Explaining the Cloud

I did an academic presentation at Bucks University hosted by the Istitution of Engineering and Technology.  The presentation was titled “Explaining the Cloud,” and it discussed at a high-level why the cloud represents a shift in how IT systems and applications will evolve.  It also gives a overview for those who haven’t been initiated in…

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Windows Azure Interop with Ruby on Rails!

I presented at London Geek Night a few days ago about the contributions that Microsoft made to the open-source community in 2009.  My presentation was titled, “Hell Froze over, Pigs flew, Microsoft Went Open” Hell Froze Over, Pigs Flew, Microsoft Went Open View more presentations from ukdpe. This was my first time to London Geek…

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A Partner’s Objection Handling Guide for Exchange 2010

In my previous post, you read about the challenges and solutions that Exchange 2003 customers value. Now, that you understand the Exchange 2003 customer challenges and the way Exchange 2010 addresses these challenges, let’s look at the common objections you might hear and how to handle these objections. “Objection 1: We will wait until Exchange…

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Hosted Microsoft Services on the Cheap? Yes Please!

There has never been a better time for hosted business software!  Software available today isn’t the same stuff that was offered by vendors ten years ago.  In fact, the notion that hosted software lacks in customization and integration are things of the past.  Microsoft’s latest foray in hosted services is a product called Business Productivity…

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Super Fast Technical Overview of BPOS – Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS Online

Bpos Architectural Consideration Architectural Forum View more presentations from ukdpe. One of our partners at CSC posted an excellent presentation of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) offering which introduces IT to SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Office Communications Online, and Live Meeting.  Some of the topics covered in this in-depth 24 page presentation are aspects…

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Are You a School that’s Considering GMAIL? Outlook Live is Better and FREE!

Many of you have heard of Live@EDU from Microsoft which offers the below for FREE!: 10 GB Outlook Live, or 5 GB Hotmail, inbox Collaborative workspace University domain name Customised UI No third-party banner ads in webmail UI for current students Students keep their e-mail after they graduate Free for schools, higher education and further…

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Sun Acquired by Oracle to Make “Apple of the Enterprise”

In a surprise move, Sun Microsystems has been bought by Oracle.  The details are still a little lacking but few knew that while talks between IBM and Sun were breaking down, that Oracle was conducting covert negotiations. Much of the outcome from this acquisition will be determined by how Oracle decides to utilize Sun’s Solaris…

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From RedHat CEO: Linux Desktop is Irrelevant

I found this InfoWorld article very interesting because it validates Microsoft’s strategy for the web and investing in enterprise web services and frameworks. Of course Slashdot always has an interesting slant on things, but overall, I think that most agree that the long-term strategy is no longer the desktop.

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Google Licenses Microsoft ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone Support

At 7:35AM, Google announced that it would release a product called Google Sync for iPhones and Windows Mobile devices.  This technology has been made possible because of a licensing agreement with Microsoft that gives Google the right to usage Exchange ActiveSync protocol for data synchronization!  This is great news for the both Google and Microsoft…

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Windows Hosted Virtualization Cheaper than Linux

As a Microsoft employee, this picture just makes my heart tingle.  It’s great to know that that we not only have a technically superior virtualization platform but that its also cheaper to manage.  This picture is evidence that hosters actually pass on those manageability savings on to the end-users.   It you are interested in…

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