Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from SharePoint MVP Inderjeet Singh Jaggi and is the 53rd in the series. Thanks, Inderjeet! Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure After the release of my first MVP blog post,…


Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Server for Small and Medium Business MVP Sharon Bennett Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) As I speak to MS partners from across the country, a single theme always emerges from the discussions: “how do I make Azure work for my SMB clients?”…


Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

Editor’s note: The following post was written by .Net MVP Dirk Strauss What is Microsoft Azure? It sometimes surprises me how little some developers know about Microsoft Azure. I would also assume that this has a lot to do with the fact that many developers get to know Microsoft Azure if and when they need…


Application Design: Going Stateless on Azure

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from .NET MVP Punit Ganshani and is the 52nd in the series. Thanks, Punit! Application Design: Going Stateless on Azure   The components of a cloud application are distributed and deployed…


Introduction to the Internet of Things – From the Device to Microsoft Azure Cloud

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Visual C++ MVP Alon Fliess and is the 51st in the series. Technology advances in “Buzzwords” steps. At the beginning, there is the basic technology. It slowly evolves, and then…


Skype for Business: Exploring the UI

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Consumer Apps MVP Alberto Escalona Skype for Business: exploring the UI This is the first part of a series of articles written about basic functions of Skype for Business’, the new enterprise communications and conference software from Microsoft that is replacing Lync as a brand. This…


SQL Server High Availability in the Azure Cloud Part 1: The Basics

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Cluster MVP David Bermingham.  David will do a multi-part series which will go more in-depth on this popular topic SQL Server High Availability in the Azure Cloud Part 1: The Basics Thinking about deploying SQL Server in Windows Azure IaaS? If so, you will want to make sure…


Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Office 365 MVP Nuno Árias Silva. Office 365 with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is an enterprise-level identity and access management cloud solution. Office 365 with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, built on top of the core offering of Azure AD, provides a robust set of capabilities to…


Manage Media Delivery in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure and Media Services

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from ASP.Net/IIS MVP Julien Corioland. Thanks, Julien!  This article talks about managing media workflows in the cloud using Microsoft Azure Media Services. Introduction Today, people want be able to consume videos…


Being a UC Superhero with Lync QoE Superpowers

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Lync MVPs Andrew Morpeth and Curtis Johnstone  which is the 49th in the series.   Microsoft Lync, by virtue of being a Unified Communications solution, relies on an ecosystem of infrastructure…