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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 :The Operating System of the Private Cloud. Time to Install Your Trial Edition for Free. (Head in the Clouds Episode 1)
Everyone is talking about Cloud. There are all kinds of claims but no one is actually showing you how to actually build it. I want to show you how to actually implement some of the cloud solutions you have undoubtedly heard so much about. It seems logical to me to begin at your own...
11 Aug 2011
Live Private Cloud Events for August. Registration is Open!
I am excited to be back in the saddle again after a great summer vacation. First Item of business is to let you know that we will be holding a series of Live events discussing the ins and outs of Private Cloud. We would love to see you there. Please use the links provided below to register...
1 Aug 2011
Let’s Talk Computers Cloud Discussion
This weekend Let’s Talk Computers will air an Interview that I did with Alan Ashendorf (the host of the show) The interview went very well and I thought you would enjoy a view of the transcript. The show will be available live for your listening enjoyment on Friday June 17th at http://www...
16 Jun 2011
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...
9 Jun 2011
How To Build A Private Cloud (Part 2)
TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 2): Hyper-V, the Backbone of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we demonstrate some of the key functionalities of Hyper-V that make it ideally suited to perform IT as a service and private cloud functions. We walk through...
23 Aug 2011
4G and the Cloud : The Force Behind the AT&T and T-Mobile Acquisition.
I have been a T-Mobile customer for nearly a decade. I have had very few complaints in that time. I am a Technology Evangelist and I have watched with significant interest the development of the 4G network standards from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel. LTE and WiMax each have their...
21 Mar 2011
See Chris Henley Live at TechNet Events this November. “Hyper V- Virtualization for the Cloud”, and “Private Cloud 201.”
During the month of November we will be hosting TechNet Events in the western part of the United States the content is focused squarely on the technologies that will be used to make up “The Private Cloud.” I would love to meet you in person at one of the events in Northern California, Denver Colorado...
18 Oct 2011
Lets Talk Computer’s Interview Part 2
“Microsoft and Cloud Computing Part 2 What is Cloud Computing” Private Cloud - Public Cloud - Hybrid Cloud Complete Transcript of Chris Henley - Microsoft Interview On Let’s Talk Computers Host Alan Ashendorf July 16 2011 Alan: When a business is considering moving to the Clouds , the first question...
15 Jul 2011
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...
28 Sep 2010
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...
8 Aug 2011
How To Build A Private Cloud (Part 4)
TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 4): The Self-Service Portal, the Muscles of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we discuss the self-service portal and demonstrate how to install, configure, and potentially use it in a private cloud. We demonstrate how...
5 Sep 2011
How To Build a Private Cloud (Part 3)
TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 3): System Center, the Nerve Center of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we discuss the key functions of the Microsoft System Center tools as the nerve center for your private cloud. We talk about System Center Operations...
29 Aug 2011
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...
4 Apr 2011
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...
25 Apr 2011
How to Build a Private Cloud (Webcast Series)
I have been getting a whole bunch of questions around Microsoft’s Private Cloud offerings. The virtualization website has some great information and I still highly recommend that you begin by reading the stuff on that site. In conjunction with that information I have decided to deliver a...
27 May 2011
How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1)
In June I did a 4 part series on how to build a private cloud. In the sessions I talked all about the rules and tools you would use to build a private cloud using Microsoft Products. Those sessions were recorded and can now be brought to you through this blog. Here is part1. In...
15 Aug 2011
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...
16 Sep 2011
Why Doesn’t Guitar Hero Actually Teach You to Play Guitar? Putting Reality into Gaming through Interactive Cloud Applications Like Instinct.
I gave a talk to a group of teens and their parents several years ago that was entitled Why doesn’t Guitar Hero actually teach you to play Guitar. At the time Guitar Hero was all the rage and it seemed that every kid was playing it (too much according to their parents.) I have always loved...
19 Oct 2011
David Pallman of Neudesic talks about Windows Azure
Bytes by TechNet Interview: David Pallman and Chris Henley : Join Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, and David Pallmann, GM of Custom App Development at Neudesic, as they discuss Windows Azure. David is a Windows Azure MVP, author and leads the Windows Azure Practice at Neudesic...
9 Nov 2011
Windows Virtual PC
In our last discussion we talked about the differences between type 1 and type 2 hypervisors. I told you that the type 2 hypervisor had some significant drawbacks because of the fact that there are 2 Hardware Abstraction Layers to deal with. Performance will certainly be impacted, and Microsoft...
14 Feb 2011
Yesterday we talked about the fact that IBM had single handedly created the world of virtualization. The single biggest innovation that drove virtualization was the creation of the hypervisor. Recall that when IBM wanted to run additional operating systems on their mainframe computers there...
9 Feb 2011
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...
3 Aug 2011
MBAM, DaRT, AIS and the new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)2011 R2
If you are a Microsoft customer with volume licensing you have probably already been using MDOP for years. If your not a volume license customer maybe its time to make the move. Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of MDOP 2011 R2. This new release of MDOP contains 3 major upgrades...
2 Aug 2011
How the Microsoft Cloud is Changing the World. (And Mars Too!)
While I was at TechEd I had the opportunity to interview Patrick Butler Monterde. He has done some of the most interesting work that I know of using the Microsoft Cloud and some of our key partners such as NASA. The interview went public today! Enjoy watching it and have fun working...
25 Aug 2010
Get Ready for Tomorrow Today! and Private Cloud 201 Slides from TechNet Events..
We had a great event this morning! I promised you all that I would post the PowerPoint slides. Here you are. Get Ready for Tomorrow Today! Private Cloud 201
15 Nov 2011
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