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Faster Application Delivery with Microsoft Cloud Services
Kenon Owens - MSFT
During Bob Muglia's Keynote address at TechEd North America 2010 , he talked about the many benefits organizations can gain by moving to the cloud. One thing he talked about was how an organization can scale services through shared hardware. This allows for self-service capabilities, as well as ...
26 Jun 2010
Looking Back, Moving Forward: System Center and Virtualization
Today, I wanted to take a look back at 2009. It is simply amazing when you look at where Microsoft® System Center and Microsoft Virtualization were at the beginning of the year and where we are today. When we started 2009, we were really still promoting the new releases of Windows Server® 2008 Hyper...
10 Dec 2009
Are You A Collaboration Basket Case?
As an old-school backup guy, one of my favorite sayings is: “ If you are putting all your eggs in one basket, it better be a good basket ” It’s true for Virtualization (which I will talk about in a future post) and it’s true for collaboration platforms like Exchange or SharePoint. And when I refer to...
21 Jan 2010
The More Things Change…Well, You Know
Looking back at 2009, the first thought that comes to mind is the old phrase, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Wondering where this quote came from, I decided to “ Bing ” it. Of course, the results led me to lots of websites with quotations about change. Here are some other “change...
9 Dec 2009
Using SCE 2010 to Slay the IT Jabberwocky!
One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. ~Lewis Carol I recently went to see the new Alice In Wonderland movie with my family and really enjoyed it. You haven’t seen the Mad Hatter until...
31 Mar 2010
What Are Midsize Customers Saying About System Center?
It’s always very validating to have customers come back to you with positive feedback and evidence that what you worked so hard to build is adding value to their business. We’re fresh off the launch of System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010 , so we’ve been out talking to early...
25 May 2010
Virtualization Reality: Why Microsoft® Virtualization Solutions Deliver Value When Compared to VMware®
Hello everyone. This week, I want to cover a topic that has been discussed on numerous blogs, articles, and even tweets over the last several weeks. The topic is the cost comparison between Microsoft and VMware virtualization solutions. As many of you know, we often cite the fact that for server virtualization...
11 Oct 2009
Looking Back (and Forward) – It all Seems to be About Unified Management
December is a great time to look back at the year as a whole: Most things are winding down, so it is nice to appreciate what happened so far And yet, there are some projects that we are in the home stretch for. So with all of my travelling obligations over, it is a time to buckle down for four weeks...
1 Dec 2009
System Center Team Lights Up Convergence US in Atlanta
On April 24-27 members of the System Center Essentials and Data Protection Manager teams were in Atlanta at Convergence US for the launch of SCE 2010 and DPM 2010 . This Microsoft Dynamics event was held at the Georgia World Congress Center with over 8,000 customers, partners, press, and staff onsite...
3 May 2010
SCE 2010 + DPM 2010: HOT at TechEd 2010!
When heading down to New Orleans for TechEd North America a couple weeks ago, my mind wandered back to the TechEd three years ago In Orlando where we launched SCE 2007, the very first System Center IT management solution Microsoft specifically built for midsize businesses. Yes, I got a bit teary-eyed...
22 Jun 2010
Living in a Virtual World
It never ceases to amaze me how fast our world can change around us. The quote "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." from the classic 1980's movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off has never been more true. I really believe that virtualization is one...
18 Sep 2009
Time for New IT Tools? SCE 2010 & DPM 2010 Launch!
If you’re like most people, you’ve faced a maintenance or repair job that was bigger than the tools in your toolbox. Maybe your in-sink disposal got jammed when one of your kids decided it would be a fun place to “blend” their sibling’s favorite miniature stuffed animal? So, you needed a basket wrench...
19 Apr 2010
Hello from TechEd EMEA in Berlin
Hello everyone. This week, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009. TechEd EMEA is a great event, where I get a chance to not only present on Microsoft Virtualization but also meet with real IT professionals, that use our products every day. I’ve already presented a couple times on Hyper-V and Virtual Machine...
11 Nov 2009
How Management Drives Consolidation and Virtualization
Hello everyone. It’s been a couple weeks since I last posted but I was on a much needed real vacation (one without daily E-mails or relatives). :) Without a doubt, one of the most important new technologies in IT today is Virtualization. And it’s very easy to see why. Virtualization, especially server...
29 Oct 2009
Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center
I originally posted this on my Virtualization Planet blog but I wanted to post it again here because of the importance of the message. Recently, there have been a number of articles and blog posts that I feel are overly critical of Hyper-V and System Center to a fault. While it’s within anyone’s right...
13 Jan 2010
TechEd 2010 – An Inside Look
Kenon Owens - MSFT
I have been an attendee at many a Trade Show, and have seen the good and the bad, but I never knew how much work went into putting one of these things on, until coming over here to Microsoft. These past 6 months, I have been involved with both MMS 2010 and TechEd North America 2010 from the inside...
16 Jun 2010
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