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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

Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

System Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new functionality that is… Read more

Beta for System Center 2012 SP1 is available for download!

As the title of this posting suggests – or rather says flat out – the beta of System Center 2012 SP1 is available for your downloading and testing/trying pleasure. “Why?  What do I need an SP1 for?  Didn’t System Center 2012 just come out earlier this year?” Absolutely.  But what has since been released? “Windows… Read more

Tracking Hyper-V Dynamic Memory (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 6.)

Justin, in our Saint Louis TechNet Event asked us: “How can we track dynamic memory over time? Application vendor’s physical requirements are always too high. Resource usage over time can better right-size an app.” As of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2, you have some new Hyper-V performance counters that you can monitor using Performance… Read more

URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

“For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  So you know that this… Read more

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UPDATE: This promotion has expired.   Please click here to see details on the current promotion. UPDATE: This promotion ends on June 30, 2010 October 31, 2010.. and will still save you 25% on the newly named “TechNet Subscription Professional” (same price).  Just substitute “TechNet Plus Direct” with “TechNet Subscription Professional” in all that you read… Read more

Breaking News: Out-of-Band Security Update released today (March 30, 2010) for IE6 and IE7

Today a security update is being released out-of-band to address a known and recently exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7.  (See the MSRC Blog for more information about the advanced notification.) “The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds, is described in Microsoft Security Advisory 981374. The out-of-band security bulletin… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact”?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section.  But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet Explorer 6 and later.  Yes, it includes Internet Explorer 8. “What’s the exploit?”… Read more

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/2 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more

Kevin’s "the NEW efficiency" Windows 7 Launch Event Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback 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 Managers Community Hub – http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagement NEW – IT Manager Community Forum – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/itmanager   THRIVE: Me >> My Skills >> My Organization… Read more