Last Chance!! – Register for TechDays in San Francisco!

My friends over at the PacIT Pros User Group are holding another Tech Days event in a few weeks. I will be presenting a couple of sessions on Windows Azure IaaS at the event. There are also a lot of other great speakers that will be in attendance. if you will be in the area,…

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Online Training – System Center 2012 SP1: Application & Infrastructure Management

TechTrax Train the Trainer System Center 2012 SP1: Application & Infrastructure Management Join us on May 2nd and May 9th for two TechTrax Train the Trainer sessions on System Center 2012 SP1 led by Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman. System Center 2012 SP1 provides the industry’s best infrastructure and application management solutions using Virtual…

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Active Directory: Differences Between On Premise and In the Cloud – Part 2

To my faithful readers – My Apologies. In my previous articles on Active Directory: Differences Between On Premise and In the Cloud, I neglected to include the single biggest (and most obvious) difference between traditional, on-premise Active Directory and Windows Azure Active Directory. I touched briefly on Authentication and Authorization in the previous article, but…

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Content Series: Build Your Cloud in a Month!

The US IT Pro Evangelism Team has been working on another series of content!  This set is designed to help you learn to guild out a cloud computing environment in a one month span. There is already some great content online with more to come! Week 1 – Build Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows…

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Active Directory: Differences Between On Premise and In the Cloud

Two days ago, I wrote up a post called – Getting Started with Windows Azure Active Directory – Setting up the Windows Azure AD Tenant – In that post, I walk through how to configure the Windows Azure Active Directory tenant, but I don’t spend any significant time on why you would want to do…

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Office Hours–In Person or Virtual!

Just an update to let you know that I am available for in person or virtual Office Hours. I have posted my office hours through Ohours.org so please feel free to block off a time slot.     -Cheers!

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Getting Started with Windows Azure Active Directory – Setting up the Windows Azure AD Tenant

Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) is a new Windows Azure service that provide Identity and Access management capabilities via the Windows Azure cloud. It is primarily designed for providing this service for cloud/web based applications that need to access your local Active Directory information. But it can also be integrated directly with your on-premise Active…

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2nd Annual Executive Forum The IT Summit

SITPUG – The Seattle IT Pro User Group (Formerly WNUG – Windows Networking User Group) is one of the sponsors of the upcoming IT Summit taking place next week. The SITPUG folks are a great user group that meets on the first Wednesday of every month over at the Microsoft Lincoln Square building in Bellevue,…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service is now open for business!

For the past year, our Worldwide IT Pro Evangelism teams have been speaking to customer’s about Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. We have been showing off preview versions of Windows Azure Active Directory Services, Windows Azure Virtual Machines and more. Today we move from “preview” to general availability! What this really means is that…

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TechDays Event coming up in San Francisco….

My friends over at the PacIT Pros User Group are holding another Tech Days event in a few weeks. I will be presenting a couple of sessions on Windows Azure IaaS at the event. There are also a lot of other great speakers that will be in attendance. if you will be in the area,…

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