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CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity. AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport. AWS l...
Exactly one year ago this compant posted a press release with their 2009 Cloud Computing predictions for 2009. Here is their complete, unedited press release and see how close this company was with their preidtions. "As the year draws to a close, many companies are left wondering what ...
I read in an article on cloud computing where Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, predicted a successful venture into cloud computing with its Azure service – even if most people don’t know it’s there. Sounds kind of ironic, yes? But then again, I guess the cloud is mos...
Microsoft has combined its Azure group with its Server & Solutions group to form a Server & Cloud Computing Division (SCD), a pairing of on-premises and cloud solutions inside its Server & Tools Business (STB) where they can share technologies. The move will put Azure in close proximit...
Today, Alexander Wolfe has been speculating about Microsoft's patent application regarding data migration between cloud services. Although on the face of it, a patent for Cloud migration would appear to be aimed at removing the lock-in associated with a single vendor, the patent applic...
This from the Windows Blog: “An inaccurate quote has been floating around the Internet today about the design origins of Windows 7 and whether its look and feel was “borrowed” from Mac OS X. Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designi...
Every time I work with one of our .NET customers to help them with managing their application performance I come across the same problems as seen with other clients before: lots of ADO.NET queries, many hidden exceptions in core or 3rd party .NET libraries, slow 3rd party components, i...
If you want the full gory details, check out the .NET Services team blog post here. What follows below are some of the things that I think are most crucial to understand both for new developers and for developers unfortunate enough to be in a position of having to migrate a lot of code...
Recently I installed the Beta 2 version of "Geneva", or ADFS 2.0. All of my machines are now Windows 7 machines, including just about all of my VHDs and virtual machines. The only time I use Win2k8 R2 is when the product I'm installing specifically requires me to do that. So when I ins...
Except for a few companies that are clearly teacher’s pet, nobody will be going into production on Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud, until January 1. Until then it remains a technology preview, with tens of thousands of developers already using it according to Microsoft’s chief softw...
I had a “discussion” on twitter a few weeks ago where I predicted that Microsoft’s Windows Azure would be “the one to beat” in the enterprise. It’s nice that companies are using Amazon and other clouds, but for the 80-90% of Windows/.NET application...
If you've been trying to get the ASP.NET providers working on the November 2009 CTP of Windows Azure then you may have run into a snag, or a couple snags if you're using Visual Studio 2010. First of all, if you're using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, then you're going to need to either ...
The past month has seen an unprecedented concentration of Cloud-related articles, events, tweets, and - above all - product launches, partnership announcements and M&A moves. So is Cloud Computing, after three years, finally coming to the boil? Here, by way of allowing you to judge for...
Microsoft has cut a broad cloud alliance with Taiwan’s number one telecom company, the erstwhile state-owned Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (CHT). The pair Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to develop software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as...
Cloud Storage Studio is a standalone WPF application to manage your Windows Azure storage. You will need to have .Net 3.5 installed on your computer to run this application. Here is the feature list of Cloud Storage Studio (at a high level. Storage account management, Table/Entity mana...
Wall Street declared Microsoft the winner over the economy Friday morning when the results of its September quarter weren’t as bad as everybody thought they were going to be. As a reward, its stock price was pushed up to the highest point since June of last year. Still the economy put ...
Templated Helpers are one of the new features in ASP.NET MVC 2. The other day, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 came out and some of you may have noticed that it comes pre-equipped with a beta release of ASP.NET MVC 2. In short a templated helper is a way of using various combinations of impl...
While acknowledging that lots of work is currently being done to differentiate and integrate private and public cloud solutions, Microsoft Architect David Chou believes that Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is the area of Cloud Computing that will make its impact most noticeably in 2...
Cumulux is co-hosting Microsoft’s Azure World Tour events with David Chappel at Chicago, Dallas and Washington DC starting Sept 21st . This tour is aimed at generating discussions around the viability of Cloud Computing, its Total Cost of Ownership , Windows Azure etc.
Debra Chrapaty, Microsoft’s corporate VP of Global Foundation Services, the person responsible for the strategy and infrastructure platform under Microsoft Live, Cloud and Online Services worldwide including its physical infrastructure, security, operational management, global delivery...
Back in June, we released the very first security hardened virtual machine images for the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environment. These original images were based upon the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release and were configured in accordance with the guidelines published b...
Interesting post over at the interoperability @ Microsoft blog on viewing public government data with Windows Azure and PHP. The post outlines a functional example of a governmental cloud interoperability scenario using REST. The demo is part of Microsoft's Open Government Data Init...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
SQL Azure Migration Wizard helps you migrate your local SQL Server 2005 / 2008 databases into SQL Azure. The wizard walks you through the selection of your SQL objects, creates SQL scripts suitable for SQL Azure, and allows you to edit / deploy to SQL Azure. The SQL Azure Migration Wiz...
Desktop management is a constant challenge for most IT or call center managers. A new update, service pack or totally new version of operating system can cause headaches for even the most experienced IT professional. The challenges with provisioning new versions of operating systems fo...
Like every other budding cloud merchant Microsoft had this idea about having data centers scattered around the country and letting users pick the geography where they wanted their apps to run. Currently it offers US-Northwest, US-Southwest and US-Anywhere, with others still to come ...
Like the Byzantine Empire before it, IBM has cast another bronze tube meant to spit Greek fire at Microsoft and break its siege of the desktop. The ingredients this time consist of Canonical's Ubuntu operating system and Virtual Bridges' Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment...
Microsoft calls Windows Azure a "cloud services operating system" that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Platform. They've also said they will offer a private data center version of Azure that will be capable of being hosted wit...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Microsoft's Amazon-like Azure public cloud is four months away from going live. The company confirmed Tuesday the widely held supposition that Azure would go commercial at its Professional Developers Conference in mid-November. Microsoft also deigned to start explaining what it's...
“What’s unique about the Windows Azure platform is that Microsoft manages the complexity, which allows partners to focus on what matters most for their business - building innovative services solutions and driving new revenue." With those words, Bob Muglia, president of the Server and ...
MokaFive, the four-year-old Stanford University spin-out backed by Khosla Ventures and Highland Capital Partners to wrestle with making the desktop into a service, claims to have reached a turning point and overcome the major barrier to widespread enterprise adoption of virtual desktop...
Cloud computing platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, offer compelling advantages for building new scalable .NET applications. But can the Cloud be used for developing existing .NET applications? In this article, I’ll explain how we’ve made the leap to Cloud-based development for our int...
A recent SmartMoney article tells us that Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, is concerned that cloud services could undermine the company's margins over the long term. Ozzie also said that there was probably room only for a few players in the cloud. What this means (acco...
Microsoft’s chief architect Ray Ozzie has figured out that cloud margins aren’t gonna be the same as the margins derived from on-premises software. “The margins on services are not like the margins on software so [cloud computing] will increase our profit and it will increase our reven...
Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud. The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project, availabl...
Microsoft has cut a cloud deal with EDS - the consultancy now in HP's hands - that it figures could be worth more than a fluffy $3 billion in cloud and professional services to the two of them. It didn't say over what period of time but by way of insurance - because sales are kinda in ...
Alin, the points you are making are very reasonable, and are largely due to being a service in Community Technology Preview (CTP) rather than a launched service. Unfortunately some of your questions we are not able to answer while still in this mode, but will be resolved as we reach c...
After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I beli...
Some time ago I wrote an article about Windows Azure. The reaction to the article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying t...