VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWhat’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

How much is this gonna cost? – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 15 of 31)

Sure, we know that Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud solution for Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) and now Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), becoming not only a platform for globally scalable applications, but also a foundation and an extension of your IT infrastructure.  But… http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“What is this going to cost me, Kevin?” That’s a good question.  And fortunately for you and … Continue reading How much is this gonna cost? – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 15 of 31)

31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 Versions (Part 22 of 31)

Today we need to talk about the versions and the licensing options you have for Windows Server 2012.  There are some pretty significant changes to A) what you can purchase, and B) what those versions include. “So it’s not just Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter?  Are you making it even more complex?!” Absolutely not.  In fact, … Continue reading 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 Versions (Part 22 of 31)

Should I just wait for Windows 8? (So many questions. So little time. Part 28)

Josh is asking what I’m sure a lot of people are also wondering, given the recent excitement around our next version of Windows.. Wow!  A two-parter!      Short answer to your first part: No.  Don’t wait to start the migration.  Longer explanations and reasons: The many and varied ways that Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP … Continue reading Should I just wait for Windows 8? (So many questions. So little time. Part 28)

Limits on Migration? (So many questions. So little time. Part 26)

At our TechNet Event in Columbus, OH recently, Andy asked: There is no limitation, Andy.  I think some of the concerns people have are related to licensing.  Can I really take a live virtual machine and move it freely between nodes in a cluster?  The answer is, yes.  Absolutely.  Assuming you’re already licensed to run … Continue reading Limits on Migration? (So many questions. So little time. Part 26)

Private Cloud Day–A Big Deal and a Big Event

This Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Microsoft is holding a special Private Cloud webcast.  “Special?  What’s so special?” I’ll tell you why.  Well, actually I can’t tell you all the details (because I don’t know them), but what I can tell you is that you’ll learn a lot.  The webcast features Satya Nadella – President, Server and … Continue reading Private Cloud Day–A Big Deal and a Big Event

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: https://twitter.com/KevinRemdeConnect with Kevin on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinremde "WAG" … Continue reading Kevin’s TechNet Event Resources: April-June 2010 (Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Launch!)