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Coming in November, our “Ignite your Business” Tour!

Connect. Learn. Innovate. Whether you’re a Technical Decision Maker, IT Professional or Developer – Ignite Your Business is the event to attend. Learn why Windows 10 is the best platform for business. Connect with our valued partners at the showcase, engage with experts and get hands-on experience. Whether you build, manage or design, this is… Read more

Beta.MN Startup Showcase: Dose Health

This is next in a series of articles highlighting the Startup companies that participated in the recent Beta.MN 2.5 event, held Sept 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. As we age, how do we keep track of things?  Or, for those of you who are (much) younger than me, how might we help our aging parents… Read more

Beta.MN Startup Showcase: Homi

This is first of a series of articles highlighting the Startup companies that participated in the recent Beta.MN 2.5 event, held Sept 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN I have a couple of questions for you.. Did you go to a college? Are you currently GOING to a college? Do you represent a business interested in… Read more

Dev-Test Starts with IT: (Part 2) Testing Enterprise Applications on Azure

Drew McDaniel and I are back for part 2 in our "Dev-Test Starts with IT" series and in this episode they dive into some of the details on how enterprise applications can be tested and managed on Azure.       [1:25] So Azure can be used for testing Enterprise Applications. Which types of Enterprise Applications… Read more

Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

Brad Anderson and I wrap up our 3 part What’s New in 2012 R2 series.  In today’s episode we discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack.  Tune in as we go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact their organization’s… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 RTMs are now available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

This just in today… According to the Windows blog, S. Somasegar’s blog, and the In the Cloud blog, today Microsoft has made the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) builds of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers to download. Also now available is the RTM of Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. … Read more

Need a place to build and test your apps, but can’t afford the hardware?

If you are a developer, or if you are a member of an IT organization which supports a software development organization, then you know that sometimes you need more hardware than you can realistically afford.  And if you do buy the hardware, it becomes obsolete all-too-soon, or just sits there idle because the need for… Read more

SHARE THIS with your kids, please!

This is the most inspiring thing I’ve seen all year (so far).  Way back when, someone very wise told me, “Kevin, you should seriously think about getting into computers.”  I had been hacking around with a music sequencing program on my Dad’s Apple ][+, and from them minute he said that to me, it stuck… Read more

Connect your Azure PaaS to your IaaS – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 24 of 31)

As you know, we’ve been talking about Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the entire month. “Really?  I thought you were talking about Windows Azure and virtual machines.” Yes, that’s true.  And these virtual machines can be the foundation of or an extension of a Private Cloud outside of the walls of your own datacenter.  Microsoft is providing… Read more