Windows Azure Host Updates: Why, When, and How

Windows Azure’s compute platform, which includes Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Virtual Machines, is based on machine virtualization. It’s the deep access to the underlying operating system that makes Windows Azure’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) uniquely…(read more)

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AlignIT Manager Tech Talk #12: Confidence In the Cloud

Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. In this…

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On the Next Manager Tech Talk: Confidence in the Cloud

Recent surveys indicate that while cloud computing is a top priority for Canadian CIOs, assurance in cloud services remains the principle inhibitor for adoption. 2012 is proving to be the year of accelerating adoption as organizations gain a deeper appreciation of cloud services and how they can be adopted in a trusted manner. Join Ruth…

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Register Your Developers: Cloud Workshops

A recently released IDC study talks about how the Cloud will deliver more than 70,000 jobs in Canada by 2015. Similarly, the D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE special entitled Current IT Market Conditions and Hiring Trends in 2012 discussed the increasing need for developers to have Cloud Computing knowledge and skills here in Canada. The Cloud…

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Trust Me. Why? Because I’m Trustworthy.

Even though it’s been a while since the movie Deep Blue Sea, one line said by Michael Rapaport’s character “Tom Scoggins” has always stuck with me – “Trust Me. Why? Because I’m trustworthy.” But what does it mean to be trustworthy? Everyone will define this differently, but when it comes to Microsoft, in his 2002…

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Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10

Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link– http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms.  The use of private cloud technologies help transform how organizations manage infrastructure resources, provision applications and automate services for…

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join the developer movement

Get rewarded for developing with Windows Azure. Have an idea for a cool app? Maybe you’ve already built your app? If it uses Windows Azure services, you could qualify to receive gift certificates for ThinkGeek.com, where you can choose from a whole selection of awesome gadgets, cool t-shirts, and geeky knick-knacks. See the rewards »…

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Evaluating Your Apps For the Cloud

This post is part of a discussion around transitioning applications, as well as development and operations teams, to the Cloud. Read When It Comes to Cloud, First Things First – Strategy and Training >> Previously, we discussed needing to have a strategy in place to move applications to the Cloud, as well as ensuring that…

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Ryan Storgaard, Award Winning Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Canada

Ryan has a considerable history of success and incredible background to bring to the broad IT community and to his leadership roles. He rare accomplishments include the Microsoft Chairman’s Award and the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award plus leading key initiatives. Have a good look at his amazing background below and then listen to the…

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When It Comes to Cloud, First Things First - Strategy and Training

By now you may have been told, through advertisements, videos, presentations, etc, that developing for the Cloud, specifically, Windows Azure, is simple if you are already doing any kind of .NET development – your team would be able to leverage the skills they already have and the tools they already know. While this is true…

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