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  • Blog Post: Kevin’s Unified Communications Session Resources - IVNUA Conference

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Rich Russell– richruss@microsoft.com Future Live, In-Person Event Information TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents...
  • Blog Post: Cloud on Your Terms Part 27 of 30: Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials and the Cloud

    “Hey Kevin – Is the cloud just for big companies?” Absolutely not. Certainly some implementations (private clouds, for instance) make more sense in organizations that A) are able to take advantage of delivering IT as a Service for their business units, and B) can justify the kind...
  • Blog Post: Can I do that with Office 365? (So many questions. So little time. Part 23.)

    Alex M asked several questions about Office 365 at our TechNet Event in Kansas City: “Do we need to purchase Office 365 for resources (for example: conference rooms)?” ”Can the user access Office 365 from work PC as well as his personal PC from home?” ”If we are using cloud services, why do we need any...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Office can save a PDF?

    "Really?" Yes, it can. "Just 'out-of-the-box'? Or do I have to download and install something?" You need to download and install something. It's an Office Add-in, and it's found here: 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF This works in all of these products: Microsoft Office Access 2007...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's IVNUA Resources - May 2nd, 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 – mbrunne@microsoft.com Live, In-Person Event Information TechNet (for IT Pros...
  • Blog Post: SAVE MONEY on your TechNet Subscription: 28% off with NEW promotion code: TNITE04

    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 1/2 of the audience raises their hand. Considering...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's 'New Day' Video Diary - Part 2

    Part II - The Road to Milwaukee (Actually, Brookfield, Wisconsin.) This part 2 video is of the first half of my second week of "Launch" events for Microsoft Across America . "Is the footage of you driving as boring or as long as in part 1?" <sigh> No. This time I spare you all 5-1/2 hours of drive...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010: The Movie

    This is fun.  Check out http://www.office2010themovie.com/ .
  • Blog Post: TechNet Central Region Events are back! Windows 7 Deployment “Firestarter” Events are LIVE!

    That’s right.  We’re coming to a town near you.  “Or at least near me if I live near one of the cities listed below?” Well, yeah..  But anyway, we know that there are a lot of you who are just starting or still wondering about deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 to your businesses, ...
  • Blog Post: Stealing Microsoft Office

    "Microsoft Office 2007 for $59.95?! It's a steal!" You know it. It's " The Ultimate Steal " (which also happens to be the name of the promotion). Microsoft is making a special edition of Office for STUDENTS available at that price. So.. students can have for $60 what otherwise costs around $679. (For...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 6 of 6): Keeping Control of Your SharePoint Sites with IT Governance

    Here are some resources relating to part 5 of the SharePoint Server 2007 webcast series I'm presenting, entitled " SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 6 of 6): Keeping Control of Your SharePoint Sites with IT Governance ". I hope you find them useful. Kevin — SharePoint Series Landing Page http...
  • Blog Post: Chris Henley on 'Let's Talk Computers'

    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?Feed=MW&Date=20070126&ID=6394568&Symbol=US:MSFT Chris is a coworker and friend of mine, whose blog "Blue" is also listed on the left-hand side of this blog. Here is the " Let's Talk Computers " site. You can listen to the complete...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Why is Office 2010 going to be the best Productivity Platform?

    “Yeah, Kevin.. what’s so cool about Office 2010?” Lots of things. I sure don’t want to have to write them all up here; though I’m sure I will eventually. But today, if you’re an IT Manager, and if you have time, you should definitely attend our IT Manager Community Talk , because I’ll be speaking...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Kevin's “Upgrade the Desktop” Talk

    “Upgrade the Desktop” Campaign http://www.mspartnerdirect.com/upgradedesktop Microsoft Gear UP – Helping you maximize sales opportunities http://www.ms-gearup.com Microsoft Case Studies Web Site http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies Solution Showcase for the Microsoft Office System http://www...
  • Blog Post: Kevin... I have a question about licensing...

    "...If I buy X and Y, do I have to get Z also.. blah blah blah?" Whoa! Hold on! I know just enough about Microsoft licensing to get me fired ! Seriously... you can ask me, and I promise I will NOT make up an answer. I have no problem telling you those three special little words: I DON'T KNOW. ...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's 'New Day' Video Diary - Part 1

    Last week I was among the Microsoft employees, presenters, and evangelists who were fortunate enough to speak at launch events on behalf of the release of Windows Vista , 2007 Office , and Exchange Server 2007 . These events are definitely not anything like our usual TechNet Events . We have a whole...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 5 of 6): SharePoint Server 2007 Security, from Service Accounts to Item-Level Access

    Here are some resources relating to part 5 of the SharePoint Server 2007 webcast series I'm presenting, entitled " SharePoint Server 2007 (Part 5 of 6): SharePoint Server 2007 Security, from Service Accounts to Item-Level Access ". I hope you find them useful. Kevin — SharePoint Series Landing...
  • 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: Are you still supporting or running Office 2003?

    Then shame on you! "Huh?!" Just kidding. But if you are, and now that I have your attention, I think you should know that SP3 (Service Pack 3) for Office 2003 was released today. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/Office for the details (look under " downloads "), or use Microsoft Update. Get it before the...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is RTW

    RTW = Released to the Webitubes Wow.. what a big week. The System Center 2012 release, the official naming of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 , and now the newest version of the MDT - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 – is released and available for download . For those not familiar with it, the MDT...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2007 Update

    I just learned of an update available for Outlook 2007 that fixes a couple of issues: Search results returning private calendar items Performance when using large .pst or .ost files I have to confess - I don't personally care about the search issue so much, but I'm one of those pack-rats who has a VERY...
  • Blog Post: Put your ADFS in the Cloud - 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

    Welcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario : Single Sign-On support using Active Directory , Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Video Diary: Office 2010 / SharePoint 2010 Launch Event

    As I’ve done in the past, here is a compilation of random scenes (aka “Video Diary”) of our team’s Readiness Launch event for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 that happened in Bloomington, Minnesota on May 27, 2010. I was the presenter for the IT Pro track covering those products.  We discussed planning...
  • Blog Post: Allure Bays Corp: These Guys Get It. Do you?

    Allure Bays Corp. ( ABC ) is an R&D company focused on next generation tools for presenting and communicating, collaborating through technology, and solving complex business intelligence problems.  ABC is the leader in their field and every day, the smartest minds from around the world walk...
  • Blog Post: BIG News: Microsoft Office 2010 + SharePoint 2010 RTM!

    (RTM = Released to Manufacturing) It’s a big day for Microsoft , and for the world of people who work with information and documents on their computers. Or on a SharePoint page using a browser. Or on their phone. Today marks the “ship” day for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. It’s done. It’s ready...