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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Places You Just Can’t Go! A Video Tour of Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) Datacenters.

Microsoft has been building mega datacenters for almost a decade.  Data Center Knowledge puts Microsoft’s datacenters in Quincy, San Antonio, Chicago, and Dublin in 4 of the top 10 spots for the largest datacenters in the world, and those are only the ones we know about.  This software company sure has amassed what can only…


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…


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…


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…


Let’s Talk Computers Cloud Discussion

This weekend Let’s Talk Computers will air an Interview that I did with Alan Ashendorf (the host of the show)  The interview went very well and I thought you would enjoy a view of the transcript.  The show will be available live for your listening enjoyment on Friday June 17th at http://www.lets-talk-computers.com/ . “Microsoft and…


Try Windows Azure Free for 30 Days

Tomorrow on my “How to Build a Private Cloud” webcast I will share with the attendees a  code that will allow them (and you) to try Windows Azure (SQL Azure too) free for 30 days.  The cool thing about this particular trial is that you will NOT need to supply a credit card in order…


How to Build a Private Cloud (Webcast Series)

I have been getting a whole bunch of questions around Microsoft’s Private Cloud offerings.  The virtualization website has some great information and I still highly recommend that you begin by reading the stuff on that site.  In conjunction with that information I have decided to deliver a series of 4 webcasts on the topic of…


Windows Azure

I get questions all the time about Windows Azure.  What is it exactly?  If I am an IT Pro Why should I care about Windows Azure?  What are the components of Windows Azure?  In an attempt to answer these and a host of other Questions I decided I would post some content that I have…


Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Cloud, But Were Afraid to Ask!

Do you know what today is?  It’s the first Monday in April!  “So What?” The first Monday in April marks the beginning of of what I am calling “The Season of the Cloud.”  I will spend the next 90 days delivering just one message on behalf of Microsoft.  I have talked to thousands of IT…