Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) as an Enterprise Directory

Wow, its taken me a lot longer to get my first post up than I had hoped – I hope the information proves useful to some of you out there 🙂 As one of my customers is evaluating ADAM for their Enterprise directory, I have been spending more time with this, and have become aware…

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Why Try Hyper-V?

Working with some of our larger enterprise customers who have already made investments in VMWare, I often get asked:  “Why should we look at Hyper-V?”  If you have not looked in a while – it’s time to look again.  The capabilities delivered in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V with System Center provide an Enterprise-Class virtualization…

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Free Microsoft eBooks!

I ran across this post from Eric Ligman a couple of months ago that I thought could prove useful to a wide audience.  In it he shares links to a TON of FREE Microsoft eBooks.  Check it out! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2012/07/27/large-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-for-you-including-sharepoint-visual-studio-windows-phone-windows-8-office-365-office-2010-sql-server-2012-azure-and-more.aspx

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Microsoft Hyper-V gaining on VMware in the virtualization market

Interesting read: http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/news/2240100164/Microsoft-Hyper-V-gaining-on-VMware-in-the-virtualization-market And this is BEFORE the Windows 8 Server Hyper-V Announcements at the BUILD Conference 🙂  

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Check out Snip from Office Mix!

Great tool I started using today.  Designed to replace the snipping tool, it grabs screenshots but also works as a GREAT ad-hoc whiteboard: https://mix.office.com/Snip

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Microsoft Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire StorSimple

Interesting news on the Azure Storage front.  StorSimple created an appliance that you can drop into your datacenter and makes Azure cloud storage look just like storage in your own datacenter.  It also provides a local cache for files that are more frequently used so they are more quickly available.  Apparently, we liked it so…

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Introduction

Hi Folks! My name is Mark Michelet, and I am an Account Technology Specialist with Microsoft.  In that role, I cover (theoretically :)) every product we sell for a small number of our enterprise customers – in my case, in the manufacturing industry.  In that role, I am “a mile wide, and an inch deep”…

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Azure Services Platform annouced today at PDC

Watching the moves we have been making in the services space over the last couple of years have gotten me really excited about our vision, strategy, and roadmap for Software + Services.  I’m long overdue for a good Software + Services blog post, and time will prevent this from being it, but I couldn’t let…

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is here!

Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, released to manufacturing (RTM) today and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.    This release is a market-changer in the Virtualization space, and if you have not already begun…

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