Cloudy in New York!

This year for the second year in a row I presented a talk at Cloud Expo in New  York.  This time I had one of the two General (full-audience) sessions on the first day.  My talk: Patterns for Cloud Computing was attended by about 800 in the main presentation hall and overflow room.  Using the…

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Cloud Expo New York (June 6-9, 2011)

I am looking forward to learn latest on the Cloud Computing Spectrum, meet several customers and partners and find ways we can help them by leveraging Microsoft Public & Private Cloud offerings (Windows Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Intune, Windows Server Hyper-V). If you are around and would like to meet me, please…

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MAP 6.0 Beta: Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. To participate, register for the MAP 6.0 Beta Review Program at Microsoft Connect. Planning your journey to the cloud just got a bit easier. The next release of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—v6.0 Beta—includes assessment…

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All About Clouds at the Microsoft Management Summit

At the most recent Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) the talk was heavily weighted towards the subject of Public and Private Clouds.  You can see videos of the MMS sessions on Microsoft TechNet Edge.

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Architectural Patterns for Cloud Computing

Last night I gave a presentation on Architectural Patterns for Cloud Computing to the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA).  Even though the audience consisted of both software company architects and customer architects I though that you all would be interested in the material that we covered.  Presentation Abstract:…

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Space still available for Cloud Ireland next week in NYC

Startups (and established software companies) looking to do business in Europe are encouraged to attend the Cloud Ireland event in NYC on March 24th. The link below will take you straight to the registration page for the event and to more information. You’re invited to Cloud Ireland in association with Microsoft Going global with your…


NYC event for cloud based companies interested in Ireland

We’ve been working with some of our counterparts in Ireland to bring a special event to NYC for cloud-based startups and other companies interested in hearing about business opportunities in Ireland. If you’re interested in attending this event, please read through the event description and send an e-mail to Seamus Carroll. (Details below.) IRISH BREAKFAST…


Microsoft Survey on Cloud Computing Released

Microsoft has just released a study of how 2,000 IT Decision makers are adopting and using Cloud Computing. If you are a software company that is interested in the market for your products and services and the impact of the cloud you need to read this study. The study identifies the top cities across 10…

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Cloud Power on Ignition Showcase

For those ISVs that want to come up to speed quickly on Microsoft’s Cloud initiatives, here is a summary of the Cloud related posts that have appeared in the Ignition Showcase blog recently.  The posts are categorized by: General Cloud Public Cloud Private Cloud 1. General Cloud An ISV in the Age of the Cloud …

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Contemplating a Move to the Cloud?

[UPDATED with the video link] Are you an ISV contemplating moving your product or service to the cloud? Cumulux is an ISV that has their own line of products and they also have an interesting methodology for helping other ISVs and customers to move their applications and services to the Windows Azure cloud. They were…

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