Hybrid cloud model: update on Microsoft IT application migration

This is a guest post by Patrick O’Rourke, director within the strategy, planning and communications team in Microsoft IT. For those who read this blog you know that Microsoft IT is in the midst of transforming the company into a real-time enterprise. The vision of real-time enterprise is about increasing the speed of the company’s…


Podcast: Tony Scott discusses Microsoft IT transformation to business process, digitization of business

Tony Scott was recently interviewed by Peter High, president of Metis Strategy, for the “Forum on World Class IT” podcast series. During the 30-minute interview, Tony discusses the following issues with Peter: The genesis of Microsoft IT’s transformation to align to business processes, and how it derives from the desire to get the IT organization, systems architecture,…


Supplier Sourcing for Real-Time Enterprise

This is a guest post by Danielle Fox de Aguilar, director of supplier management in Microsoft IT. Danielle and team manage the worldwide supplier program for Microsoft’s internal IT department, which includes thousands of resources from 300 supplier agencies.   In September 2011, my colleague and Microsoft IT Chief Architect Barry Briggs blogged about how…


Making Microsoft Social, part 2

This is a guest blog post by Chris Slemp, senior solutions manager, strategic enterprise services IT within Microsoft IT. Chris works on an internal IT team focused on improving collaboration within Microsoft, with an emphasis on creating a social enterprise. This is part 2 of a 2-part blog about Microsoft’s internal social enterprise initiative. See…


A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 2

This is part 2 of a guest post by David Spinelli, intellectual property (IP) development manager, and George Anderson, IP architect, Enterprise Strategy Services team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 2, they discuss the elements of the playbook. In part 1, they discussed the demand for a common playbook to prepare for and manage…


A Mergers & Acquisitions Playbook for CIOs, Part 1

This is a guest post by David Spinelli, intellectual property (IP) development manager, and George Anderson, IP architect, Enterprise Strategy Services team within Microsoft’s Services organization. In part 1, they discuss the demand for a common playbook to prepare for and manage through M&A activities. In part 2, they discuss the elements of the M&A…


How Microsoft IT is Landing End-to-End Cloud Quality

This is a guest post by Jacky Wright, Vice President of IT Strategic Services, Microsoft IT I recently joined Microsoft and Tony Scott’s team within Microsoft IT after several years at BP in London, as the VP/CIO Corporate Functions. I am excited to be part of Microsoft, a company that it represents everything I have…


When IT Hits the Fan: the 3 Ps of Business Continuity

   This is a guest post by Jim DuBois, vice president of engineering, Microsoft IT I’ve been working in IT for 25 years, both inside and outside of Microsoft, at companies of various sizes. While the scale of IT operations changes with each company, there’s a lot that’s common. I was recently reminded of this…