Full of I.T.

Kevin Remde's IT Pro WebLog

New Windows Azure Trial and Subscription Rights – TechEd 2013 Favorites

At the keynote on Monday of TechEd NA (June 3), we made some pretty big announcements around how Windows Azure Trials and various subscription benefits would be changing. So for today’s edition of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series, I thought I’d briefly introduce you to some surprising changes to the options you have for “kicking… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – Managing Your Cloud Environment with Cognizant Cloud360

This this episode of TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators, I welcome Managing Director at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Ramesh Panuganty to the show.  We discuss their product Cloud360, an enterprise-class cloud management platform that helps you quickly and cost-effectively deploy, manage and operate applications on private, public and hybrid clouds. Tune in as they discuss its features… Read more

FREE IT Camps Coming to a Location Near YOU!

Near you, that is, if you live in any of the most major cities in the United States. Our team of 11 Technical Evangelists (IT Pro Evangelists) are once again on the road and delivering live, FREE IT Camps for you!  We’re bringing you three very compelling topics: What’s new in System Center 2012 SP1,… Read more

Reimagining Windows (Episode 6) – Windows 8: Client Hyper-V and Why It Matters

In today’s episode, I welcome Microsoft MVP, Mitch Garvis to the show.  We discuss how Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows 8 Professional now include Microsoft Hyper-V as an optional feature.  Tune in as we discuss WHY you would want to use the power of Hyper-V virtualization on your desktop, laptop or tablet running Windows 8. Download the… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators– My interview with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes (Part 3)

Continuing our Private Cloud basics series, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes are back.  And in today’s episode they focus on how you can get started in planning a private cloud environment. Tune in as they lay out some best practices you may want to consider. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step #1… Read more

31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Windows Server 2012 Blog Post Series (Part 1 of 31)

Happy October!  And Happy Monday!  “Grrr…” Ah.. Somebody hasn’t had enough coffee yet.  Well… trust me.  It is a great day.  It’s the first day of a new blog post series that me and my central region IT Pro Technology Evangelist buddies are facilitating. “Who?” IT Pro Evangelists Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, and… Read more

Watch This Space

My Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012.  Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series. …and have a super weekend! … Read more

Available Now: RTM Version of the FREE Windows 2012 eBook

I just learned (from the Microsoft Press Blog) that the The Free e-Book on Windows Server 2012 is now updated to include any changes found in the final, released version of Windows Server.  Here are the formats, and the links: PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook EPUB – Introducing Windows… Read more

Launch Day! Windows Server 2012 is available today!

Yessir!  According to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform page, And that’s today!  Go to THIS PAGE to set up a reminder that at 8:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Central) time, the launch is happening. “Where will the Windows Server Launch be taking place?” Online.  Go to www.windows-server-launch.com at 10:00AM Central Time to “learn, connect, and have… Read more

TechNet IT “Mini-Camp” Event–August 30, 2012 in Minneapolis (Edina), Minnesota

Yes indeed!  It’s short notice, but I’d love to see about 30+ IT Pros from the area on Thursday, August 30th.  We’ll be holding an IT “Mini-Camp”, where we’ll discuss and give you some hands-on time with Windows Server 2012 and the new version of Hyper-V virtualization. Here is the text from the registration page,… Read more