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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 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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New enhancements to the #AzureAD PowerShell 2.0 preview. Manage dynamic groups and more!

Howdy folks, This week we published a really cool update to Azure AD PowerShell v2.0 preview cmdlets. This update gives you some pretty killer new Azure AD functionality. The new thing I’m the most jazzed about is managing dynamic group settings using PowerShell. This was a top request from all you PowerShell folks out there....

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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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Weekend Reading: Show Up on Monday as (potentially) an Expert in Automation

I have a quality weekend reading recommendation for all the IT pros looking for the latest and greatest information on Automation. One my favorite blogs is Building Clouds, and the automation SME’s who contribute to that site just wrapped up “Automation Month.” Check out this post to see links to all the topics they’ve explored...

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TechNet Radio: Talking about how to really “Transform the Datacenter”

Last week I got to sit down with the guys from TechNet Radio and talk about the 2nd big pillar in the What’s New in 2012 R2 series:  Transform the Datacenter. In this episode – which is a follow up to our earlier (and very popular) discussion about PCIT – we get deep on how...

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Episode 6 of the ‘In the Cloud’ podcast: High Availability

In this episode, I take a look at the topic of high availability, back up, and disaster recovery.  These are incredibly important topics for businesses that depend on consistent access to corporate data, and whose customer base insists on avoiding any downtime.  Regular readers of the blog may remember a similar topic a couple weeks...

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TechEd 2013: Big News and a Big Event

As many of you already know, at this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and I am very excited to be delivering the keynote address at both TechEd North America and TechEd Europe.  I cannot wait to talk about – and demo! – some of...

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