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Kevin’s TechEd Diary – Day 4 (and beyond)

Dear TechEd Diary, This entry is several days over-due, but I hope you’ll understand.  Towards the end of the conference the schedule is tight, and the exhaustion is real.  So I thought rather than taking time out of my day on Thursday or Friday I’d just take in and enjoy the rest of the week… Read more

Kevin’s TechEd Diary – Day 3

Dear TechEd Diary, Well diary, if you ever had any doubts about “the cloud”, they should have been eased a bit if you attended or watched the live stream of Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi’s “Mark and Mark” cloud discussion this morning. Besides being entertaining, it was very informative.  It’s always great to hear the… Read more

Kevin’s TechEd Diary – Day 1

Here’s a quick post with some of my photos so far.  Trying out a neat photo album feature by just dragging multiple photos into Windows LiveWriter. Included are a couple of shots from the Krewe Meet-n-Greet last night, and random shots of people and food. Now I’m off to another session… TechEd Day 0 PM… Read more

Kevin’s TechEd Diary – Day 0

Dear TechEd Diary, It’s the day before TechEd, which leads to my 3rd favorite week of the year (just behind Christmas/New Year and Easter/Holy week).  My flight appears to be on-time. The day here in Minneapolis will be a good one, weather-wise.  It will be nice in Houston, too.  I haven’t packed much yet, but… Read more

Windows 8.1 for Business: Series Wrap-up and Resources

Well.. Now that you’ve had a chance to take in all the great news (//Build) and new updates from Microsoft over the past couple of weeks, we thought it was finally time to wrap up our series for IT Pros entitled “Windows 8.1 for Business”.  For this final article of the series, I’m going to… Read more

New Storage Tiering coming in Server 2012 R2 – TechEd 2013 Favorites

As you may already be aware, at TechEd this year in New Orleans, several announcements about the new “R2” versions of various products were made.  Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 were just two of the products being updated later this year, and for which preview releases will be available later this… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – Transaction and Application Monitoring Solutions with BlueStripe Software

In this episode I chat with Product Marketing Manager Adam Long from BlueStripe Software.  We discuss BlueStripe’s product FactFinder, which is a transaction and application monitoring tool that helps Operations Support teams manage IT systems availability and performance regardless of where it may reside…physical, virtual or cloud. Learn more about BlueStripe Software __________________________ Experience Microsoft’s… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – Hybrid Network Offerings for Windows Azure and Hyper-V from F5

Once again on the floor of TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, I chat with Jeffrey Bellamy, Director of Business Development at F5 Networks. Jeffrey gives us a quick overview of some of their hybrid network offerings for Windows Azure and Hyper-V. Learn more about F5 Networks __________________________ Experience Microsoft’s latest products with these FREE downloads!… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – Delivering Software Defined Cloud Networking Solutions with Arista Networks

In this brief episode, I speak with Sr. Business Development Manager Joe Hielscher of Arista Networks from the floor at TechEd 2013 in New Orleans.  We chat about the latest features available from their cloud networking solutions and how they support a dynamic datacenter. Learn more about Arista Networks! __________________________ Experience Microsoft’s latest products with… Read more