Over $4300 Raised for User Groups through the Azure Community Promotion!!

In conversations with UG leads across the country, we heard clearly for Canada the cloud represents so many opportunities for organizations, developers and IT Pros.   After listening to the feedback, through these conversations and others from TechDays, we decided we needed to do something that drives awareness and helps grow skills.  That something turned out…

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Cloud for the IT Pro – Give Azure a try

During my session at TechDays Calgary about Cloud for the IT Pro, I “challenged” the Technical audience to get out there and dip their toe into the Platform As A Service world with Windows Azure. The challenge was quite simple: Sign up for the introductory FREE 25 hr trial Register and complete the provisioning process…


Cloud Services and IT Professionals – the prequel

I’ve opened a can of worms with a post a couple of months back (ok – a LOT of months back – was it REALLY February?) about should IT Professionals care about Cloud Services yet and what type of cloud service would have a direct impact on IT Pros daily lives. That post had over…


Thinking of moving to the cloud? Get free compute time with Windows Azure

Are you a developer looking to launch your new web application? Or perhaps you are an IT Pro or IT Architect trying to understand what “the Cloud” means to you.  Or maybe you have a need for some compute time to run some computations. Regardless of who you are, or why you are thinking about…


Real World Azure: The IT Professional’s Role and Windows Azure

It’s obvious by the number of comments to Rick’s post, and my last post on Azure, that there are a lot of questions still on your mind in regards to cloud computing.  IT Pro Technical Evangelist Joey Snow and Senior Architect Evangelist Brian Prince are back at it again! This time Brian gives the white…


Real World Azure: An Overview of Cloud Computing

The other day Rick posted an entry on cloud computing and asked “As IT Pros who save the world every day at work – what do you think about all this “cloud” stuff?”  It led to a lot of comments and questions. Our colleagues over at TechNet Edge have started to answer the questions around…

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Services in the Cloud. Should you really Give a Crap – yet?

(Thought that title might get your attention) Over the last month or so – I’ve had my head in the clouds working away on creating a scenario based demo for EnergizeIT that leverages the scalability of the cloud and “transportability” of existing .net code and “n” tier architecture. I’ve been living the life of an…


Curious About Windows Azure?

At PDC last week Windows Azure production dates were released and the service was made available for you to try.  What is Azure?  As Ray Ozzie put it, think of it as “Windows in the cloud”.  Still confused?  I don’t blame you as it is a shift from what we traditionally know or think about…

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