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  • Blog Post: Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

    Logically, it makes sense. Forever it seems whenever any software company comes out with a new version of their product, the added features and functionality require extra hardware. In the case of operating systems, that seems especially true. Software vendors are always trying to build their solutions...
  • Blog Post: Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

    Many of you in the U.S. may be familiar with the Microsoft “IT Camps” that we host now and then, where we teach you some great stuff and then give you the opportunity to work with the technology through hosted hands-on lab exercises. These free in-person events have become very popular. They’re so popular...
  • 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: Spot the Geek

    I’m sitting here at MSP (Minneapolis / Saint Paul International Airport) playing my favorite pre- TechEd game: Spot the Geek.  And this year is turning out to be as easy as ever.  I guess isn’t a much better to go to New Orleans early on a Sunday morning. 
  • Blog Post: Dear TechEd Diary – June 8, 2012

    Sunday is the day!  My flight leaves MSP in the morning, and by mid-afternoon I hope to be lounging by my hotel pool.  That evening I’ll be attending the Krewe of TechEd opening part / Meet-n-Greet. It’s been fun watching Twitter (#msteched) and the traffic of people who are also excited. ...
  • Blog Post: April-June 2009 - TechNet UNLEASHED Event Resources

    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 NEW - IT Managers Community Hub - http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: NEW SERIES: TechEd 2013 Favorites

    The introduction… I begin this post as I’m sitting at the gate in Minneapolis, waiting to board.  I’ll finish it while I’m flying south.  My name is Kevin, and I’m huge TechEd fan. “Hi, Kevin!” Hi.  I’m being joined at TechEd once again by several thousand of my closest friends, and also...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Official Name of “Windows 7” Announced

    “It is? It’s announced? What’s the name?” “Windows 7” “Yeah.. the product that was codename ‘Windows 7’. What’s the official name?” “Windows 7” “Um.. The official name of what was known as ‘Windows 7’ is..” “Windows 7”! Yep. “I’m confused.” That’s the official name now. Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Were you wondering about volume-activating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Many of the questions I get asked have to do with licensing and activation. I just found out about a video that does a good job of summarizing what KMS Activation is and how it works in Windows 7 . It also mentions some of the changes and new functionality that goes beyond how KMS Activation worked with...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Big Day!

    Technorati Tags: Windows 7
  • Blog Post: Mongo-Cool Screencast on Slipstreaming IE 8 into a Windows Vista SP1 Image

    My teammate Matt “Mongo” Hester just posted a pretty cool demo screencast on the process of adding bits (in this case, the currently-in-beta next version of Internet Explorer) into an offline image of Windows Vista .   Yes.. “offline” because it’s an installation of Vista that exists in a ...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Angelbeat Event Resources (July 2010)

    25%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a new TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITQ404 (that’s 4-ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscription E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: “Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search”

    Hey Yahoo.. Bing this: Enterprise Software - Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search My take… As much as I love the news that Bing is now ahead of Yahoo! search, I’m not ready to celebrate just yet. Sure, it’s cool that Bing has moved into the number two spot world-wide, but is that...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta Reviews

    I’ve had a blast reading the many many reviews and personal experience stories around Windows 7   installations in the last several days since the beta release last week.  Once in awhile I’ll post my own observations.  But sometimes I figure you might want a link to a good one I’ve found...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Memories – My Bottle Collection

    Okay.. this is purely for fun, but I thought it was time to share my collection of some of my Microsoft TechEd doo-dads with all of you.  (We are celebrating 20 years of TechEd, this year, are we not?)    TechEd is and has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year.  I...
  • Blog Post: Celebrate! I’ve been “Full of I.T.” for five Years!

    Wow.. I just looked at my calendar, and noted that this here blog has reached the five year mark TODAY . “Really?  Five years?” Yep.  You and I have been chatting here ever since my first blog post back on October 17, 2004 .  Since then I’ve posted 891 blog posts, and only 6 inaccuracies...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators - Delivering Software Defined Cloud Networking Solutions with Arista Networks

    In this brief episode, I speak with Sr. Business Development Manager Joe Hielscher of Arista Networks from the floor at TechEd 2013 in New Orleans.  We chat about the latest features available from their cloud networking solutions and how they support a dynamic datacenter. Learn more about Arista...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows 7 on Bootable USB?

    Microsoft Windows 7 on USB: Two Reasons Why Good article.. and I do hope Microsoft decides to package and sell Windows 7 on USB sticks.. because on hardware that supports it, booting to USB and installing the OS from that is pretty cool.. and pretty fast. But I’m not sure what all the fuss...
  • Blog Post: More about Allure Bays Corp

  • Blog Post: Virtual Round Table: The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows 7 (with Mark Russinovich)

    The Springboard Series from Microsoft has been hosting these online round table discussions featuring Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject-matter experts, primarily focused on different aspects of Windows 7 (performance, compatibility, etc.)  “Mark who?” Mark Russinovich...
  • Blog Post: There's a surface computer in your future (and on your wall!)

    This is so cool.  Microsoft Surface is cool, of course... and even available now for purchase.  (AT&T stores have 'em now.)  But what if I wanted any old surface to be a computing surface?  How about cool multi-touch click/drag/shape?  And pretty simple hardware that costs...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Exchange Server “14” has a name! And the BETA is available today!

    Microsoft announced today that the next version of Microsoft Exchange (previously known as version 14) is now called Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . Here’s the MS PressPass article about it. Great name! Surprised? “No.” I didn’t think so. But the good news is that the beta is now available...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Windows 7 Beta 1 Availability

    Only 35% left to go on my download of Windows 7 from the TechNet Plus Subscription site.  Yes indeed… as expected, SteveB let loose the availability of the first public beta of Windows 7 during his keynote address at CES . And almost to the moment he announced it, the PressPass article went live...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: RTM! SQL Server 2008 R2 is Released!

    Today, April 21, 2010, at 9:30am CDT, Microsoft announces the release-to-manufacturing of SQL Server 2008 R2 . Watch the SQL Server Virtual Press Room for the official announcement. “What are the big benefits, Kevin?” Your end users and consumers of “the right information, right now” will love the big...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Virtualization: Did You Know...

    In this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “ Virtualization: Did you Know… ” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows...