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  • Blog Post: TechNet On Tour: Disaster Recovery using Azure

    To follow up on my post of a couple of days ago , I thought I’d share this awesome introductory video discussing our up-coming September/October US events… Have you signed up yet? GO HERE to select your city and date: http://aka.ms/TechNetTour Hope to see you there!
  • Blog Post: If you’re in the area of Saint Louis and can get away from work on May 19, 2015…

    We’re hosting another of our IT Camps on Microsoft Azure and how to extend your datacenter into the cloud. It’s a free, full-day of learning, including hands-on-labs and great resources for further investigation. Go to http://aka.ms/AzureITCampMO for details and to register. (Hurry.. space is limited...
  • Blog Post: Are you abandoning 32-bit in Windows 8? (So many questions. So little time. Part 24)

    Yes, I’m back (finally) with another in my series of expanded-answers to questions I have received during TechNet Events and IT Camps I’ve facilitated.  But for these next blog posts I’m going to have a little fun by actually showing you the written question. Our question today comes from Timi,...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our Kansas City TechNet Event

    When I deliver a presentation, or during the breaks, I’m invariably asked a question that I can’t answer. “A single question?  Really?” Okay.. SEVERAL questions.  (Who’s counting?!)  The point is that I consider it a valuable learning opportunity.  I write the question down and then...
  • Blog Post: Limits on Migration? (So many questions. So little time. Part 26)

    At our TechNet Event in Columbus, OH recently, Andy asked: There is no limitation, Andy.  I think some of the concerns people have are related to licensing.  Can I really take a live virtual machine and move it freely between nodes in a cluster?  The answer is, yes.  Absolutely. ...
  • Blog Post: How are you booting into the VHD? (So many questions. So little time. Part 43)

    The following question was asked by Joobly-Goop (not his real name) at a recent TechNet Event , in the context of our doing a Boot-From-VHD configuration and then dual-booting into the Operating System that was in the Virtual Hard Disk (.VHD) file… I certainly understand your confusion, J.G. (May I call...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's TechNet Event Resources: April-June 2010 (Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch!)

    TechNet Event Slides and Additional Resources http://www.technetevents.com/resources 25%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a new TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITQ404 (that’s 4-ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet...
  • Blog Post: NEW: Save 25% on TechNet Plus Direct Subscription (Who wouldn’t want to save $87.25?)

    UPDATE: This promotion has expired. Please click here to see details on the current promotion. UPDATE: This promotion ends on June 30, 2010 October 31, 2010 .. and will still save you 25% on the newly named "TechNet Subscription Professional" (same price). Just substitute "TechNet Plus Direct" with...
  • Blog Post: Where can I use Managed Service Accounts? (So many questions. So little time. Part 32)

    Great question! For those of you who are not familiar with these things called Managed Service Accounts , let’s first talk about the problem that the solve.  But let’s first set the stage with a couple of assumptions: You have some domain accounts being used as the identity for some services. For...
  • Blog Post: Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

    UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live. Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region ( Brian Lewis , Keith Mayer , Matt Hester , and Moi ) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning;...
  • Blog Post: Can DJOIN fix this? (So many questions. So little time. Part 25)

    Amy asks: This question was in the context of our discussion on “Offline Domain Join” (djoin.exe).  For those of you not familiar with it, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 support the ability to join a machine to a domain, even while there is no network connectivity between the joining machine...
  • Blog Post: WAG – It’s like Bacon Flavored Dog Treats for the IT Professional

    WAG = Windows Administrator Groups Last week I decided to try something new, and it’s catching on in a big way. I wanted to create a new set of user groups for IT Administrators who primarily work with MIcrosoft Windows -based infrastructures. So I came up with the acronym WAG. I’m also a recent...
  • 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: Watch This Space

    My Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012 .  Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series. …and have a super weekend! 
  • 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: 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: 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: TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators - MigrationWiz and Office 365

    Yes!  My first in our new “Cloud Innovators” series of interviews is now live! About This Video We’re kicking off a new series today with Sr. IT Pro Evangelist Kevin Remde as he examines some of the top innovative companies who are using Microsoft Cloud solutions to help others improve their IT...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Trial and Subscription Rights – TechEd 2013 Favorites

    At the keynote on Monday of TechEd NA (June 3), we made some pretty big announcements around how Windows Azure Trials and various subscription benefits would be changing. So for today’s edition of our “ TechEd 2013 Favorites ” series, I thought I’d briefly introduce you to some surprising changes to...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Virtualization: Did You Know...

    In Part 3 of our “ Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Missed Part 1 or Part...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

    A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft , responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… “So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog - In the Cloud – we recorded...
  • Blog Post: Something cool I just learned: Windows 8, Hyper-V, and Wireless Networking

    This is neat… I was searching the Intertubes (“Googling it on BING ”), looking for knowledge on some topics and some answers for future blog posts, and I happened upon one of John Savill ’s excellent series of Q&A posts on the Windows IT Pro Magazine site.   One of the articles answers...
  • 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: 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...