Newest Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is Available

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIt isn’t a brand-new tool, but it was updated to version 1.1 the other day, and definitely worth sharing.  The Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is now available.  It’s an installable tool that allows you to “profile [your] existing on-premises infrastructure and estimate cost of running it on Azure.” “Sweet!  So, it installs agents … Continue reading Newest Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool is Available

Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

Logically, it makes sense.  Forever it seems whenever any software company comes out with a new version of their product, the added features and functionality require extra hardware.  In the case of operating systems, that seems especially true.  Software vendors are always trying to build their solutions not to fit today’s hardware, but what hardware … Continue reading Doesn’t Windows 8.1 require more hardware than Windows 7? (Series: Windows 8.1 for Business)

Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

Many of you in the U.S. may be familiar with the Microsoft “IT Camps” that we host now and then, where we teach you some great stuff and then give you the opportunity to work with the technology through hosted hands-on lab exercises.  These free in-person events have become very popular.  They’re so popular, in … Continue reading Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Virtualization: Did You Know…

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-2-Virtualization-Did-You-Know/player?w=512&h=288 Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High … Continue reading TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Virtualization: Did You Know…

TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn this episode I welcomes Bruno Saille to the show.  We discuss the SQL Server Self-Service Kit and how it works with System Center 2012 to help automate SQL Server deployments. Tune in as we discuss how the self-service kits works, which System Center components are required as well as what plans are in store … Continue reading TechNet Radio: Building Clouds – SQL Server Self-Service Kit – Deploying SQL Server as a Service with System Center 2012

What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmActive Directory.  You know it.  You love it.  You’ve loved it since it made its introduction back in Windows 2000 Server.  Over 90 percent of the world’s business IT relies on Active Directory for local user and machine management, authentication, policy application, and directory services.  And with every new version of a Windows Server product, … Continue reading What’s New for Active Directory in Server 2012 R2?