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

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Virtualization: Did You Know…

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn Part 3 of our “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Part-3-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 Quality WMV (PC, Xbox, MCE) Missed Part 1 or Part 2  … Continue reading TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Virtualization: Did You Know…

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…

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

A New Blog Series: Why Windows Server 2012 R2

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmYes, it’s been a few weeks since our last series wrapped up (“VMware or Microsoft?”), so it’s about time we started a brand new series of blog articles. “Who’s ‘we’?” A fair question.  The ‘we’ I’m talking about is the 11 Microsoft US DPE IT Pro Evangelists in these here 48 contiguous United States.  The … Continue reading A New Blog Series: Why Windows Server 2012 R2

NEW: Virtualization IT Camps!

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmYes!  We’re coming back to a classroom near you (I hope) for an intense, full-day of training and hands-on with Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center.  If you’re using virtualization…“What do you mean, ‘if’?”Yeah, good point.  The modern datacenter is already virtualizing, and likely virtualizing using VMware vSphere, vCenter, and so on.  That’s why we … Continue reading NEW: Virtualization IT Camps!

VMware or Microsoft?–Does VMware get it?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmDoes VMware understand the value of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and have the ability to support your “Hybrid Cloud”?  And can they back up their service with a solid Service-Level Agreement comparable to Microsoft’s? Of course they can.  At least I think they can.  Do you think so?  Does Keith?  In today’s final article of our 6-week-long … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Does VMware get it?

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmBrad Anderson and I wrap up our 3 part What's New in 2012 R2 series.  In today's episode we discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack.  Tune in as we go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact their organization's … Continue reading TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

VMware or Microsoft? – Dynamic Storage Management in Private Clouds

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmToday we’re discussing storage and storage management.  The importance of storage can’t be understated.  Nor, unfortunately, can the impact of the cost of doing storage right.  And storage needs are never decreasing, are they? “Are you kidding?” Exactly.  Both VMware and Microsoft have solutions to address the flexible management of storage, and even some features … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft? – Dynamic Storage Management in Private Clouds