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  • Blog Post: Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

    Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards was presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on June 21st in Olympia, London. Since the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Cloudy in New York!

    This year for the second year in a row I presented a talk at Cloud Expo in New  York.  This time I had one of the two General (full-audience) sessions on the first day.  My talk: Patterns for Cloud Computing was attended by about 800 in the main presentation hall and overflow room. ...
  • Blog Post: MAP 6.0 Beta: Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms

    The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. To participate, register for the MAP 6.0 Beta Review Program at Microsoft Connect. Planning your journey to the cloud just got a bit easier. The next release of the Microsoft Assessment...
  • Blog Post: Succeeding with SaaS Webinar Series: Navigating the Business Changes for ISVs Moving to the Cloud-Session 1

    This webinar series is designed for traditional on-premises ISVs navigating the internal business changes necessary to be successful in the cloud with SaaS applications.  The five webinars, each about 30 minutes in length, address key areas such as financial planning, packaging and pricing, marketing...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Reasons why Architects and Developers Should Care about Cloud Computing

    Hanu Kommalapati has just published this article in the Enterprise System Journal .  Hanu is a Senior Technical Director at Microsoft Corp. where he is responsible for the adoption of cloud computing among customers and partners. Cloud computing has come a long way during the past few years; enterprises...
  • Blog Post: Architectural Patterns for Cloud Computing

    Last night I gave a presentation on Architectural Patterns for Cloud Computing to the New York City Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects ( IASA ).  Even though the audience consisted of both software company architects and customer architects I though that you all would...
  • Blog Post: Space still available for Cloud Ireland next week in NYC

    Startups (and established software companies) looking to do business in Europe are encouraged to attend the Cloud Ireland event in NYC on March 24th. The link below will take you straight to the registration page for the event and to more information. You're invited to Cloud Ireland in association with...
  • Blog Post: NYC event for cloud based companies interested in Ireland

    We’ve been working with some of our counterparts in Ireland to bring a special event to NYC for cloud-based startups and other companies interested in hearing about business opportunities in Ireland. If you’re interested in attending this event, please read through the event description and send an e...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Power on Ignition Showcase

    For those ISVs that want to come up to speed quickly on Microsoft’s Cloud initiatives, here is a summary of the Cloud related posts that have appeared in the Ignition Showcase blog recently.  The posts are categorized by: General Cloud Public Cloud Private Cloud 1. General Cloud An ISV in the Age...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for IT Pros

    There is a lot of developer-focused information on the web about the Windows Azure Platform.  This blog post series is one designed for the non-developer IT professional.  I was planning to wait until the series was finished before telling you about it, but it is too good not to share.  ...
  • Blog Post: Coca-Cola Enterprises on the Cloud

    Steve Ballmer recently delivered a speech at the University of Washington, where he outlined his five dimensions on how people can realize value out of the cloud: · The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities · The cloud learns and helps you...( read more )
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