Healthcare Management, Coordination & Modeling with AaNeel and Microsoft Azure

Upen Patel, President & CEO of AaNeel Infotech, joins Keith Mayer in this “Cloud Solution Innovators” edition as they discuss their innovative software based solutions based on Microsoft technologies for the managed healthcare industry. [0:35] Can you tell us a bit about AaNeel Infotech and its solutions? [1:20] How do you leverage Microsoft Azure?  [7:20]…


Best of Build 2014: Getting Ready for Windows 8.1 Update

Last week at the Build 2014 conference, the Windows product team announced that Windows 8.1 Update will be generally available via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center beginning April 8th as KB2919355.  Some of the most notable enhancements provided by Windows 8.1 Update include: Improved hardware support for devices with lower hardware specifications, such…


March 2014: Top 10 Favorite IT Pro Blog Articles and eBook of the Month

March came in AND went out like a Lion this year … and the blogging activity in our IT Pro community has been no different, with some awesome posts on Microsoft Azure, Hybrid Cloud, Windows 8.1 and PowerShell! In this article, I’ve provided a list of my top 10 favorite IT Pro blog articles in March…


Why Windows 8.1 for Business? Build No-code Business Apps with Windows 8.1, Project Siena and Microsoft Azure (Part 3)

This article is Part 3 of a three-part article mini-series on using Project Siena and Microsoft Azure cloud services together to build real no-code Windows 8.1 business apps.  Project Siena gives users the ability to create powerful apps without writing any code whatsoever, and Microsoft Azure provides a globally-accessible Internet cloud service that can serve as a…


Why Windows 8.1 for Business? Build No-code Business Apps with Windows 8.1, Project Siena and Microsoft Azure (Part 2)

Project Siena is super-cool, because it extends the ability to build real data-driven business apps to non-developers inside organizations: that is, the business experts and power users who, in many cases, know the inner meaning of business data better than anyone else in an organization. In Part 1 of this three-part article mini-series, I provided an…


Why Windows 8.1 for Business? Build No-code Business Apps with Windows 8.1, Project Siena and Microsoft Azure (Part 1)

Microsoft Project Siena, currently in Beta 2, enables business users to create powerful no-code apps for Windows 8.1 that can connect to enterprise applications, cloud services and the web.  Now, without any programming, your users can quickly create apps that leverage their knowledge of corporate content and Internet services to allow others within your organization…


Why Windows 8.1 for Business? My users don’t have Touch Screens!

I frequently speak with IT Pros about the exciting new business & technical advantages of Windows 8.1 around security, manageability, BYOD and Mobility, and Client Hyper-V.  Inevitably, during these discussions someone asks: “But … my users don’t have Touch Screens! Why should I deploy Windows 8.1 for them?” We’ve certainly added lots of new touch-oriented…


12 FREE EBOOKS on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, System Center 2012 R2, Windows Azure and MORE …

In the past, I’ve highlighted some of the great free technical ebooks that are available from Microsoft Press, such as: FREE EBOOK: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 FREE EBOOK: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller To provide a comprehensive list of free Microsoft Press ebooks that are available for IT Pros and Developers,…


Top Local Apps – Get Ready To Rumble with Battle Bears Gold for Windows 8

Looking for some cool FREE apps for your new Windows 8.1 device? This month, my good friends and colleagues, Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, Kevin Remde, and I are spreading a bit of holiday app cheer by highlighting our favorite Windows 8 apps published by local developers in our community. Throughout this month, we'll be sharing…


Top Local Apps – Sharing Documents is a Breeze with FREE phriz.be Social App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Looking for some cool FREE apps for your new Windows 8.1 device? This month, my good friends and colleagues, Matt Hester, Brian Lewis, Kevin Remde, and I are spreading a bit of holiday app cheer by highlighting our favorite Windows 8 apps published by local developers in our community. Throughout this month, we’ll be sharing…