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ios5 iTunes Store Temporarily Unavailable

After upgrading my trusty iPhone4 to the new iOS5 software/firmware, I discovered that I could not access the itunes store from phone to download updates for my apps.

I did a lot of searching, with no real answers until I stumbled on a suggestion to fire up itunes on my computer, click on Store > View My Account, login with your Apple storeid and password, and then select to deauthorize all computers.

Yes — deauthorize all computers. In fact there’s a little button that lets you do it very easily. I did so with fear and trepidation, but the result was that it immediately worked. I was able to access the itunes store from my iphone and download the available updates to my apps.


Health Update – October 2011

To all my business clients, friends and family:

It’s been almost two weeks since I last contacted you on my health condition, and I wanted to give you a quick update.

It’s been two weeks todays since I was discharged from the hospital. I’ve been in regular, almost daily, constant contact with my primary doctor, and have had two check-ups with him. An EKG and more blood work indicate things are stabilizing with the meds I’m taking. He said my lungs sound clear. I have an appointment with a second cardiologist this Thursday to get a second opinion on the health of my heart. Long term prognosis looks good.

What I did not expect was how tired I would still be two weeks later. This is, in part, because I am still unable to get a full night sleep. But on a positive note, I’m taking short 10-15 minute daily walks outside, and have been able to drive myself around to the pharmacy and the doctors. But it doesn’t take much effort to wear me out.

I am so itching to get back to work and to get out to see all of you as soon as possible – but I still need to take “baby steps” on my road to recovery.

I can work remotely, so if you do have issues or problems, please do not hesitate to call me. I thank you for your understanding, and I appreciate all the emails I’ve received offering me prayers and best wishes.


Upcoming Ft Lauderdale/Tampa Roadshows


The SMB/MVP Community Roadshow is making its way down to Florida next week for two days. On Wednesday Sept 7, we will be in Ft Lauderdale, and on Thursday  Sept 8 we will be in Tampa.

Both events are FREE, but we do ask that you register so we can make sure we have enough food, chairs and possible door prizes! This will be a jam-packed event where we will cover all of the latest solutions for the SMB environment — SBS 20011, SBS 2011 Essentials, Multipoint 2011, and more!

For more information and to register, go to:

Chicago Tour Event Photos

We had a jam-packed day in Chicago at the SMB/MVP Community Roadshow. Here are a few photos from the event!
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Chicago Roadshow!


I will be in Chicago this weekend (Aug 26-27-28, 2011) as one of the presenters at the SMB/MVP Community Roadshow event.  This will be a full day event (9am to 5pm) on Saturday August 27th. We’re looking forward to a great time, with lots of interaction with I.T. people.

If you are in Chicago and wish to attend the event, go to the Registration Website to sign up!

Ten I.T. Things That Annoy Me (Today)

In no particular order:

  • Outlook 2010 still does not offer a scroll bar for Notes
  • The 4,000+ plus messages in my in-box
  • Disk cleanup still doesn’t get rid of *all* the temp files
  • Crappy SATA drives
  • Wireless mice/keyboards using up batteries galore
  • Win 7 feature to auto size windows to half the screen doesn’t work well with dual monitors
  • All the cords underneath my desk required to connect to my computer
  • Win7 doesn’t come with a built in image resizer
  • Installing software and the ‘click here to proceed’ window gets displayed behind another window
  • Why does a Windows PC invariably start to slow down to a crawl after 365 days?

And a few happy thoughts, just so you don’t think I’m a Bah Humbug Scrooge kind of guy:

  • My youngest daughter celebrated birthday #33 yesterday
  • My oldest daughter gets married later this year
  • I turned 60 years old last week
  • I thank God for all of my good friends, my great customers and my Microsoft MVP family!


SMB MVP Community Roadshows in Florida

The following email provides details for the two SMB MVP Roadshow stops in Florida on Sept 7&8th.

As a Microsoft MVP for over 8 years, I am honored to be involved with these upcoming events.

SMB MVP Community Roadshow – Event Announced in your Region!A message from Jeff Middleton, Founder of…
As a valued customer of, I invite you to please come sign-up for a full-day
technical event where you can meet me at the event in your region.
Event Date:    September 7, 2011
Hosted by:     South Florida Technology Network
Location:       Technological University of America, – Coconut Creek, Florida

Event Date:    September 8, 2011
Hosted by:    Tampa Bay SBS User Group
Location:       Microsoft – Tampa, Florida

Registration and Details: typically hosts our annual IT Pro Conference (ITPC) in New Orleans,
but for this year we grabbed on an opportunity too good to miss. With additional sponsorship
from HP and Microsoft, is pleased to produce a worldwide roadshow which
is coming through your area!I’m joining the presentation team of my fellow SMB MVPs in your
region presenting on:

  • Microsoft SBS 2011, MultiPoint Server 2011, Storage Server 2011 Solutions
  • HP MicroServer and SMB scale products
  • Swing Migration solutions

This tour is all possible with sponsorship funding from HP and Microsoft, plus the significant
volunteer contributions of the worldwide IT Pro Community. The MVPs are making this an
entirely volunteered peer to peer roadshow of experts moving city by city, worldwide, a truly
remarkable approach to education in our SMB space. Regionally and internationally, it will be
the sacrifice of time and collaboration efforts of dozens of SMB MVPs, community leaders and
the enthusiastic support of thousands of people like you that make this happen.

I hope to see you when we come to present this events hosted locally by the the local SBS
User groups. Get registered and learn more now!Jeff Middleton SBS-MVP
Founder of

Microsoft MVP Summit

One of the highlights of being a Microsoft MVP is attending the annual Microsoft MVP Global Summit. More than 2,000 MVP’s worldwide will gather to meet with each other and to spend time with their designated Microsoft product and development teams.

This year’s conference starts today, Sun Feb 27, 2011, and concludes on Thurs Mar 3rd.

Microsoft MVP Renewal!

Hurrah! I just received an email from Microsoft indicating that I have been reselected as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for 2011. This is the 8th straight year that I have been honored to be selected as an MVP for the Microsoft Small Business Server platform. 



“Dear Kevin Weilbacher,

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Small Business Server technical communities during the past year.”


Selected to SMB Top 150 for 2010

clip_image001What a surprise I had tonight when I discovered that I had been selected by my peers from around the world to the inaugural “Top 150” list of influential people by SMBNation magazine.  This is a company that serves the Small & Medium Business (SMB) marketplace worldwide through conferences and workshops they conduct and various printed and online publications. I have spoken at several of their conferences in past years.

I thought I would share my surprise and joy with all of you – my customers, business partners, family and friends. Attached is a PDF file with an excerpt from the magazine with the full list of the 150 people who were selected.