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Good Day Folks! I just learned that we have some brand new virtual labs on the Microsoft Technet site. With most of the System Center 2012 products in Beta or RC status now, it is a great opportunity to start working with products that should be feature...(read more ) ... (more)

Register today for the Microsoft Private Cloud Summit….

The daylong Microsoft Private Cloud Summit is coming to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles this May. Sign up now for the event near you to hear directly from the Microsoft System Center 2012 product team and Microsoft technical evangelists as they...(read more ) ... (more)

Configuring Mac for Windows 8 Development and Windows Phone 8 with Boot Camp 4….

A few weeks ago, I made a post on using Oracle VirtualBox to run Windows 8 in a Virtual machine on a Mac laptop . This is a great scenario for easily virtualizing a Windows 8 development environment or just because you want to have Windows 8 on your Mac...(read more ) ... (more)

Windows 8 – When Start Means Stop...

This week I was working on a blog post where I thought once and for all I could dispel all of the hullabaloo over the “missing” Windows 8 Start button. The post was a written version of my 5 minute pitch to anyone that complains about not having a Start button and how it prevents them from being productive. I can usually convince naysayers in about 5 minutes that the Start screen is just as east to use if not more so than having a little button to click on. There really isn’t anything the old Start button gave us except for the button itself. We can accomplish all of the same goa... (more)

Registration is open for Developer Camp in cities across the US!

Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn the critical skills that modern developers need to know. Take part in these hands-on workshops and get trained in the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. Discover the latest Windows Azure development...(read more ) ... (more)