Microsoft Office of the CIO blog has moved

Hi readers, My apologies. We up and moved, but didn’t leave a forwarding address. Sorry about that. Since late October 2012, Microsoft IT employees have been blogging and sharing videos on Microsoft’s external website. The new blog is located here. Here’s what has been published since late October. Paul Slater did in fact publish part…


Deploying Windows 8 within Microsoft

This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT. If you’ve read this blog before then you know that one of the roles of Microsoft IT is to be the first customer of Microsoft’s commercial products and services. Through this program the IT department manages…


Moving to Big Data within Microsoft IT

This is a guest post by Barry Briggs, Chief Architect and CTO, Microsoft IT. The other day I participated in a live webcast to discuss “the new world of data on-demand now.” In short, the importance of big data processing to organizations. You can watch the 90-minute show here. The webcast included my colleague Terri…


Balancing Productivity and Risk is Key to Consumerization of IT

  This is a guest post by Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer, Microsoft IT A few months ago, a gentleman from Dell wrote a blog why CIOs can’t ignore consumerization of IT. I tell CIOs ignore at your own peril. The topic is a déjà vu moment for me. More than 20 years ago I…


Raising the Bar: Social Media, Consumerization of IT and Security

What are some of the key security threats that Microsoft is currently facing? Which of these are being introduced due to the consumerization of IT, and how is the proliferation of social media impacting the roles of chief information security officers? Hear Microsoft CISO Bret Arsenault’s answers to these and other questions in this CIO…