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  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 2 of 4)

    To Hibernate, or NOT to Hibernate… Question 2: “I like using Hibernate. But after I installed [an antivirus program that shall not be pointed to here], hibernate stopped working. I don’t even have an option in the menu anymore.” There are a couple things that may have messed with hibernate. Apparently...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Out-of-Band Security Update released today (March 30, 2010) for IE6 and IE7

    Today a security update is being released out-of-band to address a known and recently exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. (See the MSRC Blog for more information about the advanced notification.) “The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds...
  • Blog Post: URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

    “For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact"?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section. But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: You want PowerShell 2 on XP? Server 2003? You got it!

    I fired up my tweetdeck just a minute ago and saw this tweet from Jeffrey Snover (the architect of PowerShell ): “What does it mean? It means that the new version of PowerShell (version 2.0) is now RTW (Released to Web).  And not only PowerShell 2.0, but also WinRM 2.0 and BITS 4.0.  It’s called...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's TechNet Event Resources - Feb-Mar 2010

    TechNet Event Slides - http://www.technetevents.com/resources 28%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITE04 (that’s ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscription IMPORTANT UPDATE...
  • Blog Post: NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

    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 1/3 of the audience raises their hand. Considering...
  • Blog Post: Talking About Windows

    Just thought I’d share a cool/useful web resource. It’s a “video blog” (pronounced “vblog”, I presume) called “ Talking About Windows ”. http://www.talkingaboutwindows.com Ever wonder about the details around the deep inner-workings of some of your favorite features in Windows ? Want to hear...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: P2V Migration for Software Assurance is RTW!

    RTW = Released to the Web-i-tubes Remember back in late September when I blogged about this cool toolset that, starting with a physically installed Windows XP machine, you would end up with a fresh install of Windows 7   AND that original Windows XP machine running as a virtual machine in XP-Mode...
  • Blog Post: Kevin's "the NEW efficiency" Windows 7 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows XP to Windows 7: Here’s where you BEGIN

    The folks “at corporate” have done a great job with this. If you are one of the many IT Pros out there who are just beginning to consider how you’re going to move your PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7 , you definitely need to check out this guide: Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration The guide...
  • Blog Post: How to quickly virtualize your users XP desktop for their use from within Windows 7

    This is a really exciting scenario:  You want to get your user(s) upgraded to Windows 7 , but they’ve got XP systems with applications that they just can’t do without.  For some reason, the applications won’t work under Windows 7. “Hey Kevin – Isn’t that what XP-Mode in Windows 7 is for?” Exactly...
  • Blog Post: Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 1 of 4)

    Hello Omaha!   Thanks for being such gracious hosts, as always!  I love coming to town.  Sorry none of you took me up on the Karaoke Challenge out at Mic’s .  Maybe next time!  (Hey.. how about this next week? I’ll be at the Omaha HDC , and likely going out to Mic’s on Thursday...
  • 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: 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: “You’ve angered the great Master Russinovich”

    Just for fun - Saw this on the Springboard Series Blog : http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/06/22/you-ve-angered-the-great-master-russinovich.aspx
  • 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: TechNet “Firestarter” Event Resources: DEPLOYMENT!

    Hello all! Below is the online version of the Resource Page that I’m handing out at my TechNet Events over the next several weeks. I hope you find them useful! -Kevin UPDATE : If you want the PowerPoint files, they can be viewed or downloaded from HERE. ----- E-mail Technical Questions...
  • Blog Post: LAST DAY (March 31) for saving nearly $100 on new TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions!

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. CLICK HERE for details about the subscription, and about the promotion (28%-off) that ends at the end of today (March 31, 2010). Or CLICK HERE to dive right in and save 28% using...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate Available

    Today Microsoft reached another milestone in the release cycle for the next version of Internet Explorer - “IE8”. I’ve been running Beta 2 very happily for quite awhile, and recently gained access to an internal release of Release Candidate 1. Today we’ve made that release available for anyone who wants...