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  • Blog Post: MEA Cloud Camp featuring Scott Guthrie

    Its tomorrow ! Experience Windows Azure, ASP.NET MVC 5, Visual Studio 2013 and more in MEA Cloud Camp. No matter if you are a student, a developer (beginner or professional) or an IT Specialist this event is definitively a must-attend! The online event titled MEA Cloud Camp will feature a keynote...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Jump Start

    Microsoft Learning & IT Pro Evangelism are teaming up again to deliver a 2-day virtual training event to help the world learn about the upcoming enhancements with the Creating & Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start . Sign up today at: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration...
  • Blog Post: Customer comment on the VMware pricing/licensing/terms dance

    VMware is claiming they’re doing current vSphere 4 Advanced customers a *favor* by upgrading them for “free” to the Enterprise license when they upgrade to vSphere 5, since Advanced is no longer offered. Now, despite this claim of “free upgrade”, what VMware is not talking about is that going forward...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Community Evaluation Program Launched

    Do you want to build your own Private Cloud infrastructure from scratch? Want to shape the nature of business and IT conversations? Microsoft is launching a Private Cloud Community Evaluation Program (Private Cloud CEP). This program will provide IT professionals a structured approach to creating a Private...
  • Blog Post: The SQL Database Consolidation Appliance

    At PASS the SQL Server team annouced the first Database Consolidation & Private Cloud Appliance ( http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/13/announcing-the-first-database-consolidation-amp-private-cloud-appliance.aspx ) The appliance is used to consolidate databases running...
  • Blog Post: Building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Using Windows Server 8

    Interesting article on TechNet about Building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Using Windows Server 8
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 8: Hyper-V 3.0 Evens the Odds with vSphere

    Copied from “ http://www.windowsitpro.com/content1/tabid/57/catpath/virtualization/topic/windows-server-8-hyperv-30-evens-odds-vsphere-140573 ” At the recent Windows Server Workshop at the Microsoft campus in Redmond Washington Jeff Woolsey, Principle Program Manager Lead for Windows Virtualization in...
  • Blog Post: How Microsoft IT Developed a Private Cloud Infrastructure

    Microsoft IT created an efficient, flexible Research and Development (R&D) facility that serves the development and test environments at Microsoft. Learn how Microsoft IT leveraged the flexibility and density of the facility, along with the supporting network to develop a private cloud infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Marketplace … More on DataMarket

    By now, we are all familiar with “appstore”, “marketplace”, and other online services that supply ready-to-use applications; but it is very interesting how this very notion is expanding to reach out to different commodities that enhance the themes of specialization, subscription...
  • Blog Post: The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

    In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Platform for “Never Down” applications!

    The title above might sound like a stretch to some readers but when you dig into the details, you will find that it is actually true. True not so much by applying magic or jazzing up the marketing message but rather by implementing simple logic that is coupled with strong technological and foundational...
  • Blog Post: What’s New about Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated environment that simplifies the entire development lifecycle, from design to deployment. Work within a personalized environment, and target a growing number of platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint® and cloud applications that accelerate the coding...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure … the Cloud OS -- Part 1

    During the key note address at Tech Ed ME 2011 in Dubai yesterday, I was asked by a Microsoft customer: “What is Windows Azure?.” I then realized that we, at Microsoft, may not be doing as good a job as we should in getting the word out and this is where the idea for this blog post came about...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture (with Service Pack 1)

    This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing: Platform as a Service (PaaS) … Could be the Next Best Thing!

    The content of this blog post are most relevant to readers with current or previous software development background – I apologize to readers that might find this not too easy to relate to. So you are a developer, I was one in my past career too. I remember the good old days where I had to...
  • Blog Post: Software as a Service (SaaS) … What does the future hold?

    I spoke about general cloud themes before and will drill into the SaaS pillar a bit more in this post. I want to approach this from the perspective that all services offerings has a provider and a consumer angles to them, technology services or otherwise. So, you may be reading this blog post in a browser...
  • Blog Post: TechEd TechEd TechEd!! The Countdown begins…Only 3 weeks left to TechEd Middle East!!!

    Why am I so excited about TechEd Middle East? Because this year’s event in Dubai will not only be full of incredible technical training sessions, but opportunities to really have fun while you learn! Yes, it’s true, it is possible to have some fun at a technical education event and here’s...
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