Computer Engineer Barbie

My wife and I (along with most of the parents we know) debate the value of letting our daughters play with Barbies.  Like it or not Barbie promotes all kinds of ideas through imaginative play.  Barbie has everything!  Ask any girl what kind of car Barbie drives and they all know it’s a Corvette.  Ask…

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TechNet Events 2011

I am happy to announce that I received the registration links today for a series of TechNet events that my coworkers, Harold Wong and Chris Avis and I will host during January and February of 2011.  The events will focus on virtualization and on the changes that have emerged in the world of Cloud computing. …

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A Great Discussion with John McAllister

I had the opportunity to interview John McAllister.  He is great!  he has changed the way that we think about SQL Server.  His ideas have been implemented to make the way you use SQL better.  Of course there is a cloud tint to our discussion.  Watch the interview and learn what’s ahead for SQL in…

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Bettering Medical Science with the Microsoft Cloud

I love Medicine!  For years I was certain that i wanted to be a doctor.  I loved research!  I did an interview with Pat Filoteo and he shared some absolutely amazing stuff that he has worked on around enzyme mapping and the Microsoft Cloud.  He also talks about the costs and time associated with this…

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“What is Virtualization?”

      It seems that over the course of the last 2 years that the number of questions I receive around virtualization has been consistently on the rise.  Many of the questions center around how to do things with virtualization.  How do I questions are great, and I love answering them, however there is another…

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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 the explosive growth…

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Server Bedtime Story

I have been making up bedtime stories for my children for more than an decade.  Some of them are pretty entertaining and I get requests to tell them over and over and over again.  Recently I acquired a book that crosses the line between bedtime stories and Windows Server.  My kids actually ask to read…

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August Movie Review “ Star Trek”

I have never been confused for a Trekkie.  It’s not that I don’t like Star Trek.  The opposite is true.  I have on occasion really enjoyed an episode, outtake, even one of the movies.  I am familiar with the basics of the show and the central characters.  I am anxiously awaiting the day when I…

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Top 15 Windows Server Innovations In the Past 15 Years

Windows IT Pro is celebrating its 15 year anniversary this year.  Congratulations! That’s a major achievement in our industry.  As part of a series Michael Otley wrote a post for the Windows It Pro blog called “Top 15 Windows Server Innovations In the Past 15 years.”  It is definitely worth a few minutes to go…

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How the Microsoft Cloud is Changing the World. (And Mars Too!)

While I was at TechEd I had the opportunity to interview Patrick Butler Monterde.  He has done some of the most interesting work that I know of using the Microsoft Cloud and some of our key partners such as NASA.  The interview went public today!  Enjoy watching it and have fun working on evaluating the…

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