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  • Blog Post: Welcome Back!

    Happy Monday! “Monday? It’s Thursday, dummy.” Right. But it feels like Monday. Today is the dreaded first day back to work after a nice long Christmas and New Year vacation. For many (like me), it’s the most difficult-to-get-out-of-bed morning there is. So this note to...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010: The Movie

    This is fun.  Check out http://www.office2010themovie.com/ .
  • Blog Post: TechEd Diary Day 2 – June 8, 2010

    Dear TechEd Diary, After breakfast at the hotel with some teammates (it’s nice to know someone with access to the concierge room), the morning was spent editing videos from the previous two days.  Hopefully by the time you’re reading this you’ve already enjoyed the footage and embarrassments documented...
  • 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: Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Chuck Norris and PowerShell Scripting

    I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few months ago… Can Chuck Norris write PowerShell scripts? Naturally. And only he can run his PowerShell scripts under MS-DOS 6.1 . It’s a little know fact that, after codename “Monad”, rather than...
  • Blog Post: Just for fun…

    I just think this is so very clever.  So I had a little fun with it.   Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! Featuring (in order of appearance): Laura, Kevin, Amy, Nancy, and Andy Remde
  • Blog Post: In the “Too Funny Not To Share” category…

    IT joke forwarded to me by a good friend … During a recent password audit, it was found that a user was using the following password: "MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento" When asked why she had such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be at least 8 characters...
  • Blog Post: My Favorite “Feature” (So many questions. So little time. Part 30)

    For my 30th posting in this series, I thought I’d tackle a couple of really tough questions posed by John at our Columbus, Ohio TechNet Event : Well, John… this of course would require me to enter an opinion here on my blog.  And I don’t think I’m allowed to give my opinion of Windows 8 or Windows...
  • Blog Post: I’m a PC. Another Fun Commercial.

    I think this is number 3 in the series.. I like this one the best so far. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.aspx
  • Blog Post: It’s Friday: Time for a little bragging…

    Today I took and passed the VMware VCP5 certification test. “Wait.. huh?!  You got certified on VMware ?” Yes, I did.  I am now a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5.0.  The powers-that-be realize, as I and my teammates do, that it’s important to be well-versed in what’s happening...
  • Blog Post: Are you “what’s next”?

    Dear blog, Yes, I know… it’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  True, I shared some of my personal videos from TechEd , plus some resources for attendees to series of presentations I did a little while ago.. but nothing really from the heart; from my personal thoughts or opinions. ...
  • Blog Post: Seasonal, Semi-Addictive, and Definitely Cloud-Worthy

    Just for fun… Check out the game that the Microsoft UK Partner Network folks created.  It’s a fun game (built with Silverlight and running in Windows Azure , of course), where you try and get Santa Claus bouncing higher and higher on the cloud. “Is that all?” Yep.  It’s simple, but addictive...
  • Blog Post: Okay.. I take back all the nasty things I said about Apple

    A few blog posts ago I had a little bit of a rant on who I thought was the best company to bring the world what I like to call “ Life 2.0: No barriers.  No walls.  No limits. ” But now I may have to eat my words… Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard You just can’t argue...
  • Blog Post: Which is it?

    Just saw this on my Windows Media Center… Good for a chuckle, I thought.
  • 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: Allure Bays Corp: These Guys Get It. Do you?

    Allure Bays Corp. ( ABC ) is an R&D company focused on next generation tools for presenting and communicating, collaborating through technology, and solving complex business intelligence problems.  ABC is the leader in their field and every day, the smartest minds from around the world walk...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our Kansas City TechNet Event

    When I deliver a presentation, or during the breaks, I’m invariably asked a question that I can’t answer. “A single question?  Really?” Okay.. SEVERAL questions.  (Who’s counting?!)  The point is that I consider it a valuable learning opportunity.  I write the question down and then...
  • 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: 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: Dear TechEd Diary (Video) – June 11, 2012

    Monday at TechEd North America 2012, pretty much as I described it in my previous diary entry ; but now in video form! Enjoy   PS – You’ll see me in this video, near the end.  You have been warned.
  • 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: 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: And here’s a puzzler…

    Why is the “English” version of the Windows 8 download on TechNet is actually a little larger than the “English-United Kingdom” download?   Is it because we Americans use longer words, or, like, inject other um stuff into like sentences and stuff?  Do we require additional help documentation...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Diary Day 0 – June 6, 2010

    Dear TechEd Diary, Here we go! Sunday was spent traveling to New Orleans, and then spending quality time in the French Quarter with my team, Microsoft “influencers”, and good friends. “Hey Kevin… Is that you doing Karaoke at the Cat’s Meow ?” No comment. PS – I’m working out some issues with buggy video...
  • Blog Post: “You’ve angered the great Master Russinovich”

    Just for fun - Saw this on the Springboard Series Blog : http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/06/22/you-ve-angered-the-great-master-russinovich.aspx