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Launch of O365Connect gives significant operational and economic benefits to SMB ITBath, United Kingdom - 6th February 2014: Zynstra, the pioneer in hybrid cloud solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announces the launch of O365Connect. Developed in association ...
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is today’s topic in our "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series and Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers help walk us through VDI improvements made in Windows Server 2012 R2 . [ 1:44 ] Series Review [ 9:21 ] VDI features in Windows Server 2012 R2 [ ...
Microsoft announced this morning the appointment of a new CEO – Satya Nadella. He has worked at the company for the last 22 years and since last week, the rumors have started that he was the one picked by the … Continue reading →
Microsoft announced this morning the appointment of a new CEO – Satya Nadella. He has worked at the company for the last 22 years and since last week, the rumors have started that he was the one picked by the … Continue reading →
Enabling organizations to re-asses the trustworthiness of their key management and crypto security infrastructurePlantation, Fl - February 4, 2014 - Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, will be showcasing its high assurance cryptographic solutions for prot...
Digital marketing solutions provider's latest platform enables seamless interaction with connected consumers, leveraging content and mobility to drive top-end business resultsLONDON, United Kingdom - January 28, 2014: EPiServer, a global software provider for innovative ecommerce and d...
For the last couple of years I have been working extensively with different standards groups to find a way to help accelerate the intersection of open standards work and the definition of Cloud Best Practices. To this end two main groups are being developed: The Kantara Cloud ID Securi...
It has become quite common to bundle up lots of stuff from various  vendors  in a download whether the person downloading wants it or not. To be fair they do give options to accept or decline and sometimes even after declining they get in any way.These programs may not f...
Access Scott's Weblog to learn details of the latest Windows Azure update on January 16.Here is an abbreviated version for your speedy review.The following are the enhancements that you can see is update:Web Sites: Staged Publishing Support and Always On Support Monitoring Improvements...
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Last night I was fortunate enough to speak on running Node.js apps in Windows Azure at NodeMN. The purpose of this post is to provide resources to those who attended the talk or who are otherwise interested or curious about running Node.js apps on Windows Azure. So, without further ado...
Introduction One of the coolest things to come out of the .NET stable at AppD this week was the NuGet package for Azure Cloud Services. NuGet makes it a breeze to deploy our .NET agent along with your web and worker roles from inside Visual Studio. For those unfamiliar with NuGet, more...
Yuri Diogenes and I are back for Part 2 of our BYOD solution series.  In today’s episode we explore some of the technologies from Microsoft and how you can implement them into your organization’s BYOD strategy. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPa...
In this two part series with Sr. Knowledge Engineer Yuri Diogenes, we explore the world of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) scenarios and how more IT organizations are trying to support it. In part one we try to help explain the benefits, challenges and considerations that need to be ma...
Microsoft launched the Cloud OS Network today. Cloud Operating System - CloudOS - has a network of more than 25 cloud service providers (CSVs) who will deliver hosted services built on Microsoft Cloud Platform consisting of: Windows Servers with Hyper-V System Center Windows Azure ...
2013 has seen some massive outages; and given our heavy reliance on technology today, there is more at stake than ever before. Outages affect not only internal users, but a company’s customers and partners – and impact revenue, credibility, trust, reputation and productivity. With all ...
Over a year ago, AppDynamics announced a partnership with Microsoft and launched AppDynamics Lite on the Windows Azure Store. With AppDynamics Lite, Windows Azure users were able to easily monitor their applications at the code level, allowing them to identify and diagnose performance ...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3606) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list storage accounts associated with a Windows Azure subscription. In this post I’ll show you how to use these tools to view the details for...
In Part 3 of our “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (P...
In Part 3 of our “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, Jeff Woolsey and I conclude our Top 10 list of Virtualization solution facts. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad, PC) Mid Quality MP4 (Windows Phone, HTML5) High Quality WMV (P...
In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3590) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to create a Windows Azure storage account. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to list the Windows Azure storage accounts associated wit...
In my previous 12 posts in this series I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to manage SQL servers and databases running in Windows Azure. In this post I’ll start taking a look at the commands available in the CLI tools to you to manage Windows Azu...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3570) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to delete a SQL database. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to delete a SQL server. Once again, just a reminder that I’m usi...
This post is sponsored by the Zero Distance Community and T-Systems. TRANSFORM is the name of our consulting service, referring to the fact that our primary specialism is in business transformation, how it can be achieved through enterprise cloud computing. This is a message also ...
In my three previous posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform tools to do the following: Create a SQL database (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3540) List SQL databases for a specific SQL server (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3553) View the details...
Businesses, schools or individuals encouraged to search in the gaps between known prime numbersLONDON, 6th December 2013: The search for prime numbers has always been an important challenge for mathematicians, but now it is being opened up to all. Launched on 29th November (291113) by ...
In this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad...
In this episode I welcome back Jeff Woolsey to the show for Part 2 of our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series, where we cover four more quick facts about Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. Download MP3 (Audio only) MP4 (iPod, Zune HD) High Quality MP4 (iPad...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3553) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list the SQL databases for a specific SQL server. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to view the details for a specific SQL data...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3540) I showed you how to create a SQL database using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use these tools to list your SQL database. Once again, just a reminder that I’m...
In my three previous posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to: Create a firewall rule for a SQL database server(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3479) List the firewall rules for a SQL database server(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog...
This month, Yung Chou, Mitch Tulloch and I have published a new book on Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, titled Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller. As part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses...
By Bob Gourley  We have previously discussed research and analysis we did for the Cyber Conflict Studies Association on the many “Wake-Up Calls” the nation’s policy makers have declared themselves to have had regarding cyber security. If history is any predictor ...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3490) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list the firewall rules for a SQL database server. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to display the details...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3479) I showed you how to create a firewall rule for a SQL database server using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to list the firewall rules for SQL database ...
Today I welcome Varun Chhabra to the show as we kick off our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series.  In this series we will discuss facts and facets of Microsoft’s Virtualization solution that, if you are currently using some other virtualization platform, you probab...
Today I welcome Varun Chhabra to the show as we kick off our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series.  In this series we will discuss facts and facets of Microsoft’s Virtualization solution that, if you are currently using some other virtualization platform, you probab...
Cloud Business Apps are a new project type that you will find in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint development.  What exactly are they?  They are the next evolution of LightSwitch using the app model.  If you’re not familiar with LightSwitch, it’s a light-weight develope...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3471) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to view the details of a specific SQL database server. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to add a firewall rule to a SQL database ...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3463) I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to list your SQL database servers. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to get the details for a specific SQL database server. Once a...