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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

Breaking News: RTM! SQL Server 2008 R2 is Released!

Today, April 21, 2010, at 9:30am CDT, Microsoft announces the release-to-manufacturing of SQL Server 2008 R2. Watch the SQL Server Virtual Press Room for the official announcement. “What are the big benefits, Kevin?” Your end users and consumers of “the right information, right now” will love the big improvements in “self-service” BI; taking advantage of… Read more

BIG News: Microsoft Office 2010 + SharePoint 2010 RTM!

(RTM = Released to Manufacturing) It’s a big day for Microsoft, and for the world of people who work with information and documents on their computers.  Or on a SharePoint page using a browser.  Or on their phone.  Today marks the “ship” day for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.  It’s done.  It’s ready.  Kick it… 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

Kevin’s "the NEW efficiency" Windows 7 Launch Event Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback 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 Managers Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagement NEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager   THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization… Read more

NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

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

Breaking News: Finally! Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SHIPPED! RTM, Baby!

RTM = Released to Manufacturing At 1:40pm Pacific (Redmond) time, the party started around the world, as both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 finally ship; that is to say, they are “RTM’d”.  The bits are ready.  They’ll be sent to OEMs, then made available to partners, businesses, TechNet and MSDN subscribers, and finally… Read more

Sing for Bing!

This is cute.  I’m not eligible (as usual), but “the interns” in the Bing group at Microsoft have posted a fun video about a Jingle Contest. “What could I win?” Check out their video…   You have ‘til July 31st to get your video in…. Read more

Breaking News: “Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search”

Hey Yahoo.. Bing this:  Enterprise Software – Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search My take… As much as I love the news that Bing is now ahead of Yahoo! search, I’m not ready to celebrate just yet.  Sure, it’s cool that Bing has moved into the number two spot world-wide, but… Read more