Category: Technology

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Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice, but don’t be misinformed… (Part 2)

This is second installment of a multi-part blog series (read Part 1 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5) where I review an article entitled “Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice” where I provide a different perspective in this ongoing battle for dominance in the cloud between Google and Microsoft. So, let’s cover the area of technology platform for the respective cloud offerings from Google and Microsoft and dive a bit deeper...

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Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice, but don’t be misinformed… (Part 1)

This is first installment of a multi-part blog series (read Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5) where I review an article entitled “Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice” where I provide a different perspective in this ongoing battle for dominance in the cloud between Google and Microsoft. We all live in a world of choice. The power of choice is a freedom that we hold dear. But with that power,...

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My thoughts on the question of whether Microsoft SharePoint can support Social Networking

I was recently asked to comment on a blog post written by independent blogger, Ken Graetz, who is the eLearning Officer and Director of the Winona State University in MN, who pointed out some key distinctions between SharePoint Produdcts & Technologies and the popular social networking platform, Ning.  In Mr. Graetz post, he calls out the following distinctions between Ning and SharePoint: Ning sites offer many more social networking than SharePoint sites. In other words,...

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Windows Azure Appliance Announcement

Yesterday during our Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) being held in Washington, DC, Bob Muglia, President of our Server and Tools Division at Microsoft, announced the limited availability of our Windows Azure Platform Appliance. Windows Azure™ Platform Appliance is a turnkey cloud platform that customers can deploy in their own datacenter, across hundreds to thousands of servers. The Windows Azure platform appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of network, storage and...

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide Part 1 – Released

The Microsoft patterns & practices team are up to it again.  Fresh on the heels of releasing the Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 guidance, they’ve recently released part 1 of the Windows Azure Architecture Guidance. What’s in the Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1?     Component Description The Guide “Introduction to the Windows Azure Platform”provides an overview of the platform to get you started with Windows Azure. It describes web roles and worker...

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