Key Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Scenarios: Coming to a City Near YOU!

You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing IT issues such…

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Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00…


FREE Webcast 10/9: Veeam + Microsoft = Better Together

Microsoft’s Hyper-V and VM protection is one of the hottest topics in the IT world. Join Chris Henley for an inside look on how together, Veeam and Microsoft can help to improve your Modern Data Protection™ strategy. Because when it comes to innovations in virtualization, Veeam® and Microsoft are simply better together! In the webcast,…


Road Trip FREE Virtualization IT Camps!

Yes!  We’re coming back to a classroom near you (I hope) for an intense, full-day of training and hands-on with Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center.    The modern datacenter is already virtualizing, and likely virtualizing using VMware vSphere, vCenter, and so on.  That’s why we think it’s time to help you – the VMware…


VMware or Microsoft?–The Complete Quick List

As Many of you know over the last month and a half we delivered a 35 part series on VMware or Microsoft.  You can check out the whole list below.  We hoped you enjoyed the series, and please let me know if you have any questions! Series Introduction What is a “Purpose-Built Hypervisor? Simplified Microsoft…


Austin Windows Azure IT Camp (9/24/2013) Questions and Answers

Good afternoon everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed the Austin Windows Azure IT Camp and from your questions and participation I know you did!  Here you go, and the slides are at the bottom of the post. Q: Is there a amount you have to spend every month in Windows Azure when you sign up for…


Houston Windows Azure IT Camp (9/5/2013) Questions and Answers

Good afternoon everyone, I apologize for the delay, here the questions I got from the camp in Houston The slide deck is at the end of the post.  Thanks to Keith Mayer and Yung Chou for the help on some of questions.  Q: How do I license SQL license be applied to Azure? A:  If…


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…


Houston Here I Come

I have the pleasure of presenting on Windows Azure IAAS next week in Houston! On September 5th, YOU are welcome to join me for FREE, as long as seats last! (Oh, and you have to cover your travel costs) This event will be held at the Microsoft Houston Office starting Thursday, September 05 at 9:00…


Slides and Resources

Welcome to my blog post with slides and resources.  This post will be updated fairly regularly with content I am delivering.  All the links will take you a location on my SkyDrive with the appropriate data.  Enjoy. Enterprise Device Infrastructure IT Camp Slides Slides: http://1drv.ms/14j4x7h Modernizing Your Infrastructure IT Camp Slides and Labs Slides: http://1drv.ms/YAAAwJ Windows…