Configuring PowerShell for Windows Azure

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSo, you’ve got your Windows Azure subscription all set up (and if you don’t you can set up a FREE TRIAL HERE), and now you want to use PowerShell to work with your Windows Azure-based resources.  In case you weren’t aware, Microsoft provides a Windows Azure PowerShell module for scripted management of Windows Azure services. … Continue reading Configuring PowerShell for Windows Azure

(Episode 11) Windows 8: Windows Intune – Cloud based Management for Windows PCs & Tablets

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn this episode I welcome Technical Specialist Susan Smith from the Windows Intune team as we discuss Intune’s cloud-based solution to manage PCs and mobile devices.  Tune in as we describe Intune’s capabilities and how it can help support your mobile workforce while still ensuring a better managed and secured IT environment. BONUS: Try Windows … Continue reading (Episode 11) Windows 8: Windows Intune – Cloud based Management for Windows PCs & Tablets

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download

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

Where can I use Managed Service Accounts? (So many questions. So little time. Part 32)

Great question! For those of you who are not familiar with these things called Managed Service Accounts, let’s first talk about the problem that the solve.  But let’s first set the stage with a couple of assumptions: You have some domain accounts being used as the identity for some services. For the sake of good … Continue reading Where can I use Managed Service Accounts? (So many questions. So little time. Part 32)

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)

Can DJOIN fix this? (So many questions. So little time. Part 25)

Amy asks: This question was in the context of our discussion on “Offline Domain Join” (djoin.exe).  For those of you not familiar with it, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 support the ability to join a machine to a domain, even while there is no network connectivity between the joining machine and a domain … Continue reading Can DJOIN fix this? (So many questions. So little time. Part 25)