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    * Bill Gates indicates “As a leader in defining many of the key concepts of distributed computing that enable today’s mission-critical computer systems, Leslie has done great things not just for the field of computer science, but also in helping make the world a safer place. Countless people around the...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Azure Name Change to Microsoft Azure

    Windows Azure was recently renamed to Microsoft Azure . This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live. Our commitment to deliver an enterprise-grade...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10

    Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link – http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms.  The use of private cloud technologies help transform how...
  • Blog Post: When It Comes to Cloud, First Things First - Strategy and Training

    By now you may have been told, through advertisements, videos, presentations, etc, that developing for the Cloud, specifically, Windows Azure, is simple if you are already doing any kind of .NET development – your team would be able to leverage the skills they already have and the tools they already...
  • Blog Post: Evaluating Your Apps For the Cloud

    This post is part of a discussion around transitioning applications, as well as development and operations teams, to the Cloud. Read When It Comes to Cloud, First Things First – Strategy and Training >> Previously, we discussed needing to have a strategy in place to move applications to...
  • Blog Post: Ryan Storgaard, Award Winning Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Canada

    Ryan has a considerable history of success and incredible background to bring to the broad IT community and to his leadership roles. He rare accomplishments include the Microsoft Chairman’s Award and the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award plus leading key initiatives. Have a good look at his...
  • Blog Post: AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #12: Confidence In the Cloud

    Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted...
  • Blog Post: join the developer movement

    Get rewarded for developing with Windows Azure. Have an idea for a cool app? Maybe you’ve already built your app? If it uses Windows Azure services, you could qualify to receive gift certificates for ThinkGeek.com, where you can choose from a whole selection of awesome gadgets, cool t-shirts, and geeky...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: On the Next Manager Tech Talk: Confidence in the Cloud

    Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Register Your Developers: Cloud Workshops

    A recently released IDC study talks about how the Cloud will deliver more than 70,000 jobs in Canada by 2015. Similarly, the D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE special entitled Current IT Market Conditions and Hiring Trends in 2012 discussed the increasing need for developers to have Cloud Computing knowledge...