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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

Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources – Feb-Mar 2010

TechNet Event Slides – http://www.technetevents.com/resources   28%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Direct Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100  off of a TechNet Plus Direct Subscription! Use Promotion Code TNITE04 (that’s ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscriptionIMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion.   E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde –… Read more

Trials and Betas… Trials and Betas…

For those of you looking for something to do today, and are just itching to try out some new software, here is a quick compilation of links to useful downloads of the latest and greatest. Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial – http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/215437506/direct/01/ Download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Trial Software – http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/215437507/direct/01/ Evaluate Forefront Server… 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

SAVE MONEY on your TechNet Subscription: 28% off with NEW promotion code: TNITE04

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

TechNet Events: We may be coming to your town!

  “Really?  My town?” Well.. okay.  Not everyone’s town.  But our schedule of live, free events in the US for IT Pros is done and live and available for you to see now on the TechNet Events site. “What are you guys covering this time around?” I’m so glad you asked!  Here is the event… Read more

Resources from the TechNet Webcast: Automating Windows 7 Deployments using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2

Greetings!  Here are the resources relating to the TechNet Webcast: “Automating Windows 7 Deployments using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2”, delivered November 11, 2009.  I hope you find them useful! -Kevin ___ Demo Screencasts Demo 1: Using Asset Intelligence Demo 2: Inventory Reporting Demo 3: Adding Windows 7 Packages Demo 4: Deploying Windows… Read more

Cool: New Career Planning Resources

Microsoft Learning has a new site (and really a global campaign) devoted to helping you plot out your career, and to help you then find the trainings and resources that can help you get there.  From the site: “Today, more than ever, your career is the best investment you can make. Microsoft provides certifications, guidance,… 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