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Over the past couple weeks, while we’ve all been focused on the news on Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft Azure, and Heartbleed, there’s also been a number of significant enhancements and announcements regarding PowerShell – including a preview release ...
I knew one software company that failed their SaaS transition because they chose to cut a few corners with the operations. Since they were software engineers, they did not really want to spend time on such mundane tasks as security, auditing, backups and so on. One day they let a disgr...
In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure to achieve superior performance and workload flexibility at the best possible price. With nearly two-thirds of businesses on more...(read more)
Microsoft Early Experts is a free, online study group for virtualization professionals who want to extend their Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center and Microsoft Azure knowledge with official Microsoft certifications. We've organized our high-impact learning resources into online Know...
April 11, 2014: Updated to include additional resources ... Now, take Build Your Cloud on-the-go with Windows Phone! My fellow Technical Evangelists and I have authored a content series that steps through building your very own Cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012 R2, our FREE Hyp...
As I’ve been traveling and speaking to IT Pros about the great scalability, resiliency and offerings in our Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, there’s also been lots of interest around deploying our free Windows Azure Pack (WAP) to bring the power and consistency of the...
In today’s installment of our “Hyper-V from a VMware admin's perspective” series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze explore disaster recovery and how Hyper-V Replica can help assist your DR efforts. Tune in as they take us through some common DR scenarios as well as ...
By Guest Blogger and Cognizant Mobile Expert Peter RogersA lot of attention lately has been given to Android and iOS, but let's not forget developments from Microsoft. Microsoft made some exciting announcements at Build 2014 that we should consider.The Windows 8.1 update was given an i...
WOW! This past week at our Build 2014 conference, the Azure team announced over 40+ updates to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, including significant enhancements to Virtual Machines, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services and Azure SQL Database.  In addition, a new Azure Preview ...
Visual Studio on-line team  announced the General Availability of Visual Studio. Both personal and professional development can be carried out on this platform. It carries with it a (Service Level Agreement) SLA of 99.9% availability.The regular pricing will start from May 7, 2014...
In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our Java and .NET APM solutions. With the addition of the service endpoints, an improved JMX console, JVM crash detection and crash reports, additional support for many popular frameworks, and async support we have...
Earlier this week, Microsoft Azure Automation was made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform as a public preview.  This new feature allows you to automate the creation, monitoring, deployment and management of cloud resources in your Microsoft Azure subscription using a ...
For those signed up for premium tier (GA), Microsoft's Scott Guthrie announced that SQL databases will be bale to store up to 500GB of data. This is a very significant jump from 150GB. Yet another thing announced was the SLA covering 99.95% of the time. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsa...
In Microsoft Azure, an administrator can now use PowerShell to migrate a VM from one subnet to another within the same virtual network. This offers an opportunity to reorganize an application topology for better managing subnet capacity and grouping....(read more)
There are a number of changes made recently in the process of creating a Microsoft Azure VM. This article presents a sample user experience of creating a VM from Microsoft Azure image gallery and with the quick create method, as of Aril of 2014, after...(read more)
Our IT Pro team has been traveling across the US delivering hands-on IT Camp events on Microsoft Azure and Hybrid Cloud scenarios. At these events, IT Pros frequently ask us about resetting passwords on Microsoft Azure virtual machines … If we forget the Admin passwor...
March came in AND went out like a Lion this year … and the blogging activity in our IT Pro community has been no different, with some awesome posts on Microsoft Azure, Private Cloud, Windows 8.1 and PowerShell! In this article, I’ve provided a list of my top 10 favor...
Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general...
The Data Platform Group at Microsoft does a lot, from SQL Server and their Hadoopey HDInsight offering through to Business Intelligence and analytics capabilities which sit in or on top of the humble Excel spreadsheet. I’ve touched upon pieces of this whole before, in a 2009 podc...
PHunterLau wins the challenge, but more STEM skills still neededReading, 1st April, 2014: The Prime Challenge, launched by Microsoft Azure in November last year (291113) came to an end on Saturday (2903) with the user registered as PHunterLau being declared the winner. Over 400 people ...
