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  • Blog Post: SWMOAITP Charitable Downloads Terms and Conditions

    About For each member of the Southwest Missouri Chapter of the AITP (SWMOAITP) who downloads Window Server 2012 R2 or Hyper-V 2012 R2 from the below links between 11/4/13 and 11/30/13, Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) will donate USD $2 to the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (a 501c3...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Hub - Evren Toktas Interview at TechEd 2009

    At TechEd 2009 this year in Los Angeles I was asked to help with "booth duty", which was a pleasure to do. One reason I agreed to do this was that I am passionate about the topic of the booth, which was for the sake of the IT Management Community Hub ( http://www.technet.com/itmanagement ). Another...
  • Blog Post: Did you know it’s “Computer Science Education Week”?

      “No, I didn’t know that.” I didn’t either… until just this morning when I received an e-mail about it.  Apparently December 6-12, 2009 is officially Computer Science Education Week .  And it’s about time, if you ask me. Microsoft Research has also joined the cause, and provided resources...
  • Blog Post: TechNet is “Unleashed”

    “Unleashed? How about ‘TechNet Unplugged’?” Hmm… That might be fun. But the demos would be pretty lame. No.. I’m talking about a series of events we’re doing for IT Pros in the Central Region (where I work) called “ TechNet Unleashed ”. These are typically held at a local Microsoft office, and are...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: It’s Here! Get the Windows 8 Release Preview!

    What a nice surprise!  Today Microsoft announces the availability of the next pre-release of the new client PC operating system: the Windows 8 Release Preview.  More details here: Building Windows 8 Blog Announcement Windows 8 Release Preview Page --- What do you think?  Let’s talk about...
  • Blog Post: Breaking User Group News: UGSS is LIVE!

    This is cool.  What was formerly known as “Codezone”, a site for Developer user groups, resources, and events, has now become “ User Group Support Services ”, supporting both the developer and IT Pro Communities. “Do you really care about user groups, Microsoft?” Absolutely.  In fact, Shawn...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Destination: VMWorld!

    The third week in our “ VMware or Microsoft? ” series is dedicated to VMworld ; VMware ’s big annual conference happening this week.  Like most of you, we anticipate that VMware will make some big announcements and new version or features known during the week, so it’s a great opportunity to see...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Why is Office 2010 going to be the best Productivity Platform?

    “Yeah, Kevin.. what’s so cool about Office 2010?” Lots of things. I sure don’t want to have to write them all up here; though I’m sure I will eventually. But today, if you’re an IT Manager, and if you have time, you should definitely attend our IT Manager Community Talk , because I’ll be speaking...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Event Resources for IVNUA 2009 - May 7-8, 2009

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com Future Live, In-Person Event Information TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com...
  • Blog Post: Do your kids know what YOU did today?

    As a parent of four (count ‘em!  4) kids, three of whom are in High School or College, I think it’s great when someone provides easy-to-use resources for young adults to help them figure out what they want to do with their working lives in the near future.  So I’m thrilled to see this really...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Talks with Kevin (That’s me!)

    Okay.. ‘bout time for some shameless self-promotion… Actually, and honestly.. I don’t look like this anymore.  My hair is shorter, and I’ve decided to let the grey just be grey.  This is what I look like now: But that’s not what this post is about.  It’s about you IT Managers.  As...
  • Blog Post: Hey IT Management Community: Can we talk?

    Blogs are great. Yep. I love blogs. But there is only so much you can accomplish with one. I can share useful announcements from Microsoft . I can share my own thoughts, my half-baked opinions. And that’s cool.. if you don’t mind that it’s me who always starts the conversation. But what if you have...
  • Blog Post: Toolbox for IT – Tools and Community

    This is pretty cool.  There’s a huge online community of IT people growing.  It’s the “ Toolbox for IT ”.  There are forums, topics, whitepapers, blogging, Wikis… basically an entire Web 2.0 smorgasbord all centered around resources and networking for IT Professionals. Here’s a screen...
  • Blog Post: WAG – It’s like Bacon Flavored Dog Treats for the IT Professional

    WAG = Windows Administrator Groups Last week I decided to try something new, and it’s catching on in a big way. I wanted to create a new set of user groups for IT Administrators who primarily work with MIcrosoft Windows -based infrastructures. So I came up with the acronym WAG. I’m also a recent...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unleashed – Kevin’s Resources Page

    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q42009TNRes.aspx As I’ve been telling my friends attending our TechNet Unleashed events, I’ve put a copy of the resource page that I give to them up on the web as well, so they don’t have to type in so many URLs. And also add items to the online version as...
  • Blog Post: Watch This Space

    My Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012 .  Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series. …and have a super weekend! 
  • Blog Post: As I’m off to yet another VMUG…

    “Seriously, Kevin?  Are you going to VMware User Groups now?” Yes, I am.  As an IT Professional, and as one who does his best to represent the IT Professional Community as a whole, I think it’s useful to keep in touch with as many technologies and as many other IT Pros as possible.  And...
  • Blog Post: Are you just surviving? Or are you THRIVING? (Webcast Questions and Answers)

    Today I had the pleasure of participating in the very first Thrive webcast. Lilyn Chang kicked it off with a good overview of what the Thrive program and website are all about ( http://www.microsoft.com/thrive microsoft .com/thrive ), Karen Forster (Director of Platform Vision at Advaiya , Inc.) discussed...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's AITP Region 4 Conference Resources - September 18, 2009

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoor@microsoft.com Future Live, In-Person Event Information TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents...