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  • Blog Post: IT Manager Community Chats are back!

    This Wednesday (March 16) at I’ll be hosting the first of what I hope will be many (several already scheduled… more to follow) of what we call “ IT Manager Community Chats with Kevin Remde ”.  Our first one is going to be with Microsoft’s Tharun Tharian, a Sr. Product Manager for SQL Azure. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure - the SQL! ("Cloudy April" - Part 7)

    What if you could run SQL Server , and get all the power of the best data management platform, but hosted for you in “the cloud”? “You mean like at a hosting provider?” Something like that.  Well… something and NOTHING like that.  Something like that because yes, you don’t have to buy/house...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Announcements at TechEd North America

    This is a simple link to another blog, but I thought it very worthwhile to direct you there.  If you were interested in a great summary with links to greater details all about the Windows Azure platform-area announcements that were made last week at TechEd North America 2011 , you’ll find them on...
  • Blog Post: So you want to learn SQL Azure?

    Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase , all focusing on SQL Azure .   (You may recall that I blogged about SQL Azure in my “ Cloudy April ” series a few weeks ago.) Here are the episodes: Getting Started : SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: Building Clouds - SQL Server Self-Service Kit - Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

    In this episode I welcomes Bruno Saille to the show.  We discuss the SQL Server Self-Service Kit and how it works with System Center 2012 to help automate SQL Server deployments. Tune in as we discuss how the self-service kits works, which System Center components are required as well as what plans...
  • Blog Post: 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

    As many of you may already know, this month my Microsoft US DPE Central Region teammates ( Matt Hester , Brian Lewis , and Keith Mayer ) and I are blogging about “ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ”. Throughout this month I’ll be adding links, making any updates...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

    Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription , suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous...
  • Blog Post: Our Serieses

    What is the plural of Series? (And how is it pronounced?) Well.. that’s not so important. What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months. You’ve seen many articles, and many links to...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Resources: The Transformation of IT– From Virtualization to the Cloud

    Follow Kevin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KevinRemde Technical Question E-mails: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Positive Feedback E-mails (my boss): Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com FREE Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here: http://aka.ms/Evals "WAG" = Windows...