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    By Geoff Evelyn , SharePoint MVP owner of www.sharepointgeoff.com As the use of content management systems evolve with users adding more, ahem, "content", the organizations accountable for those content systems will need to ensure that they build in people resources who can manage that content...
  • Blog Post: Why you should take a closer look at MVP Cloud OS Online!

    By Claire Smyth , MVP Lead for UK and Ireland. The rapid rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services has provided an ever-increasing array of opportunities in IT: datacenter transformation, new data insights, people-centric IT and more modern business applications. To help IT professionals...
  • Blog Post: F1 for help

    Join us for two days of IT Camps for the Enterprise 8-9th April @ Lotus F1 ® HQ If there is one thing I have learnt from my time at Microsoft it is that we are all different. One area where this is obvious is that we all have different approaches to learning. Some people like to read the manual...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Events: Windows Azure Tech.Days Online Conference - March

    We’ve been putting a fair bit of Azure content up recently and following on with that theme I thought it would be good to share some upcoming free training events that may be of interest to you.  We will be running a series of lunchtime sessions from local UK experts where you can get up to speed...
  • Blog Post: Three Windows Azure UK Events to Start 2013

    You’re back to work and ready to learn the latest new technologies in 2013.  If Windows Azure and cloud services are your thing then these 3 events that are coming up in January should definitely be added to your calendar! LIDNUG presents Scott Guthrie's 15th Open Q&A, 15th January - Online...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, and Hadoop for Big Data

    Despite common misconceptions Microsoft now has extensive interoperability with open source technologies for example you can run a php application on Azure, get support from us to run RedHat, SUSE or CentOs on Hyper-V and manage your applications from System Center. ,  So extending this approach...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud Fundamentals: New Videos Available

    The Cloud Fundamentals Video Series - An Inflection Point: Cloud Computing Overview Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, gives a big picture view of cloud computing today and the forces creating change. Watch the Video The Cloud Fundamentals Video Series...
  • Blog Post: Evaluate This–Windows Server 2012 AD DS

    Last time I posted about how you can use Windows Azure to setup a test lab for yourself without the need to spend anything or have any hardware lying around to play with.  In this video I show you how to take that one step further and build your first Domain Controller in your first forest, which...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Using Windows Azure to create MicroFinance

    Gary Pretty is the Deputy Head of Programming at Mando Group , a leading digital agency specialising in creating enterprise web sites and RIAs. Gary works with technologies across the Microsoft stack, including Windows Azure, Sharepoint, ASP.NET and Windows Phone. Gary can be found on twitter @GaryPretty...
  • Blog Post: Infographic: The State of Cloud Storage in 2013

    Do you wonder how the different cloud storage offerings stack up?  Nasuni.com have been doing some research and have produced the following infographic for you to enjoy.     Pop over to their website to view the full report.  
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

    New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Windows Azure and IaaS

    Are you an active user of Windows Azure? Tried it and not convinced, or yet to give it a go? There are a whole range of resources available to help you get to grips with the Cloud and harness the power of Azure, and we have recently released a number of new free documents on top of what's already out...
  • Blog Post: A tour of Microsoft’s Datacentres

    A few weeks ago now we made the following video tour of our Datacentres available for all to see on the GFS website and also on YouTube.  At the time I forgot to post it but having just happened across it I thought it worth sharing.  I constantly ...read more
  • Blog Post: Video: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business with Windows Azure

    Steve Plank, one of our team’s cloud gurus, recently posted this video with Retail Manager Solutions CEO Jim Chapman on his blog . In it Jim talks about how adopting Windows Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud platform, has transformed Retail Manager Solutions’ ability to provide industry leading services...