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Info: Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament. System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.">
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How to get 25GB of Free Storage from SkyDrive

[Update: June 2013]

Are you looking for SkyDrive promo codes?  Sadly, there are currently no offers to get 25GB of free SkyDrive storage.  The offer I originally wrote about expired in 2012.  The good news is you get 7GB for free just for signing up.  Here are all of the active offers I can find for additional free storage:

  1. SkyDrive for Students – If you’re a student (or can prove you have access to a .edu email address), you can get 3GB of additional SkyDrive storage for free!  Head over to www.SkyDriveForStudents.com.  You will get a single email which will include a redemption code that you’ll enter into the SkyDrive web site.  All-in-all it should take less than 2 minutes.
  2. Post any other offers in the comments and I will keep this list updated.

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The SkyDrive team has seriously upped the ante as far as cloud storage goes.

SkyDrive Improvements in April 2012:

  • 2GB file uploads
  • Ability to “fetch” files from your PC on-demand without putting them on SkyDrive.
  • Sync and access files seamlessly across all of your devices including your PC, Mac, iPhone, and Windows Phone!  (As well as anywhere you have a web browser.)
  • Up to 25GB of free storage! (Note: this only works for existing Live IDs and was only available for a limited time. This offer has now expired!  You can stop looking!)

To get upgrade your existing account from 7GB to 25GB just

About Paul Mestemaker

Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.

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System Center Advisor at MMS 2012

Hey, if you’re here, you probably attended my AM-B319 session at MMS.  If you didn’t, Advisor has successfully gone viral and all of my dreams have come true.  Hopefully my server can handle the 6 additional unique visitors.

We made some great announcements at the Microsoft Management Summit this year (if you don’t like reading, scroll down for video):

  • System Center Advisor is now fully compatible with System Center 2012.  Many System Center 2012 early adopters had been very vocal about

About Paul Mestemaker

Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.

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System Center Advisor at SQLBITSX

If you’re here, you probably watched my session at SQLBITSX at Novotel London West on March 31, 2012.  See below for useful links.

About Paul Mestemaker

Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.

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Apple vs. Motorola Dec 2012 Mobile Shipments

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MG Siegler’s blog post highlighted some interesting numbers. 

About Paul Mestemaker

Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.

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2011 Year in Review Comedy Show

378130_270871222972016_254472614611877_777233_746296461_n The 2011 Year in Review Comedy Show went very

About Paul Mestemaker

Paul Mestemaker is a full stack engineer /Product guy who splits time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He helps startups launch their MVPs and gather feedback through usability tests and live site metrics. In his former life, Paul was a co-founder of Mythly Studios and System Center Advisor and Head of Product at Close Inc. He co-authored a book on SQL Server performance tuning. He has been rated as a top speaker at conferences (TechEd, PASS, Connections, et al). He is also a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. He was the co-host of a weekly tech news show with over 6 million views. Paul's proudest accomplishments is unlocking the "World Champ" achievement on Wordament.

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