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  • Blog Post: The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Cloud

    The following article is contributed by Andriy Shapochka, a Principal Software Architect at SoftServe Inc with 17+ years experience in Enterprise and SaaS software architecture, consulting, development and Agile team leadership in the US and Europe. Competition, desire to grow profit margins, and...
  • Blog Post: A database is only as good as the operating system it runs on

    Simon and the rest of my division regularly rag me about how I go on about databases all the time so when Sarah asked me for a post on virtualisation I decided to ignore her and talk about SQL Server instead! Databases are one of the last things to be virtualised especially the larger ones and this is...
  • 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: TechEd Europe: Office 365 Data Centre Virtual Tour

    When we were at TechEd Europe we were looking for those things that some of you may have missed and the things that were a bit out of the ordinary.  We managed to persuade one of the Office 365 team to take us on a virtual tour of their data centre which they had in Lego format at the event. ...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available

    Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also take...
  • Blog Post: 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...