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Crisis averted! Lotus F1 Team moves their website to Windows Azure
By Steve Plank , Microsoft Technical Evangelist “Although I was in an important planning meeting, I knew something was afoot when I saw my colleague, Dan Pilling’s, name pop up on my phone from an incoming call. He should have been boarding a plane to Seattle! A concerned voice from...
7 Mar 2014
Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games
By David Gristwood, Windows Azure Architect at Microsoft. Its official! - Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games – and to prove it, a big hello from Turin , where I am working with the Deltatre team: Microsoft is also working...
19 Feb 2014
Careers Advice for the IT Professional
I have to admit that I am not at all interested in football, but despite all the bad press some players get, there are many who understand how privileged they are and that they are essentially there to entertain their many loyal fans. A good example is something that Craig Bellamy said when asked about...
23 Jan 2014
Start-up Stories: European start-up with $bn global ambitions shelves server farm in favour of the Cloud.
What if you decided to sell off all of your servers and move to the Cloud? Sounds like a big step but that’s exactly what Cloudpage did, and they’ve not looked back since. We spoke to Ian Collins and Ekin Caglar to find out why… Their story started in 2010. Like a modern day...
6 Jan 2014
Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October 2013
The best infrastructure reads of the past week, including Windows Azure Pack, Virtualization, Supported OSes on Hyper-V, The Azure NOC, PowerShell to gather pref data, Windows Azure for IT Pro, MDT for servers and failover clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2. The post Great Reads: Infrastructure 8 October...
8 Oct 2013
Major airline goes big on Surface tablets and Nokia smartphones
By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . This week we took a glimpse into the future, with the news that major US airline Delta will be giving 11,000 of its pilots a Surface 2 tablet device to use on its planes . It will make a big difference – stored on the tablets will be electronic...
3 Oct 2013
Windows Azure Virtual Network–Wie baut man ein Netzwerk in der Cloud mit eigenem DNS-Server
Hallo @all, Ich zeige mit dem Blogpost ein Szenario wie man ein Netzwerk für die Azure Cloud plant, dieses aufbaut und wie man ein virtuelles Netzwerk in der Windows Azure Cloud mit eigene IP-Adressbereichen (inkl. DHCP-Package & DNS Server) betreiben kann. Wie es in der Welt vorkommt hat...
10 Jun 2013
Synchronisation von Windows Azure Active Directory mit onPremise Windows Server Active Directory
Hi, seitdem Windows Azure Active Directory veröffentlicht wurde, habe ich viele Fragen zum Thema Synchronisation von Windows Server Active Directory mit Windows Azure Active Directory erhalten. Jetzt haben wir ein fertiges Tool zur Hand und das einrichten ist Kinderleicht. Es ist ähnlich zu dem wie man...
4 Jun 2013
The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!
Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
7 May 2013
Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View
By Jen Stirrup In the first part of this blog series , we looked at how social media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, once it is in HDInsight, how is it possible for business users to access the data using familiar tools such as Excel? Large datasets can become...
23 Apr 2013
Guest Post: The allure of Azure - IaaS goes live
By Dan Scarfe, CEO of Dot Net Solutions I remember the day clearly. It was February 25 th 2009 and I was sitting in the Platform Adoption centre in Redmond at a Software Design Review for Windows Azure . I recall us having a debate about IaaS and PaaS. Coming from a development background myself, a number...
16 Apr 2013
Posterous is shutting down on 30th April. Use these click-by-click instructions to move your Posterous Blog to your own private Wordpress web site.
Posterous was bought by Twitter on the 12th March last year and is about to be shut down on the 30th April this year. If you have a blog on Posterous Spaces, you have until the 30th April to move it. After that date, your content will be gone and it will no longer be possible to get hold of it. If you...
4 Apr 2013
Video: Explanation of Pop-up Labs in the Cloud
Devs, IT Pros, Architects, Marketeers, Salespeople, Business-oriented people – they are all rapidly becoming part of the pop-up lab phenomenon. Until now it was very difficult for private individuals with an interest (whether casual or professional) in large-scale IT, to build large IT labs – the capital...
19 Mar 2013
Azure Data and Databases - When to use what
I have been asked to do a post on Windows Azure SQL Databases (formerly known as SQL Azure), but I think it might be more useful to discuss some of the wider issues so I put together a few FAQs that I often get asked. Why use a public cloud service like Azure to store data? Probably not to save...
1 Aug 2012
Windows Azure is changing the start-up paradigm
James Varga is CEO of miiCard (My Internet Identity Card), a service that lets you prove your real identity purely online and in just a few minutes. James founded miiCard in 2011 and is now focused on bringing trust to the internet and giving us back control of our online identities. miiCard is a revolutionary...
20 Jun 2012
The Week that was 21st - 28th May
We have had range of content that is just waiting to be delved into when you have a spare moment. If you’re into cloud content then this week is the week for you! Pop over to the insights video as it is perfect for you. Also it’s worth looking at out Cloud Ninja post as well which provides...
28 May 2012
The Week that Was 7-14 May
Last week we had a bit of an events and training week with workshops, bootcamps and more. Workshop: SharePoint AND Custard! Effective SharePoint Requirements with Serious Games Get Free Training with Windows Azure Online Bootcamps in May Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec SQL Relay 2012 This...
14 May 2012
Application Platform Knowledge Hub
Albert Einstein once remarked that you don’t need to remember everything, you just needed to remember where to look. When it comes to learning about Microsoft products this can sometimes be harder than it ought to be and what resources there are ...read more
7 Feb 2012
7 Minutes with Steve Plank: Business Agility and the Cloud
We put Steve Plank in a room full of video equipment, computers and a whiteboard. Here’s what happened… He got really into explaining cloud computing and how to keep your business agile by explaining the advantages of scale through using cloud based architectures. Anybody can achieve...
2 Feb 2012
What does the future look like
Yesterday I did a turn for a great group of CTOs associated to a variety of hedge funds. As promised here is my deck from the day. The Future of IT View more presentations from Simon May . ...read more
17 Nov 2011
Why monitor Windows Azure with System Center?
One of the questions that I often get into when talking with folks normally have a dev head on around Windows Azure is why you’d want to be able to monitor a Windows Azure application with System Center and why you wouldn’t just build a bespoke monitoring ...read more
8 Sep 2011
SQL Azure notes & queries as at August 2011
One of the best things about cloud services is that every few months a new version comes out and users can instantly use all its new features. One of the worst things about cloud services is that every few months a new version comes out and users are able to instantly use it and all its new features...
4 Aug 2011
Ten Top New Years Resolutions for IT Professionals
At this time of year it’s traditional for everyone to start planning for next year but what are the most important things for an IT Professional to do in the coming year? Next year is going to be the year when we start to see widespread cloud (both public and private) adoption now that some of...
31 Dec 2010
What was talked about at TechEd Europe today?
Hyper-V Cloud Hyper-V Cloud is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for your own private use, you own and manage the hardware and the software. Furthermore we’ve announced partners who’ve produced hardware reference architectures (Fast Track) which you can buy direct from them to accelerate the process...
8 Nov 2010
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