Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (October 2015)

Wow… it’s October. Where, oh where did 2015 go? I hope that everyone has a terrific last few months of the calendar year. As I’m writing this, it’s Friday evening in my hotel in Stockholm, Sweden where I’ve spent two days meeting with awesome Azure partners. I hope that you have or had a terrific…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (September 2015)

In the US and Canada, we had the Labor Day holiday yesterday which means that Summer is officially over. Kids are back to school, temperatures will be dropping, work travel will be picking up and… the weather (and computing) will be getting cloudier! I hope that you enjoyed summer holidays (or winter for those in…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (January 2015)

Happy New Year! If we haven’t met yet, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Steve Luper, the Worldwide Technical Director for Azure Managed Partners. I’ve been at Microsoft for 11 years in a number of different roles with many of them specifically focused on partners including several years spent with Office 365 partners in the…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (February 2015)

This month’s Learnings: Shortly after I sent the January edition of Luper’s Learnings, Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management for Azure posted a blog post titled Azure is now bigger, faster, more open, and more secure. In it he discusses the Azure Key Vault Public Preview, availability of the new G-Series VMs, and availability of…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (March 2015)

If we haven’t met yet, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Steve Luper, the Worldwide Technical Director for Azure Managed Partners in Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group. My goals are a) to build a community of technical folks at partners delivering solutions on Azure, b) help partners with Azure enablement and c) provide a vehicle for…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (April 2015)

If we haven’t met yet, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Steve Luper, the Worldwide Technical Director for Azure Managed Partners in Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group. My goals are a) to build a community of technical folks at partners delivering solutions on Azure, b) help partners with Azure enablement and c) provide a vehicle for…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (May 2015)

This edition of Luper’s Learnings is coming to you from Chicago on the last day of the Microsoft Ignite conference. Wow! There have been so many Azure announcements between //build and Ignite. I’m going to try to capture some highlights here but would love to hear your feedback on what I have missed or what…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (June 2015)

This is the June 2015 monthly edition of Luper’s Learnings. Are you still recovering from all the meat that came out of //build and Ignite? I know that I am! Well, here we are, in a new month and, since Azure operates at cloud speed, there’s even more Learnings to share. While I discussed Ignite…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (July 2015)

This is the July 2015 monthly edition of Luper’s Learnings. Celebration abounds! As I write this, it’s the afternoon of 1 July here in Redmond. I hope that my Canadian friends had a Happy Canada Day. Today also marks the 1st day of Microsoft’s FY16 fiscal year, this weekend in the US we’ll celebrate our…


Luper's Learnings – Azure Technical Community for Partners (August 2015)

This is the August 2015 monthly edition of Luper’s Learnings. We’re now a full month into Microsoft’s new fiscal year (FY16) and I’m here to tell you that after the enthusiasm of our Worldwide Partner Conference and several internal events during the month of July, Azure is top of mind for all at Microsoft and…