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  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business

    Welcome to March! And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP . I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows 7 or Windows...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio - Understanding BYOD: How to Make it Happen (Part 2)

    Yuri Diogenes and I are back for Part 2 of our BYOD solution series. In today’s episode we explore some of the technologies from Microsoft and how you can implement them into your organization’s BYOD strategy. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 ...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio - Understanding BYOD: What it Means for My Company (Part 1)

    In this two part series with Sr. Knowledge Engineer Yuri Diogenes , we explore the world of “Bring Your Own Device” ( BYOD ) scenarios and how more IT organizations are trying to support it. In part one we try to help explain the benefits, challenges and considerations that need to be made around BYOD...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and Enhanced End-to-End Security – Reimagining Windows (Episode 5)

    In today’s episode of our “Reimagining Windows” series, I talk to Sr. Product Manager on the Windows Commercial Team, Stephen Rose.  We discuss a number of new security enhancements and features such as Bitlocker and BiitLocker-to-Go, MBAM, Secure Boot and File History found in Windows 8 .  ...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

    “A little bit of history first.  Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its way into more IT plans year over year.  The advantages can be enormous when isolating the end user into a virtual desktop that looks and acts like their regular everyday PC.  Of course the ROI has been...
  • Blog Post: Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

    So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “ TechEd 2013 Favorites ” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) attend, and B) enjoy...
  • Blog Post: “Reimagining Windows” Episode 3–Window 8: The No-Compromise Business Device

    As the general public is just now getting to experience Windows 8 , many businesses are wondering if this operating system is really worth replacing Windows 7 with. In today’s episode I chat with Sr. Product Manager on the Windows Commercial Team, Stephen Rose, in hopes of helping to answer that question...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

    Active Directory .  You know it.  You love it.  You’ve loved it since it made its introduction back in Windows 2000 Server .  Over 90 percent of the world’s business IT relies on Active Directory for local user and machine management, authentication, policy application, and directory...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Did you know that there’s no extra charge?

    This week at VMWorld the VMware faithful are learning all about the latest news and updates from their virtualization vendor.  And hopefully at the same time Microsoft is able to reach them with some free custard and some good information to help them understand: What Hyper-V can do, and that You...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft? - A Memo to IT Leadership

    Sometimes we get lost in the details.  I confess that am guilty of this myself sometimes.  We who are the technical folks tend to focus on the features and implementation because we think we already understand the bigger picture.  But sometimes it’s good to take a step back and remind...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

    You asked for it, so here it is! Here is the list of articles in our “ VMware or Microsoft ? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists . UPDATE: The six weeks are over. The series is complete. Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! ...
  • Blog Post: Just For Fun: I’m Loving the New Lumia Windows Phone Ad

    Last night while watching TV I was thrilled to finally see another good ad for the best phone I’ve ever owned – my Lumia 920.  As my wife will attest, I literally did ROFLMAO.     Sure… I’m a Microsoft Employee.  But seriously, it’s a great phone.(Mine’s the red one.) Also – if...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Replaceable? Extensible? What kind of virtual switch do you want?

    In today’s article in our series, “ VMware or Microsoft? ”, my friend Chris Avis compares the way flexible, extendible networking is implemented for virtualization . READ HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE HERE
  • 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: 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: Oh YES! Migrate VMware VMs to Windows Azure – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

    You read that title correctly.. We know that many of you are still using VMware .  And just about as many of you are already migrating or considering the migration of some (or all) of your virtualization to Microsoft ’s Hyper-V .  And if you’re already going that route, perhaps you should also...
  • Blog Post: “Reimagining Windows” Episode 4 - Windows 8: New Possibilities in Mobile Productivity

    Today’s show will try to help provide insight into the importance of a well-managed mobile platform as well as describe some of the capabilities found within Windows 8 , such as DirectAccess , Mobile Broadband, BrancheCache and Windows to Go that can help empower your business and workforce. Download...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 8) Windows 8: System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager – Mobility Support Overview

    In this episode I welcome back Sr. Technical Product Manager Martin Booth for Part 2 of our System Center 2012 SP1 for Windows 8 series.  We discuss device support improvements made in Configuration Manager as well as improvements to support user mobility. Enjoy! Download the Windows 8 Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Our Serieses

    What is the plural of Series? (And how is it pronounced?) Well.. that’s not so important. What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months. You’ve seen many articles, and many links to...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

    A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft , responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… “So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog - In the Cloud – we recorded...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 16) Windows 8 Tips: New Options and Features

    In part 4 of our Windows 8 Tips and Tricks series, Principal Technical Account Manager Lex Thomas and I ( Kevin Remde ) show off some of the newer and useful features 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...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 12) Windows 8 Tips: Getting Started

    In this, the first of Eight Windows 8 tips and tricks sessions, I welcome Principal Technical Account Manager Lex Thomas to the show. Tune in for part 1 as we show you around the new modern user interface in Windows 8 . Download the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation today and test your applications...
  • Blog Post: Full of I.T. Shark Week: When will Microsoft admit defeat? (So many questions. So little time. Part 45)

    This question came from a land-lubber coward** (meaning: didn’t give his/her name) at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis… (**Just joking, friend. I thanks for coming to the event!) I absolutely love this question. There is so much genuine passion in this topic, and believe me...