SharePoint on Azure

The PointBeyond blog recently posted an interesting piece on running SharePoint on Azure. This piece covers setting up a virtual machine environment on Azure for running a Multi-Server SharePoint Farm. The post can be found here and is useful reading if you’re thinking about putting SharePoint onto the Azure platform.

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First Glance: Office 365

Sometimes, people get excited about strange things. Fortunately, I work in a technology role, so people are understanding when I start bouncing about the fact I’ve got a document from Office 365 opening on my phone. I got access to an Office 365 beta account yesterday and I’ve been playing around with the basics. My…

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BI Bites 25: Excel Web App

This video continues my series of Microsoft Business Intelligence demos. In this demo, I show the Excel Web App, the browser-based version of Excel available through SharePoint and Windows Live. I show some of what you can and can’t do in this cloud-based version of Excel. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9NaMsAfWM] This video is available for download from my…

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Office in the Clouds

A version of Office Web Apps is now available to SkyDrive users for free! If you log into your SkyDrive, you’ll now see a little section informing you that you can create new Office documents with the familiar client logos. Clicking on one of these takes you to a new page to name your file…

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Progress

The first electric generators were used in industries over 150 years ago. The model was quite straightforward. If a company wanted to use electricity in their business, they went and bought a physical electric motor which they would install in their building. They would run and manage this machine and they would have electricity. Fantastic!…

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