How To Build a Private Cloud (Part 3)

TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 3): System Center, the Nerve Center of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we discuss the key functions of the Microsoft System Center tools as the nerve center for your private cloud. We talk about System Center Operations Manager…

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How To Build A Private Cloud (Part 2)

TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 2): Hyper-V, the Backbone of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we demonstrate some of the key functionalities of Hyper-V that make it ideally suited to perform IT as a service and private cloud functions. We walk through a…

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How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1)

In June I did a 4 part series on how to build a private cloud.  In the sessions I talked all about the rules and tools you would use to build a private cloud using Microsoft Products.  Those sessions were recorded and can now be brought to you through this blog.  Here is part1.  In…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 :The Operating System of the Private Cloud. Time to Install Your Trial Edition for Free. (Head in the Clouds Episode 1)

Everyone is talking about Cloud.  There are all kinds of claims but no one is actually showing you how to actually build it.  I want to show you how to actually implement some of the cloud solutions you have undoubtedly heard so much about.  It seems logical to me to begin at your own network…

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Nic Gets the Blue Screen of Death at the Arcade

We took the family to the local Fat Cats arcade for some fun.  We bowled a couple of games, played Miniature golf, rode the bumper cars(which turned out to be the highlight of the afternoon) and each of us got 20 tokens to play with at the arcade.  My son Nic was having a great…

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Andy Lapine from Kelley Blue Book Talks About the Present and Future of Cloud Operations for Online Business.

Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, and Andy Lapin, Chief Architect at Kelley Blue Book, discuss the many benefits of Windows Azure for growing businesses today. Kelley Blue Book was one of the original companies to migrate to Windows Azure for utility computing and cloud storage. Andy discusses the ease of the migration…

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August Book of the Month: Against All Enemies By Tom Clancy and Peter Telep

I read my first Ton Clancy adventure while sitting on a beach and sitting by a pool.  It was “The Hunt for Red October.”  I have since read all of his books and the vast majority of them, for some reason, I have read during the summer months.  I believe that Tom Clancy is some…

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MBAM, DaRT, AIS and the new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)2011 R2

If you are a Microsoft customer with volume licensing you have probably already been using MDOP for years.  If your not a volume license customer maybe its time to make the move.  Yesterday Microsoft announced the release of MDOP 2011 R2.  This new release of MDOP contains 3 major upgrades to the already great Desktop…

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