Today Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 8 Release Preview as well as Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. But what I really would like to point it out is the new Documentation around Security Features that we are releasing for this milestone. Check it out this list:
Access it from here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh832031 and also make sure to check it out the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate documentation for Server Roles and Technologies at Microsoft TechNet Library.
Explore, test it and make sure to leave your feedback!
Yesterday me and Tom had a chance to participate in the May meeting of NAISG (National Information Security Group) - Dallas Chapter and we delivered a presentation about Private Cloud Security. First I would like to thanks NAISG Dallas for having us and also to all Security Professionals that were there.
The presentation that we delivered is available here.
Besides the sessions that I will co-present with my friend Tom Shinder at TechED North America 2012, we will also be signing our books at the Microsoft Press booth on Tuesday, June 12th at 3pm and on Wednesday, June 13th at 10:30 AM at Server and Cloud Division Information Experience Booth. If you have a copy of one of our books, bring it and will be glad to sign. If you don’t have it, use the discount code below to get 40% off on your printed version for those books:
We hope to see you there !
Often the question that comes up during my presentations or while talking with customers is: why should I move to a private cloud? Instead of answering this question, we usually show the “evolution of the data center” and how the traditional operational mode that was done in the past is not effective for today’s needs.
If you look the benefits of each one, it will be easy to notice that the Private Cloud (in this case using IaaS as example) has much more advantages, better scalability and it’s more efficient for the current business needs. If you are still not sure about that, one easy way to find out if your company is ready or not to make this move, is to use the the Microsoft Customer Assessment Tool for Private Cloud.
In four steps this tool will assist you to make a decision about moving to a private cloud or not. This is done by leveraging your knowledge about your business needs, company’s goals and the plan to achieve those goals. It is very worth to take a look on this tool if you are unsure about this move.
I hope you all are doing fine, I’m pretty busy with many projects these days, but want to give you a quick update about my engagements for the next three months.
Presentation: Private Cloud Security Location: National Information Security Group - Dallas Chapter More information at: http://dallas.naisg.org/meetings.asp
Presentations at TechED North America 2012:
AAP306: Private Cloud Security Architecture: A Solution for Private Cloud Security Speaker(s): Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes Tuesday, June 12 at 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Architecture & Practices | Breakout Session | 300 - Advanced
Cloud computing introduces new opportunities and new challenges. One of those challenges is how security is approached in the private cloud. While private cloud can share a lot of security issues with traditional datacenters, there are a number of key issues that set private cloud security apart from how security is done in the traditional datacenter. In this session, Dr. Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes discusses these issues and wrap them in to a comprehensive discussion on private cloud security architecture. By taking an architectural approach to private cloud security, you will be able to understand the critical concepts, principles and patterns that drive a successful security implementation of private cloud. Read more
WSV320: Understanding and Deploying Hosted Private Cloud: Concepts and Implementation Speaker(s): Joshua Adams, Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Windows Server | Breakout Session | 300 – Advanced
The Hosted Private Cloud is a new deployment model that enables an exceptional level of mobility and availability for your private cloud deployments. However, to get the most out of a Hosted Private Cloud solution, you need to understand the core concepts that drive a successful Hosted Private Cloud deployment and then understand what you need to do to implement the solution. In this talk, Dr. Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes discuss key Hosted Private Cloud Concepts and then demonstrate critical steps in implementing a hosted Private cloud. Demos show you how to evaluate the Hosted Private Cloud environment and how to configure and validate your Hosted Private Cloud configuration. Read more
Presentations at COMTEC (Fortaleza, Brazil) More information (in Portuguese) here.
Well, besides having to prepare all those presentations, I’m busy updating our Private Cloud documentation and getting things ready for our next milestone (RC). Our From End to Edge and Beyond book is moving pretty smoothly this month we should finish chapter 4. This week I passed the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Certification and I truly recommend you to take this one, probably it was the second most difficult exam that I’ve taken (first one was CISSP) but the overall experience of studying and taking the exam were great . Last couple of days I also attended the TakeDownCon here in Dallas and again it was a great conference, thumbs up!
Last but not least, we recorded Episode 19 of From End to Edge and Beyond with Richard Hicks talking about Direct Access on Windows 8, this episode should be live either Friday (5/11) or Monday (5/14), meanwhile visit all other episodes at http://aka.ms/FEEAB
First I would like to thank you all for attending the DFW IT PRO Meeting yesterday (May 3rd) at Microsoft Las Colinas here in Irving, Texas. During our presentation we discussed the Concepts and Implementation of a Private Cloud Infrastructure using Windows Server 2012. As we said, the documentation to build your cloud infrastructure using Windows Server “8” Beta is already available at TechNet. You can read more about this documentation here. Many of you also said that never heard about the TechNet Wiki but do support the community based content. I would like you to read this post to better understand what the TechNet Wiki is all about.
Thanks again for your time yesterday and I hope to see you all again soon!
Today ISSA released the ISSA Journal May 2012 issue featuring one article written by me and Tom Shinder.
If you are ISSA Member make sure to logon here and access the whole content of this issue. If you want to read our article you can access here.
We hope you enjoy !