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Put your ADFS in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Welcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario: Single Sign-On support using Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services), and Office 365 and/or… Read more

Can you run Exchange 2010 on a Core Server? (So many questions. So little time. Part 35)

Dean attended our TechNet Event recently, and asked this question: No.  A Server Core installation is really not meant to be an application platform for rich applications.  Many Windows applications require components that are not available in the current Windows Server 2008 R2 core installation.  And a core option is not supported in the list… Read more

Does Exchange play well with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory? (So many questions. So little time. Part 21.)

We got this question at our TechNet Event back in January.  The person didn’t give their name, so let’s call him Jooblety-Goop. “Dynamic Memory and Exchange 2010 – What happens in that scenario?” Well JG, I assume you’re asking about how Exchange Server 2010 works as a virtual workload (Short answer: Just great!), and more… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – MigrationWiz and Office 365

Yes!  My first in our new “Cloud Innovators” series of interviews is now live! About This Video We’re kicking off a new series today with Sr. IT Pro Evangelist Kevin Remde as he examines some of the top innovative companies who are using Microsoft Cloud solutions to help others improve their IT and business operations…. 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

Kevin’s Angelbeat Event Resources (July 2010)

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.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com Follow Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinRemde   “WAG” = Windows Administrator Groups (on… 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

WAG – It’s like Bacon Flavored Dog Treats for the IT Professional

WAG = Windows Administrator Groups Last week I decided to try something new, and it’s catching on in a big way.  I wanted to create a new set of user groups for IT Administrators who primarily work with MIcrosoft Windows-based infrastructures.  So I came up with the acronym WAG.  I’m also a recent big fan… Read more

RTW: Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer and the Exchange Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0

A couple of new tools are available for those of you either in the planning stages of an Exchange 2010 deployment, or looking to verify the configuration of your Exchange organization’s configuration: Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer – Brief Description The Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer performs an overall topology readiness scan of your environment and provides you with… Read more

Kevin’s "New Efficiency": Launch Event Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.comFeedback 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 Manager Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagementNEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization – http://www.microsoft.com/click/thrive/ 25%-OFF Special… Read more