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Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event - December 1-4, 2014
Join Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, as he kicks off a week of Azure training for IT Professionals. Over the course of four days, Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and members of Azure Engineering deep dive into the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like...
19 Nov 2014
Microsoft Azure with real-time analytics for Hadoop and machine learning–supported by UN Global E-Government Agenda
Earlier I had written about the key themes on the agenda of major governments worldwide for the United Nations Global E-Government Forum. From my prior post, you can see that Big Data and analytics are high priorities. Closely underlying this is Hadoop or similar platforms and machine learning (and deep...
20 Oct 2014
SecTor 2014 - Full Speaker Lineup Announced
The Second Round of Speakers have been selected and we are thrilled to once again bring the world's best speakers in the field of IT Security to Toronto this October. See the full listing at www.sector.ca . A few sessions are highlighted below: Keynotes The Connected Car: Security Throwback...
18 Sep 2014
MVP Top Tips: SharePoint on Azure
The article is by SharePoint MVP Tom Resing http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2014/07/28/why-sharepoint-on-azure.aspx
1 Sep 2014
Top MVP tips covering—Visual Studio, Azure, Microsoft Access, Biztalk
1. 256 Seconds with dotNetDave – Episode 1 By Visual C# MVP David McCarter 2. Accessing Visual Studio Online from YOUR Azure Account By ASP.NET/IIS MVP John Petersen 3. Developing Single Page, Real Time Websites on Windows...
14 Jul 2014
Visual Studio “14” CTP Resources
Try out the Visual Studio “14” CTP, released recently: Downloads: Download the Visual Studio “14” CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads ). Alternatively, save some time and use the provided VM in Azure . Blogs & Release Notes: Read announcements by Soma & Brian . Check out the team...
9 Jun 2014
Microsoft Azure and SAP expanded partnership meeting diverse needs of the enterprise
I found this news of great interest to the enterprise after speaking to my enterprise colleagues. An extension of the 20 year partnership between Microsoft and SAP was announced today in a post from Takeshi Numoto , corporate vice-president, cloud and enterprise networking Microsoft. Scott Guthrie...
19 May 2014
Azure massive enhancements with VM, Networking, Storage, Remote App, API Management, Hybrid Connections, Cache, Store
Here is a summary quoted from Scott Guhtrie’s blog post : Virtual Machines: Integrated Security Extensions including Built-in Anti-Virus Support and Support for Capturing VM images in the portal Networking: ExpressRoute General Availability, Multiple Site-to-Site VPNs, VNET-to-VNET Secure Connectivity...
17 May 2014
Microsoft Azure Symbol/Icon Set and Design Patterns
These recommendations came up via a query in one of the groups I belong to so I am sharing with you: Microsoft Azure Symbol/Icon Set: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=41937 Common design patterns: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/architecture-overview...
3 May 2014
MSDN Subscribers Azure Credits
MSDN subscribers can enjoy $50/$100/$150 of Azure credits per month - no credit card required. Activate your benefits through the MSDN subscriber portal, sign in with your MSDN credentials, click on "Activate Azure" and follow the prompts.
25 Apr 2014
Participate in the Imagine Cup and Achieve a Private Meeting with Bill Gates
There are multiple ways that students, professors, and schools can get involved, from building final prototypes in the main competition to pitching their ideas in smaller, online competitions. This year, one lucky team will get a private meeting with Bill Gates ! “One Imagine Cup World Finalist team...
4 Mar 2014
Crack the Cloud Contest
Crack the cloud and advance your career with a full-featured, no-cost product evaluation. You’ll get hands-on with System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, while earning ballots for amazing prizes! Tell a friend to boost your chances! Plus, every friend who participates...
24 Feb 2014
MVA Course Of The Week
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses. SQL Server pros, do you want to find out how SQL Server 2014 can help you improve performance speed by 10–30 times—using the same hardware you have...
