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  • Education

    What are your hidden data centre costs?

    Late last year, Microsoft in the US published " The Economics of the Cloud ", which I've only just got around to reading. If you are running a data centre in education - either at university or state level - then this is a good read to understand...
  • Education

    Danish schools use the web in exams

    Last week I wrote about the call for more examinations to use IT - to more closely follow the style of learning and working today. At the back of my mind was the fact that in some Scandinavian countries this has been happening - and I've finally found...
  • A CRM Riff

    Best of the Blogs: MS Dynamics World Top 5 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blogs

    I’d like to thank my wife, who has put up with me for 35 years… Yep, MS Dynamics World has recognized this blog as one of the Top Five CRM blogs with the following observations: Thank you. I didn’t think anyone noticed. ;O...
  • Game Theory

    Donate to the Red Cross, UNICEF, Boys & Girls Club and More with Messenger 2011

    You may remember a while ago when we had the i’m campaign that would donate money based on causes you were interested in. It’s back with Badges in Messenger 2011! To activate a badge, click your name in Messenger and choose Personalize –> Change Badge...
  • Ed's Getting Started Blog

    The MVP Summit 2011

    It has been a while since I posted, and I know I am not supposed to apologize for being absent in my blogging duties according to The Rules of Blogging. But, I will tell you what I was doing, and with whom, and that may help you to learn SQL Server a...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    datajs goodies - test logger

    Today I'd like to talk about one of the extra goodies you can find in the datajs project. The TestLogger.svc file under JSLib\tests\common contains a small WCF service that accepts messages from the test page and records test results, and the test...
  • Terry Zink's Cyber Security Blog

    What I’m working on now

    It’s been crazy busy around here the past few days dealing with a ton of stuff, not the least of which is related to outbound spam. We’ve actually got a good handle on outbound spam, or at least we did.  Currently, we are dealing with two issues...
  • Microsoft BI

    SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course

    SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights), a new self-paced online training course brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism. This is a is a great resource for developers, consultants and evangelists...
  • Education

    How to deploy Windows 7 to 200,000 computers

    The Microsoft IT team have the job of running an complex and rapidly-changing IT infrastructure for a very demanding user base - our own. Sound familiar to you too? Well I guess it should, because almost every education institution has exactly the same...
  • Strategy and Architecture Council

    Three ways to interact with SQL Azure …

    There are several different tools that one can use to interact with a SQL Azure database. Each tool has scenerios that it is best for and an audience to whom it will appeal. Here are three along with some thoughts on each. Method #1: Tried and True...
  • Strategy and Architecture Council

    Time to change again already?

    A (quick) look back Hey!  Remember ‘98-‘99? I do!  We had a bit of a run-up if you recall … Will that ever happen again?  Beats me, but I’m probably not the right guy to ask!  I remember when Ask Jeevs went public. I went to the site...
  • Katrien's MSDN Blog

    HTML5 Web Camp Belgium on 6 April 2011: free registration open now

    During the first Web Camp Belgium in January we asked you to indicate your interest in future Web Camps. Response was huge and many of you pointed out HTML5 and related technologies. So here is our answer: on April 6th we’ll be hosting the first HTML5...
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