David Pallman of Neudesic talks about Windows Azure

Bytes by TechNet Interview: David Pallman and Chris Henley:  Join Chris Henley, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, and David Pallmann, GM of Custom App Development at Neudesic, as they discuss Windows Azure. David is a Windows Azure MVP, author and leads the Windows Azure Practice at Neudesic, helping customers get onto the cloud. David…

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Why Doesn’t Guitar Hero Actually Teach You to Play Guitar? Putting Reality into Gaming through Interactive Cloud Applications Like Instinct.

I gave a talk to a group of teens and their parents several years ago that was entitled Why doesn’t Guitar Hero actually teach you to play Guitar.  At the time Guitar Hero was all the rage and it seemed that every kid was playing it (too much according to their parents.)  I have always…

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See Chris Henley Live at TechNet Events this November. “Hyper V- Virtualization for the Cloud”, and “Private Cloud 201.”

During the month of November we will be hosting TechNet Events in the western part of the United States the content is focused squarely on the technologies that will be used to make up “The Private Cloud.”  I would love to meet you in person at one of the events in Northern California, Denver Colorado,…

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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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