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  • Blog Post: IE8 – What Do IT Pros Need To Know?

    Are you an IT Pro? “Of course.. I’m reading your blog, aren’t I?” Oh yeah. Well.. do you browse the Internet? “?!” Stupid question.. I know. And you’re likely using Internet Explorer. And even if you’re not, you may be supporting it as a critical app for your companies or your workgroups;...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Finally! Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SHIPPED! RTM, Baby!

    RTM = Released to Manufacturing At 1:40pm Pacific (Redmond) time, the party started around the world, as both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 finally ship; that is to say, they are “RTM’d”. The bits are ready. They’ll be sent to OEMs, then made available to partners, businesses, TechNet and...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Out-of-Band Security Update released today (March 30, 2010) for IE6 and IE7

    Today a security update is being released out-of-band to address a known and recently exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. (See the MSRC Blog for more information about the advanced notification.) “The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact"?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section. But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet...
  • Blog Post: Trying to break free of Internet Explorer 6? Attend the Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable

    You’re not alone!  Sure, many people are making the switch to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 , but some are actually being held back because of applications or company web-based tools that were built for and require IE 6.  And that’s just not right! “But what do we do about it, Kevin?” Well...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: IE8 Released!

    Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date. Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser. Internet Explorer 8 , or “IE8”. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx It’s fast . It’s cool . It’s easier...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 18) Windows 8 Tips: Tweaks and Customizations

    In part 6 of our Windows 8 Tips and Tricks series, Principal Technical Account Manager Lex Thomas and I show off some of the new kinds of customization options found in Windows 8 . There’s never been a better time to build for Windows! Join the App Builder Program and learn about the Windows ecosystem...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: IE 9 is here!

    Tonight at the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) conference, Microsoft announces the release-to-the-web of Internet Explorer 9 .  According to the IE 9 site, the final bits will be available after 9PM Pacific time, tonight.  (March 14, 2011) I’ve been enjoying the Release Candidate for a few weeks...
  • 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: Security: Your choice of browser is very important.

    The advisory from yesterday (1/18/2010) at the Microsoft Security Response Center is a good read for anyone interested in the latest news on known exploits to Internet Explorer . The bad news: For IE 6, “attacks remain targeted to a very limited number of corporations and are only effective against Internet...
  • 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: Your Cloud Browser (“Cloudy April”–Part 10)

    Often when people think of “the cloud”, they think of web-based applications that are accessed via a browser.  “But it’s not just that, is it?” No, it’s not.  Services hosted “elsewhere” don’t necessarily need to be fronted by a browser.  HTTP is just another protocol.  Applications...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready for a more beautiful web?

    On August 4 we released the fourth platform preview of IE9 for people to try out. As with other technology previews, the point was to give developers a first-look at what the compatibility and performance capabilities are going to be like. “Yeah, I tried it. It is fast.” Exactly. And...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unleashed – Kevin’s Resources Page

    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q42009TNRes.aspx As I’ve been telling my friends attending our TechNet Unleashed events, I’ve put a copy of the resource page that I give to them up on the web as well, so they don’t have to type in so many URLs. And also add items to the online version as...
  • 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: “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: Breaking News: IE 9 Beta is RTW (available for download)

    RTW = Released to the Web-Inter-tubes Yes indeed.. the much anticipated beta of the next version of Internet Explorer, IE9 , is available for download. GET IT HERE : http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9 Here is some text from an e-mail I received just prior to the release: With Internet Explorer 9, we’ve...
  • Blog Post: Are you moving to Windows 7? Are you looking for IE6-to-IE8 Migration Information?

    “Hey Kevin.. I want to deploy Windows 7 , and hear good things about IE8 , but I don’t know how to start evaluating what I need to make the move off of Internet Explorer 6. I am sure I have at least one critical application that might not work in IE8, and need to know what it takes to plan for and perform...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 8: You want it faster? How’s this?

    Awesome .  The IE team put up a “performance testing” video showing tests they did comparing IE8 and other well-loved browsers.  See it, plus other IE8 videos, here:  Internet Explorer 8: Videos NOTE: We don’t win every scenario.  I think this is a good, honest video.  While...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate Available

    Today Microsoft reached another milestone in the release cycle for the next version of Internet Explorer - “IE8”. I’ve been running Beta 2 very happily for quite awhile, and recently gained access to an internal release of Release Candidate 1. Today we’ve made that release available for anyone who wants...