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What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… “So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog – In the Cloud – we recorded these three… Read more

A New Blog Series: Why Windows Server 2012 R2

Yes, it’s been a few weeks since our last series wrapped up (“VMware or Microsoft?”), so it’s about time we started a brand new series of blog articles. “Who’s ‘we’?” A fair question.  The ‘we’ I’m talking about is the 11 Microsoft US DPE IT Pro Evangelists in these here 48 contiguous United States.  The… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the… 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

Our Serieses

What is the plural of Series?  (And how is it pronounced?)  Well.. that’s not so important.  What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months.  You’ve seen many articles, and many links to articles and resources, and we sincerely hope… Read more

Build Your Private Cloud in a Month – The Complete April 2013 Series

In April of 2013 our team’s blogging focus was on how to build your Private Cloud.  I hope you found our articles informative, that you have downloaded your free System Center 2012 SP1 trial, your Windows Server 2012 evalution, and have started your Windows Azure FREE TRIAL. Here is our complete April 2013 series:  … 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

Free Global Event–24 Hours in a Private Cloud

http://bit.ly/24hipc Get yourself 5 of those “5 Hour Energy” drinks, set your alarm clock, and join the WORLD for this amazing opportunity to learn all about the Private Cloud solutions from Microsoft.  Here’s the description from the registration page: Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own… Read more

Breaking News: System Center 2012 RTM eval is avalable to all

Wonderful news!  Today at the Microsoft Management Summit going on in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the availability of System Center 2012.  You can start your evaluation downloads now: https://aka.ms/PvtCld Pass it on!… Read more

Kevin’s “Being What’s Next in I.T.” Event Resources

As usual, here is the online version of the event resources I’ll be handing out to my central U.S. IT Camp Event attendees for the next several months.  It is likely that this online version is even better, because A) it contains even more than what I could fit onto one page, B) items may… Read more