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  • Blog Post: TechNet Flash March 5, 2014: How to deploy Windows 8.1, Power BI for Office 365 and SAP, and the role of databases in cloud computing

    TechNet Flash is a bi-weekly newsletter that delivers the latest alerts of new resources to help IT professionals be more successful with Microsoft products and technologies. Subscribe here . Here are the headlines from March 5, 2014: Top News: Live event: How to deploy Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: New six-part series: Cloud Computing for IT Pros

    This new series from senior IT Pro evangelist Yung Chou provides primers on cloud services and Microsoft’s cloud computing model, and walks you through the various scenarios for deploying cloud technology. The series includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3...
  • Blog Post: TechNet ON: Windows Azure Security Essentials

    IT administrators will continue to play an active role in security and risk management, even when leveraging cloud services in a utility fashion. You’ll spend less time on maintenance and have more time to polish policies and best practices for the cloud platform in Windows Azure, which already...
  • Blog Post: TechNet kicks off new feature series with Cloud Security package

    TechNet has launched the brand new “ TechNet On ” feature series with an in-depth look at securing and deploying applications in the cloud. You’ll find new articles and videos in three tracks, including a background track on the Windows Azure platform, a security track with best practices...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release

    December 1, 2010, 9:00 AM Pacific Time -- In this webcast you will see several demos of the new features introduced in the Windows Azure November 2010 Release (DPE110CAL), including Virtual Machine Role and Elevated Privileges which can make it easier to move existing applications to the cloud, Windows...
  • Blog Post: About the new Windows Azure Platform Appliance

    Announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. this week, the new Windows Azure Platform Appliance is a turnkey cloud platform that customers can deploy in their own datacenter , across hundreds to thousands of servers. The appliance hardware will be delivered by a variety of partners...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Cloud Hub goes Live

    Keep up with the pace of change in the cloud. This newly-launched Microsoft Cloud Hub offers the latest cloud news, videos and community content, plus and in-depth look at Microsoft's cloud solutions. Check out the new videos featuring Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Management and Security Brad...
  • Blog Post: Updated Azure Services Training Kit now available

    Considering some applications in the cloud but need to get your arms around the concept? Download the newly updated Azure Services Training Kit , a comprehensive package of hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. The April release...
  • Blog Post: TechNet ON's new theme: Email in the Cloud

    Check out the new theme for TechNet ON , and find out how much you stand to save by moving email to the cloud. Email has emerged as the one of the easiest workloads to move to the cloud, and the cost benefits can be surprising. The new edition of TechNet ON explores coexistence strategies and how to...
  • Blog Post: New Cloud Computing & Windows Azure Learning “Snacks”

    “What is Cloud Computing?” “How do I get started on the Azure platform?” “How can organizations benefit by using Dynamics CRM Online?” These are some of the questions answered by Microsoft’s new series of Cloud/Azure Learning Snacks . Time-strapped? You can learn...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches new Cloud Services site

    Check out Microsoft’s new Cloud Services site for details on how Microsoft is delivering a broad set of enterprise-ready products and services in the cloud. Also watch Steve Ballmer discuss the Five Dimensions of the Cloud , and navigate to the content specifically for Technical Professionals . ...
  • Blog Post: Study shows cloud computing reduces carbon footprint

    A new study ( download PDF ) by Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, shows that, for large deployments, Microsoft’s cloud solutions can reduce energy use and carbon emissions by more than 30 percent when compared to their corresponding Microsoft business applications installed...
  • Blog Post: Find out what type of cloud you are with this fun and informative quiz

    Take our quiz to find out how Microsoft cloud services can help you offload commodity workloads, manage security capabilities and “shadow” IT applications, and generally give your department the freedom, agility, and flexibility to grow your business. Let’s get quizzical. More...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Cover on Channel 9

    Join Ryan and Steve as they cover the Windows Azure platform in their Channel 9 video series, Cloud Cover , discussing the latest news and announcements, and sharing tips and tricks. Current episode: Deploying and Upgrading . Ryan and Steve talk about how you can deploy and manage the services...
  • Blog Post: Adapting your IT Skills for Cloud Computing

    The new TechNet ON feature package focuses on the role of IT in the Cloud and adapting your skills for success in the new platform. It starts out at the strategic level with an interview with Microsoft CIO Tony Scott . Then check out TechNet Magazine ’s Top 10 Essential IT Skills and Redmond Magazine’s...