Full of I.T.

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“Cloudy April” Part 1: Full of I.T. with my head in the clouds

Greetings!  Welcome to my 31-part series of articles all about this thing called “the cloud”. “Seriously, Kevin?  Is this some warped April-Fools joke?  Haven’t we heard enough about ‘the cloud’?” I’m going to answer that question with another question: What have you heard?  “It means something I use is hosted somewhere else.  But honestly… every… Read more

Breaking News from MMS: SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is RTW!

(RTW = Released to the Wild Wild Web) At the Microsoft’s Management Summit (MMS 2011)  Microsoft announced the availability of BETA 2 of System Center Configuration Manager 2012.  “What are the new big improvements?” I was just getting to that.  Here’s a quick summary: “User-Centric Management” / “Flexible Delivery of Applications”: This SCCM version acknowledges… Read more

Breaking News from MMS 2011: SCVMM 2012 Beta is RTW!

(RTW = Released to the Webtubes) Today at the 2011 Microsoft Management Summit Microsoft announced the availability of the BETA of the next version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager – SCVMM 2012 Here are more details you should check out: The SCVMM 2012 Beta page The Download Bing it. “What are you most excited… Read more

Kevin’s Resources: The Transformation of IT– From Virtualization to the Cloud

Follow Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinRemde Technical Question E-mails: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Positive Feedback E-mails (my boss): Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com FREE Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here:  https://aka.ms/Evals “WAG” = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn): With Subgroups for user groups by geography – https://aka.ms/WAG Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde… Read more

Windows Azure: A Fresh Look

I ran across a really excellent blog post this morning.  David Pallmann (a Microsoft MVP) provides an excellent overview of the Windows Azure platform; all of its parts, and the current state of all of the components: “In this post I’ll take you through an updated tour of the Windows Azure platform.  It’s 2011, and… Read more

Seasonal, Semi-Addictive, and Definitely Cloud-Worthy

Just for fun… Check out the game that the Microsoft UK Partner Network folks created.  It’s a fun game (built with Silverlight and running in Windows Azure, of course), where you try and get Santa Claus bouncing higher and higher on the cloud. “Is that all?” Yep.  It’s simple, but addictive.  And it suits me… Read more

Stop putting whip holders in your horseless carriages. (And what does that have to do with the cloud?)

“Computing is undergoing a seismic shift from client/server to the cloud, a shift similar in importance and impact to the transition from mainframe to client/server. Speculation abounds on how this new era will evolve in the coming years, and IT leaders have a critical need for a clear vision of where the industry is heading.” … Read more

Are you “what’s next”?

Dear blog, Yes, I know… it’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  True, I shared some of my personal videos from TechEd, plus some resources for attendees to series of presentations I did a little while ago.. but nothing really from the heart; from my personal thoughts or opinions.  And isn’t that what a… Read more