Over the past few months I have been blogging a lot about the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines.  That is because I can see the huge impact on projects for having this type of infrastructure available literally at your fingertips – for pennies an hour. 

Just yesterday I setup a full windows domain with 4 servers accessible worldwide in a matter of an hour or two.

I wanted to highlight the general complexity I see at many client related to setting up a new Virtual Machine.  I created a video and entered it into the Windows Azure Makes Me FAST Contest.  The video is called “The Story of your Life – Mr. Virtual Machine”.  It is a “remake” of the old TV Show This Is Your Life well at least that was the goal.

Take a look at the video below and vote for it if you like what you see!

Step 1: Got to http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/fast and find my video.  The videos are in the middle of the page.  You might have to click the right arrow to see it.

Step 2: Look for video titled “The Story of your Life – Mr. Virtual Machine by Stephen W. Thomas”.

Step 3:  Watch it and Vote for it if you like it.

Of course, if you do not like the video please do not vote for it.  This website has a lot of other interesting videos.  The coolest, next to mine of course, is the one by Alan Smith – “Rapid Massive On-Demand Scalability Makes Me Fast!”.  It is well worth a watch.