BREAKING NEWS: Buh-Bye TechNet Subscriptions

“Don’t you mean, ‘Buy TechNet Subscriptions’, Kevin?” Nope.  The TechNet Subscription is no more.  Today Microsoft announced that, as of August 31, 2013 we will no longer be selling the TechNet Subscription, in favor of better free trials and evaluations (such as those found at https://aka.ms/evals) Full details of this news are being e-mailed to … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Buh-Bye TechNet Subscriptions

BREAKING NEWS: Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 Preview Evaluations Are Now Available

Gentlemen, start your downloads!  (Ladies, too!) http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmThe previews for the “blue” wave of server products beat the estimated arrival dates (I thought we’d have to wait ‘til June 26th!) and became available late yesterday for TechNet and MSDN subscribers.  Those products include: Windows Server 2012 R2, and System Center 2012 R2. But, not only for … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 Preview Evaluations Are Now Available

TechEd 2013 Favorites – The Complete Series

The 21st annual TechEd North America conference happened this month (June) in New Orleans, and my three IT Technology Evangelist coworkers (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, and Matt Hester) and I had the privilege of attending and taking part.  So in the interest of sharing our experiences and impressions with you, we’ve decided to dedicate the … Continue reading TechEd 2013 Favorites – The Complete Series

Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSo here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A) … Continue reading Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmThis just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region Microsoft US DPE.  The four … Continue reading NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

BREAKING NEWS: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are in GA today!

“Georgia?” http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmNo!  GA means General Availability!  It’s like RTM, but better.  We’ve been talking about Windows Azure virtual machines, and using Azure as “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” (IaaS) for many months now.  We’ve been promoting the heck out of the 90-day free trial of Windows Azure to IT Pros all over the world; but with the caveat that … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are in GA today!

Now Available: New Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on System Center 2012 SP1 (Free training!)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmI just got word that there is new content up on Microsoft Virtual Academy.  Here is the text from the e-mail I received: New Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses: System Center 2012 SP1 With System Center 2012 SP1, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, … Continue reading Now Available: New Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on System Center 2012 SP1 (Free training!)

Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSystem Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new functionality that is … Continue reading Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

LIVE NOW: Watch it here: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmUPDATE: This was live on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012.  Obviously it’s no longer live, so I’ve removed the embedded video window from this post. You can find both the Windows 8 launch and the Surface launch here:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/presskits/windows/liveevent2.aspx You may have to click around on the bar to find the place where the actual events … Continue reading LIVE NOW: Watch it here: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch