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Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00… Read more

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with… Read more

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN… Read more

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live.  Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–VMWorld Key Keynote Notes

Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles.  Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld, and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Microsoft’s similar solutions (Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, and System… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Get the “Scoop” On Hyper-V at VMWorld

Today in our series “VMware or Microsoft?”, we leverage an awesome opportunity to promote our products and give away some good stuff during the VMworld Conference.  Check out Matt Hester’s blog post today for more details…. Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Who schedules your vCPUs more efficiently?

In today’s article in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series, my friend Tommy Patterson addresses this very topic in great detail, comparing the limitations in VMware’s “Gang Scheduling” approach to Microsoft Hyper-V’s. READ HIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE HERE… Read more

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. UPDATE: The six weeks are over.  The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article… Read more

Who are we? I’m glad you asked…

Hi. I’m Kevin. “Hi Kevin!’ …and I’m an IT Professional Technology Evangelist with Microsoft.  I’m one of nine who represent Microsoft in these 48 contiguous United States. (Maybe someone gets to go to Hawaii and Alaska now and then, but they’re not sayin’.) Anyway, I thought I would take a moment to provide you with… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 1) – What’s New in 2012 R2 – Empowering People-Centric IT

I had the privilege of welcoming Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Windows Server and System Center to the show.  We discuss the latest features and enhancements made in Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune as well as several new Windows Azure services.  Tune in… Read more