Full of I.T.

Kevin Remde's IT Pro WebLog

Just For Fun: My Footage of the Grand Opening of the new Microsoft Store at the Mall of America

Yeah… I had some fun attending this event, and shooting this video on Saturday morning.  A couple of fun things to notice: Ray Ozzie is in the house Not everyone knows how to spell MICROSOFT…. Read more

In the “Too Funny Not To Share” category…

IT joke forwarded to me by a good friend… During a recent password audit, it was found that a user was using the following password: “MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento” When asked why she had such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one… 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

TechEd Diary Day 2 – June 8, 2010

Dear TechEd Diary, After breakfast at the hotel with some teammates (it’s nice to know someone with access to the concierge room), the morning was spent editing videos from the previous two days.  Hopefully by the time you’re reading this you’ve already enjoyed the footage and embarrassments documented therein. This afternoon I attended some more… Read more

TechEd Diary Day 0 – June 6, 2010

Dear TechEd Diary, Here we go! Sunday was spent traveling to New Orleans, and then spending quality time in the French Quarter with my team, Microsoft “influencers”, and good friends. “Hey Kevin… Is that you doing Karaoke at the Cat’s Meow?” No comment. PS – I’m working out some issues with buggy video rendering software… Read more

Allure Bays Corp: These Guys Get It. Do you?

Allure Bays Corp. (ABC) is an R&D company focused on next generation tools for presenting and communicating, collaborating through technology, and solving complex business intelligence problems.  ABC is the leader in their field and every day, the smartest minds from around the world walk through the doors at 2010 Office Blvd…. 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

Questions (and Answers) from our Kansas City TechNet Event

When I deliver a presentation, or during the breaks, I’m invariably asked a question that I can’t answer. “A single question?  Really?” Okay.. SEVERAL questions.  (Who’s counting?!)  The point is that I consider it a valuable learning opportunity.  I write the question down and then later find the answer.  Hopefully the person asking will check… Read more