Breaking News: IT Pro Cloud Essentials–Free cloud, education, and support!

This is big news!  Today Microsoft is announcing a new subscription (but it’s free!) for IT Professionals.  The goal is to give IT Pros the tools they need to train, test, and eventually implement private and public cloud solutions. “Subscription?  Sounds like TechNet is back!” Well, yeah, in a sense it is.  It’s no secret … Continue reading Breaking News: IT Pro Cloud Essentials–Free cloud, education, and support!

Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWhether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or … Continue reading Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

VMware Pro? Gear up on Hyper-V through Microsoft Early Experts

Are you a VMware Pro?  In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more than one virtualization platform, adding Microsoft virtualization and cloud skills to your technical repertoire … Continue reading VMware Pro? Gear up on Hyper-V through Microsoft Early Experts

Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios. Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages: Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows Azure and System … Continue reading Hey IT Campers! It’s time for an Azure IT Camp!

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

What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson.  Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines.  So… http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“So this guy knows what he’s talking about?” Exactly.  As a companion to his blog - In the Cloud – we recorded these three … Continue reading What’s New in R2 – The Executive Interviews

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmUsing the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with … Continue reading Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription