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VIDEO: Crypto Primer, Understanding Cryptography, Certificates, Public/Private Key and Digital Signatures
I wrote a cryptography post quite some time ago which has proven quite popular. I thought I’d make a cartoon video of it so you could just sit back and enjoy it without having to take an active part in “reading” it… You can always just go through the previous post in your own time absorbing each of the...
12 Jun 2013
Video: TIGA Gaming Conference: Games plus Cloud. Rob Fraser’s talk.
I was at the TIGA gaming conference with Rob Fraser who was a speaker addressing “realising the opportunity afforded to games developers by exploiting the cloud”. I took a couple of FlipCams and screen capture software to edit together this talk. A couple of rough edges here and there, but very watchable...
1 Feb 2013
Event: Build Open Source Apps on Microsoft’s Cloud
The 4th step in Microsoft UK’s “6 Steps to Azure” programme, concentrating on Open Source software is to run as an in-person event on the 11th February in London. There is a great line-up of community speakers, all involved in the UK Windows Azure User Group, who will bring the real-world, roll-your...
23 Jan 2013
UK Windows Azure Dev Camps
Who is this camp for? You’ve probably heard of Windows Azure but not done anything with it. Maybe you’ve seen a few demos at an event or an online video. Maybe you’ve even got as far as trying the introductory lab in the freely downloadable training kit. But now you are at the stage of wanting to get...
22 Jan 2013
Event: Video: Slide Decks: from first 2 days of Six Steps to Azure
Six Steps to Windows Azure launched last week with over 160 attendees over the 2 days at our London kick off events which were run in partnership with the UK Windows Azure User Group. Our first event Azure in the Real World showcased some fantastic real life solutions. Our second day focused on...
15 Nov 2012
Event: Don’t forget the free UK Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro, 27th Sept.
This camp is aimed at the IT Pro. On it you will build and deploy an entire SharePoint infrastructure with a dual-machine server-farm, Active Directory Domain Controller and SQL Server. On the road to that infrastructure you will create a dual-server, load-balanced IIS website, a WIndows Azure...
19 Sep 2012
Free Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro - UK
Yes – we’re now looking after the IT Pro with Azure! If you just want to register – go here : If you want more info – have a read of the text below, or go to http://azurecampsuk.azurewebsites.net for the same. Here is a video to give you a feel for what a camp is like. UK Windows Azure Camps We...
12 Sep 2012
Event: Free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps
Just a reminder that the first of the latest round of free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps kicks off next week in our London Office in Victoria. The Windows Azure Developer Camp will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application to the cloud and...
6 Aug 2012
Video: Another of my “cartoony” videos, this time explaining Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
A description of the new elements in the Virtual Machines features of the Windows Azure June 2012 release, all done in that cartoony format that the original June Release Azure Video was done in. Planky
6 Jul 2012
Video: Cloud Services Talk from UK’s Cloud Day: London, 22nd June
Anybody who was there knows the demo in the talk I gave timed out. So I’ve done it again and added it to the talk using the magic of video editing! With all the excitement around the IaaS features such as Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, and then the added cool of Azure Websites, it seemed to me...
29 Jun 2012
Video: Complete Overview of the June 2012 Azure Release
Includes IaaS Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Web Sites, Cloud Services, Identity, Service Bus, Cache and so on.
29 Jun 2012
Article: Windows Azure June 2012 Training Kit available
I just heard from James Conard in our corporate headquarters that the June 2012 version of the Windows Azure training kit has been officially released. The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features. Some of the highlights...
19 Jun 2012
Video: The most common issues support sees for Windows Azure
Markus McCormick, an escalation engineer working in Microsoft support in the UK talks about the most common support issues they see coming in to the support centre. He gives advice on how to avoid these pitfalls. If you are new to Windows Azure – don’t deploy any service in to production without watching...
