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  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning Hybrid Cloud Networking

    Keith Mayer and I continue our series on “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ”. In today’s episode we discuss various options for networking. Tune in as we go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud networking as we explore network connectivity and address concerns about...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

    Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 for Business: Series Wrap-up and Resources

    Well.. Now that you’ve had a chance to take in all the great news ( //Build ) and new updates from Microsoft over the past couple of weeks, we thought it was finally time to wrap up our series for IT Pros entitled “ Windows 8.1 for Business ”. For this final article of the series, I’m going to leave...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business

    Welcome to March! And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP . I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows 7 or Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Case for the Offline Backup

    Over the past several weeks, my teammates have all contributed to a very valuable series of blog articles entitled “ Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Pros ”. They’ve covered topics such as how to get started in planning, and Server Virtualization and how it applies to Disaster Recovery, and testing...
  • Blog Post: Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

    Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios. Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages: Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows...
  • Blog Post: Resources for this quarters TechNet Events

    Some of you may know that Microsoft's fiscal year, and therefore everything we plan and do for a year, starts July 1st. So this is "Q1" and "H1" of fiscal year "FY08" at our company, and on our team . And you may also know that we plan and schedule our events and event content on a quarterly basis...
  • Blog Post: XP is now 15x safer? Wow!

    Here’s an encouraging/enlightening news story posted yesterday on C|Net containing notes from an interview with Jason Garms, who heads Microsoft’s anti-malware product team. Comments posted to that story are as expected though. “15x nothing equals… ?” Cute.
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

    RCs = Release Candidates RTW = Released to Web “for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers” You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th . “Hey, that’s today!” Yep. And of course the first thing...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on June 4, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300) ” UP'DATE: I've just published the 4 screencast recordings I made of the 4 demos from this webcast. You can see them HERE . I...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: IE 8 Beta 2 is RTW

    RTW = Released to Web Internet Explorer 8 is taking browsing to a whole new level! ..and the release cycle has also reached a new level, with the release of Beta 2. My friend and coworker Matt “Mongo” Hester has been doing some excellent work on creating screencasts all about what’s new, cool,...
  • Blog Post: Make your Vista run better

    “Better?  How so?” Watch this screencast!  John Baker (friend and coworker) has created and shared this screencast all about doing just that.
  • Blog Post: More on the Security Update

    Mike Nash has written a really good description up on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog . The MSRC Blog is yet another resource you can use to stay informed. Use an RSS Reader and subscribe to it. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Nash is the Corporate Vice President responsible for...
  • Blog Post: Best of Questions and Answers for TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure

    Here are the "Best Of" our questions and answers from today's TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure . BIG thank you to Matt Hester , who answered the questions in the background during the webcast; and whose work this represents. Thanks to all who attended! -Kevin...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 007

    SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 007 Number 7 comin’ atcha! This tidbit comes as a result of a question an attendee from one one of our live TechNet Events emailed me. "Can backups, etc, generated from a maintenance plan in Yukon have the same file name instead of a unique name?” I can't find any...
  • Blog Post: "Windows Vista Reduces the PAIN of Update Management"? I'm not gonna wait for Windows Vista!

    I was browsing the TechNet web site for solutions to a couple of great WSUS questions I received in e-mail, when a search result caught my eye: “ End to End Update Management – How Windows Vista Reduces the Pain of Update Management ” Here’s the paper’s “executive summary”: “This white paper...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007

    Webcast Resources: Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on August 31, 2007, entitled " Disaster Recovery in Exchange Server 2007 " I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Exchange Server Home Page http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.mspx Disaster Recovery...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure IaaS and File Security (So many questions. So little time. Part 53.)

    In the context of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Lettie asked this question: “If we had one large storage pool and added individual user folders, do we have the ability to setup file security access to each individual user folder? Is there the ability...
  • 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: SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 022

    SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 022 “Just what ARE the Hardware and Software requirements for SQL Server 2005?” I’m glad you asked. You can find great details here. — Got an IT question? Give me a comment, or contact me .
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 18 of 24): Network Access Protection (Level 200)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on May 2nd, 2008, entitled " TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 18 of 24): Network Access Protection (Level 200) " I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Network Policy Server (NPS) http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008...
  • Blog Post: January-March 2009 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources January-March, 2009 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com Session PowerPoint Decks http://www.technetevents.com/resources/2009-January-March.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Finally - My event resources are available..

    I've posted links to additional resources as an artlcle here. Make good use of these! You'll learn a lot!
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud–The Complete Series

    If you’re interested in the full list of articles in our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” Windows Azure Virtual Machines and IaaS series… “I’m interested in the links to the full series, Kevin.” I was just getting to that. Anyway… here it is. ENJOY...
  • Blog Post: Happy Valentine's Day / Update Patch Day!

    Now show your companies some love and patch those computers! Yes, today is that odd alignment of the planets of the good and the annoying (notice I didn’t say ‘bad’). The good : This nice holiday, celebrating love, known as Valentines day. The annoying : The regular Second-Tuesday...