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About CloudyInNashville

I am a Cloud Architect and Consultant. Over several years I have been working with companies to help them design and build .NET based applications for public and private clouds. My focus is the Cloud, Public Clouds and Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud platform in particular.

The Nashville edition of the 2019 Global Azure Bootcamp

As many of you may recall we have been holding our edition of this annual day-long worldwide event here in Nashville for the past few years. (See and This year it will be held on Saturday April 27th. … Continue reading

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An Azure Migration Assessment Methodology

Introduction As many of you may know I have been involved with Azure from its very beginning. As a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, and later as a Consultant, I have helped many Microsoft customers and partners adopt Azure successfully. Some of … Continue reading

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Azure Active Directory Deep Dive

We had another outstanding meeting Thursday night. with a good turnout.  Although over 70 registered for the meeting only about 20 actually made it to the meeting in person. Please be diligent in changing your status from “Your Going” to … Continue reading

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New to Azure?

As some of you may know I am a Cloud Solutions Architect specializing in Microsoft Azure here in Nashville. That is my “day-job”. What some of you may not know is that I am also the Founder and current President … Continue reading

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Building a Rational Microsoft Azure Network Architecture

In a previous blog post Is Azure Adoption “Too Easy? I discussed how it is very easy (perhaps too easy) to get into Azure without a well-thought-out network architecture and a good plan. We cannot fault Microsoft for making it … Continue reading

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Azure Platform Technical Overview in Nashville

We had an excellent turnout for the May 17th meeting of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group, a group that I have been leading for nearly five years. We started this group with four members in 2013 and it now … Continue reading

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Recipe for a Successful (Azure) User Group [Updated]

Back in 2015 I wrote this blog post based on over 15 years of experience running user groups. Time does not stand still and things have changed a little since then, however the basic ideas are still valid. Here is … Continue reading

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The Nashvill 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp is History

On Saturday April 21st we held the Nashville Edition of the 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp. The event was held at Microsoft in Nashville and we had approximately 60 attendees. As you can see from the agenda (above) we had 17 … Continue reading

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Is Azure Adoption “Too Easy”?

Those of you who know me know that I have been focusing on the adoption of Microsoft Azure since before it was actually called Azure (Circa 2008) when I originally stumbled upon it while working as an Architect for Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Azure 2018 Global Bootcamp Event in Nashville

>>>> EVENT UPDATE  <<<< We are looking forward to a great Bootcamp event this Saturday. There have been some recent Agenda changes. (See below.) Please arrive on time as Microsoft has informed us that the elevator will be locked on … Continue reading

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