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  • Blog Post: Azure RemoteApp – the Final Part (3) ….. at last

    And Finally….. Not my final post but the final part in my Azure RemoteApp series. First, many apologies for the delay, the day job is getting hectic. I have been evangelizing, demonstrating and using Azure RemoteApp for almost a year now and like most Azure services this one has developed and...
  • Blog Post: Why Small Businesses Should Take a Closer Look at Open Source Cloud Computing

    Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He's started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers . He enjoys writing about new technologies...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Deployment and Software Assurance Benefits.

    Part of the Microsoft Licensing Logic series from the Microsoft Licensing team. Software Assurance benefits are often misunderstood and underutilised by Microsoft customers and partners. If we were playing Family Fortunes and 100 people were asked to name a Software Assurance benefit, the top answer...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 and the Hybrid Cloud

    Mark Wilson is a Consultant in Risual’s unified communications team. Mark is a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who holds enterprise architecture and technical certifications, together with recent experience in technology leadership and IT strategy roles. Mark can be found on Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Learn at Work with the TechDays Online Azure Special

    As part of Learning at Work Week this week, we have and will be continuing to share lots of great learning resources to help you be successful with your learning. To continue this we want to highlight a great free online event coming up which you may be interested in attending to help you get trained...
  • Blog Post: A busy year ahead with nano server.

    I have spent the last two weeks doing my normal day job(s) and also pretty much working double shifts by watching along with our /Build and Ignite conferences. The several Keynote sessions were as polished, impressive and exciting as we have come to expect. What has surprised me is just how many of our...
  • Blog Post: How moving to the cloud can benefit your career

    Alan Richards has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. Alan is the founder and director of Edutechnow Ltd a SharePoint & Office 365 strategy and delivery company. Alan is also a regular speaker & blogger and has been a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security – What you Need to Know

    Nazar Tymoshyk is a Security Consultant at SoftServe with over 14 years of experience in Information Security. Nazar has a Ph.D. in Information Security and is also the leader of OWASP Chapter Lviv. His Security Certifications include Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council), Zyxel Security Specialist,...
  • Blog Post: Azure-ing your future Cloud career

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. One of the quickest and most effective ways...
  • Blog Post: Azure Data Services–what are they?

    This might be a recurring theme but worth mentioning again - Azure continues to change and expand at an alarming rate. On the one hand this is simply scale, for example we now have access to bigger compute resources like the G class virtual machines, ever cheaper storage, and higher and higher limits...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure – Changing the face of certification. (Or why Second Shot is Essential)

    Followers of this blog will know that I am pretty quick to take new certification exams produced by Microsoft. There are several reasons for this ranging from occupational hazard as an MCT to the fact that it is often, in my opinion the best time to take and pass these tests. Nothing supports the...
  • Blog Post: Convincing Decision Makers to Adopt Cloud Computing

    Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He's started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers . He enjoys writing about new technologies...
  • Blog Post: In demand Cloud Skills for 2015

    Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training , a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. Research from the Cloud Industry Forum suggests...
  • Blog Post: Fusing Cloud and the Internet of Things

    Oleksandr Matviishyn is a Software Engineer at SoftServe, Inc . He has 4 years of experience in mobile, web and cross – platform development. Being involved in researches related to mobile and cutting edge technologies, Oleksandr also works with Healthcare, Enterprise and Security oriented solutions...
  • Blog Post: Keep your Head in the Cloud!

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and a regular blogger on the SoftServe United blog . Vadym has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations...
  • Blog Post: Using Cloud Services to Remain Competitive

    Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. Knowing how and when to adopt...
  • Blog Post: Unlocking the value of System Center.

    I have just returned from another series of UK IT Camps, this time at our London Headquarters in Victoria. They were well attended and it was a pleasure to meet so many @TechNetUK Twitter followers as well as some old friends, MVP’s and members of the UK Microsoft Technology Community Council...
  • Blog Post: An In-depth Look at the IoT Cloud Infrastructure

    Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe , a leading global software application development and consulting company, and a regular blogger on the SoftServe United blog . Vadym has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations...
  • Blog Post: Why adopting DevOps doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision for IT operations teams

    Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. The principles of DevOps mean...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Online 2015 – it gets better

    I have been out in Seattle for the last couple of weeks as a roving reporter for our upcoming TechDays Online 2015 and I have managed to get footage of some of the engineers who write the stuff we all use. I have also been having coffee with some of them to make sure we can share the very latest thinking...
  • Blog Post: Docker Containers in Windows Server vNext

    When i read this news in October 2014 I had to do a double-take, if you are anything like me (i.e. – nearly 50 and somewhat techy) then the word Docker conjures up more than one image. The predominant one in my mind is that of Doc Marten boots affectionately known in my peer group as Dockers. ...
  • Blog Post: New Era - ITSM in the Cloud with Azure OpInsights

    Samuel Erskine is driven and solutions focused IT Professional at ITProcessed Limited . The journey to the "cloud" has many roads and different modes of transport. One misconception of the cloud, I believe is, the thought that you are either a cloud consuming/providing organization or...
  • Blog Post: Wrap up of the Last 12 Months in Software Development

    By Halyna Semenova, Engagement Director at SoftServe . ‘Home Alone’ movie-marathon? Check. Sharing presents? Check. Making a wish at the stroke of midnight? Check. Now it’s high time to get back to business and draw a line under the Software Development trends prevailing in 2014...
  • Blog Post: IT Camp - Extend your Data Centre with Azure

    I have been on a journey over the last year that some of you may already be embarked on and that is to transition my skills to use cloud services and specifically Azure. For me it’s like going to America, the language is similar, the culture less so and everything over seems to be much bigger such...
  • Blog Post: IT Camps–What are they good for.

    One of the most rewarding yet most difficult part of my job over the last three years has been involved with designing and delivering something called an IT camp. So I thought it might be useful to explain what they are in case an invite lands in your mailbox. What IT Camps are: Technical. it’s designed...