Center, and Visual Studio this year. Register here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032521272&Culture=en-US&community=0 This event will be held in Oak Brook on Thursday, September 20, 2012  from 9:00 AM […]

Windows Server 2012   Blog Announcement: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/08/01/windows-server-2012-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Save-the-date page for our upcoming Sept 4th General Availability event: http://www.windows-server-launch.com/  Windows 8  Blog Announcement: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/08/01/windows-8-has-reached-the-rtm-milestone.aspx Business Blog:  What Windows 8 RTM Means for Businesses http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/business/ Visual Studio 2012  Blog Announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2012/08/01/visual-studio-2012-and-net-4-5-complete.aspx  Save the date for the Virtual Launch Event on September 12, 2012 at http://visualstudiolaunch.com on August 15, customers will be able to download a […]

Microsoft Services is Hiring!Recruiting Open House – Chicago AON office 2nd FloorJune 7th – 6:00pm – 8:30pm Microsoft Consulting Services is searching for experienced people to join MCS in the Midwest. We invite you to attend an evening to meet, socialize and most importantly network with other technology and business professionals. This open house will […]

The culture of work is changing. People want the freedom to work anywhere—at home, in the office, on the road—and they want instant access to everything they would typically have at their office desk. They want to bring their own PCs, slates, and smartphones to work. Not to mention, everyone’s more connected than ever with […]