19 Feb 2014
Free ebooks: Now on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site
Browse the selection of free e-books available on Microsoft Virtual Academy here . From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, free ebooks are available in PDF, EPUB, and/or Mobi for Kindle formats, ready for you to download.
19 Feb 2014
Shoot for the Cloud Windows Azure Tour
The “Shoot for the Cloud” Windows Azure tour. This will be an interactive 3-city tour, that aims at bringing your customers’ IT Decision Makers and their teams out of their offices to learn about Real Customer Scenarios across 5 Windows Azure workloads with accompanying Partner Offers...
19 Feb 2014
Join Windows Azure Week!
Have you heard about Microsoft Virtual Academy’s Windows Azure Week? It’s a one-week, real-time Windows Azure intensive virtual conference. Are you considering moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud? Are you wondering how to leverage cloud platform features in your apps? Do you want to hear from...
20 Jan 2014
Trust Me. Why? Because I’m Trustworthy.
Even though it’s been a while since the movie Deep Blue Sea , one line said by Michael Rapaport’s character “Tom Scoggins” has always stuck with me – “Trust Me. Why? Because I’m trustworthy.” But what does it mean to be trustworthy? Everyone will define this differently, but when it comes to Microsoft...
18 Apr 2012
Top Tips, Trends in Microsoft Software Development, Social Media, Associations
Interview: Terry Coatta: Internationally Acclaimed Technology Executive and Platform Software Architect and Developer Terry is currently the President of AssociCom, a Vancouver-based start-up that builds online communities for professional and trade associations. Prior to AssociCom, he worked in a...
26 Mar 2012
TechNet Edge Highlight – IT Manager Community Chat on Windows Azure
Kevin Remde is the host for a number of webcasts for IT managers which you can access on TechNet Edge . In this particular one, he talks with Joey Snow, a Microsoft evangelists out of Redmond who focuses on evangelizing Windows Server and Windows Azure with IT professionals world wide. ...
7 Jul 2010
24 Keynotes on the Cloud including on Windows Live
Scan the Site Map then Watch and Share the 24 keynotes on Cloud Computing from “24 Hours in the Cloud “ : http://vepexp.microsoft.com/24hitc I have previously spotlighted the Opening Keynote by Doug Terry . Three Canadians have keynotes: - David O’Leary, Terrie McAloney— Opportunity and Risk of...
10 Aug 2011
Cloud Computing, Windows Azure, EnergizeIT, and BPOS
Over the last few weeks I have been spending a lot of time reading about, and discussing with a number of folks, the notion of Cloud Computing and what it means. One of the things that keeps coming up in the conversation is what is Windows Azure and how does it fit in the Cloud Computing landscape, and...
3 Mar 2009
Thinking of moving to the cloud? Get free compute time with Windows Azure
Are you a developer looking to launch your new web application? Or perhaps you are an IT Pro or IT Architect trying to understand what “the Cloud” means to you. Or maybe you have a need for some compute time to run some computations or are looking to extend your organization’s applications to the...
7 Jul 2010
ACM Tech Pack Leader Extols Promises of Cloud Computing
Doug Terry, a researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, who chairs the ACM Cloud Computing Tech Pack , told attendees at the “24 Hours in the Clouds” virtual conference that cloud computing promises to radically change the way that computer applications and services are constructed, delivered...
20 Jun 2011
Stephen Forte: Chief Strategy Officer, CTO, Scrum Master, Author, Serial Company Founder, Microsoft MVP, Keynote
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have an interview with Stephen Forte, Chief Strategy Officer for Telerik. Stephen’s extensive success history includes: CTO, Scrum Master, Author, Serial Company Founder, Microsoft...
22 Aug 2011
Delivering A New Kind of Business Value Using The Cloud
In a recent interview, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Developer Division, Scott Guthrie talked about how Cloud computing with Windows Azure means that your developers can deliver a new kind of value to your business. He highlighted a few key points that, for you as a manager, serve as the business...
18 Aug 2011
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