Start planning with the Windows 10 editions

For executives and managers planning IT strategy for enterprises, there are key consideration areas in Windows 10 as evidenced by examining the preview (available through the Insiders program where there are about 4 million users). Full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro are free upgrades for qualifying Windows 7,…


Azure HOW TO videos

Microsoft Azure is simplified for Developers & IT Pros with a series of essential 'how-to’ videos. A series of short ‘how-to’ videos to walk you through getting started with Azure Website, Azure Data Services, Linux Virtual Machines, Windows Server Virtual Machines, Backup and Azure Networks. Click here to watch the videos.  


SQL Server 2016 public preview coming

Satya Nadella, announced SQL Server 2016, Microsoft’s database and analytics platform. Features include: Always Encrypted Based on technology from Microsoft Research, SQL Server can perform operations on encrypted data and best of all, the encryption key resides with the application in the customers trusted environment. Encryption and decryption of data happens transparently inside the application…


Office 2016 Public Preview now available

This was just released from Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team:"Over the last 12 months, we’ve transformed Office from a suite of desktop applications to a complete, cross-platform, cross-device solution for getting work done. We’ve expanded the Office footprint to iPad and Android tablets. We’ve upgraded Office experiences on the Mac, the iPhone…


Top six reasons CIO’s and Manager’s need to experience Windows 10

Click here for the article in IT World: CIO’s top 6 considerations for Windows 10 plus latest preview 10061 In the article you will be exposed to compelling Windows 10 benefits including this short sampling of what managers will experience by using Windows 10:   Features such as Windows Hello, Passport, Device Guard that reduce costs,…


Wladimiro Bedin: Renowned National Innovation Awarded Executive and Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO Bedin Shop Systems, Co-founder EuroCloud Italy, Best 5 Cloud Azure Services

This week, I have an exclusive interview with Wladimiro Bedin. Wladimiro Bedin, after a degree in Electronics Engineering from Padova University (Italy), a research experience at KDD labs in Tokyo (Japan), an MBA at CUOA (Vicenza, Italy) and some years experience in retail business, founded in 1989 BEDIN Shop Systems, a company specialized in software…


Microsoft grows big data and analytics leadership with R and Revolution Analytics acquisition

R is the world’s dominant programming language for big data predictive analytics and statistical computing. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provided of software and services for R. Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics will help customers use advanced analytics within Microsoft data platforms on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and on Microsoft Azure to more easily…


Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure IaaS for IT Pros Online Event - December 1-4, 2014

Join Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Azure, as he kicks off a week of Azure training for IT Professionals. Over the course of four days, Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and members of Azure Engineering deep dive into the technologies critical for IT Pro Implementers, like you, to help better understand and build your…


Microsoft Azure with real-time analytics for Hadoop and machine learning–supported by UN Global E-Government Agenda

Earlier I had written about the key themes on the agenda of major governments worldwide for the United Nations Global E-Government Forum. From my prior post, you can see that Big Data, machine learning and analytics are high priorities. Closely underlying this is Hadoop or similar platforms and machine learning (and deep neural networks). This underscores…


SecTor 2014 - Full Speaker Lineup Announced

The Second Round of Speakers have been selected and we are thrilled to once again bring the world's best speakers in the field of IT Security to Toronto this October.  See the full listing at www.sector.ca. A few sessions are highlighted below: Keynotes The Connected Car: Security Throwback – Chris Valasek, Director Vehicle Security Research…