Freaking awesome resources to navigate IT career in changing times !!

Dear Readers, I am so excited to share this news with my fellow IT Implementers aka future Cloud implementers !! In this transforming & confusing times, I often get question from experienced & relatively new professionals about "How do I plan my career in Cloud? Will me job be secure ?" etc. Your job is surely…


What is this buzz around DevOps all about ?

I know, it sounds like a very basic question but indeed its an important one as the industry & individuals are now getting serious about DevOps. You may think, why now ? Well, commoditization of Cloud has a lot to do with it. As the market has grown so has the price war between the vendors…


Enterprise mobility strategy – first steps to finishing line !

In the blurring lines between official & personal, between multiple devices for consuming data/apps, a challenging opportunity presents itself – “Enterprise Mobility strategy”. In the changing times, enterprises are not behind to embrace new ways of doing work like BYOD, anywhere access etc. However most of the enterprises are in the initial stages of defining…


Back to blogging…really after a long time !

Hello Friends, While a lots have been happening in the world & I've been working on some very interesting projects, blogging sorts of took a back seat 🙁 I'm going be  much much more regular going forwards ! Promise 🙂 So Hello again & stay tuned !!


India's first Azure Conference – 20th & 21st March

Dear friends, Hope to see you at the 1st ever Windows Azure Conference that we are organizing this month. If you haven't registered yet, please do 🙂 REGISTER AT – Flexible track is for the IT Professionals out there. Enclosing the eDM eDM – WAC.docx


OVEN FRESH — Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster (and Mini-Posters) for Windows Server 2012 R2 is released !!

Yeah really freshly created from the poster team 🙂 :). Its called the "Windows Server 2012 R2: Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage" poster. Like the last poster, its available from the Microsoft download center. You can also download each component of the poster separately and just print the pieces you need. In addition, each piece has a Microsoft…


VMware or Microsoft? Quick Comparison between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

In lots of customer discussions, the one thing that comes out often – How does Microsoft Virtualization stcak ( Hyper-V & System Center 2012 R2) compares with VMWare virtulization stack (vSphere 5.5 Enterprise Plus + vCenter Server 5.5). I have tried focus on real-world perspective based on my experience implementing both solutions in the field throughout my career.  In this article,…


Thanks for attending IT Camp this quarter – resources as promised

Thanks to all those who have attended the IT Camp in 6 cities across India. I had a great time talking to you all. Some of you asked for the decks, so here you go..   Cheers, Pracheta


Sharing resources as promised..

Many of you have asked for the resources/decks for reference. Here we go — 🙂 🙂 My decks available on skydrive – Other useful pointers –   Happy Learning !!  Look forward for your feedbacks ,if any. – Pracheta  


Microsoft India Techdays are here !!

The next up is in Chennai, so if you are nearby please join us. We can catch up for discussion. You can register at – If you are in other parts of India, check out upcoming events at – See you at some event !!