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Breaking News: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 is RTW!

(RTW = Released to Web) If you’re already managing the protection of your data with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, you’ll definitely want to know that SP1 for DPM 2007 is out and available for download TODAY. (see below if you just want the download links) And you probably also want to know that… Read more

2009: The Virtual Year

Mike Neil is the General Manager of Virtualization at Microsoft.  He’s the guy with the job of overseeing where Microsoft is going with Virtualization; looking at the big-picture and how Microsoft can contribute to and lead in the area of Virtualization. He recently contributed this very good summary of where it’s all headed, with predictions… Read more

Kevin’s Demo World – Part 1 – My Foundation

“Hey Kevin.. what are the specs on that there demo computer?” Funny you should ask.  I get that a lot.  And so I thought I’d share with you my dream configuration.  It is my hope that some of you will take these steps and use them to build your own test environment, so you can… Read more

IMPORTANT NEWS: Out-of-Band Critical Update for Internet Explorer is now available

If you’ve been hearing the news over the past couple of days, you’ve heard about the exploit that was discovered, and has been taken advantage of, in Internet Explorer.  “’IE?  What version?” All versions.  It is documented in these two articles: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 960714 This issue is categorized as… Read more

IT Managers – This hub’s for YOU!

Breaking News: The IT Manager Community Hub is LIVE! Spread the word! For several months now, I’ve been working with people in the Microsoft BMO on this project, which started because of a recognition that IT Managers – people who lead IT people and run IT organizations – haven’t been served as well as they… Read more

Breaking News: TechEd 2009 US Registration is OPEN!

TechEd North America 2009 is happening a little earlier this year: May 11-15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  And this year Microsoft is offering the biggest early-bird discount they’ve ever done: $300 off the registration if you register by December 31st, 2008. “Have you ever been to TechEd, Kevin?” Does the bear [live] in the… Read more

Windows 7 Beta 1 for MDC Attendees

(NOTE: I didn’t write this blog post.  It was sent to me in hopes that I would post it.  It’s geared more towards developers, some of whom do read my blog now and then – so I thought it was worth sharing.  -Kevin)   Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will… Read more

IT Managers – We’ve got Webcasts for you!

If you manage an IT team or organization, and if you want some good resources on building your business – or even your career – using Microsoft technologies, you should check out this webcast series going on now. Here’s the link to the series landing page. A number of webcasts and podcasts have been recorded… Read more

Resources for TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista in Your Organization with CONFIDENCE!

Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on November 5, 2008, entitled “TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista in Your Organization with CONFIDENCE! (Level 300)” I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Microsoft Deployment Deployment Feature Team Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb960434.aspx Microsoft Deployment Home http://www.microsoft.com/deployment Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89&displaylang=en&tm TechNet Desktop Deployment… Read more