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Azure technical events and briefings in the UK - 2018

Our technical team run regular Azure workshops and briefings for software companies looking to...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 12/04/2017

Keep Calm and Carry On Hacking

Last week our team hosted 15 software companies at our Reading offices for one of our new “Design...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/30/2017

Azure Technical briefings out about in the UK

Our technical team have been out and about across the UK meeting with software companies, talking...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 09/18/2017

Calendar of UK based Azure workshops from our tech team

Your Journey to the Microsoft Azure Cloud - A Briefing for Software Solution Businesses - Roadshow...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/25/2017

Register for Microsoft UK ‘Code With’ Azure hacks 2017/18

Our Microsoft UK One Commercial Partner team plan to run a new series of “code with“ hacks over the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/24/2017

Microsoft Azure helps pet technology startup PitPat

If you are a fan of the BBC TV series Dragon’s Den, then you may remember PitPat, who featured in...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/17/2017

Getting up and going with Windows Containers on Microsoft Azure

If you are reading this, then you are probably someone with a Microsoft Windows background, who has...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/04/2017

Our team go out on the road to talk about Azure

Our Microsoft team are back out on the road in the UK this summer talking techie about all things...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/01/2017

Data, data, and more data – How and Where to store it on Azure?

A while back Amy Nicholson and I kicked off TechDays Online with our session “Data, data, data – How...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 04/07/2017

TechDays Online: 20th–22nd February, 2017

Come and join me on 20th, 21st and 22 February for the first Microsoft MVP led TechDays Online of...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 02/09/2017

Choosing the right Azure IoT Hub Edition

For our Band on the Run IoT project for the Microsoft Band, we use Azure IoT Hub as the ingestion...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 04/12/2016

Microsoft Band on the Run - the architecture

Hot on the heels of our session at the Wearable technology Show 2016 #wts2016, we decided to sort...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/24/2016

See Band on the Run @ Wearable Technology Show, March 16 2016, London

If you want to see Band on the Run being demonstrated live, then come along to the Wearable...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/07/2016

Moving to Azure IoT Hub

When Pete and I started building our “Band on the Run” project, we used Azure Event Hubs as the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 02/26/2016

Microsoft Band “On the Run”

For the last 6 months or so, since the first version of the Microsoft Band shipped, Peter Daukintis...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 02/25/2016

David Gristwood - latest bio

Time to update my bio: David Gristwood works as technical evangelist at Microsoft in the UK where he...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 02/22/2016

Orleans Goes Open Source

Back in July 2013, the “Orleans” team announced a small early adopter program, then at Build 2014...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 12/12/2014

Age of Ascent - An epic space game on Microsoft Azure

Earlier this year I, along with other members of the Microsoft TED team and the UK Microsoft...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/05/2014

Available Now: Preview of Project “Orleans”

Back in July 2013, I announced on my blog “Orleans”, Windows Azure and Halo 4” that the Orleans team...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 04/03/2014

“Latent Data” – the secret sauce of the Internet of Things

Part two of Ewan’s IoT series is now live, and focuses on the all important topic of data – check it...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/25/2014

Cloud Gaming Summit – 26th & 27th March 2014, London

I will be presenting at the Cloud Gaming Summit, a two-day free event that ukie in association with...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/24/2014

What is this “Internet of Things” thing, anyway?

My colleague Ewan has started posting about the “Internet of Things”, a topic that he and I, and...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/18/2014

Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Its official - Windows Azure Media Services provide live and on-demand streaming of 2014 Olympic...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 02/17/2014

“Orleans”, Windows Azure and Halo 4

My colleagues Hoop Somuah  and Sergey Bykov have released a new video, first shown in one of...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 07/25/2013

Cloud + Apps Gaming – what’s it all about?

Windows Azure as a Cloud Gaming Platform – half day technical briefing, Monday 1st July, 2pm, London...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/03/2013

Interested in exploring how Windows Azure and cloud computing could be used in designing and developing computer games?

If so, why not visit one of our technical briefings? These one day technical briefings on the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 04/19/2013

How Windows Azure helps us weather mad Brits know even more about the weather!

