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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics Summit - Largest Dynamics Event in the Middle East!

    Think of a bundle of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use business solutions designed and tailored to your business size and market, and devoted to expanding your operations through satisfied customers. Microsoft is creating a variety of devices and solutions for both businesses and individuals with the purpose...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Customer Service Software Company for CRM

    What incredibly exciting news!! Microsoft has acquired Parature, a global leader in cloud-based customer service software. We can't wait to see the huge impact that this cloud service solution will have on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and customer service capabilities. Announcement, product integration...
  • Blog Post: Host your existing WordPress Blog on Windows Azure

    You have a self-hosted WordPress blog and you want to move it to the Azure Platform? Have your WP site benefit from the reliable, enterprise grade infrastructure that Windows Azure offers to securely host web sites with high availability by default. Moving a WordPress site to Azure can't be any easier...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a backend for your web application in the cloud using PHP (Windows Azure)

    For all those who wish to have a feel of what the cloud is like and how easy it is to implement a cloud based backend for your web application, this is exactly what you have to read. When I was asked to develop a cloud based system for my University, I wasn’t even sure of what a “cloud...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start (Free Course)

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is excited to announce a new course in the popular “ Jump Start ” series of live online training events! This one-day event will feature Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison delivering an engaging...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

    This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Now Stores Over 4 Trillion Objects, Processes 270K Requests Per Second

    Have you wondered about the scalability of Windows Azure? Well Windows Azure Storage is now storing over 4 trillion objects! Read http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/18/windows-azure-4-trillion-objects/ to discover more.
  • Blog Post: Great example of scalability on Windows Azure, from 0 to more than a million users

    During the recent spring release of Windows Azure a session was streamed about an application that needed to grow rapidly from no users to more than a million users in a short period of time. Have a look at http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/Conversations#Pottermore to see the capabilities for scalability...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure, recent posts

    Sharing two interesting posts that give some good information on the Windows Azure platform. A blog by Forrester’s James Staten about the recent launch and a post by Wade Wagner on his notes from the keynote by Scott Guthrie
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure at TechEd, North America

    On the 11th June many of the Windows Azure sessions from TechEd North America will be streamed. Check out the content at http://northamerica.msteched.com/#fbid=gLps9QbM0Q0 and register for the live streaming and hear directly from Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich, Bill Staples, Quentin...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: Flexible, Open, Solid, now live in the Gulf

    Windows Azure is now live in the Gulf! Want to know more visit http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ . Take a tour of the Digital Chalk talks to see how to build, deploy, publish Websites on Azure using ASP.NET, node.js and how to create and manage Windows and Linux Virtual Machines on Azure. Review the keynote...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud”

    Visit the Windows Azure blog post authored by Bill Laing, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Server and Cloud Division to discover the new capabilities coming to the Azure platform in the Gulf. To discover more about Windows Azure and what it can mean to you take part in the Meet Windows Azure eve...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows Azure!

    You’re invited to attend a special online event on June 7 th live from San Francisco. See the latest in Windows Azure cloud-computing technologies, presented by Scott Guthrie and other technology leaders. Visit meetwindowsazure.com to save the date and register for event updates. When : June...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft has reinvented its certification, MCSE is back

    Microsoft has reinvented its certification program by building a broader and deeper set of technology solutions skills validation, starting with cloud related skills. As one of the most recognized and respected certification programs, Microsoft is charting the path for IT Professionals and Developers...
  • Blog Post: Ford Puts Phone Apps in the Driving Seat

    Innovation at its best! Check out this video and article about the news technology included in Ford cars.  It includes mobile apps, cloud computing and so much more. And all this, from a car. I wonder what our cars will look like in 15 years. Video from CNN Not content with revolutionizing smart...
  • Blog Post: Good news for Windows 8: Microsoft beats Amazon, Google in cloud speed test [Reprint]

    A year-long independent test of cloud service providers was recently wrapped up by Compuware. Among the providers tested were the three big dogs: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. And although the Azure cloud platform is still fairly young, it fared quite well against the competition. In fact, it proved...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate is here!!

    Excited to announce SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) . SQL Server 2012 RC is the first release which is feature complete and delivers additional enhancements and capabilities built on the already robust CTP3: Greater availability. AlwaysOn, delivering added functionality over CTP3 that...
  • 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 will be presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on the 21st June, Olympia, London. Since...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure … Short Video

    It is very fascinating to take a look under the hood at what enables the Microsoft Cloud Services and make **true** the buzz about SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS as offered from Microsoft. The high scale automation of cloud services operations and the 99.95% availability and reliability is based on magnificent...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing–Watch the Youngest Experts Explain the Cloud

    The Cloud has reached the youngest minds! This is a great video where kids explain the cloud.
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had

    Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize on it. I do have lots...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Travelocity moves to the Windows Azure Platform

    Windows Azure is the PaaS offering from Microsoft and adoption has been on the rise in markets where it is offered. I am pleased to share with you the details in the form of the Travelocity case study and video which have been published by the Cloud and Server Team. This is simply one out of many case...
  • Blog Post: FREE Developer Training Online for Students :)

    Don’t forget, through DreamSpark students get FREE training from PluralSight! See below list of trainings available for you today. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these amazing learning opportunities to help you prepare for the world of IT! Course Level...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud … from a different and simplified perspective

    A side from the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS lingo, which I know can be confusing to some, I want to once again explain what the cloud is from a different angle. I want you to think about what your IT organization offers you today - it is, at the end of the day, the application they provide that has the most...
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