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  • Blog Post: Who are we? I’m glad you asked…

    Hi. I’m Kevin. “Hi Kevin!’ …and I’m an IT Professional Technology Evangelist with Microsoft . I’m one of nine who represent Microsoft in these 48 contiguous United States. (Maybe someone gets to go to Hawaii and Alaska now and then, but they’re not sayin’.) Anyway, I thought I would take a moment to...
  • Blog Post: Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

    So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “ TechEd 2013 Favorites ” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) attend, and B) enjoy...
  • Blog Post: Kevin’s “Being What’s Next in I.T.” Event Resources

    As usual, here is the online version of the event resources I’ll be handing out to my central U.S. IT Camp Event attendees for the next several months. It is likely that this online version is even better, because A) it contains even more than what I could fit onto one page, B) items may have...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–VMWorld Key Keynote Notes

    Welcome to another of our series of “ VMware or Microsoft? ” articles.  Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld , and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

    Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: US Central Region TechNet Events are Here!

    How will your IT organization consider using “the cloud”?  Is there even an option for you; and if so, what does it look like? Next month we start our new series of events focusing on how IT is being transformed into a dynamic, service-based resource for your business.  To do this you need...
  • Blog Post: NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

    This just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Get the “Scoop” On Hyper-V at VMWorld

    Today in our series “ VMware or Microsoft? ”, we leverage an awesome opportunity to promote our products and give away some good stuff during the VMworld Conference.  Check out Matt Hester’s blog post today for more details.
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events are Back!

    ** UPDATE: We’ve rescheduled the Kansas City and Saint Louis events! See you January 10 and 17! Greetings! Well, it’s that time again. It’s time to look at your calendar and look at our list of TechNet Events in the central US to see if you’ll be able to spend the day...
  • Blog Post: Impact on PRO when upgrading SCOM and SCVMM to System Center 2012 (So many Questions. So Little Time. Part 4.)

    This question was asked by Aubrey M at our Kansas City TechNet Event last week… “If you have PRO enabled between SCOM 2007 R2 and SCVMM, how will that affect the upgrade process for these two systems?” (For those of you who haven’t heard of PRO, check out this resource .) The short answer is that upgrading...
  • Blog Post: NEW: Microsoft Server Virtualization “Jump Start” training

    CHEAP TRAINING! “What? Huh? Cheap? Training?” Yes, I thought that would get your attention. Due to the great response for past deliveries of this sort of all-day live virtual classroom training, Symon Perriman and Phil Helsel will be delivering two more full-day courses on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: How safe is my Windows Azure virtual machine? (So many questions. So little time. Part 50.)

    In Saint Louis a couple of weeks ago at our Windows Azure IT Camp , Joe asked me this question: “When dealing with virtual machines and cloud for R&D. If during the process of researching you happen to download a contaminated file, can that file do harm to the actual machine that you are running...
  • Blog Post: Where can I use Managed Service Accounts? (So many questions. So little time. Part 32)

    Great question! For those of you who are not familiar with these things called Managed Service Accounts , let’s first talk about the problem that the solve.  But let’s first set the stage with a couple of assumptions: You have some domain accounts being used as the identity for some services. For...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

    UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live. Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning;...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Microsoft Virtualization 360 Resources

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com Follow Kevin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KevinRemde "WAG" = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn) : With Subgroups for user groups by geography...
  • 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: SCVMM in System Center 2012 and managing Citrix XenServer (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 5.)

    This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis: “Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the same as for a Hyper-V based VM?  (example: can you still live migrate, change RAM, etc?)” The simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same. ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet IT “Mini-Camp” Event–August 30, 2012 in Minneapolis (Edina), Minnesota

    Yes indeed!  It’s short notice, but I’d love to see about 30+ IT Pros from the area on Thursday, August 30th.  We’ll be holding an IT “Mini-Camp”, where we’ll discuss and give you some hands-on time with Windows Server 2012 and the new version of Hyper-V virtualization. Here is the text from...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Resources: The Transformation of IT– From Virtualization to the Cloud

    Follow Kevin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KevinRemde Technical Question E-mails: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Positive Feedback E-mails (my boss): Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com FREE Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here: http://aka.ms/Evals "WAG" = Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet “Firestarter” Event Resources: DEPLOYMENT!

    Hello all! Below is the online version of the Resource Page that I’m handing out at my TechNet Events over the next several weeks. I hope you find them useful! -Kevin UPDATE : If you want the PowerPoint files, they can be viewed or downloaded from HERE. ----- E-mail Technical Questions...
  • Blog Post: Why doesn’t remote desktop to my Windows Azure VM work? (So many questions. So little time. Part 48.)

    An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect from home tonight.”...