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Put your ADFS in the Cloud – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Welcome to another installment of our May series of articles – “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Today I’m going to describe a scenario, a problem, and then propose a solution.    The Scenario: Single Sign-On support using Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services), and Office 365 and/or… Read more

I love these kinds of new-feature surprises (Office 2013)

Isn’t it fun when a new feature just shows up in front of you before you even knew about it?  I recently installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my production laptop, and was working on an outline of questions for an upcoming TechNet Radio show we’re recording in a couple of days.  When finished, I created… Read more

Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Why Office 365 and not Google Apps?

“It’s been said that the secret to a good marriage is to understand that ‘it must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal.’  Microsoft has 20 years of expertise in the enterprise arena, and the release of Office 365 a year ago only extends that commitment. Our commitment to our customers… Read more

Breaking News: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is RTW

RTW = Released to the Webitubes Wow.. what a big week. The System Center 2012 release, the official naming of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and now the newest version of the MDT – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 – is released and available for download. For those not familiar with it, the MDT is… Read more

Can I do that with Office 365? (So many questions. So little time. Part 23.)

Alex M asked several questions about Office 365 at our TechNet Event in Kansas City: “Do we need to purchase Office 365 for resources (for example: conference rooms)?” ”Can the user access Office 365 from work PC as well as his personal PC from home?” ”If we are using cloud services, why do we need… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – MigrationWiz and Office 365

Yes!  My first in our new “Cloud Innovators” series of interviews is now live! About This Video We’re kicking off a new series today with Sr. IT Pro Evangelist Kevin Remde as he examines some of the top innovative companies who are using Microsoft Cloud solutions to help others improve their IT and business operations…. Read more

Cloud on Your Terms Part 27 of 30: Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials and the Cloud

“Hey Kevin – Is the cloud just for big companies?” Absolutely not.  Certainly some implementations (private clouds, for instance) make more sense in organizations that A) are able to take advantage of delivering IT as a Service for their business units, and B) can justify the kind of datacenter resources to support it.  But small… Read more

Breaking News: Office 365 is HERE!

Finally.. the day we’ve been waiting for.  Office 365 has been released to the web.  The beta is over.  The horses are out of the gate.  Office 365 is available for purchase.  Here’s how their home page introduces it: “It’s familiar Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity tools delivered through the cloud. Everyone can work together… Read more

Your Office in the Clouds. 24×7. “365” (“Cloudy April” – Part 22)

Do you manage an Exchange organization?  What about a company SharePoint?  “Yeah.. but we’re a couple versions back.”  You’re in good company.  I hear that a lot.  There are some amazing capabilities in the latest versions – Exchange 2010 and SharePoint 2010, but as usual, moving to the next version is not something we always… Read more

TechNet Central Region Events are back! Windows 7 Deployment “Firestarter” Events are LIVE!

That’s right.  We’re coming to a town near you.  “Or at least near me if I live near one of the cities listed below?” Well, yeah..  But anyway, we know that there are a lot of you who are just starting or still wondering about deploying Windows 7 and Office 2010 to your businesses,  so… Read more