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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

Are you moving to Windows 7? Are you looking for IE6-to-IE8 Migration Information?

“Hey Kevin.. I want to deploy Windows 7, and hear good things about IE8, but I don’t know how to start evaluating what I need to make the move off of Internet Explorer 6.  I am sure I have at least one critical application that might not work in IE8, and need to know what… Read more

Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources – Feb-Mar 2010

TechNet Event Slides – http://www.technetevents.com/resources   28%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100  off of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITE04 (that’s ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscriptionIMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion.   E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde –… Read more

Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

(RTW = Released to Web) There’s a new version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit out.  ACT 5.5. Download here For those of you not familiar with this toolset, check out the main TechNet Library pages about it. Oddly, that page was updated two days from now. “Huh?  ‘Was updated.. Wednesday’ ? ” This blog post… Read more

Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date. Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser.  Internet Explorer 8, or “IE8”.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx It’s fast.  It’s cool.  It’s easier to develop for (standards, baby!).  And it’s available HERE. For details from the team who brought… Read more

Breaking News: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate Available

Today Microsoft reached another milestone in the release cycle for the next version of Internet Explorer – “IE8”.  I’ve been running Beta 2 very happily for quite awhile, and recently gained access to an internal release of Release Candidate 1.  Today we’ve made that release available for anyone who wants to try it out.  “Where… Read more

Resources for TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista in Your Organization with CONFIDENCE!

Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on November 5, 2008, entitled “TechNet Webcast: Deploying Windows Vista in Your Organization with CONFIDENCE! (Level 300)” I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Microsoft Deployment Deployment Feature Team Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb960434.aspx Microsoft Deployment Home http://www.microsoft.com/deployment Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 Update 1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3bd8561f-77ac-4400-a0c1-fe871c461a89&displaylang=en&tm TechNet Desktop Deployment… Read more

TechNet Radio: Mitigating Application Compatibility Issues on Windows Vista Using Shims

The other day I interviewed Chris Jackson about some pretty interesting options you have to support application compatibility in Windows Vista.  That interview went live today on TechNet Radio.  Here’s where you find TechNet Radio.  And here are the links directly to the interview in various formats: WMA mp3 Hi bandwidth mp3 Low bandwidth… Read more