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How we secure your data in Azure AD

Howdy folks, With all the breaches of cloud identity services over the last few years, we get a lot of questions about how we secure customer data. So today’s blog is a dive into the details of how we protect customer data in Azure AD. Datacenter and Service Security Let’s start with our datacenters. First,...

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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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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 CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

In this episode I kick off my two-part conversation with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill – the largest privately held company in the U.S. At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the world’s food in their supply chain, and this means Justin is a very busy man. In the...

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A People-centric Approach to Mobile Device Management

It’s been a little while since I wrote about the work we are doing around the BYO and Consumerization trends – but this is an area I will be discussing much more often over the next several months. Consumerization is an area that is changing and moving quickly, and I believe the industry is also...

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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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Recap: Cisco & Microsoft at the ACI Launch in NYC

Late last night I returned from Cisco’s announcement of their Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) vision and offering. You can check out a quick recap video of the event at the bottom of this post. I think what Cisco announced is a game-changing solution that brings simplified/centralized control and deep insight into the network fabric spanning...

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Microsoft Wants to Help VMware Experts “Future-Proof “ Their Career

The IT industry never slows down and IT pros are constantly assessing what’s next and what’s best – not only for their business, but also for their careers. The virtualization world is going through a big inflection point, and this is leading to a lot of noise and conflicting information in the marketplace. Over the...

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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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