TechNet Flash March 5, 2014: How to deploy Windows 8.1, Power BI for Office 365 and SAP, and the role of databases in cloud computing

TechNet Flash is a bi-weekly newsletter that delivers the latest alerts of new resources to help IT professionals be more successful with Microsoft products and technologies. Subscribe here.     Here are the headlines from March 5, 2014:   Top News:   Live event: How to deploy Windows 8.1 the right way Power BI for…


New Microsoft Cloud Hub goes Live

  Keep up with the pace of change in the cloud. This newly-launched Microsoft Cloud Hub offers the latest cloud news, videos and community content, plus and in-depth look at Microsoft’s cloud solutions. Check out the new videos featuring Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Management and Security Brad Anderson discussing the choices IT pros can…


New six-part series: Cloud Computing for IT Pros

  This new series from senior IT Pro evangelist Yung Chou provides primers on cloud services and Microsoft’s cloud computing model, and walks you through the various scenarios for deploying cloud technology. The series includes:   Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric…


TechNet ON: Windows Azure Security Essentials

IT administrators will continue to play an active role in security and risk management, even when leveraging cloud services in a utility fashion. You’ll spend less time on maintenance and have more time to polish policies and best practices for the cloud platform in Windows Azure, which already has many security controls in place to…


Webcast: Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release

December 1, 2010, 9:00 AM Pacific Time — In this webcast you will see several demos of the new features introduced in the Windows Azure November 2010 Release (DPE110CAL), including Virtual Machine Role and Elevated Privileges which can make it easier to move existing applications to the cloud, Windows Azure Connect which can enable you…


Study shows cloud computing reduces carbon footprint

  A new study (download PDF) by Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, shows that, for large deployments, Microsoft’s cloud solutions can reduce energy use and carbon emissions by more than 30 percent when compared to their corresponding Microsoft business applications installed on-premise.   The study compared the energy use and carbon emissions per…


Cloud Cover on Channel 9

Join Ryan and Steve as they cover the Windows Azure platform in their Channel 9 video series, Cloud Cover, discussing the latest news and announcements, and sharing tips and tricks.   Current episode: Deploying and Upgrading. Ryan and Steve talk about how you can deploy and manage the services you have running in Windows Azure.  Discover…


New Cloud Computing & Windows Azure Learning “Snacks”

 “What is Cloud Computing?” “How do I get started on the Azure platform?” “How can organizations benefit by using Dynamics CRM Online?” These are some of the questions answered by Microsoft’s new series of Cloud/Azure Learning Snacks. Time-strapped? You can learn something new in less than five minutes. Try a “snack” today.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe…


Adapting your IT Skills for Cloud Computing

The new TechNet ON feature package focuses on the role of IT in the Cloud and adapting your skills for success in the new platform. It starts out at the strategic level with an interview with Microsoft CIO Tony Scott. Then check out TechNet Magazine’s Top 10 Essential IT Skills and Redmond Magazine’s IT Cloud…


Find out what type of cloud you are with this fun and informative quiz

Take our quiz to find out how Microsoft cloud services can help you offload commodity workloads, manage security capabilities and “shadow” IT applications, and generally give your department the freedom, agility, and flexibility to grow your business. Let’s get quizzical.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter