? Recorded - Microsoft’s Strategy with the Cloud: Understanding Office 365, Azure, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud relative to your existing Microsoft-based Environment

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Event Details

Recorded - "Microsoft’s Strategy with the Cloud: Understanding Office 365, Azure, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud relative to your existing Microsoft-based Environment"

Original Event Date: March 24, 2011

Event Location: San Francisco Bay Area

       The past year has been abuzz about “the Cloud”, every product you look at has the word “cloud” in it, and Microsoft is no different. But what truly is Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy, and for an organization that has been implementing Microsoft technologies “on premise”, where does the cloud fit in to your IT strategy?
       In this free seminar, Rand Morimoto, bestselling author and long time industry expert cut through all the fluff and netted out specificly what Microsoft offers “in the cloud” and how organizations that are already using Windows servers, Active Directory, maybe things like Exchange / SharePoint / SQL can consider in continuing with an “on-premise” strategy or leveraging the things that work in the cloud.
       Rand presented, discussed, and demonstrated the following:
       * Commentary on Microsoft’s “Cloud” messaging – What’s Microsoft saying about the cloud, what’s real and what’s not
       * Specific demos on Microsoft Office 365; which is Microsoft Exchange 2010 / Lync 2010 / SharePoint 2010 “in the public cloud” that you pay a monthly fee per person
       * Specific demos on Microsoft Azure and how SQL and .NET are run in the cloud
       * Key 3rd party technologies that actually help the cloud work the way people expect it to work
       * Commentary on Microsoft’s roadmap and where upcoming on-premise technologies like Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and System Center fit into the cloud strategy
       * What “Private Cloud” means and where an organization might consider a Private Cloud as their cloud strategy without having to jump feet first into the hosted “Public Cloud” option
       Additionally, Rand covered:
       * What’s working and what’s not working in the cloud (in general)
       * What early adopters have experienced (the good and the bad)
       * How an organization can choose whether the cloud is right for them, and/or when and how to jump in on the cloud
Link to PPT of the Session Content
Video 1: Intro, BPOS, Office 365, Intune, CRM, Azure Video 2: Private Cloud, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, VMM 2008, SSP 2.0