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  • Blog Post: The ‘In the Cloud’ Podcast, Episode 8: The Countdown to TechEd 2013!

    In this episode, I discuss what to expect from TechEd North America (June 3) and TechEd Europe (June 25), as well as some of the big themes in my Day 1 keynote at both events. This is a huge event for the tech industry, and I look forward to seeing a lot of friends and partners in both cities! ...
  • Blog Post: What’s Next for MMS

    Over the past 11 years, the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) has grown from a small user group event focused on systems management and managing PCs, to a large and passionate gathering of the world’s best and brightest IT Pros. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next step for our industry and this community...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2013: Big News and a Big Event

    As many of you already know , at this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and I am very excited to be delivering the keynote address at both TechEd North America and TechEd Europe .  I cannot wait to talk about – and demo! – some of the remarkable...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Remote Desktop app reaches 1 Million downloads

    Earlier I posted the big news that the Microsoft Remote Desktop app is now available for Android, iOS and Mac OS X. As of this morning, after just a few days of availability, the Remote Desktop app has been downloaded, 1 million times! Downloads have been steadily growing, and this is now the fastest...
  • Blog Post: Wow: Remote Desktop Goes Cross Platform!

    As of yesterday afternoon, the Microsoft Remote Desktop App is available in the Android, iOS, and Mac stores (see screen shots below). There was a time, in the very recent past, when many thought something like this would never happen. If your company has users who work on iPads, Android, and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Recap: Cisco & Microsoft at the ACI Launch in NYC

    Late last night I returned from Cisco’s announcement of their Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) vision and offering. You can check out a quick recap video of the event at the bottom of this post. I think what Cisco announced is a game-changing solution that brings simplified/centralized control...
  • Blog Post: Check Out the New Citrix Service Template for XenDesktop 7.1

    Just a couple years ago, Service Templates were introduced in Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM).  Service Templates represented a new way to enable complex, multi-VM services that could be quickly, easily, and accurately installed.  To get an idea of just how easy...
  • Blog Post: Gartner Analyzes Hyper-V and vSphere

    If you haven’t seen it yet, a Gartner report from last month * is really worth checking out. Gartner calls out three key areas (Acquisition costs, Ease of management, and Functionality richness), and I recommend reviewing the entire report in detail. You can read it here , compliments of Microsoft. In...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Wants to Help VMware Experts “Future-Proof “ Their Career

    The IT industry never slows down and IT pros are constantly assessing what’s next and what’s best – not only for their business , but also for their careers . The virtualization world is going through a big inflection point, and this is leading to a lot of noise and conflicting information in the marketplace...