In the works…

Well, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my classes, clients, and family so the blog has been lacking. For those needing their tech fix, here is some new stuff I’ve come across…

Microsoft MyPhone
By invitation only, this service will allow WinMo (Windows Mobile) users to backup phone data and have access to Microsoft Live features that are still in the works. I haven’t received my invite yet so I’ll keep you posted once I’m “in”…

Live Mesh for Windows Mobile
Depending on your “status”, you may be eligible to add your WinMo phone to live mesh and sync docs. This might not sound like a big deal but it’s a great way to transfer docs/pics/etc to & from your phone without using the Mobile Device Center sync (Which is a POS in my opinion!). Plus, the data is backedup & available from the cloud. Check it out under add devices in your mesh client.

Windows 7
I’m just beginning to kick the tires. I hope to have a working Win7/w2kOcho R2 setup up in the near future as there is some cool functionality between the two. I like the new taskbar and IE8 preview of open tabs, though I’m still on the fence w/ IE8. It’s very buggy and find it crashes often. Windows Explorer in 7 is laid out much better and it’s easier to place favorite file locations in WE.

Microsoft has added a new website dedicated to helping IT Professionals further their careers and knowledge. This is a good thing considering the current economic state. Check it out at
Word of Caution: This site is only available in IE so no Safari, Firefox or Chrome…
As for the future, I’ve got a couple of things in the works:
1) I’m planning to resurrect the “learning Windows” blog posts. My hope is to use them as a basis for an e-book on Windows Networking…
2) Beta Reviews of Windows 7 and W2KOcho R2…

Thanks to everyone whose been keeping watch…


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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