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How safe is my Windows Azure virtual machine? (So many questions. So little time. Part 50.)

In Saint Louis a couple of weeks ago at our Windows Azure IT Camp, Joe asked me this question: “When dealing with virtual machines and cloud for R&D. If during the process of researching you happen to download a contaminated file, can that file do harm to the actual machine that you are running? Wouldn’t… Read more

Why doesn’t remote desktop to my Windows Azure VM work? (So many questions. So little time. Part 48.)

An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect from home tonight.” You’re… Read more

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN… Read more

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live.  Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–VMWorld Key Keynote Notes

Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles.  Yesterday I watched general session keynote coming out of VMworld, and thought I’d jot down and share some notes about what was announced, and perhaps how what was announced compares to products or capabilities in Microsoft’s similar solutions (Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, and System… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Get the “Scoop” On Hyper-V at VMWorld

Today in our series “VMware or Microsoft?”, we leverage an awesome opportunity to promote our products and give away some good stuff during the VMworld Conference.  Check out Matt Hester’s blog post today for more details…. Read more

Who are we? I’m glad you asked…

Hi. I’m Kevin. “Hi Kevin!’ …and I’m an IT Professional Technology Evangelist with Microsoft.  I’m one of nine who represent Microsoft in these 48 contiguous United States. (Maybe someone gets to go to Hawaii and Alaska now and then, but they’re not sayin’.) Anyway, I thought I would take a moment to provide you with… Read more

TechEd 2013 Favorites – The Complete Series

The 21st annual TechEd North America conference happened this month (June) in New Orleans, and my three IT Technology Evangelist coworkers (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, and Matt Hester) and I had the privilege of attending and taking part.  So in the interest of sharing our experiences and impressions with you, we’ve decided to dedicate the… Read more

Key Keynote Notes – TechEd 2013 Favorites

So here it is, Day 3 of TechEd, and I’m already two days late on the first of our “TechEd 2013 Favorites” series.  (sigh)  But if you’ve ever been to a TechEd, or any other big conference like this, you know that it’s hard to find a spare moment to do things other than A)… Read more

NEW! Hands-On Datacenter Scenarios and Windows Azure Events

This just in… The demand has been so great for more information about using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as an extension of your datacenter and IT Operations, that we’ve decided to schedule a few more FREE events to close out the end of our fiscal year here in Central Region Microsoft US DPE.  The four… Read more