Watch AzureConf

On October 21st, 2014, from 8am – 5pm (PST), Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, another free event for the Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to…

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OneDrive Saved me with cloud Document Version History

I just had a terrifying experience, but thanks to OneDrive’s built in Version History, it was short lived.  I have a very large document I am working on.  I have this document saved in a folder that is synced to my OneDrive account. I opened up Word tonight to work on it and it said…

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Tech Ed Australia Call for Content…

By now, I’m sure you know that TechEd Australia is a different format this year. We’re running essentially the same show twice in October – in Melbourne on October 7th & 8th, and in Sydney on October 27th & 28th. Being only 2 days, we’ve concentrated on delivering content focused on a single theme. The…

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FOSS On Azure

I’ve had a lot of conversations recently where people have asked, or wondered how to get FOSS workloads like Webuzo, OpenTopography, MOODLE, Subversion, Jenkins, etc on Microsoft Azure. It’s actually a lot easier than you think. For starters, for most of the web site or CMS style workloads such as WordPress, Joomla, Umbraco, an be…

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Introducing Azure Machine Learning

Traditionally machine learning has been the realm of scientists and data specialists. It is used for predictive computing for things like fraud prevention on your credit cards. search engines, and online product recommendations.  Now we have Azure Machine Learning a fully-managed cloud service for building predictive analytics solutions, helps overcome the challenges most businesses have…

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Awesome new features for Azure

Today ScottGu announces lots of new features that make Microsoft Azure even better. Here’s the short list: Virtual Machines: Integrated Security Extensions including Built-in Anti-Virus Support and Support for Capturing VM images in the portal Networking: ExpressRoute General Availability, Multiple Site-to-Site VPNs, VNET-to-VNET Secure Connectivity, Reserved IPs, Internal Load Balancing Storage: General Availability of Import/Export…

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Cloud Contenders Training Opportunity

In the spirit of 6 Weeks of Azure, we are introducing some new training. Over 12 weeks we’ll have weekly webinars to help improve your cloud readiness. Have a look at this information packed agenda here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/auspartners/archive/2014/02/23/cloud-contenders-are-you-ready.aspx  When you’re ready, sign up and become a Cloud Champion. Training starts 3 March 2014.

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Great resources to prep for Azure Readiness

Click the titles for links to the webinars. Building Consumer Mobile Apps that Scale with Mobile Services and Notification Hubs Windows Azure gives you the services you need to build global consumer apps that scale for the iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Join our featured Microsoft speakers, Miranda Luna and Kirill Gavrylyuk, for a webinar…

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More Azure Goodness and Application Insights

The team over in the Azure camp is working full steam ahead. They’ve released some cool new features again. Here’s the short list: ExpressRoute: Dedicated, private, high-throughput network connectivity with on-premises Web Sites: Backup and Restore Support Mobile Services: .NET support, Notification Hub Integration, PhoneGap support, and Xamarin is working like a treat! HDInsight: Hadoop…

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Some Price Reductions for Azure Storage

Honouring our commitment to always provide the best ROI, best service for money, and best in class reliability and availability, we have announced world-wide price reductions in storage. “As you may recall from the April announcement, we committed to match Amazon Web Services prices for commodity services like compute, storage and bandwidth. Effective March 13,…

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