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  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

    What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get...
  • Blog Post: How much is this gonna cost? - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 15 of 31)

    Sure, we know that Windows Azure is Microsoft ’s cloud solution for Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) and now Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), becoming not only a platform for globally scalable applications, but also a foundation and an extension of your IT infrastructure.  But… “What is this going...
  • Blog Post: March 2009 - TechNet Unleashed Event Resources

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com 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...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 Versions (Part 22 of 31)

    Today we need to talk about the versions and the licensing options you have for Windows Server 2012 . There are some pretty significant changes to A) what you can purchase, and B) what those versions include. “So it’s not just Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter? Are you making it even...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Day–A Big Deal and a Big Event

    This Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Microsoft is holding a special Private Cloud   webcast .  “Special?  What’s so special?” I’ll tell you why.  Well, actually I can’t tell you all the details (because I don’t know them), but what I can tell you is that you’ll learn a lot.  The webcast...
  • Blog Post: Should I just wait for Windows 8? (So many questions. So little time. Part 28)

    Josh is asking what I’m sure a lot of people are also wondering, given the recent excitement around our next version of Windows.. Wow!  A two-parter!      Short answer to your first part: No.  Don’t wait to start the migration.  Longer explanations and reasons: The...
  • Blog Post: Limits on Migration? (So many questions. So little time. Part 26)

    At our TechNet Event in Columbus, OH recently, Andy asked: There is no limitation, Andy.  I think some of the concerns people have are related to licensing.  Can I really take a live virtual machine and move it freely between nodes in a cluster?  The answer is, yes.  Absolutely. ...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's TechNet Event Resources: April-June 2010 (Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch!)

    TechNet Event Slides and Additional Resources http://www.technetevents.com/resources 25%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a new TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITQ404 (that’s 4-ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet...
  • Blog Post: NEW: Save 25% on TechNet Plus Direct Subscription (Who wouldn’t want to save $87.25?)

    UPDATE: This promotion has expired. Please click here to see details on the current promotion. UPDATE: This promotion ends on June 30, 2010 October 31, 2010 .. and will still save you 25% on the newly named "TechNet Subscription Professional" (same price). Just substitute "TechNet Plus Direct" with...
  • Blog Post: Were you wondering about volume-activating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Many of the questions I get asked have to do with licensing and activation. I just found out about a video that does a good job of summarizing what KMS Activation is and how it works in Windows 7 . It also mentions some of the changes and new functionality that goes beyond how KMS Activation worked with...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 3 of 4)

    WARNING: What we have here is a licensing question… Question 3: “How do I upgrade an OEM copy of Vista Home Basic or Premium to Vista Ultimate edition?” The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of the “ Anytime Upgrade ”. You can purchase an upgrade online. “But what if I want to go from...