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  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast Schedule - 2006 05

    Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: May 2006 TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet...
  • Blog Post: Security Rollup for Windows 2000 SP4 now available

    Microsoft Security Advisory ( 891861 ) Release of Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) The links above are to the KB article and the landing page for this update that just went live yesterday (June 28). If you’re supporting Windows 2000, you should definitely consider rolling this...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server SP1 - Application Compatibility KB Article

    A new KB article has been posted listing applications tested and found to perform just fine, as well as a list of those with known compatibility issues, and links to additional information on how to resolve the issue. Here’s the link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896367 “How did you find out...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 1) - What’s New in 2012 R2 - Empowering People-Centric IT

    I had the privilege of welcoming Brad Anderson , Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System Center to the show.  We discuss the latest features and enhancements made in Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune as well as several...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the TechNet Briefing in Peoria, IL

    Hi Peoria! Nice to meet you! Here are the questions (with answers) I jotted down at our TechNet Briefing in Peoria, IL. Also, for your convenience, here is the link to my blog post containing the link to that resource document I handed out. — Q: If I have an application exception defined...
  • Blog Post: Tracking Hyper-V Dynamic Memory (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 6.)

    Justin, in our Saint Louis TechNet Event asked us: “How can we track dynamic memory over time? Application vendor's physical requirements are always too high. Resource usage over time can better right-size an app.” As of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 , you have some new Hyper-V performance counters...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

    System Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “ What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1 ” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the TechNet Briefing in Anchorage, AK

    Anchorage! I’m way over-due posting this… Check it out! Sorry for the delay. I enjoyed a couple of days in your lovely state, taking a tour out of Seward, seeing lots of glaciers and amazing wildlife. I know it’s all just the usual terrain there to you.. but to a Minnesota...
  • Blog Post: Are you a developer? Really?

    Then you're reading the wrong blog! …Or more correctly... you should ALSO be reading these other folk’s blogs! Allow me to introduce to you some great blogs for developers. These developers are members of our MSDN Events team: Mike Benkovich Rory Blyth Ron Cundiff Jacob...
  • Blog Post: BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

    “Huh?!” Yep. Release Candidate 1 (and only, I’ve heard) will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30, 2009. “Says who? All I’ve heard is leaks and rumors of leaks.” Says the Windows 7 team on the Windows 7 Team Blog . “Can I get it now?” Do you have a TechNet Plus or MSDN...
  • 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: WinFS: Living? Dead? Living-Dead?

    WinFS: What’s up? Readers who follow Microsoft news and blogs already have probably seen the buzz in the blogosphere concerning the fate of WinFS; the “file system as (or in a) relational database”. Apparently rumors of it’s death are based on the fact that members of the product...
  • Blog Post: SAVE MONEY on your TechNet Subscription: 28% off with NEW promotion code: TNITE04

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event , I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber . Usually about 1/2 of the audience raises their hand. Considering...
  • Blog Post: Rockford IL TechNet Briefing Questions (and Answers)

    Hi! Wow… I haven’t blogged in awhile. But yesterday at my TechNet Briefing in Rockford, IL I got some great questions and I thought I would share them (and the answers) with you: Q: I want to roll out SQL now, but if I get SQL 2000 installed – what happens when 2005 comes out? Will the upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Windows Vista SP1 Details Announced

    Today the company released details on what the upcoming first Service Pack for Windows Vista will include. You can check out these details here at the Windows Vista TechCenter , and specifically here
  • Blog Post: Milwaukee Wisconsin TechNet Briefing Questions (and Answers)

    Hello again, my Milwaukee friends! Other than a noisy start, and an annoying fire drill interruption, I had a great time with you all! How did you like the event? I got a few helpful comments, but if you have more to say please feel free to email me or, even better, enter your comments here in feedback...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Out-of-Band Security Update released today (March 30, 2010) for IE6 and IE7

    Today a security update is being released out-of-band to address a known and recently exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. (See the MSRC Blog for more information about the advanced notification.) “The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds...
  • 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: October 2005 TechNet Webcast Schedule

    The schedule of TechNet Webcasts for October is ready to go. I’m doing at least one of them; on Understanding Group Policy . I’ve posted the entire schedule, complete with breakdowns by topic or product/technology, as well as full descriptions, as an article HERE . And here are some...
  • Blog Post: Here I am.. on the road again...

    ..there I am, up on the stage.. “ Yeah! I’m currently in Omaha, about to do my first live TechNet Events of the new year, and I am excited about the content we’re bringing you this time around. We start the day off with an “Up Close and Personal” look at Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the TechNet Briefing in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indianapolis! Here are the questions (with answers) I jotted down at our TechNet Briefing in Indianpolis. Also, for your convenience, here is the link to my blog post containing the link to that resource document I handed out. — Q: Will there be or is there currently a 64–bit version of Small...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact"?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section. But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet...
  • Blog Post: Travelin' Man - This Week's FREE TechNet Briefings

    This week is another travelin’ TechNet Briefings week for me. I’ll have the pleasure of presenting live events in Illinois and Wisconsin: June 21 – Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center 201 SW Jefferson Street Peoria, ILLINOIS 61602 Phone: 303-673-8900 June 23 – Madison,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 is now available

    Yes, Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office is available today. Here are some notes from a memo I received about it… — “Why should I upgrade?” SP2 is an update to Office programs and servers that addresses top customer experience issues. To optimize the customer experience with SP2, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: RTM News: Visual Studio 2008

    "Here you go again, Kevin... talking about stuff for Developers and not just for IT Pros." Yep.  And I do so unashamed.  I will never forget, and look back fondly at my own Software Engineering days.  So once in awhile I'm going to put things here for all of my developer / software...