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The daylong Microsoft Private Cloud Summit is coming to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles this May. Sign up now for the event near you to hear directly from the Microsoft System Center 2012 product team and Microsoft technical evangelists as they...(read more ) ... (more)

Upcoming Jump Start Course: Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration….

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start course Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration on Thursday, March 14 th from 8am – 12pm PST .  This is a live...(read more ) ... (more)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Azure for IT Pros

Folks, If you have been to any of my live presentations, recently, you have probably hear m get super jazzed about Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. I truly think this is the future of infrastructure for all businesses. I envision a world where new businesses starting up don’t have to invest in any server infrastructure at all and simply create everything they need in the cloud. If you would like to learn more about Windows Azure IaaS and how Windows Azure Cloud Computing can transform your IT Department, check out this Microsoft Virtual Academy Jump Start: Windows Azu... (more)

Windows 8 – When Start Means Stop...

This week I was working on a blog post where I thought once and for all I could dispel all of the hullabaloo over the “missing” Windows 8 Start button. The post was a written version of my 5 minute pitch to anyone that complains about not having a Start button and how it prevents them from being productive. I can usually convince naysayers in about 5 minutes that the Start screen is just as east to use if not more so than having a little button to click on. There really isn’t anything the old Start button gave us except for the button itself. We can accomplish all of the same goa... (more)

Windows Azure cloud services achieve critical federal security milestone!

Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more ) ... (more)