We Brits love to talk about the weather. So,  how handy, that as part of the Coalition...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 04/11/2013

The Big Data Hackathon – April 13&14, 2013 - London

The Big Data Hackathon takes places at the Hub Westminster, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE, on the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/21/2013

Great article - Inside Windows Azure SQL Database

Our team still get lots of questions from customers and partners about “SQL Azure” (aka “Windows...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 03/19/2013

More conversations with David Chappell about Windows Azure

It's always a pleasure to converse with my old friend and colleague, David Chappell...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/19/2012

Windows Azure Open Platform Services (OSS) Summit - Paris, France - Dec 4, 2012

Learn more about how Windows Azure has helped companies realize the true value of the cloud. ...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/02/2012

Windows Azure Media Services Lab, Nov 20th – 22nd 2012, Reading – Open for invites

  Windows Azure Media Services in an exciting new platform that offers the flexibility,...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/02/2012

Microsoft Media Platform Summit, 5th September 2012, Amsterdam

  Video delivery is consuming an ever larger percentage internet traffic, from user generated...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/01/2012

MLS Using Windows Azure in Education

MLS is the largest supplier of library automation software to schools and colleges in the UK, and...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 07/17/2012

Its miiCard, and its on Windows Azure

I have know James Varga for several years, and he has been involved in some incredibly interesting...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/28/2012

Shoothill’s “FloodAlerts” on Facebook has been selected as a winner in the Guardian Innovation Nation Awards – and it runs on Windows Azure

The  Guardian Innovation Nation Awards – Winners - Innovation in enterprise - Shoothill...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/06/2012

“Free: The Economics of Abundance and Why Zero Pricing Is Changing the Face of Business”

One of the best books I have read recently is “Free: The Economics of Abundance and Why Zero Pricing...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 05/29/2012

Catch up with our team at the UK Windows Azure Conference on the 22nd June, 2012 in London

Put 22nd June in your diary if you are interested in Windows Azure, and if you want to hear the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 05/29/2012

Real World Windows Azure: LinkFresh Cloud QA – An application that helps businesses deliver safe, fresh, high quality food

One of the best things about my work with Windows Azure is when a system actually goes live, so our...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 05/11/2012

An interesting Windows Azure architectural discussion – synchronizing multiple nodes

One of the interesting architectural discussions that comes up when designing highly scalable...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/29/2011

The many ages of mobile application development

It’s great to see one of the partners I have worked with, bbits, who developed the excellent Windows...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/29/2011

Six Weeks of Windows Azure will start on … Monday 23rd January 2012

A few days ago, Eric Nelson and I locked down the dates for www.sixweeksofazure.co.uk which is...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/28/2011

Video case study - Newgrove, Orpheus, advertising and Windows Azure

I met up with one of my UK ISV partners, Newgrove to find out more about their new cloud based...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/08/2011

Video case study - Media Science, Big Data and Windows Azure

In my latest video case study for Channel 9, I talk to Media Science about how they have used the...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 11/08/2011

Registration for Windows Azure BizSpark Camp, Friday 30th September, London, Now open….

Our team are hosting another Windows Azure BizSpark Camp in London, on Friday 30th September, 2011....

Author: David Gristwood Date: 09/06/2011

So, Who Else Is Using Windows Azure…?

If you are in the process of evaluating the Windows Azure platform, one of the questions you are may...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 08/19/2011

Leading Case Management Vendor, Singularity, Announces Success on Microsoft Windows Azure Platform

Our team do all our work with partners who are the early movers, those who see the cloud, and in...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 07/25/2011

Autoscaling Windows Azure Applications

The whole area of autoscaling Windows Azure applications comes up as a regular topic in discussions...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/22/2011

Businesses running on Windows Azure–TechDays 2011

The Windows Azure Platform went live in January 2010 which means that in the UK we already have some...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/20/2011

Mind the GAP: Alert system saves lives

Active Web Solutions, one of the UK partners that has been working with Windows Azure since before...

Author: David Gristwood Date: 06/09/2011

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