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March came in AND went out like a Lion this year … and the blogging activity in our IT Pro community has been no different, with some awesome posts on Microsoft Azure, Private Cloud, Windows 8.1 and PowerShell! In this article, I’ve provided a list of my top 10 favor...
Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general...
The Data Platform Group at Microsoft does a lot, from SQL Server and their Hadoopey HDInsight offering through to Business Intelligence and analytics capabilities which sit in or on top of the humble Excel spreadsheet. I’ve touched upon pieces of this whole before, in a 2009 podc...
PHunterLau wins the challenge, but more STEM skills still neededReading, 1st April, 2014: The Prime Challenge, launched by Microsoft Azure in November last year (291113) came to an end on Saturday (2903) with the user registered as PHunterLau being declared the winner. Over 400 people ...
This article is Part 3 of a three-part article mini-series on using Project Siena and Microsoft Azure cloud services together to build real no-code Windows 8.1 business apps.  Project Siena gives business users the ability to create powerful business apps without writing any code ...
Project Siena is super-cool, because it extends the ability to build real data-driven business apps to non-developers inside organizations: that is, the business experts and power users who, in many cases, know the inner meaning of business data better than anyone else in an organizati...
Microsoft Project Siena, currently in Beta 2, enables business users to create powerful no-code apps for Windows 8.1 that can connect to enterprise applications, cloud services and the web.  Now, without any programming, your users can quickly create apps that leverage their knowl...
Two is better than one and that has been proved to be true after a glorious year of partnership which was established last year between Seagate Evault and Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.  The backup and recovery services of Evault have strengthened the Microsoft Azure platform to ...
I’ve been delivering lots of hands-on events lately on our Microsoft Azure cloud platform.  As part of our events, we step through the process of building complete multi-VM virtual network environments on the Azure platform with VM’s running Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL...
Klagenfurt, Austria, March 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- High Performance Cloud Encoding bitmovin will be showing its bitcodin transcoding and streaming service with the highest performance in the market today, demonstrating the speed, quality and capabilities of massively scalable cloud-bas...
Today I was fortunate enought to speak on using Windows Azure Notification Hubs to deliver push notifications to millions of devices at the Mobile March conference in Minneapolis, MN. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise i...
SQL Server 2014 RTM, billed as 'Microsoft Cloud First Platform' will be RTM on April 1, 2014The main feature is the in-memory OLTP processing which will turbo- charge transaction processing making it as much as 30 times faster. In order to use this feature you need memroy-optimize...
This two-part series details the IP address management of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services including: Part 1. Windows Azure Infrastructure Services IP assignments facts Part 2. How to assign a static IP to a Windows Azure VM and a sample session...(read more)
This two-part series details the IP address management of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services including: Part 1. Windows Azure Infrastructure Services IP assignments facts (This article) Part 2. How to assign a static IP to a Windows Azure VM and a...(read more)
It is now official that the collaboration deal is in place according to a general availability. Details here:Announcing General Availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure and Updates to Windows Azure Traffic ManagerOpen and flexible platforms are in vogue and that was adopted as ...
Are your applications moving to an elastic cloud infrastructure? The question is no longer if, but when – whether that is a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid cloud. Classic computing capacity models clearly indicate that over-provisioning is essential to keep up with peak loa...
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book “David and Goliat...
This is a cross-posting from http://yungchou.wordpress.com . HIPPA     Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval http://aka.ms/FISMA    Windows Azure Compliance http://aka.ms/waCompliance Windows Azure HIPPA Implementation...(read more)
London - March 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it is one of the UK service provider partners in the Equinix EMEA Cloud Ecosystem, providing its clients with direct access to an extended range of cloud services. Platform Equinix enabl...
