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Gee.. 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 a Microsoft Software Assurance customer, you’ll be able to download the bits on August 16, 2012 (yes.. tomorrow).  If you’re a Volume License customer without Software Assurance, you’ll be able to purchase Windows 8 through your Microsoft Volume License Resellers on September 1st, 2012. “And what about the rest of us?” October 26th.  That’s when it will hit store shelves, and also become available on new and exciting hardware such as the Microsoft Surface.   --- BONUS for you developers: Visual Studio 2012 is also now available for MSDN download. ... (more)

Thirty-One Days of Servers in the Cloud |The Complete Series

If you’re interested in the full list of articles in our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” Windows Azure Virtual Machines and IaaS series… “I’m interested in the links to the full series, Kevin.” I was just getting to that.  Anyway… here it is.  ENJOY! And in case you haven’t had a chance to try out Windows Azure, CLICK HERE to start your 90 day free trial. Part Article 1 Windows Azure IaaS and You 2 Building Free Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud 3 Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud 4 Servers Talking in the Cloud 5 Move a local VM to the Cloud 6 Wind... (more)

So Many Questions, So Little Time (Part 1)

It’s another snowy day up here in Minneapolis, but earlier this week I had the pleasure of traveling down to tropical Kansas City.  Overland Park, KS, to be more specific.  And on that particular day we decided to try something new.  We (John Weston and I) asked our attendees to write down questions, topic areas, off-hand remarks, and comments on slips of paper during the event.  What we wanted to do was help facilitate some more discussion during our IT Camp. “IT Camp?  What’s that?” An IT Camp is like a TechNet Event without (or with minimal) PowerPoint.  It’s more of a discus... (more)

Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

Microsoft has just scheduled a FREE 2-day training course entitled “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start”, happening on February 21st-22nd, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST.  Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump St... (more)

Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune

(Re-posted with John Weston’s permission.) Overview Many 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 major Update on October 17th, 2011. Why should any IT Pro consider using Windows Intune? Well, I came up with these top 10 reasons (there are many more, but let’s start with 10). Top 10 Reasons to Use Windows Intune: Windows Intune is a ... (more)