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Tech Futures: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device: Creating an Accessible Future

Anywhere, Anytime on Any Device.  It’s the foundation and the core belief system for a completely accessible future where users can connect and be productive anytime they want. But how do we get there and what are the potential ramifications for providing this type of access? Join Matt McSpirit, Joe Breslin, Thomas Willingham, and I… 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

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

Need a place to build and test your apps, but can’t afford the hardware?

If you are a developer, or if you are a member of an IT organization which supports a software development organization, then you know that sometimes you need more hardware than you can realistically afford.  And if you do buy the hardware, it becomes obsolete all-too-soon, or just sits there idle because the need for… 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

20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – The Complete Series

As many of you may already know, this month my Microsoft US DPE Central Region teammates (Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, and Keith Mayer) and I are blogging about “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  Throughout this month I’ll be adding links, making any updates or changes.  So keep checking back for more, or… Read more

Using Windows Azure VMs to learn: RDS – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 30 of 31)

As we’ve shown in previous articles of our series, Windows Azure is a very useful tool for setting up a testing and training environment.  Today in part 30 of “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud”, Dan Noonan (via Tommy Patterson’s blog) shows us how to set that up, and build “a classroom in the… Read more

“Reimagining Windows” Episode 4 – Windows 8: New Possibilities in Mobile Productivity

Today’s show will try to help provide insight into the importance of a well-managed mobile platform as well as describe some of the capabilities found within Windows 8, such as DirectAccess, Mobile Broadband, BrancheCache and Windows to Gothat can help empower your business and workforce. Download the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation today and test your applications,… Read more

“Reimagining Windows” Episode 3–Window 8: The No-Compromise Business Device

As the general public is just now getting to experience Windows 8, many businesses are wondering if this operating system is really worth replacing Windows 7 with. In today’s episode I chat with Sr. Product Manager on the Windows Commercial Team, Stephen Rose, in hopes of helping to answer that question as well as dispel… Read more

31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Recap

It’s over!  November (Movember?) is here!  Now it’s time to sit back and soak in all of this great information! Below is a complete list (Thank you, Keith Mayer for compiling it) of links to our full 31 Days.  Enjoy! 31 Days of our Favorite Things The Cloud OS Platform by Kevin Remde Server Manager… Read more