“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!
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!)
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!
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
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmMy Central Region IT Pro Evangelist teammates and I are going to be delivering a series of 31 blog posts in October, all about Windows Server 2012. Check back here on Monday at 8:00am Central Time for the introduction to and part 1 of our series. …and have a super weekend!
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmRichard Fichera of Forrester Research had recently written up and posted his initial impressions of Windows Server 2012, and his related recommendations. Here’s my super-ultra-brief summary:1. Here’s why Windows Server 2012 is really great, and2. You should start considering it NOW, even if you’re also still just rolling out Windows Server 2008. In all seriousness.. … Continue reading Oh good. It’s not just me. Richard likes Windows Server 2012, too.
Yessir! According to the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform page, And that’s today! Go to THIS PAGE to set up a reminder that at 8:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Central) time, the launch is happening. “Where will the Windows Server Launch be taking place?” Online. Go to http://www.windows-server-launch.com at 10:00AM Central Time to “learn, connect, and have … Continue reading Launch Day! Windows Server 2012 is available today!
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmToday Microsoft is unveiling a new global brand. The old is history. Sure, you’ll see it around for quite awhile (like on my formerly-official presenter shirts), but going forward, this is the new face of Microsoft: “Seriously? You’re changing the logo after all these years?” Yessiree. And I agree that it’s time for the change. … Continue reading So do I have to throw out all of my logo’d shirts now?
Overview http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWindows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive. Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials is an ideal first server, … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download
http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmGee.. you go out to the gym for a couple of hours and come back and lo-and-behold the Windows 8 released (RTM) bits become available for download for TechNet and MSDN subscribers! So if you subscribe, go to the site and get ‘em while they’re hot!“What about other folks? When can I buy it?”If you’re … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: While I was away, the Windows 8 bits hit TechNet and MSDN!