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IT Manager Community Chats are back!

This Wednesday (March 16) at I’ll be hosting the first of what I hope will be many (several already scheduled… more to follow) of what we call “IT Manager Community Chats with Kevin Remde”.  Our first one is going to be with Microsoft’s Tharun Tharian, a Sr. Product Manager for SQL Azure.  You’ll learn about… Read more

US Central Region TechNet Events are Here!

How will your IT organization consider using “the cloud”?  Is there even an option for you; and if so, what does it look like? Next month we start our new series of events focusing on how IT is being transformed into a dynamic, service-based resource for your business.  To do this you need to not… Read more

TechNet “Firestarter” Event Resources: DEPLOYMENT!

Hello all!  Below is the online version of the Resource Page that I’m handing out at my TechNet Events over the next several weeks.  I hope you find them useful! -Kevin UPDATE: If you want the PowerPoint files, they can be viewed or downloaded from HERE. —– E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback… Read more

TechNet Central Region Events are back! Windows 7 Deployment “Firestarter” Events are LIVE!

That’s right.  We’re coming to a town near you.  “Or at least near me if I live near one of the cities listed below?” Well, yeah..  But anyway, we know that there are a lot of you who are just starting or still wondering about deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 to your businesses,  so… Read more

Trying to break free of Internet Explorer 6? Attend the Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable

You’re not alone!  Sure, many people are making the switch to Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8, but some are actually being held back because of applications or company web-based tools that were built for and require IE 6.  And that’s just not right! “But what do we do about it, Kevin?” Well, one thing… Read more

Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources: April-June 2010 (Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch!)

TechNet Event Slides and Additional Resources http://www.technetevents.com/resources   25%-OFF Special TechNet Plus Subscription Promotion – Yes, save nearly $100 off of a new TechNet Plus Direct Subscription!Use Promotion Code TNITQ404 (that’s 4-ZERO-4) at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/subscription   E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.comFeedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.com   Follow Kevin on Twitter:… Read more

Virtual Round Table: The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows 7 (with Mark Russinovich)

The Springboard Series from Microsoft has been hosting these online round table discussions featuring Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and a panel of subject-matter experts, primarily focused on different aspects of Windows 7 (performance, compatibility, etc.)  “Mark who?” Mark Russinovich.  The guy who gave us Sysinternals.  C’mon.. This guy even has a Wikipedia page.  Anyway,… Read more

INTRODUCING: Microsoft Desktop Player – Find Technical Content and Useful Microsoft Resources Easily

The Microsoft Desktop Player is now live and in Beta.  “What does it do?” Using either your browser (It’s a Silverlight application) or an installed desktop application, you can easily and contextually find webcast recordings, podcast recordings, whitepapers, etc.  So, let’s say you’re interested in SharePoint 2010.. “But I’m not.” Let’s just say you are,… 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

LAST DAY (March 31) for saving nearly $100 on new TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. CLICK HERE for details about the subscription, and about the promotion (28%-off) that ends at the end of today (March 31, 2010).  Or CLICK HERE to dive right in and save 28% using promo code TNITQ404 UPDATE: The 28%-off… Read more