Microsoft is all in – a guest post by Andrew Fryer

When Steve Ballmer says “We’re all in the cloud”  this should be viewed in the same way as when  Bill Gates talked about “a PC in every home”.  I could quote statistics on the investment Microsoft is making in the cloud or show you some cool pictures of containers in one of the data centres,…


Microsoft IT starts migration of Microsoft.com to Windows Azure platform

The great video Showcase site on Microsoft.com hosts thousands of videos and other rich media content that hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide view every day. In this article you can see how Microsoft Information Technology (MSIT) quickly built and deployed the Social eXperience Platform (SXP) on the Windows Azure technology platform to enable social…


What’s around the corner for the IT pro?

following his interview with Microsoft intern, Jon Lickiss, Andrew Fryer’s written an excellent post, IT Professional vNext, in which he addresses some questions around the future for the IT pro. It makes for interesting reading – check it out on Andrew’s blog.


Windows 7 mugs up for grabs in today’s TechNet Flash

Have a gander at today’s TechNet Flash newsletter for all you need to know about the potential cost savings you could see from moving your organisation’s email to the cloud. We’re also asking you to send us photos of your weird and wonderful workspaces – there’s a Windows 7 mug available for the best five pictures sent…


Moving email to the cloud

Take a look at the latest in the TechNet On series for some great resources to help planning and strategy when running email in the cloud.


Andrew Fryer on managing a small private cloud

Following on from his post demystifying the term ‘private cloud’, Andrew Fryer goes on to detail effective cloud management strategies for mid-sized businesses with System Center Essentials 2010. Read Andrew’s full post here.


What does Private Cloud mean to you?

Have a look at Andrew Fryer’s fantastic blog post, Private Cloud? and find out what this new term means, and more importantly, how it’s significant to you as an IT professional.