Welcome to the Cloudy In New York blog. This is my first blog post here but not my first blog. In November I ended a 6 year stint as an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft in New York. In that job I focused primarily on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s public Cloud platform. You can read more about me and my new Role as a Cloud Architect with Slalom Consulting in New York on the About page.
During much of that time I was the Windows Azure Editor of the Ignition showcase team blog. My posts in that blog were devoted to filtering and amplifying what was new and important in the Windows Azure World. This blog will be in that style. There is so much content being posted these days from Microsoft and the community that there is a strong need for someone to cut though the firehose of information and draw your attention to what is really important.
Don’t expect any long step-by-step posts (in general). One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain who is reputed to have said in a letter: “Pardon the length of this letter; I did not have time to make it shorter” Another one of my favorite quotes is Albert Einstein’s quote that “Things need to be made as simple as they can be, but no simpler”. I promise that I will spend the time to boil it down what I feel is really important and make it as simple as possible, but no simpler. So let me know if I am meeting these objectives and whether or not you find this blog useful.