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  • 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: Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

    Many of you in the U.S. may be familiar with the Microsoft “IT Camps” that we host now and then, where we teach you some great stuff and then give you the opportunity to work with the technology through hosted hands-on lab exercises. These free in-person events have become very popular. They’re so popular...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Unleashed – Kevin’s Resources Page

    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q42009TNRes.aspx As I’ve been telling my friends attending our TechNet Unleashed events, I’ve put a copy of the resource page that I give to them up on the web as well, so they don’t have to type in so many URLs. And also add items to the online version as...
  • Blog Post: January-March 2007 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s TechNet “New Day” Readiness Event Resources – Jan-Mar, 2007 You can find this resource document online (and with live hyperlinks) at: http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/pages/Q32007TNRes.aspx E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Kevin’s Blog...
  • Blog Post: Answers to Event Questions - Storage Manager for SANs (SMfS)

    “Hi!” This is the third of many long-overdue, promised blog posts containing answers to questions I’ve received at our TechNet Events . These questions are about the Storage Manager for SANs function in Windows Server 2003 R2 … "Are existing LUNs detected?" Well…...
  • Blog Post: Answers to Event Questions - File Server Resource Manager

    “Ha Haaa!” This is the second of many long-overdue, promised blog posts containing answers to questions I’ve received at our TechNet Events . These questions are about the File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2003 R2 … “Are quotas set on a per-folder...
  • Blog Post: April-June 2009 - TechNet UNLEASHED Event Resources

    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 NEW - IT Managers Community Hub - http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Wisconsin-Bound!

    Where is Kevin this week? This is another TechNet Briefings week for me. This week I’ll be doing live events in Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Go Packers!) February 15 – Kenosha, WI The Parkway Chateau 12304 75th Street Kenosha, WI 53142 Phone: 262–857–2011 February...
  • Blog Post: Managing Hyper-V Server (So many questions. So little time. Part 16.)

    David U. asked this of us at our Saint Louis TechNet Event :  “Free Hyper-V Server can be installed on bare metal.  Do I need Windows Server 2008 R2 plus Hyper-V running elsewhere to manage the Hyper-V Server, or is there another way I can manage that?” Great question David.  Thanks! For...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the TechNet Events in Spokane and Redmond, WA

    Hello Washington! Thanks again for a wonderful visit to your towns, and a chance to meet you. As promised, here is my posting with answers to the questions I wrote down. I hope you find them as useful as I will. — Q: Does the Upgrade Advisor do a check on passwords used for SQL logins against...
  • Blog Post: SCVMM in System Center 2012 and managing Citrix XenServer (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 5.)

    This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis: “Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the same as for a Hyper-V based VM?  (example: can you still live migrate, change RAM, etc?)” The simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same. ...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: RTM of Windows Server 2008!

      It's the day we've all been waiting for! Today - Windows Server 2008 has RTM 'd.  For those of you who don't know - RTM stands for "Released to Manufacturing".  In other words, put a fork in it!  It's DONE.  SHIPPED!  Signed off!  Ready to mass produce!...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Migration Question - "Can I leave my users as NT Domain accounts?" (Part 2)

    Part 2 = Let’s see if we can remove the old Exchange 5.5 Server now! (If you haven’t read it already, Part 1 is posted here .) So… after the mailbox move, I used the PFMigrate tool to move system folders and public folders. Since my demo environment didn’t have any public...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 3 of 4)

    WARNING: What we have here is a licensing question… Question 3: “How do I upgrade an OEM copy of Vista Home Basic or Premium to Vista Ultimate edition?” The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of the “ Anytime Upgrade ”. You can purchase an upgrade online. “But what if I want to go from...
  • Blog Post: Why is this man smiling?

    Because his long wait is over! He has been waiting patiently for the long-promised Service Pack 1 for Small Business Server 2003 , and now it’s finally HERE ! With Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1, you can take advantage of several key product improvements, including: • Enhanced...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Subscription Discount Code? (So many questions. So little time. Part 44)

    Jeff asked me for this at a recent TechNet Event … That’s a fair question, Jeff.  For several years, I have been promoting TechNet Subscription s in pretty much every way available to me .  It is a great resource that, even if I weren’t a Microsoft Employee, I would yearly purchase for myself...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 7.)

    At our TechNet Event in Saint Louis, Matt J asked: “How do I migrate from Microsoft Virtual Server to Hyper-V?” I haven’t been asked that for quite awhile (about 3 years, actually).  But we did have a few people at our event in Saint Louis that are still using Microsoft’s previous virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Notes from the TechNet Briefing in Bloomington, Indiana

    Hi! Here are the questions I jotted down at our TechNet Briefing in Bloomington, as well as some answers and additional resources. Also, for your convenience, here is the link to my blog post containing the link to that resource document I handed out. — Q: I’m running Windows Server 2003...
  • Blog Post: April-June 2007 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s TechNet “Racing Fuel” Event Resources – April-June, 2007 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Kevin’s Blog “Full of I.T.” – Additional Resources and Discussion http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde Feedback e-mail to my boss: Melanie Brunner – mbrunne...
  • Blog Post: Powerful PowerShell Resources (So many questions. So little time. Part 27)

    Thanks for the request, Howard.  Here are some good ones:  Site: Scripting with PowerShell – videos, guides, wiki articles.. a great starting point. Site: PowerShell.com – “The Community for PowerShell People” Book: Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 – co...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Windows Server 2008 Resources for {heros}

    TechFuse - February 26, 2008 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Kevin’s Blog “Full of I.T.” – Additional Resources and Discussion http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde Feedback e-mail to my boss: Rich Russell– richruss@microsoft.com Future...
  • Blog Post: Server Quest promo Video

    Fun stuff: http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=61e0d4b6-5d6e-47c5-9ad0-d48310db5e91
  • Blog Post: Jan-March 2006 - TechNet Event Resources

    Kevin’s Technet “Fuel” Event Resources - January-March, 2006 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Kevin’s Blog “Full of I.T.” – Additional Resources and Discussion http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde Feedback E-mail to my boss: Melanie Brunner – mbrunne...
  • Blog Post: Going just next door!

    Greetings! Next week I’m going to be in Appleton and Madison, Wisconsin, doing our free, live TechNet Briefings for IT Professionals at the following locations: April 5 – Appleton, WI Theater- Regal College Avenue 16 W3091 Van Roy Rd Appleton Wisconsin 54915 Phone: 920 831-0973 ...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Microsoft SQL Server 2005 "Best of SQL Launch" Resource Page

    In preparation for our series of “Best of SQL Launch” events , I put together a page of resources that I hand out to my event attendees. I figure that it beats having to try and quickly write down URLs as they fly by in the slides… and it gives you something else to scribble on, too. “But I hate typing...