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  • Blog Post: Where is that evaluation download?

    We IT Pro Evangelists are often asked, “Hey.. Where can I find the download to try out such-and-such software?” And after I find out what they actually meant by “such-and-such”, I usually just tell them essentially to “google it on Bing ”. But that’s not sufficient. So what I am doing instead, on this...
  • 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: Do you speak iSCSI? Hyper-V Does: 20+ Days of Server Virtualization (Part 7)

    In part 7 of our " 20+ Days of Server Virtualization ”, Keith Mayer gives us some powerful PowerShell commands to turn on the iSCSI initiator, connect, and use iSCSI storage from our Hyper-V host.  Read His Article: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers from TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2)

    As promised, here are the “Best of Q&A” from the webcast I delivered on June 11, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2) ” A BIG THANK YOU to Dan Stolts for assisting in answering questions during the webcast! This blog post is primarily a result...
  • Blog Post: I want to learn PowerShell. Where are the sample scripts?

    “Kevin, I just want to start using it with some already-built examples. That’s how I learn best.” You’re in luck! The PowerShell Script Explorer Release Candidate was just, um.. released. Here’s the description from the download page: Microsoft® Script Explorer...
  • 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: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Wield the POWER of the SHELL with PowerShell Script Snippets. (Part 11 of 31)

    Today in our " 31 Days of our Favorite Things ", my friend and colleague Matt Hester has posted an article about a little-known improvement in the newest version of PowerShell : Script Snippets “PowerShell Script Snippets? It’s fun to say. But I’ve never heard of these before. What...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: TechNet is “Unleashed”

    “Unleashed? How about ‘TechNet Unplugged’?” Hmm… That might be fun. But the demos would be pretty lame. No.. I’m talking about a series of events we’re doing for IT Pros in the Central Region (where I work) called “ TechNet Unleashed ”. These are typically held at a local Microsoft office, and are...
  • Blog Post: Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Chuck Norris and PowerShell Scripting

    I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few months ago… Can Chuck Norris write PowerShell scripts? Naturally. And only he can run his PowerShell scripts under MS-DOS 6.1 . It’s a little know fact that, after codename “Monad”, rather than...
  • Blog Post: Want to learn PowerShell? How about in a “Second Life”?

    “Second Life?  Isn’t that that online social web networking alter-ego persona thingy?” Yep, that’s the one.  Second Life is “virtual worlds, avatars, 3D chat, online meetings”.  Many people use it just for socializing, but it’s also become a pretty interesting way to hold big meetings...
  • Blog Post: NEW: Virtualization IT Camps!

    Yes!  We’re coming back to a classroom near you (I hope) for an intense, full-day of training and hands-on with Windows Server 2012 , Hyper-V , and System Center .  If you’re using virtualization … “What do you mean, ‘if’?” Yeah, good point.  The modern datacenter is already virtualizing...
  • Blog Post: Best of Q&A for the TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live Chat! - Virtualization

    As promised, here are the “Best of Q&A” from the live chat I helped to deliver on September 2, 2009, entitled “ TechNet Webcast: Thrive Live Chat! - Virtualization ” A BIG THANK YOU to my guest, Shanen Boettcher, for such a wonderful conversation and some great information for IT Pros around getting...
  • Blog Post: Best of Q&A from the IT Manager Webcast: IT Manager Community Chat with Kevin – Virtualization

    As promised, here are the “Best of Q&A” from the live chat I helped to deliver on September 3, 2009, entitled “ IT Manager Community Chat with Kevin – Virtualization ” A BIG THANK YOU to my guest, Shanen Boettcher, for such a wonderful conversation around Virtualization and the value that businesses...
  • 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: Transparency: What guides Microsoft to improve server products and reduce your TCO?

    Here’s another TLA for you all to learn: CEC . Microsoft’s Common Engineering Criteria . The Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria is a set of engineering requirements and guidelines that govern all of Microsoft’s server products. The idea here is that we build products that work well together, and...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Windows Server 8 Beta is now AVAILABLE!

    Finally! After the long wait, and expectation growing as the day approached, we are finally able to announce to the world that the Beta of the next version of Windows Server, currently codename: Windows Server “8” , is now available for download. From the download page: Windows...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts of Windows Server 2008 R2 Demos (Set 1 of 2)

    Hey all, On June 4, 2009 I delivered part 1 of a 2 part TechNet Webcast Series on Windows Server 2008 R2 . It was the first of a whole series of Windows Server 2008 R2 TechNet Webcasts. Lately, as you may know, I’ve also been recording the webcast demos as screencasts ( See my recent set of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and answers) from our Omaha TechNet Event

    We had a great time in Omaha!  Thanks to all of you that came to our TechNet Event last Thursday.  As usual, I had a few questions that I wanted to find the answer to so that I could put them here in my blog.  Here they are: ---- “In Windows Azure you say that the fabric controller watches...
  • Blog Post: Resources for my “Connections” presentations in Orlando, FL

    Hello all, Today finds me in Orlando Florida. I’m currently listening to Harold Wong talk about Exchange Disaster Recovery options (good stuff), but I’m not paying completely attention (obviously). But I thought I’d take a moment and direct you to the resources I put together for my three PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: March 2009 - TechNet Unleashed Event Resources

    E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com 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...
  • Blog Post: Migrating VMs from Hyper-V to Windows Azure – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

    One of the first questions that IT Pros have when considering using Windows Azure to host some (or all) of their company’s computing infrastructure is, “How do I move an existing virtual machine to the cloud?” “I was just about to ask that!” I bet you were. So, how does one take a virtual machine and...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

    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 (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Check Out My 5 New Windows Server 2008 R2 Screencasts

    Hey IT folks, Back on July 30th, 2009, I presented what ended up being a pretty highly rated webcast on Windows Server 2008 R2 entitled “How Windows Server 2008 R2 Affects Your IT Infrastructure” . And as I’ve done in the past, I promised that soon after I would record the demos and get them up on...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell 2.0 - Gonna be SWEEET

    A friend and board member of a local user group pointed me to a recent article in BetaNews , talking about some cool new capabilities in the next version of Windows PowerShell .  According to the CTP 2 download page (yes, you can download a Community Technology Preview version of 2.0), here are...