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What Kind of Cloud is Your Business Looking to Become?
When you were a child, chances are you looked up into the sky and wondered what kind of cloud you were looking at or what cloud you want to be. Back then knowing what type of a cloud you were looking at boiled down to a three main choices: Cirrus Stratus Cumulus Now you may not have...
24 Sep 2010
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...
15 Sep 2010
Microsoft Windows Azure: The Cloud is Growing and Getting Brighter
As we have been looking at Azure for the past 12 months, it is beginning to get more and more features and the title of Mary Jo Foley’s article says it all: Microsoft's Windows Azure: What a difference a year makes Microsoft Windows Azure has added several new features and with more coming the in the...
3 Sep 2010
The IT Investigators Interview Microsoft Corporate VP and CIO, Tony Scott
Keith Combs and I have a podcast show called the IT Investigators . We like to have fun interviewing a variety of guests on wide ranging topics and this episode is no exception. So Keith calls me one day and says he has setup and interview for us. I asked who is it? He calmly...
31 Aug 2010
Windows Azure Bringing Developers and IT Pro’s of the World Together
A lot of my posts have been focused on the IT Pro story of Microsoft Technologies. This post will be slightly different, and hopefully will help enhance communication with the developers in your organization. Some of you may be aware that we've been talking about Windows Azure as an application platform...
30 Jul 2010
The Secret to Great Hosting isn’t Finger Food at TechEd, It’s Workloads on Windows!
TechEd North America in New Orleans is only a month away, and I’ve start thinking about those cool TechEd parties hosted by Microsoft and partners. Attending special events outside of the sessions gives everyone time to socialize and connect up. It’s a lot of work to host a successful party...
13 May 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2: the Cloud is in Your Datacenter
When you think of the cloud you most likely are not thinking of stratus, cumulus, or cirrus. You are probably thinking about the many different online service offerings like: Microsoft Exchange Online Microsoft SharePoint Online Azure (Windows and SQL) Microsoft Office Web...
29 Apr 2010
Getting Intune With Your Inner Windows
When you think about the cloud do you get a little confused? Is your business between 25 and 500 employees? Do you feel the cloud has nothing of value expect for big business? Does managing your Windows infrastructure really not your bag of tea? Even after you read about all of...
28 Apr 2010
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...
26 Mar 2010
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...
4 Mar 2010
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