The Next Chapter

After nearly four fun-filled and awesome years of fulfilling the role of IT Pro Evangelist/Technology Evangelist and working with the local NY Metro community I’m pleased to announce I’ve accepted the role of Account Technology Specialist in Microsoft’s NY Metro District.  I’m currently transitioning to this role throughout the month of November and my colleague…

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Enterprise Cloud Storage Event Resources

As a follow up to today’s Enterprise Cloud Storage event with CommVault, EVault and StorSimple, I have made the Windows Azure Overview slide deck available.  I will also post the slide decks from CommVault, EVault and StorSimple here as I receive them. Feel free to share or come back to this blog post anytime directly…

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Virtualization IT Camp Slide Deck and Lab Guide

As a follow up from the previous Virtualization IT Camp, I wanted to post the slide deck and lab guide. Thanks to everyone who attended! Enjoy! IT Camp – Microsoft Virtualization – public IT Camp – Microsoft Virtualization – Lab Guide v2

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Free eBook–Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

We are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team! Whether you’re new to the Windows Azure platform or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. Most Windows Azure services are described in…

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Step-by-Step –Windows Azure Websites and MySQL

As I start the process of evaluating Windows Azure as the next platform for my blog, I’ve had some conversations with my colleagues who’ve made the move to Windows Azure and they’re generally quite happy.  While I’m told the performance of the site on the Azure is awesome, there are a good number of differences…

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Windows Azure IT Camp Resources–Slide Deck and Hands-on-Lab

Following yesterday’s highly successful and very well-attended IT Camp, I wanted to post both the presentation materials and the Hands-on-Lab in electronic format so that attendees had access to these resources.  Links to both of these items are below. Enjoy! Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – PowerPoint Deck Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev/Test Farm in…

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Latest round of IT Camps announced!

We’ve just announced the latest set of IT Camps for the New York City area, check out www.technetevents.com to register for these high-demand events.  I just received the registration report and due to the very few number of seats available, there are only a small number of seats left so REGISTER TODAY!  These IT Camps…

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UPDATED FAB4 Links for IT Pros!

To update my previous FAB4 download link page with the latest and greatest download links for my most-requested downloads and signups, please see the updated list below.  These links include FREE signups for a Windows Azure FREE Trial and Microsoft Virtual Academy (Microsoft’s FREE E-Learning platform) as well as evaluation downloads of Windows Server 2012…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM, General Availability and FREE Eval Downloads

Windows Server 2012 R2, the follow up to the hugely successful release of Windows Server 2012 has reached the milestone which we at Microsoft call RTM or “Released to Manufacturing.”   For those of you unfamiliar with this Microsoft terminology, this means that we have received signoff from our beta test customers that Windows Server 2012…

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NYC IT Architects Meetup and weekly Office Hours back on

After a summer hiatus, the NYC IT Architects Meetup which doubles as my weekly office hours will resume on September 4th from 9-11 AM in the Microsoft NYC office.  This session, currently focused on Windows Azure, will offer an update on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) aspects of this fast-moving cloud platform from Microsoft. …

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