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It’s Live: The Springboard Blog

As some of you may remember, I interviewed Celine Allee at TechEd this year for a TechEd Online video.  We spoke about the then-brand-new Microsoft TechNet Springboard Series web site.  Celine just sent an e-mail out informing us of the fact that she and the Springboard team now have a blog. From the text of… Read more

IMPORTANT NEWS: “Out-of-Band” Security Update Has Been Released

Microsoft has some important news that we need to get out in every way possible.  I received an e-mail with a good “script” that describes the situation pretty well.  Here it is (highlighting is my own): “Today, Microsoft released security update MS08-067 to address a new vulnerability in all affected versions of Windows products, which… Read more

Breaking News: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 is RTM!

(RTM = Released to Manufacturing – otherwise known around here as “SHIPPED!”) Finally, the latest tool in the virtualization arsenal is here.  System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 was released today.  “But what is it?” Here’s the text from the System Center Virtual Machine Manager product site: “Microsoft is pleased to announce the release to… Read more

Happy Anniversary – Full of I.T.!

“Happy Anniversary, Kevin!  What we celebrating?” I just saw a recurring note that I made to myself on my calendar for the anniversary date of my first blog post ever – October 17, 2004.  So, I guess we’re really celebrating the birth of this blog. “Well.. Happy Birthday!  You have been truly full of IT… Read more

Kevin’s Virtualization Resources for Omaha HDC!

October 16-17, 2008 E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Rich Russell– richruss@microsoft.com   Future Live, In-Person Event InformationTechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremdeMSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.comMicrosoft Across America: http://www.microsoft.com/acrossamerica   15%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Subscription Promotion – Yes, save $52.39 off of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription, and even… Read more

Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 4 of 4)

Question 4: “Sometimes when a user logs in, they get an empty desktop without their usual icons.  When they log off and log back in, they get their expected desktop back.  Why is that?” This is a problem that I’ve experienced myself.  As your system was coming up, something about the profile was seen to… Read more

Breaking News: Official Name of “Windows 7” Announced

“It is?  It’s announced?  What’s the name?” “Windows 7” “Yeah.. the product that was codename ‘Windows 7’.  What’s the official name?” “Windows 7” “Um.. The official name of what was known as ‘Windows 7’ is..” “Windows 7”!  Yep.  “I’m confused.” That’s the official name now.  Windows 7 is now the official name of the product… Read more

Questions (and Answers) from our TechNet Event in Omaha! (Part 3 of 4)

WARNING: What we have here is a licensing question… Question 3: “How do I upgrade an OEM copy of Vista Home Basic or Premium to Vista Ultimate edition?” The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of the “Anytime Upgrade”.  You can purchase an upgrade online. “But what if I want to go… Read more

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 there was an… Read more

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 again.) I have… Read more