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Good Day Folks! I just learned that we have some brand new virtual labs on the Microsoft Technet site. With most of the System Center 2012 products in Beta or RC status now, it is a great opportunity to start working with products that should be feature...(read more ) ... (more)

My expanded coverage area….

  Starting today, I have picked up two areas of coverage on the west coast. I will be covering IT Pro Evangelism activities in the San Francisco Bay area (this includes Oakland, Mountain View, San Jose, etc) as well as Sacramento. I am working through...(read more ) ... (more)

CES: Watching Steve Ballmer’s Keynote….

Steve Ballmer will be keynoting at the Consumer Electronics Show this evening at 6:30pm Pacific.  I really wish I was able to be at the show to watch it live and see all the great stuff being showcased there. Since I have other stuff going on this...(read more ) ... (more)

How to Build a Private Cloud Using Microsoft Technologies

***This is a LIVING document*** I will be updating this article from time to time as things like Release Updates, Hotfixes, Service Packs and other updates come into being. Please check back often to get the latest information. I will keep the revision list updated at the bottom so you know what changes have been made. This is also *NOT* a complete Private Cloud solution. there are many, many pieces to creating and managing a private cloud including things like - rapid deployment via templates, elasticity and scalability, high availability and redundancy, virtual machine mobility... (more)

Writing my first Windows Phone app (I hope!)

As an IT Evangelist, I like to make fun of developers from time to time. We live in different worlds and do different things. There has always been an imaginary wall between the IT and Dev departments with only a few daring individuals willing (or forced...(read more ) ... (more)