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  • Blog Post: Try Windows Azure Free for 30 Days

    Tomorrow on my “How to Build a Private Cloud” webcast I will share with the attendees a  code that will allow them (and you) to try Windows Azure (SQL Azure too) free for 30 days.  The cool thing about this particular trial is that you will NOT need to supply a credit card in order to use it...
  • Blog Post: Bettering Medical Science with the Microsoft Cloud

    I love Medicine!  For years I was certain that i wanted to be a doctor.  I loved research!  I did an interview with Pat Filoteo and he shared some absolutely amazing stuff that he has worked on around enzyme mapping and the Microsoft Cloud.  He also talks about the costs and time...
  • Blog Post: Andy Lapine from Kelley Blue Book Talks About the Present and Future of Cloud Operations for Online Business.

    Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft , and Andy Lapin, Chief Architect at Kelley Blue Book , discuss the many benefits of Windows Azure for growing businesses today. Kelley Blue Book was one of the original companies to migrate to Windows Azure for utility computing and cloud storage. Andy...
  • Blog Post: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Cloud, But Were Afraid to Ask!

    Do you know what today is?  It’s the first Monday in April!  “So What?” The first Monday in April marks the beginning of of what I am calling “The Season of the Cloud.”  I will spend the next 90 days delivering just one message on behalf of Microsoft.  I have talked to thousands of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure

    I get questions all the time about Windows Azure.  What is it exactly?  If I am an IT Pro Why should I care about Windows Azure?  What are the components of Windows Azure?  In an attempt to answer these and a host of other Questions I decided I would post some content that I have...
  • Blog Post: Is the Cloud “Risky, Unreliable, and Dumb?” Hear Dave Nielsen’s answer to this and other intriguing questions in this Bytes by TechNet Interview.

    I interviewed Dave Nielsen during TechEd and the first question I asked him was “Is the cloud really “Risky, Unreliable, and Dumb?” His insights are very valuable. Spend a few minutes watching this video and then check out one of Dave’s Cloud Camps near you. Video Downloads...
  • Blog Post: Places You Just Can’t Go! A Video Tour of Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) Datacenters.

    Microsoft has been building mega datacenters for almost a decade.  Data Center Knowledge puts Microsoft’s datacenters in Quincy, San Antonio, Chicago, and Dublin in 4 of the top 10 spots for the largest datacenters in the world, and those are only the ones we know about.  This software company...
  • Blog Post: Is Windows Azure the Answer? Yes!

    The world of IT is changing, again. This time we are looking at a change in the way we think about hosting operating systems, applications, and services.  In the traditional model all three of those things were hosted on a companies local server.  Over the past few years we have really seen...