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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Upcoming event: Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Integration

As you know, Exchange 2013 is a very popular enterprise messaging application used in over 90% of enterprise customers. SharePoint 2013 is also one of the most widely collaboration tools for many enterprises. In the latest avatar of these products, we have exciting new features which allow seamless integration between SharePoint 2013 and Exchange 2013,…

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Video – Windows Azure IaaS Presentation to the June NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

Just recently made available is the video of my overview presentation on Windows Azure to the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup.  This presentation took place back in June and it provides a very succinct overview of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) feature set and also incorporates a brief demo of the Windows Azure Management…

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Automated Deployment of SharePoint 2013 in Windows Azure

As I have been getting deeper and deeper into Windows Azure and deploying workloads to Windows Azure, the IT Professionals that I speak with in the community and at local users groups seem to have the same key interest in the ease of deployment of workloads for a lab environment or even test/development of a…

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NYC Azure Users Group tomorrow – Building Large Server Farms via PowerShell

Tomorrow night at the NYC Azure Users Group my colleague Jim Priestley (NYC Azure Technology Specialist) will be delivering a chalk talk/live demo on building large server farms in Windows Azure using PowerShell.  Jim will be showing how to use remote PowerShell against Windows Azure and Windows Azure Virtual Machines as well as offer an…

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Windows Azure IaaS Presentation for the June NY Enterprise Tech Meetup

This month I have the awesome opportunity to present on Windows Azure IaaS to the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup.  This highly-successful meetup is currently being hosted at the Microsoft midtown Manhattan offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas on June 12th, 2013.  The NY Enterprise Technology Meetup generally sells out each month and offers a…

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IT Camps at New Horizons–registration now open

I will be delivering four more IT Camps that are taking place in the NY Metro area on June 25th (Iselin, NJ) and June 26th (NYC) at the local New Horizons offices.  These half-day sessions will focus on Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and offer a combination of technical presentation and Hands-on-Lab.  The…

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Windows Azure Primer for IT Pros

The recent Windows Azure for IT Pros webcast series I’ve been delivering contains technical guidance on educating IT Professionals on Windows Azure and how to get familiar with this cloud platform.  For those of you who have attended any of my in-person events, you’ve probably heard me say that Windows Azure is Microsoft’s platform of…

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Windows Azure IaaS online and in-person event series resources

As I write this blog post, the current set of upcoming events is focused on the features in Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  These events contain both presentation and hands-on components where attendees are encouraged to bring their own computer to participate in the hands-on exercises where we walk through setup and configuration…

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Windows Azure Online Event Series, Session 2 begins Monday 5/20 – sign up today!

Join me for this three-part Webcast series focused on Windows Azure designed to help you understand the true ROI for ‘on-demand’ infrastructure scenarios and walk away with real-world proof of concepts that you can implement in your production environment.  This scenario focuses on using Windows Azure PowerShell for remote Administration of your newly created environment. …

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