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  • Techstravaganza NYC 2014 Registration Open

    The New York City Techstravaganza is a one-day grassroots technical conference for IT Pros that is brought to you by a few of the local community user groups in cooperation with Microsoft. The 4th Annual Techstravaganza NYC 2014 event will be held on...
  • The Next Chapter

    After nearly four fun-filled and awesome years of fulfilling the role of IT Pro Evangelist/Technology Evangelist and working with the local NY Metro community I’m pleased to announce I’ve accepted the role of Account Technology Specialist in Microsoft...
  • Enterprise Cloud Storage Event Resources

    As a follow up to today’s Enterprise Cloud Storage event with CommVault, EVault and StorSimple, I have made the Windows Azure Overview slide deck available.  I will also post the slide decks from CommVault, EVault and StorSimple here as I receive...
  • Virtualization IT Camp Slide Deck and Lab Guide

    As a follow up from the previous Virtualization IT Camp, I wanted to post the slide deck and lab guide. Thanks to everyone who attended! Enjoy! IT Camp – Microsoft Virtualization – public IT Camp – Microsoft Virtualization – Lab Guide v2
  • Free eBook–Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

    We are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team! Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something...
  • Step-by-Step –Windows Azure Websites and MySQL

    As I start the process of evaluating Windows Azure as the next platform for my blog, I’ve had some conversations with my colleagues who’ve made the move to Windows Azure and they’re generally quite happy.  While I’m told the performance of the site...
  • Windows Azure IT Camp Resources–Slide Deck and Hands-on-Lab

    Following yesterday’s highly successful and very well-attended IT Camp, I wanted to post both the presentation materials and the Hands-on-Lab in electronic format so that attendees had access to these resources.  Links to both of these items are...
  • Latest round of IT Camps announced!

    We’ve just announced the latest set of IT Camps for the New York City area, check out www.technetevents.com to register for these high-demand events.  I just received the registration report and due to the very few number of seats available, there...
  • UPDATED FAB4 Links for IT Pros!

    To update my previous FAB4 download link page with the latest and greatest download links for my most-requested downloads and signups, please see the updated list below.  These links include FREE signups for a Windows Azure FREE Trial and Microsoft...
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM, General Availability and FREE Eval Downloads

    Windows Server 2012 R2 , the follow up to the hugely successful release of Windows Server 2012 has reached the milestone which we at Microsoft call RTM or “Released to Manufacturing.”   For those of you unfamiliar with this Microsoft terminology...
  • NYC IT Architects Meetup and weekly Office Hours back on

    After a summer hiatus, the NYC IT Architects Meetup which doubles as my weekly office hours will resume on September 4th from 9-11 AM in the Microsoft NYC office.  This session, currently focused on Windows Azure , will offer an update on the Infrastructure...
  • Upcoming event: Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Integration

    As you know, Exchange 2013 is a very popular enterprise messaging application used in over 90% of enterprise customers . SharePoint 2013 is also one of the most widely collaboration tools for many enterprises. In the latest avatar of these products, we...
  • Video - Windows Azure IaaS Presentation to the June NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

    Just recently made available is the video of my overview presentation on Windows Azure to the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup .  This presentation took place back in June and it provides a very succinct overview of Windows Azure Infrastructure as...
  • Automated Deployment of SharePoint 2013 in Windows Azure

    As I have been getting deeper and deeper into Windows Azure and deploying workloads to Windows Azure , the IT Professionals that I speak with in the community and at local users groups seem to have the same key interest in the ease of deployment of workloads...
  • NYC Azure Users Group tomorrow – Building Large Server Farms via PowerShell

    Tomorrow night at the NYC Azure Users Group my colleague Jim Priestley (NYC Azure Technology Specialist) will be delivering a chalk talk/live demo on building large server farms in Windows Azure using PowerShell.  Jim will be showing how to use remote...
  • Windows Azure IaaS Presentation for the June NY Enterprise Tech Meetup

    This month I have the awesome opportunity to present on Windows Azure IaaS to the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup . This highly-successful meetup is currently being hosted at the Microsoft midtown Manhattan offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas on June...
  • IT Camps at New Horizons–registration now open

    I will be delivering four more IT Camps that are taking place in the NY Metro area on June 25th (Iselin, NJ) and June 26th (NYC) at the local New Horizons offices.  These half-day sessions will focus on Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service ...
  • Windows Azure Primer for IT Pros

    The recent Windows Azure for IT Pros webcast series I’ve been delivering contains technical guidance on educating IT Professionals on Windows Azure and how to get familiar with this cloud platform.  For those of you who have attended any of my in...
  • Windows Azure IaaS online and in-person event series resources

    As I write this blog post, the current set of upcoming events is focused on the features in Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  These events contain both presentation and hands-on components where attendees are encouraged to bring...
  • Windows Azure Online Event Series, Session 2 begins Monday 5/20 – sign up today!

    Join me for this three-part Webcast series focused on Windows Azure designed to help you understand the true ROI for ‘on-demand’ infrastructure scenarios and walk away with real-world proof of concepts that you can implement in your production environment...
  • Windows Azure Hybrid Networking with IaaS Whitepaper

    My colleague Jim Priestley recently helped author an incredible whitepaper on Windows Azure Hybrid networking that is an absolutely must read.  This whitepaper gives you detailed insight into leveraging many of the features of Windows Azure IaaS...
  • New Windows Azure IaaS In-Person Hands-on events announced

    Windows Azure events focused on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) features of Windows Azure have just been announced, with two events scheduled to be held in the Microsoft NYC office in the coming weeks.  See the schedule below for details and...
  • Azure IaaS Online Event Series Announced, first event Wednesday 5/8

    The latest round of IT Pro Events has been officially announced and these events will focus on Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) functionality and include both online and in-person events in the coming weeks.  These sessions will get...
  • My first Windows 8 app, Squish-a-Fruit arrives in the Windows 8 Store

    After several hours of coming up with a concept, working with my colleague Maria Naggaga , and using templates created by my colleague Jim O’Neil for Scirra’s Construct 2 , my first Windows 8 App is now available in the Windows 8 Store .  Squish...
  • Windows Azure IaaS reaches General Availability

    Today marks the next major release of Windows Azure , the General Availability (GA) of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering where customers can host virtual machines in the Windows Azure Cloud.  Also included in today’s GA is the Virtual...