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  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast Schedule - 2006 05

    Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: May 2006 TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet...
  • Blog Post: Do you like Pizza? What about the Super Bowl?

    http://ieaddons.com/en/search/?search=pizza Both Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s Pizza have come out with new Web Slices for Internet Explorer 8 in advance of the Super Bowl on Sunday, as this is one of their busiest times of the year. I think every kitchen PC should have those slices on the IE8 Favorites...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's "New Efficiency": 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.MSDNEvents.com ...
  • Blog Post: Origami - WTF is it really?

    The Origami Project There has been a lot of speculation about this little gizmo that Microsoft is coming out with. Even more details here. Here’s a video that hints at what this new, “wearable, ultra-connected” gadget can do. This looks really cool. I like the form factor,...
  • Blog Post: Ooo.. Microsoft buying Citrix would be cool…

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10249161-75.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 What do you think? Last week I attended a few presentations by both Citrix and VMware , and heard all about their respective VDI solutions. Citrix has always built amazing things and added pretty decent...
  • Blog Post: Just For Fun: My Footage of the Grand Opening of the new Microsoft Store at the Mall of America

    Yeah… I had some fun attending this event, and shooting this video on Saturday morning.  A couple of fun things to notice: Ray Ozzie is in the house Not everyone knows how to spell MICROSOFT.
  • Blog Post: Goodbye 'Longhorn'... Hello 'Windows Server 2008'

    Yes! It's finally official! BillG announced it at WinHEC today. Now we all have to train ourselves to stop saying "Windows Server Codename: Longhorn" and just say "Windows Server 2008". "Kevin! I thought it was going to ship by the end of this year? Does this mean I'm going to have to wait until '08...
  • Blog Post: Security Updates as .ISO Disk Images

    I saw this on Barnaby’s blog and didn’t realize we were doing this now. For the IT Pro who needs to update many machines with security updates, but isn’t using WSUS or simply enforcing/allowing automatic updates, we’re now making the monthly security updates available as a download-able .ISO file. I...
  • Blog Post: Aggreg8 - Home for IT PRos

    Okay.. you're an IT Pro. (If you're not, you're still welcome to keep reading.) And you're tired of feeling alone in the world. But you know that there must be some others out there like you - dealing with the same issues and same technologies; just dying to show of some new script or tool or best-practice...
  • Blog Post: The SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Documentation and Samples: September CTP is now available!

    Fresh out of the oven
  • Blog Post: Hmm.. I wonder what this is going to be…

      Microsoft Hardware – Home Page …seriously, I don’t know.  But I love my Microsoft Mouses (Mice?  Meeces ?)
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

    System Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “ What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1 ” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new...
  • Blog Post: If you're running un-patched Windows 2000, PATCH IT NOW

    There’s a nasty worm making the rounds right now. It was reported yesterday afternoon that the worm “Worm:Win32/Zotob.A” is currently circulating. It’s taking advantage of a Windows Plug and Play vulnerability in Windows 2000, which was addressed in MS05–039 (one of the ones that came out last week)...
  • Blog Post: WPC Announcements–Servers and Tools and Azure! (Oh my!)

    Some of you may be aware that this week another big Microsoft conference is happening in Toronto.  The Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for 2012 is in full swing.  And like all of these kinds of conferences, there are usually big announcements and reveals and important information shared...
  • Blog Post: Hey bozo! You're running out of time to save $100!

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. "Who me?" Yeah, I'm talking to you! You're a bozo ** if you don't already have a TechNet Subscription . But here's your chance to fix that... May 31st, 2008 is fast approaching...
  • 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: I'm certifiable, and so are you!

    At least I've been told as much. But then I respond, "No.. I'm certified!" as I whip out my Microsoft Certification card with my low 5-digit MCP number. (MCP since '94 on Windows 3.1, and currently an MCSE:Security (2000) and MCSE (2003).) What about you? No? Yes? "I'm wondering what the future of the...
  • Blog Post: So do I have to throw out all of my logo’d shirts now?

    Today Microsoft is unveiling a new global brand.  The old is history.  Sure, you’ll see it around for quite awhile (like on my formerly-official presenter shirts), but going forward, this is the new face of Microsoft: “Seriously?  You’re changing the logo after all these years?” Yessiree...
  • Blog Post: System Center - Newly Announced Suite of Products

    Microsoft announced the new suite of products now falling under a new name – System Center – as the suite of products surrounding the area of system management. “System Center is the Microsoft family of systems management products and solutions, focused on providing IT professionals with the tools...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Want Hyper-V for free?

    Microsoft announced that we’re making yet another product available for free. Microsoft Hyper-V Server , which originally was said to be roughly $28, is now going to be a free download. “Free is good.. but what is it?” I’m glad you asked. As you may know (and if you don’t, you should go HERE and...
  • Blog Post: BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

    “Huh?!” Yep. Release Candidate 1 (and only, I’ve heard) will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30, 2009. “Says who? All I’ve heard is leaks and rumors of leaks.” Says the Windows 7 team on the Windows 7 Team Blog . “Can I get it now?” Do you have a TechNet Plus or MSDN...
  • Blog Post: August-September 2007 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s TechNet “Skill Builder” Event Resources – August-September, 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: Melanie Brunner –...
  • Blog Post: Blonde Developers Have More Fun

    Well.. it’s been said that “Blondes have more fun”. And we all know that Developers are having more fun than IT Pros this week, so it must follow that blonde developers are probably having more fun than anybody. Yes.. I must confess… this is NOT my natural hair color… AND I used to be a Software Engineer...
  • Blog Post: If you can read this, it wasn’t you!

    Have you heard of “Botnets”? “You mean those legions of computers that are being controlled by criminals because they’re running malware that their owners don’t even know about; perhaps to use them to send spam e-mail?” Exactly. And if you’re reading this post right now, you can breathe a little...
  • Blog Post: More RTMs: System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010!

    (RTM = Released to Manufacturing) Holy cow.. what an incredible few days it’s been.  Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 hit RTM just three days ago , and today we have two more products “shipped”: System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 .  For SCE 2010 and...