TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Infrastructure as a Service: Windows Azure vs. Amazon & Rackspace

In Part 4 of our Windows Azure IaaS series I have a great conversation with Microsoft MVP Jeffrey Palermo We compare the features and benefits of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. We chat candidly about  user experiences between the three as well as which capabilities stand out in Azure…


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…

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From End to Edge and Beyond – Episode 27: Windows Azure IaaS and You!

I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Yuri Diogenes and Tom Shinder to talk about Windows Azure IaaS.   We chatted about the overall capabilities to configure and deploy VMs, security functionalities and recommendations during the migration process. I also did a quick demonstration on how to use the Windows Azure portal to…


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…


Microsoft IT Camp—A Hands on Experience–Sign Up Now!!!!

Here is the latest info on the Microsoft IT Camp series as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here’s your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter…