Windows Azure AD goes in to General Availability

We knew it was imminent but they managed to get it to General Availability (GA) last night. Great to now think that all those directory tenants can now enjoy full support. Windows Azure Active Directory Premium is also available in preview. It’s built on top of the free tier of Windows Azure AD, it provides…

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The Prime Challenge: Amazing Deep Zoom Image

The biggest prime number ever discovered is over 17 million decimal digits long. It’s equal to having 1,584,106 contacts in your phone’s address book. That’s a lot of digits, but with this amazing deep zoom graphic (http://www.shoothill.com/DeepZoomPrime/) from Shoothill (www.shoothill.com) you can see them all. Click to view the DeepZoom The Deep Zoom created using…

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Announcing: The Prime Challenge

The biggest prime number ever discovered is 17 million decimal digits long. Previously, the biggest prime number was 12 million digits long. It’s a lot of digits, but there is also a big gap between those two. Potentially there are a lot of “lost primes” waiting to be discovered. That’s what the Prime Challenge is…

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Project "Orleans" on Windows Azure TUESDAY December 10th, 6.30-9.30pm in London

Hosted by UKWAUG, come and have a drink on them… Fairly open bar (they’ll be using @andybareweb’s credit card) and chatter with friends on all subjects Windows Azure. Kick off at 6.30pm at the Bell Pub, upstairs room (Bell Pub is Middlesex Street so a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street station). There’ll be a…

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UCL Computer Science Opens its Doors to the Public

http://csunveiled.eventbrite.co.uk/ Ever wanted to know what goes on in one of the biggest Computer Science departments in the world? What new inventions are emerging? What innovative teaching is taking place? And what Computer Science will be about in the year 2020? On Monday 9 December, University College London’s Computer Science Department opens its doors to…

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Azure Bootcamp (UK): Building out Windows Azure Infrastructures and Services (Saturday, 14th December 2013, Central London)

Targeting the ITPro, Devop or Developer this bootcamp will go into the intricacies of deploying a network infrastructure to Windows Azure. It will cover all of the various tools and ways of deployment (APIs, SDKs, CLI and Powershell) as well as the considerations of what you can deploy. And, if you’re busy with fee-paying clients…

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Running a Remote Desktop on a Windows Azure Linux VM

A complete click-by-click, step-by-step video of this article is available here. OR… You can read the article, line-by-line. It all starts with a Linux Server running in the Windows Azure cloud… Onto this you’ll install a remote desktop protocol (RDP) server called xrdp. But to get this server software installed, you need to configure the…

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UK VMUG meetups

If you have anything to do with infrastructure services in either the private or the public cloud, I’d recommend you get along to a UK VMUG meetup (http://vmug.org.uk). The next event is in London on the 5th November with talks and demos from Microsoft (Server R2 and Windows Azure), Trend Micro, IOzig, Nutanix, Veeam etc….

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Video: Connecting Android up to Windows Azure Mobile Services (includes setting up the Android Development Tools)

Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it really easy to build a cloud backend for your Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and HTML/JavaScript apps. The backend is self-managing in that Microsoft does all the service management for you so you don’t have to worry about the daily management of the service, keeping it in good…

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