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  • Blog Post: Windows Server in an Amazon Cloud

    This week Microsoft began allowing the modification of the terms of some of its Enterprise licensing agreements to allow large customers in the United States to run their Windows Servers in the Amazon Cloud.  Larry Dignan at ZDNET posted a great article on the details of the process and the potential...
  • Blog Post: Who is Chris Henley? and What does he have to do with Windows Server?

       I am an IT Pro Evangelist, which really means I have the coolest job in the world.  I spend my days learning about the coolest new technologies in the server world and then go out and share what I learn with the IT Professionals of the world.  I love learning, and I love teaching...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Services : The Bet for Microsoft!

    1969 was really an important year, I was born, Woodstock, a man on the moon, and of course the Internet. If there are roots to our current technical opportunities they go all the way back to 1969. Earlier today, Steve Ballmer spoke to a group of students and faculty (as well as a World Wide Webcast audience...
  • Blog Post: Ten Days until Tech ED 2010 (and I can’t wait)

    If you are an IT Pro this is the biggest event of the year! The who’s who of the IT world will descend on New Orleans in 10 short days to share ideas and learn from the best in the business. There will of course also be the insane parties which have become a nice side benefit of Tech Ed. Ahhhhh…...
  • Blog Post: Numbers!

    A few weeks ago now Frank Shaw made a post on the Microsoft blog.  In his post he outlined some numbers around the performance of some of Microsoft’s key businesses.  The numbers Frank put up are impressive by any standard.  Various blogs have picked up Franks post and spent a fair amount...
  • Blog Post: Is Windows Azure the Answer? Yes!

    The world of IT is changing, again. This time we are looking at a change in the way we think about hosting operating systems, applications, and services.  In the traditional model all three of those things were hosted on a companies local server.  Over the past few years we have really seen...
  • Blog Post: "To Windows Server, the Quiet King of Communication and Collaboration!"

      During my college days long ago I learned that all communication is built on a framework.  Whether the communication is interpersonal or intercontinental, between individuals or nations, written, spoken, or even unspoken.  All communication is based on a framework of rules and maxims...
  • Blog Post: Ghost Town Tech

    Have you ever noticed how sometimes sweeping changes can occur without pomp and circumstance right under our noses and we fail to notice that anything has happened because we are so used to doing things the same old way.  Have you been to a ghost town… uhhh.. I mean the local branch of your bank...
  • Blog Post: Top 15 Windows Server Innovations In the Past 15 Years

    Windows IT Pro is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year.  Congratulations! That’s a major achievement in our industry.  As part of a series Michael Otley wrote a post for the Windows It Pro blog called “Top 15 Windows Server Innovations In the Past 15 years.”   It is definitely...
  • Blog Post: Give Me Direct Access!

    To paraphrase a statement by Arthur C. Clarke “the way to find the limits of what is  possible is to push in to the realm of the impossible.” In the world of networks there are things that have formerly been impossible but are now in the realm of reality.  Streaming HD video content delivery...