Is the Cloud “Risky, Unreliable, and Dumb?” Hear Dave Nielsen’s answer to this and other intriguing questions in this Bytes by TechNet Interview.

I interviewed Dave Nielsen during TechEd and the first question I asked him was “Is the cloud really “Risky, Unreliable, and Dumb?” His insights are very valuable.  Spend a few minutes watching this video and then check out one of Dave’s Cloud Camps near you.  Video Downloads WMV (Zip) | WMV | iPod | MP4…

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How To Build A Private Cloud (Part 4)

TechNet Webcast: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part 4): The Self-Service Portal, the Muscles of a Private Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 In this session, we discuss the self-service portal and demonstrate how to install, configure, and potentially use it in a private cloud. We demonstrate how to configure and implement…

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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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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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Live Private Cloud Events for August. Registration is Open!

I am excited to be back in the saddle again after a great summer vacation.  First Item of business is to let you know that we will be holding a series of Live events discussing the ins and outs of Private Cloud.  We would love to see you there.  Please use the links provided below…

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Lets Talk Computer’s Interview Part 2

“Microsoft and Cloud Computing Part 2 What is Cloud Computing” Private Cloud – Public Cloud – Hybrid Cloud Complete Transcript of Chris Henley – Microsoft Interview On Let’s Talk Computers Host Alan Ashendorf July 16 2011 Alan: When a business is considering moving to the Clouds, the first question to have answered is, “What type…

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