ANNOUCEMENT: SCU is now available on Channel 9!

I am excited to announce the partnership between SCU and Channel 9, allowing for all SCU content and the live SCU US event feed available via Channel 9. SCU 2015 US will take place 2/4/15 in Dallas, TX. This year’s event includes two live tracks, one of which will be featured on Channel 9 live,…


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…


Are you ready to begin the Quest of the Cloudwalker?

Hark beleaguered IT Professionals! We know of the evils which plague you daily—mountains of help desk tickets, crashing computers, ridiculous requests from management, and far, far worse. But fear not, for we have felt your misery and despair, and created a fantastical world where you can use your hard-earned knowledge to crush demonic personifications of…


Save the Date October 18th! Release for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server R2

Wow Big Announcements all around today.  The first one I saw was that we are announcing on October 18th the release of the “R2 Wave”": Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center 2012 R2 Windows Intune The evaluations will be available through the TechNet Evaluation Center.  You can read the full announcement here: Mark Your Calendars…


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….


Join Me at TechEd North America and Come to my Session: June 3-6 New Orleans!

TechEd 2013 North America will take place June 3-6 in New Orleans.  TechEd is Microsoft’s premiere conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s products, solutions, tools, and services.  I have had the privilege to speak at TechEd the last couple of years and this year I was…


Build Your Private Cloud in a Month: Protecting Private Cloud Workloads with System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Being able to protect your Private cloud is one of the more important things you can do.  With so many moving parts how do you approach this.  If you are leveraging System Center 2012 for the many other components of your infrastructure, than I would highly recommend you look at Data Protection Manager (DPM) for…


Slides for IT Boot Camp Events

To download a copy of a slide deck: Click on the bottom right of the PowerPoint to “View full-size presentation” In the new browser window go to the menu and click File –> Download a copy Session 1: System Center 2012 SP1 and Azure IaaS Overview Session 2: Upgrade To Windows Server 2012 Session 3:…


20 Days of 20 Ways – Get Started with Migrating and Deploying Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure VMs

As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! In February, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been worked together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Here is the team listed…