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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: 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: Origami - WTF is it really?

    The Origami Project There has been a lot of speculation about this little gizmo that Microsoft is coming out with. Even more details here. Here’s a video that hints at what this new, “wearable, ultra-connected” gadget can do. This looks really cool. I like the form factor,...
  • Blog Post: Ooo.. Microsoft buying Citrix would be cool…

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10249161-75.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 What do you think? Last week I attended a few presentations by both Citrix and VMware , and heard all about their respective VDI solutions. Citrix has always built amazing things and added pretty decent...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye 'Longhorn'... Hello 'Windows Server 2008'

    Yes! It's finally official! BillG announced it at WinHEC today. Now we all have to train ourselves to stop saying "Windows Server Codename: Longhorn" and just say "Windows Server 2008". "Kevin! I thought it was going to ship by the end of this year? Does this mean I'm going to have to wait until '08...
  • Blog Post: Security Updates as .ISO Disk Images

    I saw this on Barnaby’s blog and didn’t realize we were doing this now. For the IT Pro who needs to update many machines with security updates, but isn’t using WSUS or simply enforcing/allowing automatic updates, we’re now making the monthly security updates available as a download-able .ISO file. I...
  • Blog Post: Aggreg8 - Home for IT PRos

    Okay.. you're an IT Pro. (If you're not, you're still welcome to keep reading.) And you're tired of feeling alone in the world. But you know that there must be some others out there like you - dealing with the same issues and same technologies; just dying to show of some new script or tool or best-practice...
  • Blog Post: The SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Documentation and Samples: September CTP is now available!

    Fresh out of the oven
  • Blog Post: Are you a script-wizard? Do you want to be one?

    I think this is kinda cool… The Community-Submitted Script Center is open for business. Are you proud of a script you’ve written? Share it with the world! This is a place where you can upload and share your scripts. And if you’re not a scripter, but you’d like to see what others have done, then...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Guys Webcast Week #3 is coming! ...with prizes!

    Oh yes! The Scripting Guys are at it again. More fabulous, funny, and above all USEFUL content on how to use scripts to your I.T. management advantage. Mark your calendar: October 24 – 28, 2005. Hurry up and register today . Space is limited! Seriously! See Dean Andrew’s TechNet Webcasts blog for...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: New System Center 2012 Licensing Model Announced

    Today during the “ Private Cloud Day ” live webcast event, Microsoft announced a pretty big change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite. Bottom-line.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System Center 2012 . (Well.. actually two...
  • Blog Post: WPC Announcements–Servers and Tools and Azure! (Oh my!)

    Some of you may be aware that this week another big Microsoft conference is happening in Toronto.  The Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) for 2012 is in full swing.  And like all of these kinds of conferences, there are usually big announcements and reveals and important information shared...
  • Blog Post: Hey bozo! You're running out of time to save $100!

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. "Who me?" Yeah, I'm talking to you! You're a bozo ** if you don't already have a TechNet Subscription . But here's your chance to fix that... May 31st, 2008 is fast approaching...
  • Blog Post: Start Something?

    Have you seen Start.com? Have you seen it lately? Eileen Brown reminded me of it this morning… Very cool. Chris Avis also has a couple of posts on it as well. ( Post 1 , and Post 2 )
  • 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: I'm certifiable, and so are you!

    At least I've been told as much. But then I respond, "No.. I'm certified!" as I whip out my Microsoft Certification card with my low 5-digit MCP number. (MCP since '94 on Windows 3.1, and currently an MCSE:Security (2000) and MCSE (2003).) What about you? No? Yes? "I'm wondering what the future of the...
  • Blog Post: System Center - Newly Announced Suite of Products

    Microsoft announced the new suite of products now falling under a new name – System Center – as the suite of products surrounding the area of system management. “System Center is the Microsoft family of systems management products and solutions, focused on providing IT professionals with the tools...
  • 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: Blonde Developers Have More Fun

    Well.. it’s been said that “Blondes have more fun”. And we all know that Developers are having more fun than IT Pros this week, so it must follow that blonde developers are probably having more fun than anybody. Yes.. I must confess… this is NOT my natural hair color… AND I used to be a Software Engineer...
  • Blog Post: Evaluate Windows 8 Enterprise–90 Days for FREE

    If you’re not already a TechNet or MSDN Subscriber, you have another option for trying out Windows 8 .  Microsoft has made  90-day free evaluation downloads available. Check out the Windows 8 Evaluation FAQ HERE , and then GO HERE to get the bits!
  • Blog Post: If you can read this, it wasn’t you!

    Have you heard of “Botnets”? “You mean those legions of computers that are being controlled by criminals because they’re running malware that their owners don’t even know about; perhaps to use them to send spam e-mail?” Exactly. And if you’re reading this post right now, you can breathe a little...
  • Blog Post: More RTMs: System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010!

    (RTM = Released to Manufacturing) Holy cow.. what an incredible few days it’s been.  Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 hit RTM just three days ago , and today we have two more products “shipped”: System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 .  For SCE 2010 and...
  • 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: TechNet is “Unleashed”

    “Unleashed? How about ‘TechNet Unplugged’?” Hmm… That might be fun. But the demos would be pretty lame. No.. I’m talking about a series of events we’re doing for IT Pros in the Central Region (where I work) called “ TechNet Unleashed ”. These are typically held at a local Microsoft office, and are...