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  • Blog Post: Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

    Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios. Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages: Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows...
  • 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: Windows 8 Office Hours at the Mall of America Microsoft Store

    This is going to be fun!  My two other local (Minneapolis/Saint Paul area) Technology Evangelists and I are holding office hours at the Microsoft Store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  Jeff Brand , Adam Grocholski , and I will be making ourselves available to chat with you about...
  • 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: Here Are Your Microsoft Virtualization Event Resources

    November 2011 - January 2012 IMPORTANT Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here: http://aka.ms/Evals "WAG" = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn) with Subgroups for user groups by geography – http://aka.ms/WAG Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet Events (for IT...
  • Blog Post: Launch Day! Windows Server 2012 is available today!

    Yessir!  According to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform page, And that’s today!  Go to THIS PAGE to set up a reminder that at 8:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Central) time, the launch is happening. “Where will the Windows Server Launch be taking place?” Online.  Go to www.windows-server...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Central Region Events are back! Windows 7 Deployment “Firestarter” Events are LIVE!

    That’s right.  We’re coming to a town near you.  “Or at least near me if I live near one of the cities listed below?” Well, yeah..  But anyway, we know that there are a lot of you who are just starting or still wondering about deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 to your businesses, ...
  • Blog Post: Free Global Event–24 Hours in a Private Cloud

    http://bit.ly/24hipc Get yourself 5 of those “5 Hour Energy” drinks, set your alarm clock, and join the WORLD for this amazing opportunity to learn all about the Private Cloud solutions from Microsoft .  Here’s the description from the registration page: Every organization has the power to employ...
  • 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: 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: Kick-Start your Azure Cloud Development Skills

    Are you interested in learning the ins-and-outs of working with Windows Azure ?  Wondering how to get started cheaply - as in “for FREE”?  We’re giving you a chance to spend a day with some of the nation’s leading cloud experts and for you to learn how to build a web application that runs in...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Free IT Camps – “Being What’s Next In IT” - Open for Registration!

    Our next set of IT Pro events (“ IT Camps ”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration! The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm , and include some light breakfast and lunch. But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information...
  • Blog Post: FREE Boot-Camp for Windows Phone 7 Developer Wannabe’s

    …and if you’re a developer, you definitely wannabe. Microsoft is holding some free “boot camp” style events soon for developers interested in learning Windows Phone 7 development .  “Boot camp?  What’s that?” It’s a full day of intense introductory training; in this case training on how to...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Test Network with Wireless? (So many questions. So little time. Part 29)

    At our Columbus, Ohio TechNet Event , Karl asked: Great question, Karl.  And I have seen two ways to do this well. Way #1 – Treat your test network as a subnet that requires routing. Although this method is more complex, I personally prefer it.  It treats the “Internal” network as a separate...
  • 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: The Cloud on Your Terms: 30 Part Series

    For those of you who missed any of these and want to catch up, here is a list that I will keep updated with links to the team’s (Me, Brian Lewis , John Weston , and Matt Hester ) posts. And don’t forget to go to http://aka.ms/evals if you want to evaluate any of the foundational software...
  • 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...