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Where CAN’T You Use Hyper-V? (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 11.)

A question I’ve actually heard several times before came up again at our TechNet Event in Kansas City several weeks ago: “Can I use Hyper-V as a VM (within Windows 7)?” No. “Can you elaborate?” Absolutely. First of all, Hyper-V is a role added to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Hyper-V can’t… Read more

Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources: April-June 2010 (Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch!)

TechNet Event Slides and Additional Resources http://www.technetevents.com/resources   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.comFeedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com   Follow Kevin on Twitter:… Read more

Transparency: What guides Microsoft to improve server products and reduce your TCO?

Here’s another TLA for you all to learn: CEC.  Microsoft’s Common Engineering Criteria.  The Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria is a set of engineering requirements and guidelines that govern all of Microsoft’s server products.  The idea here is that we build products that work well together, and work to help you reduce your TCO (another TLA… Read more

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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 “TechNet Subscription Professional” in all that you read… Read more

Kevin’s "New Efficiency": Launch Event Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.comFeedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com Future Live, In-Person Event Information:TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremdeMSDN (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com NEW – IT Manager Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagementNEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization – http://www.microsoft.com/click/thrive/ 25%-OFF Special… Read more

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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 that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more

Screencasts of Windows Server 2008 R2 Demos (Set 1 of 2)

Hey all, On June 4, 2009 I delivered part 1 of a 2 part TechNet Webcast Series on Windows Server 2008 R2.   It was the first of a whole series of Windows Server 2008 R2 TechNet Webcasts.  Lately, as you may know, I’ve also been recording the webcast demos as screencasts (See my recent set… Read more

Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

RCs = Release Candidates RTW = Released to Web “for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers” You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th. “Hey, that’s today!” Yep.  And of course the first thing I did this morning… Read more

“We’re just a Microsoft Shop..”

Really?  Just Microsoft?  Not likely.  Most companies have some need for interoperability between vendors and technologies.. and those technologies don’t always play well together.  Microsoft, Linux, MySQL, Apple… these can be a big challenge to support and get working well together. To help address this – to give you some good options around such interoperability… Read more