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New Enhancements to the Azure AD Pass Through Authentication Preview are live!

Howdy folks, If you’re a follower of this blog you’ll probably recall that we announced pass-through authentication and seamless single sign-on in Azure AD at the end of last year. These features make it easy and fast to deliver world class end user sign-in experiences with Azure AD. Today I’m excited to announce a few...

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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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New video for Cloud Management Gateway

New video for Cloud Management Gateway

We have created a 10-minute video to demonstrate the basics of deploying and configuring the new Cloud Management Gateway feature. You can watch the video here: For more information about the Cloud Management Gateway, see the feature documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/clients/manage/manage-clients-internet.     Additional resources: What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager Get Ready for System Center...

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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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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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What You Have to Gain from Cloud-based Financial Management IT

What You Have to Gain from Cloud-based Financial Management IT

For the last 2 years my team has been working with a partner from the Bay Area called Cloud Cruiser – and the results of this partnership are going to benefit a lot of enterprises. We partnered with Cloud Cruiser for a really important reason: The technology developed by this team enables a fully integrated,...

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ICYMI: Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Keynote

ICYMI: Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Keynote

Earlier this week I got to deliver a keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.  It was a lot of fun, and pretty exciting to be the first Microsoft exec to talk to this massive and important part of the IT industry. In case you missed it, you can check out the full keynote here, or the...

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