Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: 5 Lessons Learned from Our Cloud Deployment

I wanted to share a blog post from Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, where he provides some insight into 5 lessons he’s learned along the path to deploying cloud computing solutions at Microsoft. Tony shared this information with an audience of fellow CIOs at a Forbes and Microsoft CIO network this week in New York.  …


Private Cloud Success Scenario: Virtualize Your Disaster Recovery Plan

CIOs understand the concept and even the building blocks of private cloud. But as I attend shows like the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, which happened this week in Las Vegas, there’s a certain kind of question I’m still being asked. In one form or another that question continuously revolves around what changes a private cloud…


Opening the Window to PC Management in the Cloud

During his keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit corporate vice president Brad Anderson discussed Microsoft IT solutions to help companies streamline PC and device management and better empower productivity in today’s modern enterprise.  He announced the general availability of Windows Intune, and demonstrated the new solution for cloud based management and security of PCs. …


Government Cloud Computing Commission Formed

I saw a brief article this morning on the Washington Post site about a government related cloud computing commission being formed to help provide recommendations to the federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, and the commerce secretary, Gary Locke. The Post story touches on the U.S. federal government’s ‘cloud first’ policy, which I previously blogged about here….


Mostly Cloudy Forecast at Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit

This week Microsoft held its U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, and while we’re used to rain this time of year in Seattle (and most of the year for that matter….), the forecast at the event for the Public Sector was mostly cloudy – cloud related technology that is. With all the interest I’ve seen…


Top 5 Questions to Ask Google

I wanted to share a post from our site by Ron Markezich, Corporate VP, Microsoft Online, which provides 5 questions CIO’s should be asking when considering a cloud solution for their business.  I’ve linked to the post here and included the full text of the post below as well.  Let me know if you…


Cloud First Policy for the U.S. Federal Government

I was reviewing some of the social media activities coming out of the RSA Conference sessions today, including a talk by the U.S. Federal Government CIO, Vivek Kundra, in which he touched on the U.S. Federal Government and their work with cloud computing. As part of this talk Kundra noted that there is a new…


Behind the Cloud scene with Microsoft IT

I’ve blogged a couple of times in the past (here and here) about Tony Scott, Microsoft’s CIO, the areas that he focuses on, and what’s happening within Microsoft related to cloud computing.  While Microsoft is a world leader in delivering software solutions to business of all sizes and to consumers, we’re also a big consumer…


Modular Datacenters and Dogfooding the Cloud at Microsoft

Welcome to 2011!!  Hope that the New Year is starting off on the right foot for you. As I began digging out of emails after the holiday break I came across a couple interesting items that peel back the skin on some of the internal activities happening here at Microsoft that I wanted to share…


Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, on Dogfooding at Microsoft

Some great bits and bytes I wanted to highlight in a article published today featuring Tony Scott, Microsoft’s CIO and a video piece, where he talks about the benefits of trying out our own technologies and refining them before putting them into our customer’s hands.  Tony also passes on some of the lessons we’ve…