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  • Blog Post: Bringing the cloud to researchers around the world and online

    Originally posted on Microsoft Research Connections Blog These have been impressive days for European research, highlighted by last year’s discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and this year’s publication of the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Both are stunning...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure in Education Free Event

    20 th June 2013, 9am-5pm UCL, London UCL Chemistry Building, 20 Gordon Street, WC1 6BT London United Kingdom Register here Join Microsoft for this one day event to learn how Windows Azure can be used in curricula, support research endeavours, and enable student projects. Institution administrators...
  • Blog Post: Your Exclusive Invitation To The Microsoft Core Infrastructure Workshop

    YOUR EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO THE MICROSOFT CORE INFRASTRUCTURE WORKSHOP Get the latest insights and learn what's new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category. It delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Application Integration in an IL2 cloud with Windows Azure London event

    Microsoft Windows Azure has achieved CESG IL2 government security accreditation, which enables agencies and authorities to benefit from the same zero capital cost cloud economics and rapid time to deliver for technology enabled services that commercial organisations are currently enjoying. Join an...
  • Blog Post: Complete flexibility with Microsoft cloud solutions – UCISA 2012

    With so much change in the world of Higher Education, UCISA 2012 seems to have come around even more quickly than usual this year.  Microsoft are a Platinum sponsor again and we will be sponsoring the formal dinner on 15 th February.  In addition, you can also find us during the first two days...
  • Blog Post: Do cloud-based datacentres run as fast as your onsite ones

    The Bits blog from the New York Times ran an interesting article a couple of weeks ago called ‘ How Fast Can a Cloud Run? ’ (y ou’re right, I’m still catching up with my reading! ). It talks about a service called CloudSleuth , which measures the speed of response of various cloud services. Our Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Building Clouds - how to make a data centre more energy efficient

    We have a team, called Microsoft Global Foundation Services , who have the job of building clouds. Or at least, building ‘the Cloud’ – they design, build, run and support our global data centres which are at the hub of all of our cloud services. In Europe, we have one in Ireland and one in Holland. I...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure in four minutes

    Things are changing very rapidly in the way that ICT services can be delivered and used in education. Although most of the developments from major ICT providers aren’t specific to education, they are addressing the issues that education faces today. One of the developments is the Windows Azure system...
  • Blog Post: Tech Ed – a week of developers and IT support teams in Berlin

    This year Tech Ed is moving from Barcelona to Berlin. It’s also been squeezed into a single week – 7,000 developers and IT professionals descending on Berlin to enjoy a packed week full of technology. My first Tech Ed was only a few years ago, and I couldn’t believe the size of the event (and that was...
  • Blog Post: Taking the search out of ‘Search and Rescue’'

    If you’re a follower of technology, you will have seen all of the news from Microsoft’s PDC Conference in the States last month, where there were the first insights into Windows 7 and the launch of our new Internet strategy with Windows Azure, Live Mesh etc. Much of the coverage focused on the technology...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at Educause 2008 - Windows Azure

    Whilst I'm not there this year, many of my Microsoft colleagues are in Orlando at this year's Educause conference.  So sadly I'm missing out on meeting up with my colleagues who I rarely see, accompanying customers to various conference sessions, the lively conference atmosphere and all the announcements...
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