IOT is an evolution of classic M2M

Internet of Things or Things on the Internet – It’s much more than classic M2M solutions when it includes bi-directional internet connectivity to devices, intelligence and insights from realtime analytics, and even more compelling may be the information sharing and alliances between businesses to provider richer consumer experiences.  The (not-so-distant) future may very well hold…

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Auto-Scale your Windows Azure cloud services

Auto-scaling just got easier… built-in support within the port for scaling your cloud services and VMs based upon CPU utilization or Azure queues (more perf options to come).  This is huge as the alternative required hosting other add-ons and instrumenting your services with things like Wasabi or 3rd party services such as Opstera (formerly Managed…

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Private Platform as a Service (aka. Windows Azure Appliance)

Microsoft will be the first to provide a comprehensive “Private” Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering based on the current Windows Azure Platform, called the “Windows Azure Platform Appliance”.  If you know anything about Windows Azure, just take all the inovation, efficiency, scalability, elasticity, automation, self-healing/self-managing, and multi-tenancy… package it up in a box and…

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Cloud Computing in Education – (a non-technical business case)

The Power of Choice Over the years, education has evolved with the decades of change in software platforms and IT.  The platform paradigms shifted from the mainframe/midrange, client-server, web/mobile, and services oriented infrastructure/architecture.  Each designed to resolve the shortcomings of its predecessor.  Today, students are digital natives proving once again that “Moore’s Law” holds true. …

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New Azure screencasts and videos available

As we move towards commercial availability, the evangelism team have started to release the next round of training & readiness materials onto channel 9. See here to get started: https://channel9.msdn.com/azure/ to get started or check out the following screencasts and videos:   ·         What is Windows Azure –  https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/dunnry/What-is-Windows-Azure/ ·         Windows Azure Storage Overview -…

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