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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: No Qwickster! No Problem! Netflix Listens to Customers and Leaves DVD’s Under the Netflix Umbrella.

    I received an email from Netflix today letting me know that 1.  The price changes that went into effect for Netflix services are still in effect. 2.  The customers hated the idea of Qwickster so the DVD’s will remain under the Netflix name. Here’s a copy of the mailing.  Dear Chris, It...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Video: Virtualization 101 Part 4 of 4

    The ultimate end of virtualization is the cloud.  Public cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Cloud there is a lot of discussion about what cloud is and is not.  Windows Azure is really virtualization in the cloud.  Listen to this session as we discuss some of the basics of how Microsoft has...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: Download Free New Releases of System Center 2012 Products

      Today Microsoft released new evaluation versions of the System Center 2012 family of products.  It is your opportunity to download and enjoy the amazing experience of using System Center.  When I think of System Center I immediately think of VIrtual Machine Manager, Configuration Manager...