Both High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) have been essential IT topics. Fundamentally HA is about fault tolerance relevant to the hardware and the software of an examined application, while DR roots on the ability to resume operations in...(read more)
Friday 28 February, 2014 Samsung Electronics announced today that Samsung KNOX will now support Microsoft’s Workplace Join to Active Directory and the Windows Intune cloud-based mobile device management solution in addition to Samsung’s Cloud Printing solution, which uses both M...
Over the past several weeks, my teammates have all contributed to a very valuable series of blog articles entitled “Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Pros”.  They’ve covered topics such as how to get started in planning, and Server Virtualization and how it applies to Disaster Rec...
In a recent blog post Scott Guthrie outlined Windows Azure Management improvements to come. Some of them are still in 'preview' stage. However, if you are a Windows Azure subscriber you can check them out.Here is a listing of the improvements in preview with a brief summary:ExpressRout...
Implementing an effective Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance plan can be a really complicated and expensive ordeal for some Private Clouds.   In many cases, competing solutions either don't meet the Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) that an organization may require,...
Yes, in the U.S. we’re coming to a town near you with some free training and hands-on experiences again – this time covering Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2 to support hybrid cloud scenarios. Here’s the description of the event from the registration pages: Build Hybrid Cloud ...
File servers are a key foundational workload in most organizations.  In addition to providing shared folders for document collaboration, storage and archiving, they can also serve as a data repository for other key business applications.  As such, file servers are a kind of &...
You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement t...
Backup and restore of Windows Azure virtual machines has been a hot topic lately in the events that I’ve been delivering.  A few days ago, I published Part 1 of a two-part series on this topic on the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog that covers the first part of the process: safely ...
In the past, I’ve highlighted some of the great free technical ebooks that are available from Microsoft Press, such as: FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 FREE EBOOK: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller In this article, I'll point you ...
Big drop in price for data processing price for big data was announced by Microsoft effective February 7, 2014. Also announced was the name change for Windows Azure Media Services.Here is a summary of this change in price:As to name change what was called 'Encoding Reserved Units' prev...
QSK is a small tool that I wrote to facilitate the learning of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. It documents the deployment methodology with logical steps for configuring and deploying Windows Azure Cloud Services...(read more)
Managing user credentials and application access is becoming more-and-more difficult in today's "cloud era".  In addition to managing access to traditional on-premises applications, we're also faced with managing access to numerous 3rd party cloud-based applicati...
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is today’s topic in our "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series and Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers help walk us through VDI improvements made in Windows Server 2012 R2 . [ 1:44 ] Series Review [ 9:21 ] VDI features in Windows Server 2012 R2 [ ...
Microsoft announced this morning the appointment of a new CEO – Satya Nadella. He has worked at the company for the last 22 years and since last week, the rumors have started that he was the one picked by the … Continue reading →
Microsoft announced this morning the appointment of a new CEO – Satya Nadella. He has worked at the company for the last 22 years and since last week, the rumors have started that he was the one picked by the … Continue reading →
Enabling organizations to re-asses the trustworthiness of their key management and crypto security infrastructurePlantation, Fl - February 4, 2014 - Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, will be showcasing its high assurance cryptographic solutions for prot...
For the last couple of years I have been working extensively with different standards groups to find a way to help accelerate the intersection of open standards work and the definition of Cloud Best Practices. To this end two main groups are being developed: The Kantara Cloud ID Securi...
Access Scott's Weblog to learn details of the latest Windows Azure update on January 16.Here is an abbreviated version for your speedy review.The following are the enhancements that you can see is update:Web Sites: Staged Publishing Support and Always On Support Monitoring Improvements...
Last night I was fortunate enough to speak on running Node.js apps in Windows Azure at NodeMN. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise interested or curious about running Node.js apps on Windows Azure. So, without further ado...
Introduction One of the coolest things to come out of the .NET stable at AppD this week was the NuGet package for Azure Cloud Services. NuGet makes it a breeze to deploy our .NET agent along with your web and worker roles from inside Visual Studio. For those unfamiliar with NuGet, more...