Tagged: Cloud Computing


Windows Azure Learning Path

Microsoft has recently published an aggregated set of resources for structured learning of cloud computing.  These resources are in the form of a set of courses designed to refine your skills on delivering cloud-based solutions on Windows Azure.  Each course has a set of hands-on labs and videos that focus on Windows Azure.  Just head over to http://walearningpath.cloudapp.net and take advantage of these great resources.


Windows Azure and Office 365 Trust Centers Recently Launched

Customers of Office 365 and Windows Azure have entrusted Microsoft to protect their key data and intellectual property.  Microsoft regards security, privacy, and compliance as a top priority.  To further support this claim, Microsoft has launched two trust centers for both Windows Azure and Office 365 to provide up-to-date information around security, privacy, and compliance of these cloud services.  Head over to the trust centers to get the latest information on Windows Azure and Office...


Microsoft Private Cloud Resources

A big “THANK YOU” to those who attended my panel discussion around cloud migration and datacenter consolidation at this year’s FOSE conference.  Hopefully, everyone who attended gleaned some value from the exchange around how to approach the process of consolidating datacenters and making the transition to cloud computing.  After the talk, I was approached by one of the attendees interested in learning more about Microsoft’s Private Cloud strategy and offerings.  We had a very engaging discussion and...


Learn Windows Azure LIVE Today!

Microsoft is holding a special Learn Windows Azure training event today for developers.  It should prove to be a great way to learn about the Windows Azure platform and the capabilities it provides. This should prove to be a great online session for attendees to learn how to build cloud-based applications using Windows Azure.  An added treat is that the session will be delivered by three of Microsoft’s foremost technology experts, Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell,...


Google Apps vs. Office 365: your choice, but don’t be misinformed… (Part 5)

This is last installment of a multi-part blog series (read Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4) 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. Let’s round out this series with a word on complexity of the respective cloud offerings from Google and Microsoft and provide a...

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