Polyglot Compute – A Pattern for Running Modern Applications

One thing that has always amazed me is how people tend to latch on to the latest trend, even if that trend offers limited value. Maybe it’s the desire to keep current and not look silly or maybe it’s our built-in nature to change and adapt and not stay stuck in our old ways and habits. Don’t…

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National Transport Data now in Bing

Bing Maps and National Transport Data I am delighted to announce that Irish transport data is now integrated with Bing, meaning when you use Bing to get directions you can choose to see transport options for that journey. This is a fantastic example of local Microsoft staff working with the National Transport Authority to integrate the appropriate…

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Creating a Stretched Network on Microsoft Azure

Take Full Advantage of a Global Array of Data Centres One of the really powerful advantages of using Microsoft Azure to host any application or workload is the global reach it provides. That is, the ability to take advantage of a global array of data centres to reach new employees or customers. To date, you…

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Allocating Static IP Addresses to your VMs

When deploying a workload to Infrastructure services it’s always a good idea to define a VNET and deploy your VMs within it. The reason for this is that a VNET is the best way to control the internal address ranges for the VMs in each tier of your application. This is done by defining an…

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Windows Azure Review of 2013

One of the things I find so exciting about Windows Azure (apart from the challenge of keeping on top of it all) is the rate at which new features are being added. 2013 has seen Azure take a massive jump forward with the general release of infrastructure services opening up the platform to the IT Pro community. We…

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