TechNet Webcast on The Cloud now available
I want to say a huge “Thank you!!!” to Harold Wong, Microsoft Evangelist, who joined me for the latest TechNet webcast on IT Pros and our ongoing role as computing in “The Cloud” becomes more and more prevalent.
If you missed the live webcast the archive of “Technical Talks with Tim Vander Kooi: IT Pros, Microsoft, and the Cloud: Where Do We Fit?” can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/techtalks.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=151&webcastid=17642
Harold did a great job of explaining how the Cloud will effect IT Pros and how we do not need to feel threatened by moving to the cloud, and how The Cloud is not an all-or-nothing option, but rather something that can be used to optimize the technology options that we have available in our IT Pro arsenal.
The other exciting part of this webcast is that it is just the first of a series that we will be doing, where we will be looking at moving to the Cloud on a product by product basis with experts from many different areas including SharePoint, Exchange, Office and more. I intend to get answers to how these products work in the cloud, but also how they work when deployed in hybrid configurations where some of the infrastructure is on premise and other parts are cloud based. I think that getting real world answers to how to best maximize these products will help IT Pros to better solve the business issues that we face on an ongoing daily basis.