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  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture

    My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure . Tune in for our lively discussion on the many storage options...
  • Blog Post: Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

    Logically, it makes sense. Forever it seems whenever any software company comes out with a new version of their product, the added features and functionality require extra hardware. In the case of operating systems, that seems especially true. Software vendors are always trying to build their solutions...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Who schedules your vCPUs more efficiently?

    In today’s article in our “ VMware or Microsoft? ” series, my friend Tommy Patterson addresses this very topic in great detail, comparing the limitations in VMware ’s “Gang Scheduling” approach to Microsoft   Hyper-V ’s. READ HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE HERE
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Kevin’s “Connections 2009” Event Resources

    Orlando - March 16, 2009 NOTE: My demo scripts are attached to this post. You'll find the attachment at the bottom. E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com IT Manager Community Hub and Forum http...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Reduce VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012

    “Wait a second, Kevin… you say ‘with’ Windows Server 2012 , I can reduce my virtualization storage costs?” That’s what I said. In today’s edition of our blog series, “ VMware or Microsoft? ”, my friend Keith Mayer describes how you can use Windows...
  • Blog Post: Is your Hyper-V configuration running according to “Best Practices”? Now you’ll know!

    Just the other day, the Hyper-V   Best Practices Analyzer was quietly released as an update for Windows Server 2008 R2 .  Like the other BPAs that are built-in to Server 2008 R2, this one is available from within the Server Manager.  It allows you to launch and review an analysis of how...
  • 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: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

    UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live. Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning;...
  • Blog Post: Resources and Q-A for TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on March 20, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300) ” This is part 19 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization . ( Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE ). I also included...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: The new CHKDSK. Don’t blink; you’ll miss it! (Part 29 of 31)

    Yes, you read that subject line correctly. We’ve actually improved the volume error detection so much in Windows Server 2012 that you’ll rarely if ever have to run a CHKDSK command to fix it. And if you do, it will run fast and get out of your way. In our 29th installment of “ 31...
  • Blog Post: 20+ Days of Server Virtualization – The Complete Series

    Here it is!  The complete list of our “20+ Days of Server Virtualization” blog articles.  Through the month of March, I’ll be adding links, making any updates or changes.  So keep checking back for more, or keep watching my blog.  As before, I plan on adding my own blog post every...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Agents or no Agents?

    One of the things VMware like to claim as a benefit to their protection of virtualization resources and application data is that they don’t require agents to be installed, where supposedly Microsoft requires agents everywhere.  But, is that entirely true?  And even if the approaches are a little...
  • Blog Post: How fast is fast? Virtual Machine Live Migration Improvements

    When you’re doing a Live Migration ** of a virtual machine between hyper-v hosts, you want it to go quickly.  You may be doing the migration of one or several or dozens of virtual machines all at once, and the performance of the network and the network paths you choose are going to determine how...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unleashed – Kevin’s Resources Page

    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q42009TNRes.aspx As I’ve been telling my friends attending our TechNet Unleashed events, I’ve put a copy of the resource page that I give to them up on the web as well, so they don’t have to type in so many URLs. And also add items to the online version as...
  • 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: April-June 2009 - TechNet UNLEASHED Event Resources

    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 NEW - IT Managers Community Hub - http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Coming Up: Forrester on Windows 7 ROI

    Are you still on the fence about Windows 7 ?   Are you wondering whether it is worth your time?  Are you wishing you had some proof that would help you convince your boss that now is the time to start rolling it out? “How did you know?” I’m a lot like you.  And I got an e-mail about this...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Resilient File System (ReFS) in Windows Server 2012 (Part 15 of 31)

    NTFS is getting a little long in the tooth . It has been, and continues to be, a rock-solid file system on which most of the world’s data on disk is stored. And it is still the default disk format for installations of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 . Enter ReFS – the new Resilient File...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: SQL Server 2008 is RTM!

    ( RTM = Released to Manufacturing) Yes indeed.. today the newest version of the best database software platform anywhere reached a major milestone.  It’s ready!  You can read the PressPass announcement here. And here is the official press location for all things SQL Server . And of course,...
  • 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: Kevin's Angelbeat Event Resources (July 2010)

    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/subscription E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Hyper-V Primer – 20+ Days of Server Virtualization (Part 1 of 20)

    To kick off our series of “ 20+ Days of Server Virtualization ” articles, I’m going to introduce you to Hyper-V .  “Introduce?  It’s not new!” True.  But even though many of you may have heard of Microsoft ’s virtualization solution, you may not know much about it.  And so to start...
  • Blog Post: How fast does a touchscreen really need to be?

    I thought this was pretty interesting.. so for a lighter, geeky-cool post on a Friday afternoon, as I’m busy waiting for large file copies in my home office lab to complete, I thought I’d share it with you. Microsoft Research recorded a demonstration of how responsive a typical touchscreen operating...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Highly Available DHCP in Windows Server 2012 (Part 28 of 31)

    We’re in the final stretch of our 31 days , and for today’s article Keith Mayer is going to give you all the details on how you can make DHCP highly available in Windows Server 2012 . “But.. couldn’t you cluster DHCP services before?” Yes, but clustering involves more...