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  • 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: Save the Date: Live Virtual Roundtable about Windows Vista Performance

    When : September 24, 2008. 12:00pm-1:00pm EST, 9:00am-10:00am PST What : “Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable – Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance… Need Answers?” Why : Because we’d all like to get the straight story about Windows Vista performance. And, if there’s anything I can do to...
  • 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: Kevin’s Virtualization Resources for Omaha HDC!

    October 16-17, 2008 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):...
  • Blog Post: Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 will not get you fired

    Are you concerned that the cloud will eat your job ? Perhaps. Every time there is a shift in how things are done based on improvements in technology or new options for efficiency, economics, scale… there is always someone crying foul. Or probably more appropriately, they’re worrying about...
  • 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: Kevin’s LAUNCH EVENT Resources for {you heros}

    March-May, 2008 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:/...
  • Blog Post: Need a place to build and test your apps, but can’t afford the hardware?

    If you are a developer, or if you are a member of an IT organization which supports a software development organization, then you know that sometimes you need more hardware than you can realistically afford.  And if you do buy the hardware, it becomes obsolete all-too-soon, or just sits there idle...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

    What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 and Enhanced End-to-End Security – Reimagining Windows (Episode 5)

    In today’s episode of our “Reimagining Windows” series, I talk to Sr. Product Manager on the Windows Commercial Team, Stephen Rose.  We discuss a number of new security enhancements and features such as Bitlocker and BiitLocker-to-Go, MBAM, Secure Boot and File History found in Windows 8 .  ...
  • Blog Post: New: IDC White Paper on Business-Critical Workloads Available

    Today a new IDC White Paper (sponsored by Microsoft ) was made available: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/D/5BD5C253-4259-428B-A3E4-1F9C3D803074/IDC_Business_Critical_Workloads.pdf The purpose of the write-up is to document what’s happening in the world of x86-based Servers; why they are THE...
  • Blog Post: URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

    “For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the...
  • Blog Post: Kevin’s Windows Server 2008 Resources - IVNUA - May 2008

    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.com...
  • 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: 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: 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: 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Yes, there is an “I” in Team. The NIC Team in Windows Server 2012 (Part 7 of 31)

    Happy Sunday! It’s my turn again to provide today’s article in our series of “ 31 Days of our Favorite Things ”. And today I am pleased to introduce to you the topic of NIC Teaming . “’Introduce’? But, Kevin… I’ve been doing NIC Teaming for years...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Migration and Deployment - The Full Series

    In February of 2013, the US-based IT Pro Technology Evangelists wrote up 20 articles in our 19-part series, “ Migration and Deployment ”. “Huh? 20 of 19?” Well.. I provided a series introduction in part 0. (Don’t computer people always start counting at zero?) But...
  • Blog Post: IT Managers – This hub’s for YOU!

    Breaking News: The IT Manager Community Hub is LIVE! Spread the word! For several months now, I’ve been working with people in the Microsoft BMO on this project, which started because of a recognition that IT Managers – people who lead IT people and run IT organizations – haven’t been served as well...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Not All Memory Management is Equal

    In the context of virtualization and virtual machines, I think it’s safe to say that memory management is important.  Efficiently allocating and/or recovering memory to/from virtual machines addresses several important questions, such as: How many virtual machines can I run on this physical host...