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Windows 10: What/Where the Deployment Tools Are

It’s been nearly a month since Windows 10 became publically available to all, so I’m sure all of you IT Pros who read my blog have been installing (and hopefully enjoying) Windows 10 on your personal machines, while at the same time beginning to think about how you’re going to support a rollout to your… Read more

Breaking News: RSAT for Windows 10 now available!

This just in.. The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that will run on and support remotely managing Windows Server (including the latest Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) are now generally available for download. You can find the download HERE NOTE: Make sure you read the system requirements!  These tools only run on Windows 10 Professional… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 RTMs are now available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

This just in today… According to the Windows blog, S. Somasegar’s blog, and the In the Cloud blog, today Microsoft has made the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers to download. Also now available is the RTM of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 Preview Evaluations Are Now Available

Gentlemen, start your downloads!  (Ladies, too!) The previews for the “blue” wave of server products beat the estimated arrival dates (I thought we’d have to wait ‘til June 26th!) and became available late yesterday for TechNet and MSDN subscribers.  Those products include: Windows Server 2012 R2, and System Center 2012 R2. But, not only for… Read more

Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

System Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new functionality that is… Read more

31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Recap

It’s over!  November (Movember?) is here!  Now it’s time to sit back and soak in all of this great information! Below is a complete list (Thank you, Keith Mayer for compiling it) of links to our full 31 Days.  Enjoy! 31 Days of our Favorite Things The Cloud OS Platform by Kevin Remde Server Manager… Read more

Available Now: RTM Version of the FREE Windows 2012 eBook

I just learned (from the Microsoft Press Blog) that the The Free e-Book on Windows Server 2012 is now updated to include any changes found in the final, released version of Windows Server.  Here are the formats, and the links: PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook EPUB – Introducing Windows… Read more

Launch Day! Windows Server 2012 is available today!

Yessir!  According to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform page, And that’s today!  Go to THIS PAGE to set up a reminder that at 8:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Central) time, the launch is happening. “Where will the Windows Server Launch be taking place?” Online.  Go to www.windows-server-launch.com at 10:00AM Central Time to “learn, connect, and have… Read more

Evaluate Windows 8 Enterprise–90 Days for FREE

If you’re not already a TechNet or MSDN Subscriber, you have another option for trying out Windows 8.  Microsoft has made  90-day free evaluation downloads available. Check out the Windows 8 Evaluation FAQ HERE, and then GO HERE to get the bits!… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download

Overview Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.  Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials is an ideal first server,… Read more