NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I'm … Continue reading NEW Bigger Discount on TechNet Plus Subscriptions!

Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

RCs = Release CandidatesRTW = Released to Web“for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers”You remember several days ago we announced that the RC for Windows 7 would be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30th.“Hey, that’s today!”Yep.  And of course the first thing I did this morning was to connect up to … Continue reading Breaking News: It’s here! RCs are RTW! (for some)

BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

“Huh?!”Yep. Release Candidate 1 (and only, I’ve heard) will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30, 2009.“Says who?  All I’ve heard is leaks and rumors of leaks.”Says the Windows 7 team on the Windows 7 Team Blog.  “Can I get it now?”Do you have a TechNet Plus or MSDN subscription?“No”Then you should … Continue reading BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

Important Windows 7 Beta-to-RC Upgrade (?!) Information

Now.. before you kill the messenger, you really need to read and understand this post from the “Engineering Windows 7” blog  in its entirety:Delivering a quality upgrade experienceDon’t want to read it all?  Okay.. If you really want the summary instead, here are important bits: We are thrilled that so many people are running and … Continue reading Important Windows 7 Beta-to-RC Upgrade (?!) Information

Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

(RTW = Released to Web) There’s a new version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit out.  ACT 5.5.Download hereFor those of you not familiar with this toolset, check out the main TechNet Library pages about it. Oddly, that page was updated two days from now.“Huh?  ‘Was updated.. Wednesday’ ? ”This blog post is happening April 6, … Continue reading Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

Resources and Q-A for TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300)

Here are some resources relating to webcast I delivered on March 20, 2009, entitled "TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300)”  This is part 19 of a 20 part series on the many aspects of virtualization.  (Yung Chou blogged the entire schedule HERE).I also included links to resources that will help … Continue reading Resources and Q-A for TechNet Webcast: Road Map for the Future of Virtualization (Level 300)

Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Breaking news: The browser that you are using right now is quite possibly out of date.Today Microsoft released the new version of the Internet Explorer browser.  Internet Explorer 8, or “IE8”.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspxIt’s fast.  It’s cool.  It’s easier to develop for (standards, baby!).  And it’s available HERE.For details from the team who brought it to you, … Continue reading Breaking News: IE8 Released!

Kevin’s “Connections 2009” Event Resources

Orlando - March 16, 2009 NOTE: My demo scripts are attached to this post.  You'll find the attachment at the bottom. E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.com Feedback e-mail to my boss: Harry Caldwell – HarryCal@microsoft.com IT Manager Community Hub and Forumhttp://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagementhttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itmanager/threads/ Thrive: “Me > My Skills > My Organization”http://www.microsoft.com/thrive 28% off Special TechNet … Continue reading Kevin’s “Connections 2009” Event Resources

Breaking News: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate Available

Today Microsoft reached another milestone in the release cycle for the next version of Internet Explorer - “IE8”.  I’ve been running Beta 2 very happily for quite awhile, and recently gained access to an internal release of Release Candidate 1.  Today we’ve made that release available for anyone who wants to try it out.  “Where … Continue reading Breaking News: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) Release Candidate Available

Breaking News: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 is RTW!

(RTW = Released to Web)If you’re already managing the protection of your data with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, you’ll definitely want to know that SP1 for DPM 2007 is out and available for download TODAY. (see below if you just want the download links)And you probably also want to know that if you’ve … Continue reading Breaking News: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 is RTW!