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…


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…


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…


Barry Briggs on the Impact of Technological Changes on Outsourcing

This is a guest post by Barry Briggs, chief architect and CTO, Microsoft IT. This blog is an excerpt of a longer interview with Barry Briggs for an upcoming book by QS Advisory titled, “Emerging Models of Infrastructure Outsourcing.” Please contact Oksana Bukiy for more information about the book. Some momentous changes are happening in…


Tony Scott Ponders on the Creative Management of IT Complexity

How are creative CIOs dealing with the consumerization of IT and managing the use of technology to bridge the intersection of work and personal life across generations, support consumer and enterprise requirements, and provide a common binding agent between employees, partners, and customers? Microsoft CIO Tony Scott considers these questions in this CIO Network video…


Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: How to Avoid “Cloud Paralysis”

Originally published on The Official Microsoft Blog I spend about one-third of my time speaking to chief information officers from a variety of industries and regions of the world on a myriad of issues, but the topic they most often want to discuss is cloud computing. On Monday, I had the privilege to attend a…