The Cloud on Your Terms Part 26 of 30: Office 365 Will Not Get You Fired

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer I have had the privileged to meet and work with some fantastic individuals.  I have also been part counselor when I have had folks come to my class worried about jobs, from folks worried about learning Active Directory from other directory services, to folks learning Exchange over Lotus Notes or…


Attention Students Quiz #2 of the IT Imagine Cup Challenge Today

Quiz #2 (sorry I missed quiz one I was OOF)  opens today at 8:01 p.m. EST (7:01 p.m. CST, 6:01 p.m MST, 5:01 p.m. PST Are you up for the Challenge? If you answered yes, and if you are you a student, do you know a student or are you going back to school and…


The Cloud on Your Terms Part 5 of 30: Are your Servers Ready For the Cloud?

In our last few posts we have taken a look at some of concepts and technologies behind the cloud.   In this post we are going to take a look at your servers and your core infrastructure.  Often times I think we get all excited coming technologies then we realize we are still running Windows NT…


The Cloud on Your Terms Part 1 of 30: What Cloud is Right for You?

Welcome to Day 1 of 30 days of Cloud on Your Terms!  Brian Lewis, John Weston, Kevin Remde and myself are going to take you through 30 days of Cloud discussion, from public to private to hybrid you are going to hear about it all from a technical aspect and stories from our own experiences…

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Students Are You Up for a Challenge? Enter the Imagine Cup 2012 IT Challenge NOW!

Well we the Imagine Cup 2011 IT Challenge is back again and I have just one question for you?  Are you up for the Challenge? If you answered yes, and if you are you a student, do you know a student or are you going back to school and can you answer a question like…


Case Study: How Microsoft IT Developed a Private Cloud Infrastructure

I saw this case study and thought I would share, and it has some really good info into what goes into a private cloud.  Microsoft moves to the Private Cloud by planning, architecting, developing and managing the first Private Cloud solution within the Microsoft datacenter. The combination of shared resources, flexible capacity, charge back, and…


Evaluation Downloads for Virtualization, Management and Training Resources

One of the fun things I get to do everyday is point people to products and resources.  With IT there seems to be an ever changing world and transformation on the tools and resources we use almost happens daily. have a had a few folks ask where can I get the tools and resources to…

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Check Out Talk TechNet every Wed. and Friday!

Talk TechNet is a twice weekly, one hour radio show for IT Professionals hosted by Senior Program Manager Keith Combs and myself.  Each episode focuses on a specific product or technology. Listeners are encouraged to call in and discuss the topic for the day, or ask questions to help unblock a deployment or solve a…