25 May 2012
Video: Windows Azure Connect: a real-world solution
K3 Retail are the UK’s biggest Microsoft Dynamics partner. They’ve built a system that allows them to expose on-premises applications and data such as Dynamics, SQL Server Reporting Services, Email and File-Servers to a cloud-based IIS web application. This video show how they are doing this in the real...
30 Apr 2012
Video: Windows Azure: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business
Jim Chapman, CEO of Retail Manager Solutions, talks about their move from on-premises software to the cloud and then tells us how Windows Azure has changed their business. Sales cycle times have been dramatically reduced, customers save money and there is less work to do to get a solution up and running...
24 Apr 2012
Video: How one company migrated to Windows Azure
At The Races were running a high-volume website in the UK that was characterized by very peaky predictable bursts. They kn ew when the peaks would occur (specific horse-races in the calendar) and they had a good idea of the numbers of additional users they’d have to handle. What an excellent...
20 Apr 2012
Event: Red Gate/Cerebrata Cloud Tools’ designer at UK Windows Azure User Group on Tuesday 3rd April
Anybody who has got involved in developing on Windows Azure will almost certainly have used at least one of the tools in the Red Gate/Cerebrata line-up. Cloud Storage Studio , Diagnostics Manager or Azure Management Cmdlets . Gaurav Mantri, CEO of Cerebrata Software will be speaking to the UK Windows...
30 Mar 2012
Video: Windows Azure Online Conference Track 3: Case Studies
Charles Young, Principle Consultant with Solidsoft and Dan Scarfe, CEO of DotNetSolutions presented case studies and shared their experiences of working on real live WIndows Azure projects. If you’d like to watch the recorded video, it’s here. Also the slide decks: Charles Young’s...
22 Mar 2012
Video: UK Tech.days online Azure Conference: day 2
Richard Conway and Andy Cross both founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group presented a talk today at the Tech.days online Windows Azure Conference: “10 tools in 10 minutes”. That meant 10 minutes per tool. The video of the session was recorded and is available here : Planky – GBR-257
21 Mar 2012
Advanced Windows Azure Workshop UK
In today’s TechDays Online Windows Azure conference, Andy Cross and Richard Conway, both founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group, mentioned the possibility of running an advanced one-day Windows Azure workshop in April 2012. If you are interested in such a workshop – could you leave a comment. We...
21 Mar 2012
Video: Running an illegal website? Use the cloud to check it…
John Mannix from Governor Technology talks about http://cookielaw.org , a service that used crowd-sourcing to farm cookies from volunteers who installed an agent on their machines and provided later analysis and gave advice on whether a particular site's cookies existed within the limitation of the EU...
12 Mar 2012
Video: Phone developers should use the cloud
When you think about the monetization (awful word!) of apps for the phone, you can narrow it down to either: The app is free – it was fun building it, I don’t want to be rich. The app is paid for and entirely standalone. It doesn’t rely on any service that is firmly rooted in terra firma. The app is...
22 Feb 2012
Event: UK Windows Azure Bootcamp roundup
Over the past few weeks we have run 2 free Windows Azure Bootcamps in the UK: one in London, one in Bristol. London etc.venues at Drummond Gate were our hosts in London and the Mercure Holland Hotel in Bristol. 55 delegates turned up to each event, laptops in hand ready for a day of Windows Azure...
21 Feb 2012
Video: Cloud Computing Platforms Actually Make Businesses More Agile! Find out how…
As technologists we tend to talk a different language to business people. Trying to give non-technical examples of how, in this case, cloud computing makes a business more agile and able to respond to things that happen in the market, in the industry, with competitors – that kind of thing – can be difficult...
1 Feb 2012
Cloud Security Standards-Video 2
Pete Satchwell continues the discussion, moving on to other standards not usually directly associated with cloud computing and also putting clarity around and giving examples of things like the EU DPD 9546 EC and PCI DSS. Cloud Security Standards Video 2 Planky – GBR-257
11 Jan 2012
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