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Extends leadership for installations in multiple computing environments while enabling developer efficiencies and best practicesMaidenhead, UK - May 16, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, to...
The free Windows Azure Pack (WAP) delivers the on-demand, self-service user interface from our Microsoft Azure public cloud platform to on-premises Private Clouds in your datacenter.  In a prior article, we walked through the steps of getting started with WAP by building the neces...
Dear TechEd Diary, Well diary, if you ever had any doubts about “the cloud”, they should have been eased a bit if you attended or watched the live stream of Mark Russinovich and Mark Minasi’s “Mark and Mark” cloud discussion this morning. Besides being entertaining, it was very informa...
Tapp multi-cloud lifecycle management platform to be integrated with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to immediately benefit MSP's, telcos and othersLondon, UK and Seville, Spain - 14 May 2014 - Flexiant today announced its acquisition of the Tapp multi-cloud management technology and busin...
You want something that is private and more reliable then this is the way to go.ExpressRoute is a private route that you can establish between Azure Datacentr and your enterprise data whehter it is on your enterprise or colocation environment. It is private conneciton and does not go o...
Dear TechEd Diary, My day 2 started much as my day 1 did.  “Too early?” Exactly. Sure, if there is such a thing as “too much fun”, I came close to it.  But even though last night’s Exhibit Hall Reception and the later “MCP Celebration” party at Howl at the Moon was a lot of ...
As announced at TechEd 2014 North America , deploying Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise clients to Microsoft Azure is now available for MSDN subscribers. The following is a typical user experience. Log into Microsoft Azure Management Portal with a...(read more)
This Update 2 will replace the Update 2 RC you have been using. I have had a number of problems with Update 2 RC and it is time to look at this Update.The new capabilities mentioned with this update are:Universal Apps. With this release you can now build universal apps that can run on ...
Continuing their "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer welcomes Andy Syrewicze , a Virtual Systems Administrator from Trivalent Group to the show as they take an in-depth look at the features and capabilities of the Windows Azure Pack and how it can impact your hybrid...
Blend udnerstands HTML and XAML only.You can use C#, Visual Basic or C++ for most XAML Store apps and Javascript for HTML Store Apps. XAML is of course more versatile but requires a steeper learning curve.HTML Store AppsUniversal Apps         &nb...
Aloha,If you are planning to take your business to the clouds, this is a must see video and takes less than 3 minutes to watch. This video is about the new preview portal detailing how Microsoft ties up the whole Azure stack and deliver a neat service to you. 
Let us begin with the new acronym DTU. DTU stands for Database Throughput Unit. DTU includes many of the measures such as CPU, memory and read/write rates to a database. DTU provides a guide for the customer to assess the new SQL Database performance levels - Basic, S1, S2, P1, P2,P3. ...
Microsoft recently released Office 365 Message Encryption (by message, they are referring to email). Immediately after launch, I got several emails from clients saying “What, my email has not been encrypted!!!” So I thought I would write […] Source: Understanding Offi...
Forceworks launches RapidStart program for Dynamics CRM Online Tampa, FL – Forceworks, a leading Microsoft Certified Cloud Deployment Partner, announced the launch of a new program for Dynamics CRM Online called RapidStart™.RapidStart™ is tightly focused […] Source: Zero to...
Introduction Current approaches to IDaaS on one hand enforce trust of consumer data using legal compliance, risk and impact assessment and the other hand require technical implementation of access controls to personal data held by an enterprise. Balancing trust has [...]The post ID Con...
Follow the links to this event for which no known cause has been attributed.http://www.zdnet.com/azure-outage-hits-western-europe-7000001649/. Probable problems with their center in Ireland.As of now things might have been repaired.http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/service-dashb...
Have you heard about DevOps? Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly driven by business demands for faster, better solutions delivered more quickly than ever before.  Over the past few years, DevOps has emerged as a trend to help organizations evolve to better collaborate be...
The Web and Business editions will be replaced within a year with three levels tailored and better suited to business needs. You do not need to wait for a year as it is already in Preview.The objectives were made clear in this email notice (quote):New service tiers In response to custo...
The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Week...
IT Appliance range supports businesses transitioning from Microsoft Small Business Server and Windows Server 2003 to a managed hybrid cloudBath, United Kingdom - 24th April 2014 - Zynstra, the pioneer in cloud managed server appliances, today announces the launch of two new products, S...
We always want to bring you great articles with a broad spectrum of technologies on our blog, even some we currently don’t support on Codeship, like .Net. We recently tweeted about such an article and saw a lot of interest … Continue reading →
Are you a VMware Pro?  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 than o...
Microsoft has announced Azure service from Brazil through its Azure South region located in Sao Paulo. It is now available for public preview. With Locally Redundant Storage data can remain in Brazil.Nature of Locally redundant replication:With locally redundant replication, storage ac...
Microsoft has unleashed Azure Intelligent Systems Service (AISS) targeted at the Internet of Things. This service can get to the insides of your refrigerators, garage door openers etc via web connected sensors that are part of the internet of things. This enables all levels of technica...
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 ...
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...