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  • Blog Post: Kevin's "New Efficiency": Launch Event Resources

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@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: New: IDC White Paper on Business-Critical Workloads Available

    Today a new IDC White Paper (sponsored by Microsoft ) was made available: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/D/5BD5C253-4259-428B-A3E4-1F9C3D803074/IDC_Business_Critical_Workloads.pdf The purpose of the write-up is to document what’s happening in the world of x86-based Servers; why they are THE...
  • Blog Post: Best of Q&A from the IT Manager Webcast: IT Manager Community Chat with Kevin – Virtualization

    As promised, here are the “Best of Q&A” from the live chat I helped to deliver on September 3, 2009, entitled “ IT Manager Community Chat with Kevin – Virtualization ” A BIG THANK YOU to my guest, Shanen Boettcher, for such a wonderful conversation around Virtualization and the value that businesses...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Building on Your Existing Virtual Environment (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on January 28, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Building on Your Existing Virtual Environment (Level 300) ” This is part 7 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization . ( Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE ). I...
  • Blog Post: 2009: The Virtual Year

    Mike Neil is the General Manager of Virtualization at Microsoft.  He’s the guy with the job of overseeing where Microsoft is going with Virtualization; looking at the big-picture and how Microsoft can contribute to and lead in the area of Virtualization. He recently contributed this very good summary...
  • Blog Post: Check Out My 5 New Windows Server 2008 R2 Screencasts

    Hey IT folks, Back on July 30th, 2009, I presented what ended up being a pretty highly rated webcast on Windows Server 2008 R2 entitled “How Windows Server 2008 R2 Affects Your IT Infrastructure” . And as I’ve done in the past, I promised that soon after I would record the demos and get them up on...
  • Blog Post: Geeky-Cool Invention: Sixth Sense

    Sometimes you see something that just floors you, and floods you with ideas about what the possibilities such a device could (will?) create. What if you had some computing power behind what you’re looking at, or interacting with every day? Take the shopping aisle at the store, for example.
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers for TechNet Webcast: If I Virtualize It, How Do I Manage It? (Level 300)

    As promised (and long overdue), here are the “Best of Q&A” from the webcast I delivered on January 28, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: If I Virtualize It, How Do I Manage It? (Level 300) ” A BIG THANK YOU to John Baker and Yung Chou for assisting in answering questions during the webcast. ...
  • Blog Post: Breaking RTM News: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    “Breaking news? Didn’t this happen yesterday, Kevin?” Yeah.. well.. I was busy yesterday traveling and attending meetings in Chicago. I’m still there (here), but really needed to blog this. SCVMM 2008 R2 is released to manufacturing (RTM). “What’s new?” Well.. in a nutshell this is the version...
  • Blog Post: News: Free 90-Day Evaluation Copy of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition is now available!

    The Windows Team  and the Springboard Series team have made a special evaluation edition of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition available for download.  It’s a 90-day trial copy, just for IT Professionals who don't already have a Volume License or TechNet Subscription or some other way of evaluating...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: If I Virtualize It, How Do I Manage It? (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on January 28, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: If I Virtualize It, How Do I Manage It? (Level 300) ” This is part 5 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization . ( Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE ). I hope...
  • Blog Post: Deploy a WebDAV File Server in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

    If you can extend your datacenter into the cloud using a secured network path and Windows Azure , it sure should follow that you can take advantage of cloud-based virtual machines to perform some of your more common infrastructure tasks.  For example: File Servers. “Yeah, I get it, Kevin. ...
  • 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: NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event , I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber . Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand. Considering...
  • Blog Post: New Online Chats: Virtualization - with Shanen Boettcher

    Everyone – Meet Shanen Boettcher. Shanen is a General Manager at Microsoft , responsible for the strategy around Windows Server products in the U.S. He has a deep passion and background in product planning, technology and management including his role in Active Directory and Windows client product groups...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's "the NEW efficiency" Windows 7 Launch Event Resources

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN (for Software Developers): http://www...
  • 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: Today “the NEW efficiency” starts…

    Today, September 24, 2009, in three cities in the U.S. we’re holding our first of what we internally are calling the “trifecta launch” events, launching Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008 R2 , and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . In fact, this morning I was up bright and early and in front of a movie theater...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

    RCs = Release Candidates RTW = Released to Web “for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers” You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th . “Hey, that’s today!” Yep. And of course the first thing...
  • Blog Post: January-March 2009 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources January-March, 2009 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com Session PowerPoint Decks http://www.technetevents.com/resources/2009-January-March.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: System Center 2012 RTM eval is avalable to all

    Wonderful news!   Today at the Microsoft Management Summit going on in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the availability of System Center 2012 .  You can start your evaluation downloads now : http://aka.ms/PvtCld Pass it on!
  • Blog Post: Resources and Q-A for TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on March 20, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300) ” This is part 19 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization . ( Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE ). I also included...
  • 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: 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: Breaking News: Big Day!

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