“The good news is that all of the security development practices, principles, and techniques you already know still apply when developing cloud applications.”For the drill down, read this newly-published Windows Azure Security Guidance.
check out the new blog of blogs for Microsoft Server and Tools http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverandtools/
The information on the TechNet wiki is written by IT Pro/Devs for IT Pro/Devs. Why is this important? In the words of a satisfied user:
"Over 70% of the articles in TNWiki are real-world scenarios. That's exactly what I need in my job."
read the complete interview at Interview with a Wiki Ninja - Patris: MCC, Persian Wiki writer, and expert in Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, and Windows Server 2008 R2
If you are in IT, and you haven't yet defined exactly what "social" means in your IT environment, best of luck to you catching up. See what they had to say at the CIO Summit: http://aka.ms/CIOSOC
Something really big for the IT Pro just happened. Jeffrey Snover introduces it this way
"Many years ago, Microsoft joined with other companies to define the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a set of standards to abstract the devices on a PC (and later, a server) for the OS. The HAL is the unsung hero of the computing industry, allowing an amazing level of choice and interoperability in the x86 ecosystem. It is one of the critical hidden technologies behind why all this stuff “just works.” With Windows Server 2012, Windows has shifted its focus to become a Cloud OS, so a new abstraction layer is required – a Datacenter Abstraction Layer or DAL. Microsoft is, once again, joining with other companies to define the DAL. Instead of starting from scratch or advancing proprietary standards, we are embracing standards-based management to accelerate the process so we can get the ecosystem and our customers to the cloud as quickly as possible. "
Read about OMI and understand why your future is dependent on it at http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/06/28/open-management-infrastructure.aspx