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  • Blog Post: Community Night – September 2013

    Over the last 12 months, I have delivered numerous events throughout South Africa, second to Windows 8 questions from the audiences, Office 365 has been one of the hottest topics discussed informally with attendees. The questions have all centred around a few key concerns that many IT Professionals...
  • Blog Post: Wave of training content following the System Center 2012 SP1 launch - MVA

    If you attended any Microsoft event in 2012 that discussed System Center 2012 or Cloud, you no doubt would have seen the following graphic positioning how System Center 2012 enables the delivery of IT-as-a-Service between the Application Owner and the Data Center Administrator. The key talking...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows Azure - IaaS Virtual Network

    Continuing on with the series "Introduction to Windows Azure" after my initial blog summarising the full set of new capabilities and the subsequent blog on Virtual Machines, I thought this week I would discuss Virtual Networks . For those that missed the initial blog it can be found here Virtual Networks...
  • Blog Post: You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

    This week I would again like to highlight a news article on Windows Azure in order to emphasize the momentum that is building around this solution to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity.  The article from ZDNet entitled “You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows Azure!

    We are very excited to take our first step in publically inviting our customers and partners to join in our excitement about the New Windows Azure Release. Meet Windows Azure -- www.meetwindowsazure.com Meet Windows Azure is a live event from San Francisco on June 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM PDT...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAPS) v8 Beta is out

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAPS) v8 Beta is out.  The nice thing about this release in our space it that it includes Azure.  It includes assessments on which servers (Unix and Windows) are prime candidates to move to Assure and it will also size the network and storage requirements...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows Azure

    With the recent announcements regarding Azure availability in South Africa as well as the new feature advancements, I thought I would list all the new capabilities in summary format . In future weeks I will drill down into each of these in detail to give a full overview of Azure's capabilities. Let me...
  • Blog Post: MVA Series - Service Manager in System Center 2012 SP1

    In this two part blog post, we will follow on from the previous post that focused on Configure & Deploy and Monitor & Operate ,with some webcasts around System Center Service Manager 2012 SP1 (SCSM) and its role in enabling the delivery of IT-as-a-Service . These Microsoft Virtual Academy...
  • Blog Post: Why register for the ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event?

    Tonight at 10 PM South African time, Microsoft will be hosting their ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event in an online webcast that one can register for here . We realise this is not the most comfortable time for us here in SA to participate in the event, however we would like to list a few key...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows Azure - Running SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

    Again continuing on the series "An introduction to Windoẅs Azure" first delivered in this blog, I thought I would further detail leveraging the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines (VM) capabilities. One of the greatest things about Windows Azure Virtual Machines is that they leverage the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Running Linux on Windows Azure

    I’m quite excited at the Linux love coming from Windows Azure. It's not only cool, but makes a whole lot of sense in this heterogeneous world we live in: It makes sense that if you’re using a IaaS cloud provider that they offer a diverse set of operating systems to choose from. It’s the right thing to...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows Azure - IaaS Virtual Machines

    Well as I promised after my initial Azure blog detailing the overview of the Azure feature set, I now will provide further clarity on each of those features. For those that missed the initial blog it can be found here This week I want to kick off my drill down series on Windows Azure Virtual Machines...
  • Blog Post: Community Night – March 2013

    The March community night will take place on the 12th of March at the Microsoft Campus in Bryanston . It will be a 15:30 for 16:00 start, to finish at 17:30. This month we will be hosting Veeam to run through their new Backup & Replication Cloud Edition . This will consist of live demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: Your New Office - SkyDrive Pro: The convenience of SkyDrive, the safety of enterprise security

    If you like the convenience of SkyDrive but are worried about your corporate information being stored on a consumer platform then you're going to love SkyDrive Pro! What is SkyDrive Pro? SkyDrive Pro is your professional library—the place to keep your work documents. You can think of SkyDrive...
  • Blog Post: Community Night – October 2012

    The October community night will take place on the 9th of October at the Microsoft Campus in Bryanston . It will be a 15:30 for 16:00 start, to finish at 17:30. This months session will be a follow on from our August community night, where we started the discussion around the legalities of moving data...