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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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The StorSimple Acquisition: One Year Later

One year ago this week, Microsoft made an investment in the future of cloud computing. This investment was intended to address one of the cloud’s most persistent issues: Enterprise-grade storage. At the time, this investment was a bit of a surprise to some. Then – as now – the storage industry faced one of its...

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Today is the GA for the Cloud OS!

Today is the GA for the Cloud OS!

Over the last year, we have made some incredible developments with Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and the new release of Windows Intune – and I am incredibly excited for these products to reach general availability today! Leading up to this, our team has worked incredibly hard to share as much information...

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Q&A at GigaOm’s “Future of Mobile and the Enterprise” Panel

Q&A at GigaOm’s “Future of Mobile and the Enterprise” Panel

Earlier this morning I participated in a panel at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference. Sitting on the panel with me were Alan Dabbiere the Chairman of AirWatch, and JP Finnell the Head of Mobile Strategy and Innovation for SAP. You can watch the panel on demand here, and I shot a short recap of my morning at...

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Using the Cloud to Transform and Unify High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Data Backup

Back in mid-April, I discussed the importance of data center high availability, and how the cost of data storage is minimal compared to the cost of not being able to access that data. There are a lot of options for creating a highly available system with disaster recovery and data backup protocols – but many...

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