I am speaking at the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community this Thursday evening. Come join the fun!

Thursday April 28th, 2011 @ the Waukesha, Microsoft office, N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive, Suite 150, Waukesha,WI 53188 Starting at 6:00 PM

Brian Lewis – Microsoft Online Services

Cloud computing is emerging as a promising IT service delivery vehicle. But is the question “To cloud or not to cloud”? For IT professionals and your IT organizations, it is crucial to recognize the opportunities and play a key role in the transformation from existing infrastructure-focused IT into a service-oriented, user-centric, and IT-as-a-Service environment. Instead of having to worry about the plumbing, the public cloud gives IT the power to focus on the business, and gives you the ability to scale up or down resource capacities based upon business demands. With a pay-just-for-what-you-use business model, IT won’t be wasting money on providing services you once thought you might need but never got around to using. We will be going through two of Microsoft’s current public cloud offerings: the Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service, and the Office365 software-as-a-service.

Meeting Format

6:00 – 6: 30 pm Social time – Pizza provided
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Members open discussion on what tech they use and how they use it.
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Presentation