Category Archives: Microsoft Azure

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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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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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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Azure: What to use When?

On August 17, 2017 I presented on the topic of Azure: What to use When? To the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group. For those of you who know me you know that I founded this group four years ago with … Continue reading

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What is your Azure Maturity Level?

Figure 1 – The Azure Maturity Model The Azure Maturity Model is based on the Cloud Maturity Model developed by the Open Data Center Alliance. Its purpose is to help you determine where you stand in your ability to adopt … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS

  Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform. In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem … Continue reading

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The Future of Azure is Azure Stack!

I realize that the title above might be a bit controversial to some. In this blog post I will attempt to defend that position. The two diagrams above, taken from recent Microsoft public presentations,  symbolically represent the components of Public … Continue reading

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