This article is Part 3 of a three-part article mini-series on using Project Siena and Microsoft Azure cloud services together to build real no-code Windows 8.1 business apps.  Project Siena gives business users the ability to create powerful business apps without writing any code ...
On Monday morning, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announced that Scott Guthrie is now the executive vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise group, Phil Spencer will run its Xbox work, and that, when the Nokia acquisition closes, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will pick up the title of...
Hopefully you never forgot Group Policy! Whenever the topic of working with desktops in business is brought up, IT Pro’s always want to manage and maintain those desktops. For me the first thing that always come to mind is Group Policy and hopefully does for you as well. Group Pol...
Project Siena is super-cool, because it extends the ability to build real data-driven business apps to non-developers inside organizations: that is, the business experts and power users who, in many cases, know the inner meaning of business data better than anyone else in an organizati...
Microsoft Project Siena, currently in Beta 2, enables business users to create powerful no-code apps for Windows 8.1 that can connect to enterprise applications, cloud services and the web.  Now, without any programming, your users can quickly create apps that leverage their knowl...
Two is better than one and that has been proved to be true after a glorious year of partnership which was established last year between Seagate Evault and Microsoft Azure Cloud platform.  The backup and recovery services of Evault have strengthened the Microsoft Azure platform to ...
I’ve been delivering lots of hands-on events lately on our Microsoft Azure cloud platform.  As part of our events, we step through the process of building complete multi-VM virtual network environments on the Azure platform with VM’s running Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL...
Klagenfurt, Austria, March 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- High Performance Cloud Encoding bitmovin will be showing its bitcodin transcoding and streaming service with the highest performance in the market today, demonstrating the speed, quality and capabilities of massively scalable cloud-bas...
Today I was fortunate enought to speak on using Windows Azure Notification Hubs to deliver push notifications to millions of devices at the Mobile March conference in Minneapolis, MN. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise i...
Atlanta, GA, March 19, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The collection contains downloadable video clips of hitting, fielding and pitching. The NPF video library can be accessed by going to Dartfish TV. To access the NPF video library, go to NPF Collections on www.Dartfish.TV/npf “We are prou...
SQL Server 2014 RTM, billed as 'Microsoft Cloud First Platform' will be RTM on April 1, 2014The main feature is the in-memory OLTP processing which will turbo- charge transaction processing making it as much as 30 times faster. In order to use this feature you need memroy-optimize...
This two-part series details the IP address management of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services including: Part 1. Windows Azure Infrastructure Services IP assignments facts Part 2. How to assign a static IP to a Windows Azure VM and a sample session...(read more)
This two-part series details the IP address management of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services including: Part 1. Windows Azure Infrastructure Services IP assignments facts (This article) Part 2. How to assign a static IP to a Windows Azure VM and a...(read more)
It is now official that the collaboration deal is in place according to a general availability. Details here:Announcing General Availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure and Updates to Windows Azure Traffic ManagerOpen and flexible platforms are in vogue and that was adopted as ...
As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed books, this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable. There is no fluff like you find in a lot of the b...
Thursday 13 March, 2014 Number of Brits ‘moonlighting’ more than doubles in 12 months Struggling: 65% take on extra work to pay for heating or food bills Liverpool, Manchester, and Bolton are UK moonlighting hotspots 21% ‘moonlight’ to cover debt repayments. The number of Brits...
This is a cross-posting from http://yungchou.wordpress.com . HIPPA     Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Receives FISMA Approval http://aka.ms/FISMA    Windows Azure Compliance http://aka.ms/waCompliance Windows Azure HIPPA Implementation...(read more)
One of the most often questions/feedback we get regarding Windows 8.1 is where is my start menu. These conversations can get very passionate, and usually turn into a commentary around on how much we miss our start menu. I am sure some folks want to punch the screen. I totally unders...
London - March 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it is one of the UK service provider partners in the Equinix EMEA Cloud Ecosystem, providing its clients with direct access to an extended range of cloud services. Platform Equinix enabl...