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Microsoft and Oracle announce Cloud Partnership

Great news for Windows Azure platform: Microsoft and Oracle announced partnership that will enable...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 06/25/2013

Nice Guidance: Build Your Private Cloud in a Month with System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and Windows Azure

A really good (technical) blog post that describes the concepts around Private Cloud and how to...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 05/07/2013

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, now are generally available!

Today is a major milestone for Windows Azure and all of Microsoft customers and partners. It was...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 04/16/2013

News: Microsoft Acquires MetricsHub

More information can be found on this blog post, but Microsoft acquired cloud monitoring startup...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/05/2013

SQL Server in Windows Azure VM vs. Windows Azure SQL Database

I just came across this great blog post describing the differences between SQL Server in Windows...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 02/18/2013

Windows Azure SQL Database vs. SQL Server explained

A short while ago, a great whitepaper was published, that explains the differences between Windows...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 02/01/2013

IDC Whitepaper: Technology Analysts Predict Widening Cloud Skills Gap for IT

This is a really interesting whitepaper on the topic of Cloud Computing related jobs and their...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 12/20/2012

New MAP Toolkit Helps You with VM Migration to Windows Azure

A new MAP (Microsoft Assessment and Planning) Toolkit was just announced with a new GUI and some...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 12/02/2012

EU launches European Cloud Partnership steering board

EU steps up in the efforts to move to Cloud Computing by launching European Cloud Partnership...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 11/21/2012

Going Super-Compute with Windows Azure

Windows Azure team just revealed all the work they were doing in the HPC space or as they dub it...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 11/13/2012

You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

That’s the title of the article written by James Staten for Forrester Research and it actually...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 11/06/2012

Whitepaper: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services

I just hade some time to browse through and read portions of a new whitepaper that was released and...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/18/2012

Good Set of Azure Resources!

I was just reading Tara Seppa’s blog post and she summarizes some of the Azure partner programs and...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/18/2012

Is quality spaghetti enough ???

Great insight on how to describe the SaaS business model by a colleague David Szabo… I would...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/18/2012

StorSimple is Part of Microsoft Now!

Hot from the press: “Microsoft Corp. and StorSimple Inc. today announced that Microsoft has reached...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/16/2012

Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Disk IO Performance

I was lately in many conversations around the IO performance of the disk drives on top of Windows...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/04/2012

Windows Azure Online Backup (for Windows Server 2012) is Live

With the new launch of the Windows Server 2012 another interesting capability has come into the...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/08/2012

Fresh from the oven: Whitepaper on SharePoint Deployment on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

A new whitepaper was just released that provides guidance about the benefits of Windows Azure...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/07/2012

Check Out Windows Azure Mobile Services!

Windows Azure Mobile Services are available NOW… here is a quick description of the functionality:...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 08/29/2012

Outlook.com is Live!

Awesome changes for the users of the Hotmail/Live.com… Check out Outlook.com or OutlookPreview.com:...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 07/31/2012

Update on the "Trust Services" (for Windows Azure) is available!

Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" is an application-level encryption framework that can...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 07/10/2012

CEE CloudInsider Portal and Community is Live!

Hi, With my colleagues we started this project, as we understand how difficult it is to sort the...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 06/22/2012

Microsoft Surface… can’t wait!

Check out: www.surface.com

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 06/19/2012

Windows Azure Security Guidance Article

A really good and comprehensive guidance on how to implement security features into your solution,...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 06/09/2012

Windows Azure Enhanced Capabilities are Available: IaaS, WebSites, Virtual Network, OSS support …

If you have not yet taken the time to watch the keynote from the MeetWindowsAzure event, I encourage...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 06/08/2012

Microsoft Media Platform: Open Source Player Framework

While reading about Windows Azure Media Services, I stumbled upon this link. It’s an open source,...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 05/28/2012

How to Monitor/Deploy Windows Azure Application(s) with System Center 2012

I read through a good blog post from a colleague Damien Caro on the monitoring of Windows Azure...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 05/26/2012

Meet Windows Azure!

http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ No comment, June 7th!

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 05/15/2012

SWIT Conference in Ukraine

About a month ago I had the privilege to held a couple of sessions on the Windows Azure topic on...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 05/03/2012

Loving the new SkyDrive…

Really awesome improvements on how to integrate SkyDrive into your PC (or tablet… ok, ok IPhone,...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 04/27/2012

Windows Azure Media Services are announced!

A new functionality was just added to the Windows Azure and it’s pretty exciting, especially if you...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 04/23/2012

Plenty of Cloud Jobs, not Enough Experts…

I just read an interesting post in the Wired magazine, titled “Cloud Jobs Look Skyward, But Skills...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/20/2012

Include Antimalware Protection in your Windows Azure Web and Worker roles…

Ha, interesting way of additional protection for your roles, running in Windows Azure. This was just...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/18/2012

Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure™

Another great release by the Patterns & Practices team, this time focusing on Hybrid...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/18/2012

Universe at your fingertips

I have just stumbled upon this site http://www.chronozoomproject.org from Microsoft Research and...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/16/2012

AdventureWorks2012 Sample Databases on SQL Azure

Do you need sample databases in the cloud for testing purposes? Do you want to experience the power...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/11/2012

Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

Interesting study done by IDC, with a key finding: “Spending on public and private IT cloud services...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/09/2012

Romanian Ministry Creates National Cloud Service to Ensure Top Performance of Exams Website

  A great case study coming from Romania, full description here: The Romanian Ministry of...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 03/08/2012

SQL Azure Test Security Service Preview Available

An interesting feature has been released to the SQL Azure Labs website, called SQL Azure Test...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 02/02/2012

Database Sharding in the Cloud: SQL Azure Federations

I just had some time on my hands to try out the new Windows Azure feature called SQL Azure...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 12/27/2011

Live Now: Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

A new version of Enterprise Library has been released by the Patterns & Practices team @...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 12/04/2011

The Amazing Everyday by Nokia

Loving it… I WANT THIS PHONE ! Introducing Nokia Lumia - The Amazing Everyday - YouTube

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/31/2011

Microsoft: Productivity Future Vision

FUTURE VISION: In 5-10 years, how will people get things done at work, at home, and on the go? Watch...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/30/2011

System Center 2012 App Controller: managing On-Premise and Cloud together

A Beta release of System Center App Controller 2012 is now available! App Controller is a new member...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/29/2011

P&P: Windows Azure Auto-Scaling Block (Preview)

Patterns & Practices team is working hard to enhance the Enterprise Library with new...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/22/2011

Microsoft Dynamics Powered By Windows Azure

Yesterday some more news were released around the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV “7”...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 10/14/2011

Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control - 2nd Edition

A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control - 2nd Edition has been released by Microsoft...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/27/2011

Windows Azure Geo-Replication Functionality

A couple of weeks ago, during the BUILD conference, and interesting functionality for Windows Azure...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/26/2011

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8

A new toolkit for Window Azure is released! Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 is designed to make...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/15/2011

BUILD Conference: Day 2 Keynote

Great 2-day keynote on the Build Conference. Showing how to develop “Metro” (aka Windows 8)...

Author: Luka Debeljak Date: 09/15/2011

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