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VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

What’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the… 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?–The Naked Server

“Heh heh… You said naked.” Yep.  But when I say “naked servers”, I mean bare-metal servers.  “So.. was that just a trick to get more people to read this article?” Yes. “Okay.  Proceed…” And by bare-metal servers, I mean.. a server that has no operating system installed.  It’s racked-and-stacked and plugged into power and network,… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) What’s New in 2012 R2 – Transforming the Datacenter

Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson and I are back for part 2 of our "What’s New in 2012 R2" series.  We discuss the new and exciting "cloud OS vision" in the next wave of Microsoft’s Server and System Center products. Tune in as we take a deep dive into how your business can transform its… Read more

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. UPDATE: The six weeks are over.  The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article… Read more

New Storage Tiering coming in Server 2012 R2 – TechEd 2013 Favorites

As you may already be aware, at TechEd this year in New Orleans, several announcements about the new “R2” versions of various products were made.  Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 were just two of the products being updated later this year, and for which preview releases will be available later this… Read more

Oh YES! Migrate VMware VMs to Windows Azure – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

You read that title correctly.. We know that many of you are still using VMware.  And just about as many of you are already migrating or considering the migration of some (or all) of your virtualization to Microsoft’s Hyper-V.  And if you’re already going that route, perhaps you should also investigate moving some (or all)… Read more

Our Serieses

What is the plural of Series?  (And how is it pronounced?)  Well.. that’s not so important.  What’s important is that we – the Technology Evangelists of Microsoft DPE in the U.S. have been busy busy bloggers these past several months.  You’ve seen many articles, and many links to articles and resources, and we sincerely hope… Read more

Cloud-Based SCCM Distribution Point? Why yes! – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

Welcome to another main installment of our “20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services”.  For those of you who are just now starting to follow along, make sure to start your FREE TRIAL of Windows Azure, so that you can follow along. Those of you who are familiar with System Center 2012, and in… Read more