Can you develop Grit, or do you just have it?

Angela Duckworth recently talked to our company about Grit. I love this topic, but probably more so as it reminds me of my childhood. Grit tubs at the end of the road for when it got icy and dangerous to drive. Grit I discovered through Gladwell books and sports science studies. What was discovered was…

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When you are the big, do you help the small?

    It intrigues me the relationship between small and large business, between start-up and established businesses. I found myself asking about the motivation for assistance from big to small companies. Is it simply about acquisition?  Removing the competition or embedding new features where you find gaps. Or indeed, should one be more concerned about…

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Microsoft Band Stuff

I’m on the band wagon (groan) and recently got sent these useful links I thought I should pass on: Pimp my band – allows you to customize the background and colours, which is really cool! Clear my band – clears/re-sets notifications Torch for Band – using the band into a tiny torch Band Sensor Monitor…

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Software Vendors – Stages and Success

I’ve been heads down working with some emerging Azure partners for the past year and only resurfacing to find that the technical landscape for Azure has changed. Its got to be twice the size and perhaps more than twice the footprint of when I last looked in any depth,. As I look back, I wanted…

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Working out the best Azure DC (region) from your location, even Australia

When you live at the further reaches on our planet, like here in Australia, you need to pay attention to latency and performance in general. Of course there are arguments that latency and sovereignty at less important than one may think and for most modern applications, most well thought out applications, that’s true. With two…

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Azure Enterprise Agreement Usage – Visual Tools

One of the key benefits of an Enterprise agreement, beyond a discount, is that multiple teams and applications can be using a single agreement. This makes it easier to manage for the enterprise as a whole however the administrator may want to have better visual line of sight of who is doing what., Typically the…

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Azure in Action Reboot

Over the past 4 years I’ve been creating a newsletter, mostly weekly,  to cover all the news (mostly technical) relating to Windows Microsoft Azure. The predominant focus was to help local (ANZ) enthusiasts and professionals find events, connect and stay up to date. During that time I relied on the following resources: My own Microsoft…

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Azure in Action – Community Newsletter – 31st March 2014

AZURE IN ACTION – LOCAL NEWS TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY           Hills Limited Hills pegs future with Windows, Azure New Zealand Herald Microsoft cloud seeds next start up wave Dental Corporation All smiles at Dental Corp as cloud liberates data –Breeze Green Button Episode 134: GreenButton Cloud Fabric, Mission Control and SDK with…

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Windows Azure Action – Community Newsletter– 11th February 2014

WINDOWS AZURE IN ACTION – LOCAL NEWS TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY           No local news found in past couple of weeks                          Scott Hanselman From Sydney Alt.Net Meeting: Scott Hanselman on Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 Troy Hunt With great Azure VM comes great responsibility (which is why you really…

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Windows Azure Action – Community Newsletter – 16th January 2014

WINDOWS AZURE IN ACTION – LOCAL NEWS TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY           Green Button GreenButton Partners With NVIDIA to Support Mental Ray Renderer In the Cloud                          Troy Hunt Video: Scammer identifies "viruses" in a brand new Windows Azure VM Aidan Casey Enabling remote desktop on an Ubuntu VM in Windows Azure…

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