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  • Blog Post: Need a place to build and test your apps, but can’t afford the hardware?

    If you are a developer, or if you are a member of an IT organization which supports a software development organization, then you know that sometimes you need more hardware than you can realistically afford.  And if you do buy the hardware, it becomes obsolete all-too-soon, or just sits there idle...
  • Blog Post: Who are we? I’m glad you asked…

    Hi. I’m Kevin. “Hi Kevin!’ …and I’m an IT Professional Technology Evangelist with Microsoft . I’m one of nine who represent Microsoft in these 48 contiguous United States. (Maybe someone gets to go to Hawaii and Alaska now and then, but they’re not sayin’.) Anyway, I thought I would take a moment to...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

    “A little bit of history first.  Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its way into more IT plans year over year.  The advantages can be enormous when isolating the end user into a virtual desktop that looks and acts like their regular everyday PC.  Of course the ROI has been...
  • Blog Post: Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

    So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “ TechEd 2013 Favorites ” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) attend, and B) enjoy...
  • Blog Post: NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

    This just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region...
  • 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: VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

    You asked for it, so here it is! Here is the list of articles in our “ VMware or Microsoft ? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists . UPDATE: The six weeks are over. The series is complete. Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! ...
  • Blog Post: (Episode 9) Windows 8: Deployment Options – Part 1

    In this episode of “Reimagining Windows”, I welcome Sr. Product Manager Michael Niehaus to the show.  We discuss the tools, technologies, tips and tricks that are available to enable the efficient deployment of Windows 8 onto new or existing hardware.  Tune in for part 1 of our discussion as...
  • Blog Post: Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

    Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Buh-Bye TechNet Subscriptions

    “Don’t you mean, ‘ Buy TechNet Subscriptions’, Kevin?” Nope.  The TechNet Subscription is no more.  Today Microsoft announced that, as of August 31, 2013 we will no longer be selling the TechNet Subscription , in favor of better free trials and evaluations (such as those found at http://aka...
  • 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: TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Virtualization: Did You Know...

    In this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “ Virtualization: Did you Know… ” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows...