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  • Blog Post: The Case for the Offline Backup

    Over the past several weeks, my teammates have all contributed to a very valuable series of blog articles entitled “ Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Pros ”. They’ve covered topics such as how to get started in planning, and Server Virtualization and how it applies to Disaster Recovery, and testing...
  • Blog Post: How can Hyper-V Server be a member of a cluster? (So many questions. So little time. Part 54.)

    At our IT Camp in Minneapolis a few weeks ago, Kris asked me a valid question. “How does a Hyper-V Server (not the full windows install) do clustering if you can’t install the cluster role?” Kris’s question is a good one, because we had just been discussing how limited Hyper-v Server is in terms of what...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 is RTW

    RTW = Released to the Webitubes Today Microsoft releases the next version of the MAP Toolkit.  MAP, in case you weren't aware, stands for Microsoft Assessment and Planning.  And a brand new version (v6.5) is now available to download . “What does it do?” I’m glad you asked.  The MAP Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Reliability Improvements

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I presented on September 14, 2007, entitled “ Windows Vista Reliability Improvements ”. I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Windows Vista Home Page: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista Windows Vista Product Overview for IT Professionals http...
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers from TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Policies, and Permissions in Exchange 2007

    Hi all! Below are the questions I pulled out of the Q&A log from the TechNet Webcast: " Recipient Management, Policies, and Permissions in Exchange 2007 ", along with the answers. Hope you find them useful! Kevin --- Questions and Answers: “What is the command to give a user mailbox permissions to...
  • 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: Resources for TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 3 of 6): Disaster Recovery

    Here are some resources relating to part 3 of the SharePoint Server 2007 webcast series I'm presenting, entitled " SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 3 of 6): Disaster Recovery ". I hope you find them useful. Kevin — SharePoint Series Landing Page http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/sharepointserver...
  • Blog Post: Cranky Middle Managers

    Now waitaminute… before you get to wondering if I’m about to start jumping all over my current or any previous manager I have had, let me stop you right there. I love my boss. Really.. I do. (You’re reading this, right John ? <heh>) In my search for good audio to throw onto my MP3 player while...
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers for the IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Windows 7 “What’s in it for you?” (Part 3 of 3)

    Attention IT Managers! The other day we had a fantastic chat with Venky Chandrasekharan, and nearly 200 live attendees, all about Windows 7 and what it provides you in your IT organization and for your business.  (You can listen to that recorded chat session HERE. ) As I like to do with these, I...
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers from TechNet Webcast: Windows 7 Feature Overview (200)

    As promised, here are the “Best of Q&A” from the webcast I delivered on June 3, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Windows 7 Feature Overview (200) ” A BIG THANK YOU to Dan Stolts and Matt Hester for assisting in answering questions during the webcast. This blog post is primarily a result of their...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Agentless Backup for Virtual Environments

    Today’s post comes to us courtesy of an old friend and coworker, who is still a friend but who now works for Veeam .  I’m talking about none-other than Chris Henley .  Thank you, Chris, for this excellent write-up on backing up virtual environments! --- One of the most important things to remember...
  • Blog Post: RTW: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1

    RTW = Released to Web Yesterday (July 7, 2010) an update to that ever-powerful and ever-useful Solution Accelerator called the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 was released.  Those of you already familiar with the MDT already know that this is a very powerful (and FREE) tool from Microsoft that...
  • Blog Post: Mirror, Mirror...

    With all the focus on SQL Server 2005 our team has been doing lately, I was very glad to find this web site. The team that builds the SQL Server engine has a blog of their own: SQL Server Engine Tips . One post in general got my attention – the team is requesting your feedback on Database Mirroring...
  • Blog Post: Hey.. I’m in the “Top 10 Webcasts” again

    Cool!  Just noticed that one of my webcast recordings is listed in the current “ Top 10 Webcasts ” again.  This time it was the one I did about Network Access Protection (part 18 of our 24 hours of Windows Server 2008 series). Click HERE for the webcast recording. And HERE for my webcast resources...
  • Blog Post: October-December 2007 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s “Save the Day” TechNet Resources Event Resources – October-December, 2007 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Kevin’s Blog “Full of I.T.” – Additional Resources and Discussion http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde Feedback e-mail to my boss: Rich Russell...
  • Blog Post: My Introduction to the 20+ Days of Server Virtualization (Part 0 of 20)

    Welcome to March 2013!   Can you believe it?   March is already here!  And as you’re coming to learn, a new month means a new topic for our team’s series of blog articles. This month the topic is Server Virtualiaztion.  Specifically, we’ll be discussing and helping you learn...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts of Windows Server 2008 R2 Demos (Set 2 of 2)

    Happy Friday! On June 11, 2009 I delivered part 2 of a 2 part TechNet Webcast Series on Windows Server 2008 R2 . It was the second of a series of Windows Server 2008 R2 TechNet Webcasts. Lately, as you may know, I’ve also been recording the webcast demos as screencasts.** I thought you might find...
  • Blog Post: My TechNet Events - October-December 2007

    Hi all! Here I am sitting at home for a few more hours before heading to the airport to get on a plane to Texas to deliver TechNet Events on Tuesday and Thursday.  "Texas?!  You don't usually cover Texas!" Well, I am pleased to be able to cover some events there now.  For those...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: WMF 4.0 Preview is Now Available

    Just when you thought there would be no more 8.1/R2 Previews, Microsoft comes out with yet another one.  This time it’s the Windows Management Framework 4.0 Preview . “What’s that?” Well.. it’s basically the updated tools for installing on older operating systems, for the sake of managing them with...
  • Blog Post: Can I use an ACL to protect my Azure SQL Server VM? (So many question. So little time. Part 49.)

    At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure?  Most of our web front ends are in our...
  • Blog Post: 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

    As many of you may already know, this month my Microsoft US DPE Central Region teammates ( Matt Hester , Brian Lewis , and Keith Mayer ) and I are blogging about “ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ”. Throughout this month I’ll be adding links, making any updates...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Resources: Windows Vista Reliability Improvements

    Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on May 16, 2007, entitled “ TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Reliability Improvements ”. I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Windows Vista Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista Windows Vista Product Overview for IT...
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers from Webcast: Getting Started with Group Policy in Windows Vista (June 28, 2006)

    Webcast Q&A Below I’ve pasted an edited and cleaned up copy of most of the Q&A from today’s webcast entitled “ Getting Started with Group Policy in Windows Vista ” HUGE thank you to Mark Lawrence for handling the Q&A on the back-end, and who’s work this...
  • Blog Post: Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

    Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft...
  • 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...