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  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Virtual Academy Course - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Virtual Machines

    Bob Tabor (an MVP who I recently learned a lot of C# from) has created a multi-module course for Microsoft Virtual Academy entitled Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Virtual Machines . This is definitely worth a look, as the number of modules (35) and depth of topics really look to be more quality and in...
  • 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: Step-by-Step: Windows Azure Backup

    Azure Backup “is a simple and reliable data protection solution which enables customers to back up their on-premises data to Microsoft Azure.” Remember Windows Server Backup? Well, like that perennial utility, this one backs up from or restores items to your Windows File System. “But this one backs up...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Domain Controllers in Azure? You bet! (Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros - Part 3)

    The following article is part 3 of our many-part series, “ Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros ”. Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. “Hey Kevin, I’d like to take advantage of putting application servers up in a virtual network in Azure. But...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

    Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such...
  • Blog Post: VMware Pro? Gear up on Hyper-V through Microsoft Early Experts

    Are you a VMware Pro? In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform...
  • 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: 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: 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: NEW SERIES: TechEd 2013 Favorites

    The introduction… I begin this post as I’m sitting at the gate in Minneapolis, waiting to board.  I’ll finish it while I’m flying south.  My name is Kevin, and I’m huge TechEd fan. “Hi, Kevin!” Hi.  I’m being joined at TechEd once again by several thousand of my closest friends, and also...
  • Blog Post: Were you wondering about volume-activating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

    Many of the questions I get asked have to do with licensing and activation. I just found out about a video that does a good job of summarizing what KMS Activation is and how it works in Windows 7 . It also mentions some of the changes and new functionality that goes beyond how KMS Activation worked with...
  • 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: Dear TechEd Diary – June 11, 2012

    Great day #1 of TechEd 2012! Last night’s Krewe of TechEd party at Howl at the Moon was a lot of fun.  Thanks to all of the sponsors that made it possible.  This morning I started the day very early.  The “Twitter Army” held a 7:30am “briefing”, which I attended.  Got to have a little...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's Angelbeat Event Resources (July 2010)

    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/subscription E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Free Exam-Cramming Sessions

    In the MCP Flash e-mail I received at 1:39AM this morning, the top item is about three FREE webcasts devoted to helping people get ready for three different certification exams.  "Which ones?" Here is the text from the e-mail: Walk in to your exam with confidence! Your Microsoft Certified...
  • Blog Post: Cloud on Your Terms Part 23 of 30: Windows Azure for the IT Professional

    You might recall that in April 2011 I introduced you (or perhaps re-introduced you) to Windows Azure in part 6 of my “ Cloudy April ” blog series. Windows Azure , in case you’ve forgotten (or have been living under a rock) is Microsoft’s Platform as a Service ( PaaS ) offering...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on June 11, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Technical Overview (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300) ” I will also be recording the demos as screencast videos. Watch my blog for when those go live on TechNet Edge . I hope you...
  • 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: Cloud on Your Terms Part 22 of 30: My Private Private Cloud

    Back in Part 10 of our “Cloud on Your Terms” series, I discussed the goals of building my own test environment – which I refer to as my “ Private Private Cloud ”. It was the first in a series of screencasts and blog posts showing the process of building your own test environment...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Azure VMs to learn: Networking Basics - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 29 of 31)

    As we’ve shown in previous articles of our series, Windows Azure is a very useful tool for setting up a testing and training environment.  Today in part 29 of “ 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud ”, Don Noonan (guest writer) shows us how to set that up and take advantage of it. FIND HIS ARTICLE HERE...
  • Blog Post: Are you moving to Windows 7? Are you looking for IE6-to-IE8 Migration Information?

    “Hey Kevin.. I want to deploy Windows 7 , and hear good things about IE8 , but I don’t know how to start evaluating what I need to make the move off of Internet Explorer 6. I am sure I have at least one critical application that might not work in IE8, and need to know what it takes to plan for and perform...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Round Table: The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows 7 (with Mark Russinovich)

    The Springboard Series from Microsoft has been hosting these online round table discussions featuring Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject-matter experts, primarily focused on different aspects of Windows 7 (performance, compatibility, etc.)  “Mark who?” Mark Russinovich...
  • Blog Post: Resources for TechNet Webcast: Virtualization in a Nutshell (Part 1 of a 20 part virtualization series!)

    Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on January 14, 2009, entitled " TechNet Webcast: Virtualization in a Nutshell (Level 300) ” This is part 1 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization . ( Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE ). I hope you find these links...