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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

Breaking News: P2V Migration for Software Assurance is RTW!

RTW = Released to the Web-i-tubes Remember back in late September when I blogged about this cool toolset that, starting with a physically installed Windows XP machine, you would end up with a fresh install of Windows 7 AND that original Windows XP machine running as a virtual machine in XP-Mode? “Yeah.. that sounds really cool! … 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

How to quickly virtualize your users XP desktop for their use from within Windows 7

This is a really exciting scenario:  You want to get your user(s) upgraded to Windows 7, but they’ve got XP systems with applications that they just can’t do without.  For some reason, the applications won’t work under Windows 7. “Hey Kevin – Isn’t that what XP-Mode in Windows 7 is for?” Exactly.  For those of… Read more

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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

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

Are you moving to Windows 7? Are you looking for IE6-to-IE8 Migration Information?

“Hey Kevin.. I want to deploy Windows 7, and hear good things about IE8, but I don’t know how to start evaluating what I need to make the move off of Internet Explorer 6.  I am sure I have at least one critical application that might not work in IE8, and need to know what… 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