The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller

In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller!   The fabric controller is an integral part of the Windows…


Hiring for the Future ... Cloud Expertise is a MUST.

Developing cloud expertise now can mean job security and career growth in the future. No more is what we know alone is our ticket to a great career but how much we know about the future and how capable we are to come up to speed with new technology is a core competency. Emerging skills…


Windows Azure … the Cloud OS -- Part 1

During the key note address at Tech Ed ME 2011 in Dubai yesterday, I was asked by a Microsoft customer: “What is Windows Azure?.” I then realized that we, at Microsoft, may not be doing as good a job as we should in getting the word out and this is where the idea for this…


Tech Ed Middle East Attendees: Get Ready for IE9

Under the patronage of Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we will kick off a Web Platform series on March 8thin Dubai at Microsoft Tech·Ed Middle East 2011 . The session formats will be varied – a mix of classroom, interactive, conversational, and traditional lecture. To best prepare for the IE9 for…

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TechEd TechEd TechEd!! The Countdown begins…Only 3 weeks left to TechEd Middle East!!!

Why am I so excited about TechEd Middle East?  Because this year’s event in Dubai will not only be full of incredible technical training sessions, but opportunities to really have fun while you learn!  Yes, it’s true, it is possible to have some fun at a technical education event and here’s why… This year’s TechEd…


TechEd Session Catalogue is Live

Want to know what great sessions are being presented at TechEd Middle East 2011?  Want to see the international speakers you’ll have access to?   Take a look at the Session Catalogue which is now live.


To cloud or not to cloud … that is the question.

Cloud seems to mean different things to different people so instead of me defining what a cloud is to you, I want to take you on how this thing came about. If you have done architecture before, you might remember the days when your diagrams contained many different known components and resources and somewhere in…


TechEd Middle East

The first ever TechEd Middle East was a colossal success!  Technology professionals gathered in Dubai last week from all corners of the Middle East, and beyond, for the region’s premier technical education and networking event.  Microsoft TechEds world round serve to connect the global technical audience through exploring Microsoft technologies, tools, plaforms and services. Over…

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