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  • 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: Can I use Windows 8.1 without a touchscreen?

    Even if you’ve never tried Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 , you may have seen the advertisements showing off the lovely colorful “touch-first” interface (previously known as the “Metro” UI). Even some people using a traditional old non-touch laptop will reach out and touch the screen when they first encounter...
  • Blog Post: Why can’t I just use the desktop in Windows 8.1?

    Well, you can. In fact, my friend and coworker Jennelle Crothers explains it all for you in today’s article in our “ Windows 8.1 for Business ” blog series. She writes… “Ask anyone who uses a computer for every day work tasks, they might say that they LIVE on the desktop and can’t be bothered with the...
  • Blog Post: Do you really need a start menu?

    One of the reasons some people weren’t comfortable with Windows 8 from the beginning was for the lack of their familiar start menu. In today’s article in our “ Windows 8.1 for Business ” series, my friend Matt Hester delivers the run-down on the benefits of the Start Screen vs. the old Start Menu, and...
  • 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: Breaking News: RTM! SQL Server 2008 R2 is Released!

    Today, April 21, 2010, at 9:30am CDT, Microsoft announces the release-to-manufacturing of SQL Server 2008 R2 . Watch the SQL Server Virtual Press Room for the official announcement. “What are the big benefits, Kevin?” Your end users and consumers of “the right information, right now” will love the big...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators– My interview with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes (Part 2)

    Recently I had the pleasure of once again speaking with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes for part two of our five part series on the Private Cloud . In part two we consider the topic of security, and what the aspects of security are that need to be considered in the context of a Private Cloud. Listen in...
  • Blog Post: I’m a PC!

    I love it! My opinion, of course.. but I think the big campaign Microsoft is putting out now is just wonderful. Over a billion people around the world are proud to call themselves “a PC” by using, connecting with, and appreciating Windows. And I’m one of ‘em. Check this out: www.msn.com today has...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

    Brad Anderson and I wrap up our 3 part What's New in 2012 R2 series.  In today's episode we discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack .  Tune in as we go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact their organization...
  • Blog Post: So good. Must share.

    As a Microsoft employee and as a $MSFT stockholder, I have to confess that I was THRILLED last night when I saw this commercial for the first time on TV…     So, if you were thinking of buying that iPad..you should think again and get a real Windows 8 tablet!  (Here’s the one in the commercial...
  • 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: 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: Kevin’s “Being What’s Next in I.T.” Event Resources

    As usual, here is the online version of the event resources I’ll be handing out to my central U.S. IT Camp Event attendees for the next several months. It is likely that this online version is even better, because A) it contains even more than what I could fit onto one page, B) items may have...
  • 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: 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: 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: The Cloud on Your Terms Part 28 of 30: Cloud PowerShell

    Back in part 23 of our series I wrote about Windows Azure , and some of the tools that IT Pros have at their disposal for the sake of managing and monitoring it. One of those tools of course is PowerShell . And today in part 27, Matt Hester writes about how PowerShell (one of his favorite things) can...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 2) What’s New in 2012 R2 – Transforming the Datacenter

    Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson and I are back for part 2 of our "What's New in 2012 R2" series.  We discuss the new and exciting "cloud OS vision" in the next wave of Microsoft's Server and System Center products . Tune in as we take a deep dive into how your business can...
  • 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: Breaking News: The Answer to “When can I get Windows 7 RTM?”

    The Windows Blog has a new post today, answering the question: “When will you get Windows 7 RTM?” “So.. when can I get it, Kevin? Has it RTM’d yet?” Well.. it hasn’t been RTM’d (Released to Manufacturing) as of the time of writing this blog post. But the fact that these dates have been announced...
  • 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: Kevin's Event Resources for IVNUA 2009 - May 7-8, 2009

    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: Tools for Windows 7 Deployment: Release Candidate of the MDT 2010 now available!

    Yesterday the Microsoft Deployment Team announced on their blog the availability of the Release Candidate for the newest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – MDT 2010. “Where do I get it?” You get it on the Connect site ( connect.microsoft.com ). Specifically: https://connect.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Windows 7 Feature Overview (Level 200)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on June 3, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Windows 7 Feature Overview (Level 200) ” This is part 1 of a many-part series on Windows 7. I have also recorded the demos as screencast videos. Watch my blog for when those go live on TechNet Edge...