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Good Afternoon True Believers!


The wait is over….

FINALLY, the Rock has returned to Blogging….(Insert your favorite Dwayne Johonson impression)

So it’s been a few months…a lot has been happening.

The Beta for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have been released. I got both right after Ballmer’s speech at CES 2009. I have not played around with W2kocho R2D2 yet, but I’ve heard many good things.

As for Windows 7, I like the interface. I find it very intuitive and like many of the new features. I put it on my tablet PC and the performance is very good. Also, there were few drivers that need to be custom loaded. This is surprising for an HP tablet/convertible laptop. I’m hoping to blog on just Windows 7 when I get the time.

Windows Live has gotten a facelift…
Microsoft is continuing it’s aggressive movement into Cloud services. I’ve been using Live Mesh extensively (RAWKS!!!!) and I finally got into the Beta for Live Mesh on windows mobile…

My book gets published March 2nd. That is very cool and has been a long time in the making. I hope it does well and people learn something from it. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/Mikes1stBook

Things I have in the works…
-Rehashing and continuing the blog series on learning Windows Server 2008
-How to build a disaster recovery site

Sorry for the long delay…I hope to post everyweek!

Mike

About Michael Bender

Just a geek trying to "share the wealth" with the rest of the world... Michael is a teacher at heart. Coming from a career teaching at a community college and work for 19 years as a system engineer, his passion is for helping people learn the skills necessary to ‘level-up’ their careers, and helping businesses achieve their customer goals. Sharing everything is how he guides his career as everyone wins when you share what you know. Currently, he is a Cloud Ops Advocate at Microsoft. This team focuses on engaging and advocating for Operations-focused communities to the engineering teams in Windows Azure. You’ll find Michael and his #AzOps team at conferences, online, and building great content at docs.com. Michael specializes in Windows Server, Virtualization, PowerShell and Windows Azure. As part of his goal of sharing his knowledge, he has a number of courses published on Pluralsight.com covering PowerShell and Windows Server. He is passionate about the IT Operations community. For the last 8 years, he has led up a global user group called The Krewe.he is the current president and a founding member of The Krewe, a worldwide networking group for IT Pros and Developers. This group provides a global network for the sharing of ideas and solutions for many in the Operations community. For more information, check out The Krewe on Facebook or Twitter.
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