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Did you know it’s “Computer Science Education Week”?

  “No, I didn’t know that.” I didn’t either… until just this morning when I received an e-mail about it.  Apparently December 6-12, 2009 is officially Computer Science Education Week.  And it’s about time, if you ask me. Microsoft Research has also joined the cause, and provided resources to encourage and support students in making… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers from the TechNet Webcast: Automating Windows 7 Deployment Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2

Greetings! As promised, here are the best of the questions (with answers) from our November 11, 2009 “TechNet Webcast: Automating Windows 7 Deployment Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2” BIG THANK YOU to John Weston, John Baker, and Dan Stolts for handling the Q&A during the live event.  Most of what follows started… Read more

Resources from the TechNet Webcast: Automating Windows 7 Deployments using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2

Greetings!  Here are the resources relating to the TechNet Webcast: “Automating Windows 7 Deployments using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2”, delivered November 11, 2009.  I hope you find them useful! -Kevin ___ Demo Screencasts Demo 1: Using Asset Intelligence Demo 2: Inventory Reporting Demo 3: Adding Windows 7 Packages Demo 4: Deploying Windows… Read more

Good Fun: Windows 7 Film Festival – The Results

Just got an e-mail from Stephen Rose.  He writes: 17 film teams in the Seattle area competed.  Rules were to create a 30 second to 2 minute film, targeted to IT Pros.  Each team picked a different genre from a hat (e.g. Comedy, Music, Parkour, Blast from the Past, etc.).  And they had to include… Read more

Cool: New Career Planning Resources

Microsoft Learning has a new site (and really a global campaign) devoted to helping you plot out your career, and to help you then find the trainings and resources that can help you get there.  From the site: “Today, more than ever, your career is the best investment you can make. Microsoft provides certifications, guidance,… Read more

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 the… Read more

Just for fun…

I just think this is so very clever.  So I had a little fun with it.   Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today! Featuring (in order of appearance): Laura, Kevin, Amy, Nancy, and Andy Remde… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers for the IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Windows 7 “What’s in it for you?” (Part 3 of 3)

Attention IT Managers! The other day we had a fantastic chat with Venky Chandrasekharan, and nearly 200 live attendees, all about Windows 7 and what it provides you in your IT organization and for your business.  (You can listen to that recorded chat session HERE.) As I like to do with these, I promised that… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers for the IT Manager Community Talk with Kevin – Windows 7 “What’s in it for you?” (Part 2 of 3)

Attention IT Managers! The other day we had a fantastic chat with Venky Chandrasekharan, and nearly 200 live attendees, all about Windows 7 and what it provides you in your IT organization and for your business.  (You can listen to that recorded chat session HERE.) As I like to do with these, I promised that… Read more