Walt Disney World Marathon Dopey Challenge 2015: Race Recap!

Alright so I know this is almost 3 months late, but life happens.  I took a new job inside Microsoft and have been heads down getting immersed in the new job.  I have finally got some time to write this post, and away we go. I am going to start with some fun facts about…


Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or…


TechNet Radio: Hybrid Cloud Integrated Storage with StorSimple and Windows Azure

Today I welcome Marc Farely from StorSimple, a cloud integrated storage which provides primary storage, backup and disaster recovery to your on-premise datacenter. Tune in as we discuss the benefits of a hybrid cloud solution as well as how StorSimple can drastically cut storage costs and increase data protection for enterprises.  Visit StorSimple’s website and…


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,  Kevin Remde and me) 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…


VMware or Microsoft? Moving Live Virtual Machines, Same But Different

Welcome to the post and today we are going to talk about migrating virtual machines from one host to another.  Before I go any further here is something to get us on the same page: vMotion and Storage vMotion is to VMware as Live Migration is to Hyper-V For this post I will be referencing…


An Interview with Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure & Security: Update on Penetration Testing!

In the interview I did with Mark Russinovich last month (An Interview with Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure & Security), I asked Mark about customers doing penetration testing.  Mark pretty much said it was ok as long as they were not attacking the platform, which is true.  However, I have a quick point of clarification. …


TechNet Radio: An Interview with Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure & Security

You’re not going to want to miss this exciting episode where I had a chance to speak with Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow for Windows Azure.  As many of you know this is the guy who literally wrote the book on cyber security.  Tune in as we talk about  security in Windows Azure and what you…


TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Infrastructure as a Service – Windows Azure and PowerShell

I welcome the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson to the show as they discuss Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and PowerShell. Tune in as we chat about some of the potential PowerShell scenarios IT Pros can implement  in Azure as well as some tips on how you can get started with Azure and PowerShell today. [3:44] Why…


TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Infrastructure as a Service – Windows Azure and System Center 2012

In Part 6 of our Windows Azure IaaS series I welcomes John Savill, Founder of SavillTech to discuss how Windows Azure and System Center 2012 work together. Tune in as we chat about the importance of System Center Orchestrator, App Controller and Service Manager as well as how these components integrate with Azure Infrastructure Services….


TechEd 2013 Favorites: Community the Hidden Gem at TechEd

This month Kevin, Keith, Brian and I are talking about some of the favorite things we saw at TechEd North America.  I also thought it would be great instead of just writing about it, I would interview the folks of some of the favorite things I saw.  In this first post I talk with Tiffany…