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  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 for Business: Series Wrap-up and Resources

    Well.. Now that you’ve had a chance to take in all the great news ( //Build ) and new updates from Microsoft over the past couple of weeks, we thought it was finally time to wrap up our series for IT Pros entitled “ Windows 8.1 for Business ”. For this final article of the series, I’m going to leave...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business

    Welcome to March! And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP . I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows 7 or Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Case for the Offline Backup

    Over the past several weeks, my teammates have all contributed to a very valuable series of blog articles entitled “ Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Pros ”. They’ve covered topics such as how to get started in planning, and Server Virtualization and how it applies to Disaster Recovery, and testing...
  • Blog Post: Do you use Small Business Server (SBS)? Here's a blog or two you should watch.

    The SBS Support team has launched their own blog, with the promise of doing a podcast in the near future, too. And here is their first post. Of course you might also want to subscribe to the “SBS Diva” .
  • Blog Post: Another Video Test

      This time I took my original AVCHD file and rendered it as a high-quality MPEG-2 file before rendering it again for Silverlight using Expression Encoder. It looks a little better in my opinion.  Not so many interlacing effects visible.  What do you think?
  • Blog Post: Okay.. so I had like this great blog idea...

    I was thinking the other day, which I do from time to time, about what you might want to read about here. I post resources to events and webcasts , questions and answers, random geeky or fun news, etc… but I thought perhaps you might like to see an entry containing “a day in the life” of a TechNet Presenter...
  • Blog Post: I want a blog of my own!

    Some of you reading this blog may have wondered if you can set up a blog of your own. “Well? Can I?” Yep. In fact, Tony Northrup (pictured here) has written a really useful article explaining quite clearly how easy it is to set up your own blog for FREE using MSN Spaces Create your...
  • Blog Post: OSDL's Stuart Cohen - What are you afraid of?

    VERY interesting developments on the MS vs. Open Source battlegrounds… http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1854183,00.asp Yes, perhaps I’m a bit biased, considering who signs my paycheck. But to me, Stuart Cohen sounds scared. This eWeek article talks about him and OSDL turning down Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: It's Bill Gates! In his office! Talking to Scoble!

    Robert Scoble, for Channel 9, finally got that dream interview… it’s on the Channel 9 site for all to see. Check it out! Poor Robert sounds sooo nervous. And I don’t blame him one bit. I probably wouldn’t be able to form sentences…
  • Blog Post: No really... What is it that, as you say, "sucks"?

    Okay… I confess that I was “ego surfing” a few minutes ago.. after I read Steve Lamb’s post on the subject .. I used Technorati to see who was linking to my blog posts. I found a nice reference back to my request for Windows Vista feedback from August 31st.. Vlad Mazek’s post (thanks Vlad!) pointed...
  • Blog Post: A Day To Reflect

    My Dad is a veteran. He served our country as an officer in the USAF, specifically what was known as the Strategic Air Command (SAC). He, like so many others, felt it was important to serve and add to the strength of an already strong nation, in order to maintain peace; to ensure that future generations...
  • Blog Post: Geek Dinner Results

    …or rather, for me, just geek drinks. I had family obligations which kept me from making it to dinner with Robert Scoble and many local area Geeks and Bloggers. But I had a splended time once I arrived, talking about blogging and podcasting and blogcasting. Of course, in the presence of “the Scobleizer...
  • Blog Post: A New Blog - TechNet Webcasts

    Dean Andrews, our man in charge of all TechNet Webcast events here in the US, has finally started blogging ! Check it out, and subscribe ( RSS ) to it if you want the latest webcast news straight from the guy who knows all.
  • Blog Post: So much to blog. So little time. So much SQL Server 2005

    Yeah… that’s me, working hard. For the past several weeks (several months, really) the team has been focused on learning and presenting SQL Server 2005 in all it’s glory… and doing a pretty good job of it (if I can brag a bit on my team here.) This coming week we start our new “Best of SQL Launch...
  • Blog Post: The Donut Theory

    I had to link to this… I ran into Michael Kleef (IT Pro Evangelist in Australia) last Wednesday at the TechEd 2006 IT Influencer Party. He told me about this great picture he took of some American police officers eating donuts.. and was tickled by how it so very well fit the stereotype that...
  • Blog Post: Bloggers: Watch your back (and your comments)...

    Wow. I don’t get a lot of comments on my blog. Aparently nobody reads it. Or perhaps I’m not controversial enough to promote discussion often enough. I’ll have to change that… Or should I? WARNING : Long Blogger Chain Here… Robert Scoble recently pointed to an article by Dave Taylor who was...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Blogger / Reader stats... lead to Kevin's RSS Rant!

    Interesting survey results on blogging, readers, and RSS . Found on BloggersBlog.com … Blogging and readership are growing. MSN Spaces is growing in a BIG way. (Hooray for our team. ) “What’s the bad news?” 50% of regular blog readers don’t know what RSS stands for (no, it’s not “Rocket Science...
  • Blog Post: New Blog Post Series: The Cloud on Your Terms

    Yes indeed! My friends Matt Hester , Brian Lewis , John Weston , and I, are committing to deliver a new cloud topic-based blog post daily. For the entire month of November you’ll be treated to 30 days of cloudy goodness. “Too much?” Absolutely not. Check out Matt’s introduction...
  • Blog Post: More product release speculations...

    Gartner is saying nice things about Windows Vista and 2007 Office these days. I'm sure this is (or it should be) very encouraging to the product teams. (Might be good for the stock price, too. <hint hint>)
  • Blog Post: Kevin's TechEd 2006 Diaries - Day 7

    Day 7 – The TechEd Post Mortem I’m typing this sitting in seat 3D (First class! Yeah!) on the flight home. It’s Saturday. I’m tired. I really want to be home. Yesterday was my daughter Laura’s 9th birthday, and I’m thinking about the long talk I had with her on the phone. She had a great day, and...
  • Blog Post: At work on a new IT Pro Community / Events Site

    Have you been to TechEdBloggers.net yet? (What about now, after you clicked that link?) What would you think about having a place like that to go to year-round, where you could view or subscribe to IT Pro-related event-news from Microsft, as well as blog postings from others in the IT Pro community...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Reduce VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012

    “Wait a second, Kevin… you say ‘with’ Windows Server 2012 , I can reduce my virtualization storage costs?” That’s what I said. In today’s edition of our blog series, “ VMware or Microsoft? ”, my friend Keith Mayer describes how you can use Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events Bloggers site is LIVE!

    Calling all IT Pros! You’re IT! Time to join in the conversation ! We have created a new site to be a new way of participating in the IT Pro Community, and to learn about TechNet Events and Webcasts of interest to YOU. The new site it a blogger aggregator, so if you are an IT Pro, student...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2013 Favorites – The Complete Series

    The 21st annual TechEd North America conference happened this month (June) in New Orleans, and my three IT Technology Evangelist coworkers ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , and Matt Hester ) and I had the privilege of attending and taking part.  So in the interest of sharing our experiences and impressions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Codename "Max"

    As a digital photography enthusiast, I’m really excited about this! Microsoft has a new product just for folks like me. The current codename for the product is “Max”. Did I say product? Wrong. It’s not a product; It’s an “experience”. (<sniff>.. I smell marketing. Bleah…) Seriously though...