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Hey Saint Louis - I’m talking to YOU! (Microsoft IaaS Virtual Machine Bootcamp)

This is the "Gateway" to the event registration...Our FREEMicrosoft IaaS Virtual Machine Bootcamp” events are happening around the central part of the U.S.  We’re delivering these for IT Professionals and Developers who are interested specifically in learning more about Windows Azure, as a globally scalable application platform, as an infrastructure for virtual machines, and as an extension of your datacenter into “the cloud”. 

“Sounds really great, Kevin.  But why are you pointing your virtual finger at Saint Louis?  What did he ever do to you?”

(sigh) I mean the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding area.  And I’m mad at them, because, although registration at the events in the other cities has been strong, Saint Louis apparently doesn’t care.  Sad smile 
(We’re not sure, but perhaps they’re confusing this event with the IT Camps that we’re also delivering.)

So I thought I should blog/tweet/facebook all about it to make sure that you folks in Saint Louis also register for the event happening on March 19.

In case you’re wondering more about what it’s about, here is some of the text from the event registration page…

Whether you build apps or support the infrastructure that runs the apps, the cloud can be a really big place.  For some, it’s a natural evolution for their application and infrastructure to embrace the power and scale of the cloud.  For others, it’s a journey that has to begin with a single step.

Windows Azure provides that first step with a scalable, flexible platform for deploying your applications your way.  With our Infrastructure as a Service platform (IaaS) called Windows Azure Virtual Machines, you get the flexibility to choose between Windows and Linux with full control over the operating system configuration and installed software, matched with the portability of Hyper-V disk images. Windows Azure Virtual Machines provide the perfect environment for meeting all of your Infrastructure-as-a-Service needs.

To learn more about our Infrastructure as a Service platform, we invite all Developers and IT Professionals to join local Microsoft cloud experts as they introduce you to the Microsoft Cloud Platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Virtual Machines, and help walk you through a hands-on demonstration of the power of IaaS on the Windows Azure platform.

“But what if I’m not fortunate enough to live in Saint Louis?  What other cities are these events coming to, Kevin?”

I’m glad you asked.  Here is the schedule, with registration page links  (by State and then by City):

Chicago, IL March 21, 2013
Indianapolis, IN March 6, 2013
Minneapolis, MN (Edina) April 9, 2013
Saint Louis, MO (Creve Coeur) March 19, 2013
Mason, OH April 3, 2013
Franklin, TN April 4, 2013
Houston, TX March 13, 2013


“Are you going to be presenting any of the ones in your area, Kevin?”

Sadly, I won’t be able to be in Saint Louis.  (Hmm.. maybe that’s why registration is so low.. <heh>)  My very capable and skilled counterpart Clint Edmonson will be delivering that event. 
I will, however, be co-delivering the event in Minneapolis (Edina) with my friend Adam Grocholski.

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Kevin is an engaging and highly sought-after speaker and webcaster who has landed several times on Microsoft's top 10 webcast list, and has delivered many top-scoring TechNet events and webcasts. In his past outside of Microsoft, Kevin has held positions such as software engineer, information systems professional, and information systems manager. He loves sharing helpful new solutions and technologies with his IT professional peers.

A prolific blogger, Kevin shares his thoughts, ideas and tips on his “Full of I.T.” blog (http://aka.ms/FullOfIT). He also contributes to and moderates the TechNet Forum IT Manager discussion (http://aka.ms/ITManager), and presents live TechNet Events throughout the central U.S. (http://www.technetevents.com). When he's not busy learning or blogging about new technologies, Kevin enjoys digital photography and videography, and sings in a band. (Q: Midlife crisis? A: More cowbell!) He continues to challenge his TechNet Event audiences to sing Karaoke with him.