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24 Hours in the Cloud

Hi all,

just wanted to let you know of an upcoming event, organized by GITCA (Global IT Community Association), called “24 Hours in the Cloud”. The idea is to, over one day, let User Groups present for an hour on a Cloud related topic and then hand over to another group one time zone to the west.

Here are some technical topics suggested so far:

  • KeyNote: Association for Computing Machinery
  • Introduction to Windows Intune
  • Introduction to Office 365
  • Office Web Apps
  • Introduction to Exchange Online
  • Coexistance with and migration to Exchange Online
  • Introduction to SharePoint Online
  • Introduction to Microsoft Lync Online
  • Introduction to the Private Cloud
  • Deploying Hyper-V Cloud
  • Introduction to the Windows Azure Platform
  • AppFabric Overview
  • Windows Azure DataMarket
  • Cloud Security
  • Azure Security Overview
  • SQL Azure Security
  • Single Sign-On from Active Directory to a Windows Azure Application
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Setup and Configuration of SQL Azure Databases
  • SQL Azure Security Using Data Sync
  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure Security
  • AppFabric Caching
    If you are an MVP, a User Group Leader or a UG member, you may want to talk with your community peers to decide whether to participate having an active part on it by doing a User Group/Association technical presentation.
    How to apply?
    Go to this website and read about the event. Add a comment/blog post to that post to say you’re interested and to submit your ideas on any particular technical topic you may want to present. Also, you can submit your own ideas and apply by sending an email to

Link to: Welcome to GITCA.ORG

Windows Intune, tuning the IT

Today I had a short training on the cloud solutions and the impact Microsoft will have in IT Organizations in the future.

I was very impressed by BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), which I’ll be talking about later on, and Windows Intune.

Intune is an example of Platform services in the Cloud: basically it helps organizations reduce the cost of operational spending but also keep an eye of an increased/decreased IT demand (peaks, bursting, on & off, etc). It lets IT administrators use a simple console to do their job very easily: from deploying updates to stop malware threats (Microsoft® Malware Protection Engine), from manage licenses to inventory management and other relevant stuff.
Take a look at this quick video:

And there are a lot more here (where you can also sign up for the beta)

If I was still an IT admin, I’d definitely love it! Smile

Link to: Windows Intune: Home