Keith Combs' Blahg

Ramblings from another nerd on the grid

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  • Blog Post: IaaS Architecture Guide - now available for download

    This document provides customers with the necessary guidance to develop solutions for a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure in accordance with the IaaS PLA patterns that are identified for use with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. This document provides specific guidance for developing fabric...
  • Blog Post: Moving Applications to the Cloud, 3rd Edition - eBook Download

    This guide is the third edition of the first volume in a series about Windows Azure. It demonstrates how you can adapt an existing on-premises ASP.NET application to one that operates in the cloud by introducing a fictitious company named Adatum that modifies its expense tracking and reimbursement system...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

    The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Active Directory Processes 200 Billion Authentications

    At Microsoft, we have been on a transformative journey to cloud computing and we have been working with customers every step of the way. Millions of customers have embraced the cloud and we are excited to share the news that we’ve reached a major milestone in cloud scale computing.  Since the inception...
  • Blog Post: It’s Time for Cloud First

    I know there is a flurry of information hitting you from all sides right now, but I wanted to being some important links and information to your attention. First up is a blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2013/06/03/microsoft-is-cloud-first-at-teched-north-america-2013-day-1...
  • Blog Post: Pushing the Boundaries - SQL Server 2014 CTP2

    We are pushing the boundaries of our data platform with breakthrough performance, cloud capabilities and the pace of delivery to our customers. Last year at PASS Summit, we announced our In-Memory OLTP project “Hekaton” and since then released SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse and public previews...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Scale - By The Numbers

    From time to time Microsoft VP, Frank Shaw, likes to do a blog post that has some numbers to indicate the scope of what we do at Microsoft.  We thought you might enjoy a few numbers around our Cloud services.  If the graphic above is too small, go ahead and click it and the full sized version...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud OS Vision Wave Gets Delivered

    I am proud to be part of the team providing information on the innovation Microsoft is delivering to support our Cloud OS vision .  Today some of the best products in the industry are “generally available” meaning you can download them and start testing them against your unique technical requirements...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup Winners Announced

    At the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, Microsoft announced the five winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grant. We’re particularly excited as four of the winners developed their apps on Windows Azure. Grant winners all participated in the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals, a global competition...