How Microsoft IT does the Cloud

One of the things that is fascinating about working at Microsoft is watching how we function internally as our own “customer”. This is very apparent when it comes to integrating with cloud solutions like Azure. We have the same challenges as any other external customer, with the added bonus of developing, testing and implementing our own solutions. Sometimes people will ask me something like “You work for Microsoft, isn’t Azure just free for you?”

Alas, it is not. Every bit of Azure I use to learn, test and demo is accounted for somewhere, and I’m just lucky my manager hasn’t come after me holding an embarrassing bill to explain!

The MSIT Showcase has a host of documents, case studies and webinars to peel back the curtain and give you an idea of what it’s like to move many critical workloads into the cloud. Here are three links to get you started:

The cloud security mindset (Article) –

Managing resource efficiency in a hybrid cloud (Webinar) –

Architecting your network for successful Azure adoption (Case study) –