Dmitry Sotnikov's Blog
Overall, very exciting times, and a great event put together by the folks at
SYS-CON! There was a lot of excitement and optimism throughout the event. As
someone put it: cloud computing is about 700 days old. That means that there
are a lot of arguments about definitions, and where things are going, and so
on. And that also gives a lot of vibe and a lot of fresh community spirit.
Below are my notes from all the sessions I attended at the last week’s
Cloud Computing Expo 2008 on:
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A few general comments on the conference.
First and foremost, cloud computing is happening. There was a lot of
excitement and optimism throughout the event. And frankly this was quite
contrasting to the SOA keeping talking about whether SOA is getting anywhere,
how to justify SOA projects, whether it is a journey or a destination, and so
This was... (more)
Here’s when and where you can find me in Berlin this week:
Microsoft Online Services booth (Unified Communications area) in the TLC area
I’ll be there tomorrow (Tuesday) during the evening reception – 6:15-8:00
pm. Obviously, I will be happy to answer any questions on Exchange Online,
SharePoint Online, LiveMeeting, OCS Online and sign
And then, both Tuesday and Wednesday:
BOF10: Developing on Azure: Stories from the Trenches
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:20-13:00 (lunch break)
Interactive theater 5, Yellow – Hall 3.2
Have you given Windows Azure a try? Whether... (more)
Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against
Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people
off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the
Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows Server 2008
R2 – are actually the first real step in Microsoft’s Windows Cloud Story.
Before Windows 7 Microsoft could offer some services (such as Exchange
Online) from the cloud – but could not provide full enterprise directory,
security and so on – now they can.
Quest Connect is a big online conference put together by Quest, Microsoft, ,
Dell, NetApp, Vizioncore, Scriptlogic, Techrepublic, Oracle Magazine, Redmond
Magazine, and The Code Project. The agenda is packed with a lot of useful
material on Windows Server 2008 R2, AD, Identity Management, Exchange 2010,
Virtualization, Cloud Computing, SharePoint, SQL, Oracle – see full
agenda here – and they include some sessions specifically on cloud
computing and Microsoft Online Services.
Here are a few:
Here or Way Out There? Should Your Active Directory Management Be In Cloud?
Available the... (more)
Systems Management as a Service (is there an acronym for this yet?) is
finally becoming a reality.
Today at Microsoft Professional Developer Conference we have announced beta
launch of Quest OnDemand our online IT management services.
This is one of the projects which have been consuming most of my time for the
last year so I am extremely excited that we reached this roadmap.
We demoed one of the services – our Active Directory backup and recovery
(Quest Recovery Manager OnDemand for Active Directory) – on stage at PDC
(will hopefully be able to post a link to the recording in a coup... (more)