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Watch AzureConf

On October 21st, 2014, from 8am – 5pm (PST), Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, another free event...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 10/20/2014

OneDrive Saved me with cloud Document Version History

I just had a terrifying experience, but thanks to OneDrive’s built in Version History, it was short...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 07/19/2014

Tech Ed Australia Call for Content...

By now, I'm sure you know that TechEd Australia is a different format this year. We're running...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 07/17/2014

FOSS On Azure

I’ve had a lot of conversations recently where people have asked, or wondered how to get FOSS...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 07/03/2014

Introducing Azure Machine Learning

Traditionally machine learning has been the realm of scientists and data specialists. It is used for...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/16/2014

Awesome new features for Azure

Today ScottGu announces lots of new features that make Microsoft Azure even better. Here’s the short...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 05/12/2014

Cloud Contenders Training Opportunity

In the spirit of 6 Weeks of Azure, we are introducing some new training. Over 12 weeks we’ll have...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 02/24/2014

Great resources to prep for Azure Readiness

Click the titles for links to the webinars. Building Consumer Mobile Apps that Scale with Mobile...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 02/23/2014

More Azure Goodness and Application Insights

The team over in the Azure camp is working full steam ahead. They’ve released some cool new features...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 02/23/2014

Some Price Reductions for Azure Storage

Honouring our commitment to always provide the best ROI, best service for money, and best in class...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 01/29/2014

Microsoft joins the Open Compute Project Foundation

Today we announced that Microsoft is joining the OCPF. Not only are we joining the project but we...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 01/28/2014

Breaking changes in Windows Azure Storage

Hi Everyone, The Windows Azure Storage team has been working on improving performance and stability...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 11/24/2013

New and Improved features in Windows Azure

We’ve opened up some more features in Windows Azure, including being able to use Windows Azure...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 11/24/2013

Windows Azure Developer Camps!

Join a Windows Azure Developer Camp and leave with code running in the cloud! SYDNEY 7-8 November...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 10/22/2013

Virtual US CIO Summit in 2 weeks

We are hosting another virtual US CIO summit that you might like to have a look at. Full agenda can...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 09/24/2013

Canberra DNUG What’s new in ALM for VS/TFS 2013

What’s New for ALM in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Monday September 16th @ 6PM...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 09/10/2013

It’s here! Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2 for MSDN / TechNet

Just a quick one, wanted to let you know that you can download the RTM of Windows 8.1 Now!Windows...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 09/09/2013

Your App is a lifestyle choice

With the pervasive nature of computing now things are different. We used to call software ‘programs’...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 08/15/2013

A Message from Scott Guthrie for Tech Ed AU 2013

Tech Ed is nearly upon us! This year we’ve been working hard to bring you some great Developer...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 08/13/2013

Azure WebSites is now Generally Available

Lots of major updates today for Windows Azure!! Web Sites: General Availability Release of Windows...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/27/2013

New Horizons Windows Infrastructure Azure Seminar

Together with New Horizons, Microsoft have arranged complimentary training all about Windows Azure...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/17/2013

Whitepaper: Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications

The team have recently released a new whitepaper Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/15/2013

New features for Windows Azure Mobile Services

Wow, the team just released a whole new set of features for Windows Azure Mobile Services that...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/14/2013

TechEd Australia 2013 Registrations Open!

TechEd 2013 registrations are now open. Join us on the Gold Coast from 3-6 September to celebrate...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/05/2013

Lots of Azure Goodness Revealed

Wow, last night I watched the keynote for Tech Ed North America, and I have to say I’m pretty proud...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 06/03/2013

Windows Azure in Australia! How does that change your security outlook?

We are bringing our world class Windows Azure data centres here to Australia. Microsoft has a long...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 05/20/2013

TechEd Australia 2013: Call for Topics is Live!

Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2013!  This year I’m looking after content...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 05/14/2013

We have released the Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET

This thing has some really cool improvements around publishing and especially diagnostics. Here’s a...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 05/03/2013

Free Windows Azure Dev Camps Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth

You’re Invited Please join us for a special Windows Azure Developer Camp event. Windows Azure...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 04/28/2013

Happy Anniversary Microsoft Open Technologies Inc

This month MS Open Tech (http://msopentech.com/ ) enjoyed it’s one year anniversary. At MS...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 04/28/2013

New Preview Features for Windows Azure Active Directory

New features available in preview for Windows Azure Active Directory Support for OAuth2 for...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 04/23/2013

Native Android Support for Mobile Services applications

Furthering Windows Azure commitment to open source development, today, Microsoft announced here that...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/05/2013

Installing Drupal on Windows Azure

In preparation for DRUPALCON Sydney 2013, I decided to start contributing to the Drupal.org site and...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 02/05/2013

New Additions and cool stuff in Windows Azure Mobile Services

Editor's Note: The original post was written by Nick Harris, Windows Azure Technical Evangelist....

Author: TheRockyH Date: 01/14/2013

Windows RT != Surface

I have seen a lot of journalists out there say things like “Windows RT is Surface” and “Windows RT...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 10/31/2012

Learning SQL Server 2012 with labs built in Windows Azure IaaS VMs

Hello again, Well now that the dust has settled it’s time to seriously blog again. In any event, as...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 10/15/2012

Regarding Cloud Security and Data Sovereignty

There are two primary concerns for governments and organisations in Australia when considering...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 01/30/2012

Event: Windows Azure: From Idea to Reality

If you are in Canberra on Thursday June 9, and are interested in the Architecture space, we have an...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 05/23/2011

Thee great reads for Azure Development

These three titles have been released on MSDN for free, or you can purchase a hard copy or eBook as...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 04/26/2011

Cloud As a Security Layer–#Winning

I’ve often been a proponent of thinking of Cloud based computing as a security layer between you and...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/30/2011

Great Phone Apps…Style Matters

My good friend and Windows Phone Evangelist Dave Glover gave a presentation to some of our partners...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/29/2011

Turning off GeoTagging for you phone photos to protect your privacy!

Recently there has been a video doing the rounds from YouTube on how smartphone pictures can be a...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/28/2011

AU Gov blocking web based email, worth it? No.

In response to the Australian National Audit Office report 'The Protection and Security of...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/27/2011

Secure Cloud Hybrid Applications

One of the key aspects to secure cloud hybrid applications is a secure connection from the cloud...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/27/2011

Idea on how Government can publish data in near real time

The idea of Open Government and Gov 2.0 is not a new one. However it seems that while governments...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/24/2011

Four Corners of Digital Society

As I mentioned in a post a bit earlier, Digital Society is more than Facebook. To enable a truly...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/21/2011

Want to engage with voters and interested parties for your event or election?

A successful event, announcement, product launch, or campaign depends on real connections with...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/09/2011

The next phase in Government IT Services, Gov 3.0 (Gov 2.1)?

Gove 2.0 to Gov 2.1 (Gov 3.0) It’s interesting to note how governments are rallying around the idea...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/04/2011

February Azure Platform Training Kit available

Yesterday the Windows Azure Platform evangelism team completed another release of the Windows Azure...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/01/2011

Dev Unplugged Kicks Off: Pushing the Limits of HTML5 in Gaming and Music

Today, we are announcing the launch of Dev Unplugged, a contest that challenges web developers to...

Author: TheRockyH Date: 03/01/2011

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