The Biggest Developer Day in the Philippines: Web Ramp Up!



We are in the RAMP UP! I joined PHIWUG at the Windows Server 2008 booth last February 26, 2009. Its a good day for Azure, .net, ASP and Windows 7!



Lotsa and lotsa of Windows 7 and my Windows Server 2008 R2!

That is sir Jojo Ayson showing the members of the Philippine Windows Users Group a neat trick for Windows 7 (removing the “Send Feedback” link on the windows title bars!) after his presentation on Windows 7 of course 😀

These are server geeks on a break.

Servers, .net and some laser beams.


The guys do have more pictures but for now here’s mine and hopefully I can find their albums.


Career Talk on Colegio San Juan de Letran

Recently I gave a career talk "for Letran graduating students in Intramuros Manila. I must say, I felt easy being around a huge MCP crowd! The talk is about “I.T. Industry-Academy Partnership” where I shared what it is like to be a real-life MCP working as a Software Engineer for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Letran being our preferred school for accepting Student On-the-Job Trainees, will be having its graduation this March and we hope that we contributed to their preparation on the IT world outside Intramuros and hope in some way we inspired these new MCP’s

Tim Vergel de Dios of MS Philippines is also there to share very cool stuffs on Windows 7, Surface etc. Hehe nice slides and nice delivery, I hope I can be as good as these folks.


I was really glad we were invited here and thanks again to the Letran MCP Club for organizing this event, in a very unique way, you guys have inspired me too!

PHIWUG on University of Sto Tomas!


The Philippine Windows Users Group has just gave a seminar in UST (University of Sto. Tomas) entitled the "Latest in Microsoft Technologies"  Where we featured a requested pick of technologies such as Windows Mobile done by Chris Misola, Server 2008 Core by Faelmar Teñada and Me for Hyper-V :D.

We also had the chance to show off yes, that’s Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Distributed copies of Windows 7 for those who did not downloaded thru Microsoft Download, surprisingly there are students that have already a working W7 on their laptop! Hopefully we have answered your questions on the compatibility of software, specially games on W7 :D.

Free Virtualization eLearning and eBook – from Maria Green’s Blog

"Make sure you use this offer to access a free 400+ pages eBook around Microsoft’s virtualization strategy, not only Hyper-V but also Desktop and Application Virtualization. Download "Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions – From the Dektop to the Datacenter" now.

There is also a free eLearning collection; Exploring Microsoft Virtualization Technologies, that includes three 2-hour sessions and an 1-hour session.

Check this list for more eLearning"


This is originally posted @ Maria Green’s Blog

Thanks for Attending getVirtualnow!

Thank you to those who have attended the getVIRTUALnow: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Philippine Community Launch.

Hope to see you again in another Microsoft event!

Of course, when talking about virtualization, it’s important to put it into proper perspective. In other words, virtualization benefits are real, and easy to realize in many ways. But as businesses rush to embrace the ‘buzz’ around virtualization it’s important to note that there are some potential pitfalls and problems associated with virtualization that need to be avoided.

The dance to the "DEMO GODS"

we do this every event that wedo. This is to please the gods that watch over our demo. Those gods are the ones that decide if your actual demo would push thru without errors!

So haiiilll tooo the deeeemmooo ggoooddss!!



Me (John) Pres (Jeo) and Mafi (Faelmar) checking the demo

The registration machine!

thanks also for those who have joined PHIWUG during this event. (beside is our membership forms)

On the registration corner

"Worlds greatest software’s are made out of SUGAR and CAFFEINE!"

is Jeo dancing?

Oh the attendees are starting to arrive 😀


My inspiration for the event.


Thanks guys!

Ngiting bagong 13th month pay 😛

Its a full house!

Amy thanks for attending 😛


A view from Microsoft Philippines at 16th floor of 6750.

Merry Christmas!

(Ang Christmas tree at mga Christmas balls ng MS)

No keen, Mafi and I were not debating about what is the better coffee machine on the left or who broke the right one.  But this is one of those times that we are serious about a topic and thanks Falemar for the enlightenment on our MCP testing issues.

The secondshot is back!

With Second Shot, if you do not pass a Microsoft Certification exam on your first try, we’ll let you retake the exam for free.

OMG, and these are the IT heroes of the 21st century 😀

Faelmar, Randy, Me and Keen

What are you watching there ha?

Anlaki ng mga tao sa microsoft noh?

My nye look!

Parang napadaan lang sa Microsoft

We hope we have shared enough for the guests  about Virtualization and we hope that they had a great time as much as we did!

Virtualization Reality

“Virtualization without good management
is more dangerous than not using
virtualization in the first place.”

Tom Bittman, Gartner VP AND Analyst, 9 May, 2007

Inadequate Virtualization Management Dangers:

  • Virtual Server Sprawl
  • Non-Scalable Administration.
  • Patching and Provisioning Nightmare

Centralized, Heterogeneous Management Solution

Maximize Resources :

Centralized virtual machine deployment and management
for Hyper-V, Virtual Server, and VMware ESX servers

Intelligent placement of Virtual Machines

Fast and reliable P2V and V2V conversion

Comprehensive application and service-level
monitoring with Operations Manager

Integrated Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) of VMs

Increase Agility :

Rapid provisioning of new and virtual machines with templates

Centralized library of infrastructure components

Leverage and extend existing storage infrastructure and clusters

Allow for delegated management and access of VMs

Leverage Skills :

Familiar interface, common foundation

Monitor physical and virtual machines from one console

Fully scriptable using PowerShell

Blurry, Inaantok ata ang kumukuha ng picture 😀 Peace Amy!



thanks PHIWUG for this event.

Till next time!

getVIRTUALnow: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Philippine Community Launch

Get a look at Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization feature, by attending this organized event by PHIWUG. This 1 day event will provide an overview and understanding the technology behind Hyper-V and explores Microsoft’s Virtualization capability and features.

Microsoft Philippines
16th floor, 6750 Ayala Office Tower,
6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila 1200


9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 – 11:00 AM Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization
11:00 – 12:00 NN Full Installation, Core Installation, Windows Hyper-V Server
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 PM Hypervisor Management using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
2:00 – 3:00 PM Physical and Virtual Management -> integration with System Center Operations Manager 2007

Please Click here to register

Strictly for IT Pros only and no walk-ins allowed.

Deploying Remote Programs using Window Server 2008 Terminal Services

Thank you for attending the Makati Technet Session:  Deploying Remote Programs Using Windows Server 2008 last July 24, 2008!

Final checking of slides (OC moments) while Mr. Elczar P. Adame is presenting a brief introduction to Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization 



Thanks again to all that attended and to Jeo, Elczar, Eugene and to the core members of PHIWUG for this event!