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  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Big Bets & Big Opportunities

    I am absolutely thrilled to be delivering the Day 1 keynote at TechEd Europe for the third straight year . This is consistently an amazing event with the very best and brightest companies and IT pros across Europe, not to mention some equally amazing products to highlight and demonstrate. There were...
  • Blog Post: Friday Replay: Monday’s Keynote from TechEd Europe

    In place of this week’s podcast (since everyone is on their way back from Spain!), check out this replay of my TechEd Europe keynote from earlier this week.
  • 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: TechEd 2013: After Today, Cloud Computing is No Longer a Spectator Sport

    [Posted Monday, June 3]   In Satya Nadella’s post from earlier today , he describes Microsoft’s transformation to a “cloud-first” business: Two years ago we bet our future on the cloud and quietly refocused our 19 billion-dollar software business by completely transforming our products, culture...
  • Blog Post: “In the Cloud” Podcast, Episode 5: Hybrid Cloud Management

    In this episode I talk about the Hybrid Cloud and CRN 's recent piece entitled "Microsoft Leaps Ahead of VMware in Hybrid Cloud Management."  You can read my post on this same topic from late last week here . As always, if you have questions or topics you’d like to hear addressed on an...
  • Blog Post: Transforming the Datacenter and Hybrid IT

    No two enterprise IT departments are the same – but one thing they all have in common is this: They want the components of their IT infrastructure (hardware, software, cloud, apps, etc.) to JUST WORK. One of the things I really love about my job is the opportunities I have to meet with so many...
  • 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: Episode 3 of the ‘In the Cloud’ Podcast: Enabling the Modern Workforce

    In this episode I take a look at how enterprise IT can really support the modern workforce’s desire to work from any location with any device – and how organizations can embrace this trend.  I touched on this topic in my post about corporate computing trends .  I also discuss the role of the...
  • Blog Post: Getting Excited about MMS 2013!

    On this week’s podcast, I look ahead to the big event kicking off on Monday:  The 2013 Microsoft Management Summit!     If you have any questions or topics you’d like to hear discussed on a future podcast, let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter at @InTheCloudMSFT . Let’s have...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the “In the Cloud” Podcast

    I get to talk about the Cloud with customers and colleagues every day – and these discussions always leave me even more excited about this industry and the work we’re collectively doing. To share some of that enthusiasm with all of you, I'm beginning a weekly podcast series, the “ In...
  • Blog Post: Replay: The TechEd 2013 Day 1 Keynote

    This week’s podcast is preempted by events at TechEd 2013, but, in case you haven't had a chance to see it yet, my Day 1 keynote is included below in its entirety (including the opening video with Aston Martin!). Thanks again to everyone who attended this year’s event – and I can’t wait to meet up again...
  • Blog Post: ITC podcast, Episode 7: Better Together - MSFT Workloads & Platforms

    In episode 7, I take some extra time to look at Wednesday's "Better Together' post in greater detail. In particular, we talk about the performance benefits of running Microsoft workloads (Exchange, SharePoint, etc.) on Microsoft platforms (Windows, Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center, etc.),...
  • Blog Post: As Seen at MMS: Scripts and Overviews of All Six Keynote Demos!

    My keynote at MMS yesterday featured six separate demos (if you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it on-demand here ), and, as promised on-stage, this post will provide a detailed overview of each one. What’s really exciting to me about each of these demos is how they show, in great detail, the thorough...
  • Blog Post: Podcast Episode 9: Corporate Device Management

    In this episode, Brad expands on the topics he discussed earlier in the week on the topic of cloud-based corporate device management. As noted in that previous post, to see some amazing corporate device management demos, take a look at Molly Brown’s demo during my TechEd North America keynote at (skip...
  • Blog Post: “In the Cloud” Podcast, Episode 4: Hybrid IT

    In episode four, I take a look at the very big and very complex topic of Hybrid IT -- public, private, hosted clouds, and on-prem deployments.  To get a head start, check out one of my previous posts on the topic. Questions?  Comments?  Future topics you’d like to hear discussed? ...
  • Blog Post: Episode 6 of the ‘In the Cloud’ podcast: High Availability

    In this episode, I take a look at the topic of high availability, back up, and disaster recovery.  These are incredibly important topics for businesses that depend on consistent access to corporate data, and whose customer base insists on avoiding any downtime.  Regular readers of the blog...
  • Blog Post: Bringing IT Together at MMS

    Every year there are a handful of audiences that I really look forward to seeing, and the 5,000+ IT professionals who attend the annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) are among the very best anywhere in the world. This is a big week for Microsoft: It’s an opportunity for us to show what we’ve learned...