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  • Blog Post: A People-centric Approach to Mobile Device Management

    It's been a little while since I wrote about the work we are doing around the BYO and Consumerization trends – but this is an area I will be discussing much more often over the next several months. Consumerization is an area that is changing and moving quickly, and I believe the industry is also...
  • 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: Networking Without Limits: SDN

    After nearly 40 years of creating enterprise software, there are few companies who have come to appreciate the importance of infrastructure in the quite the way we have at Microsoft. We recognize that to host great software and great apps, you need an equally great infrastructure for your datacenter...
  • Blog Post: What’s New in 2012 R2: Hybrid Networking

    Part 7 of a 9-part series . Today’s post is the first of two sections; to read the second half, click here . One of the foundational requirements we called out in the 2012 R2 vision document was our promise to help you transform the datacenter. A core part of delivering on that promise is enabling Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Success with Hybrid Cloud: Defining “Hybrid”

    In any region, at any size, in any industry, an enterprise’s IT infrastructure has an enormous impact on the success of that organization. There are as many infrastructure setups and strategies as there are enterprises, with each IT team tailoring it to the unique and changing needs of that business...
  • Blog Post: The Edge Show: Wrapping up the “What’s New in 2012 R2” Series

    To wrap up our nine-part series on the new 2012 R2 wave of products , I sat down stood up with Rick Claus from The Edge Show to talk about the third pillar of the R2 release:  Enable Modern Business Apps . As always, it was a lot of fun to sit down and talk about the solution-focused nature of 2012...
  • Blog Post: Data Visualization for IT: System Center Ops Manager Dashboards

    One of the most important things an IT department can do for itself is demonstrate its value to business leaders clearly and regularly. The easiest way to do this is with a dynamic, real-time dashboard view of the IT operation. The bad news is that accurate, functional, and responsive dashboards have...
  • Blog Post: Nine More Reasons Everyone Should be Excited about the Microsoft Cloud

    Earlier this week (both on-stage and on this blog ) I commented that “ cloud computing is no longer a spectator sport “ and that now, more than ever, there are countless reasons to get excited about what your business can do in the cloud. Whether you’re looking to dramatically scale, dynamically innovate...
  • Blog Post: A Real Cloud OS for the Enterprise Cloud Era

    Over the last few years I’ve had, in one meeting or another, countless discussions with my teams and colleagues about the size, shape, and impact of the Cloud.  If you’ve been to a Microsoft event like TechEd or MMS, you’ve heard us talk about the Cloud OS and the promises we feel the Cloud OS delivers...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2013: Recapping Yesterday’s Big Announcements

    Yesterday was a HUGE day for the IT community , the tech industry, and Microsoft. In case you missed my keynote or any of the other sessions, you can watch them on-demand h ere (you can also read the keynote transcript ). To get into even more detail, check out the list below with topics and links to...
  • 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: Three Big Trends for Corporate Computing (and what to do about them)

    Until just a few years ago, the entire IT industry was pretty tightly focused on two things:  PC’s and Servers.  These clients are still the biggest players in our market, but, for a modern IT pro, today's landscape also includes slates, tablets, laptops, and smartphones. It makes that earlier...
  • 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: What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Apps with the Windows Azure Pack

    Part 8 of a 9-part series . Don’t let the title fool you – this post is critically important for Developers and IT pros. The reason I call out this warning up front is that often, when I’m speaking at conferences around the world, as soon as I start to discuss the developer perspective and developer...
  • Blog Post: Replay: The MMS 2013 Keynote

    In case you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, included below is the entire Day 1 keynote from the 2013 Microsoft Management Summit.  Thanks to everyone who attended – what a great opportunity to get our industry together!  
  • Blog Post: Q&A at GigaOm’s "Future of Mobile and the Enterprise" Panel

    Earlier this morning I participated in a panel at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference . Sitting on the panel with me were Alan Dabbiere the Chairman of AirWatch, and JP Finnell the Head of Mobile Strategy and Innovation for SAP. You can watch the panel on demand here , and I shot a short recap of my morning...
  • 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: 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...