Breaking News: Your chance to get a $20 Microsoft Store coupon, and maybe win a laptop!

This is cool.  Microsoft is willing to PAY you to try some software and learn some stuff.  And you could also win a very slick laptop in the process. “Huh?  Seriously?” Well.. in a sense. We’re announcing today an opportunity for a limited (roughly 5,000) number of people to get a $20 coupon for the … Continue reading Breaking News: Your chance to get a $20 Microsoft Store coupon, and maybe win a laptop!

Can (or will) Configuration Manager and Windows Intune work together? (So many questions. So little time. Part 13.)

For lucky 13, I reproduce a question here from Scott L, who asked it at our Saint Louis TechNet Event several weeks ago: “Any plans for a hybrid option with both SCCM and InTune in an organization?” No.  At least none that I’m aware of.  I will expand on my blunt answer in a moment, … Continue reading Can (or will) Configuration Manager and Windows Intune work together? (So many questions. So little time. Part 13.)

How many agents are in System Center 2012? (So many questions. So little time. Part 12.)

Tighe asked this question at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis several weeks ago: “System Center 2012 - one agent for all products?” That’s a great question, Tighe.  Naturally one might assume that if we’ve changed-up how we sell System Center 2012 now as one product rather than a suite of separate products, that we … Continue reading How many agents are in System Center 2012? (So many questions. So little time. Part 12.)

Where CAN’T You Use Hyper-V? (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 11.)

A question I’ve actually heard several times before came up again at our TechNet Event in Kansas City several weeks ago: “Can I use Hyper-V as a VM (within Windows 7)?” No. “Can you elaborate?” Absolutely. First of all, Hyper-V is a role added to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Hyper-V can’t … Continue reading Where CAN’T You Use Hyper-V? (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 11.)

Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune

(Re-posted with John Weston’s permission.)OverviewMany times over the last year I have been asked the question, “What is Windows Intune?”  I like to describe Windows Intune as the cloud service that helps you centrally manage and secure your PCs through a simple, web-based console.  Released back in March 2011, Windows Intune has already had a … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune

URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

“For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  So you know that this … Continue reading URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

Where is that evaluation download?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWe IT Pro-focused Technical Evangelists are often asked, “Hey.. Where can I find the download to try out such-and-such software?” And after I find out what they actually meant by “such-and-such”, I usually just tell them essentially to “google it on Bing”. But that’s not sufficient. So what I am doing instead, on this page, … Continue reading Where is that evaluation download?

TechNet “Firestarter” Event Resources: DEPLOYMENT!

Hello all!  Below is the online version of the Resource Page that I’m handing out at my TechNet Events over the next several weeks.  I hope you find them useful!-KevinUPDATE: If you want the PowerPoint files, they can be viewed or downloaded from HERE.-----E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.comFeedback e-mail to my boss: Brian … Continue reading TechNet “Firestarter” Event Resources: DEPLOYMENT!

Kevin’s Microsoft Virtualization 360 Resources

E-mail Technical Questions: Kevin Remde – Kevin.Remde@microsoft.comFeedback e-mail to my boss: Brian Moore – BriMoore@microsoft.comFollow Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinRemde"WAG" = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn): With Subgroups for user groups by geography - http://tinyurl.com/y8u2z35Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet (for IT Pros): http://www.technetevents.com/kevinremde MSDN Events (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com IT Managers Community Hub - http://technet.microsoft.com/itmanagementITContinue reading Kevin’s Microsoft Virtualization 360 Resources