Azure RemoteApp – the Final Part (3) ….. at last

And Finally….. Not my final post but the final part in my Azure RemoteApp series. First, many apologies for the delay, the day job is getting hectic. I have been evangelizing, demonstrating and using Azure RemoteApp for almost a year now and like most Azure services this one has developed and blossomed into a seriously…


Why Small Businesses Should Take a Closer Look at Open Source Cloud Computing

Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He’s started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers. He enjoys writing about new technologies and how it can help us and our planet….


Office 365 Deployment and Software Assurance Benefits.

Part of the Microsoft Licensing Logic series from the Microsoft Licensing team.  Software Assurance benefits are often misunderstood and underutilised by Microsoft customers and partners. If we were playing Family Fortunes and 100 people were asked to name a Software Assurance benefit, the top answer on our survey board would be new version rights. However Software Assurance (SA)…


Office 365 and the Hybrid Cloud

Mark Wilson is a Consultant in Risual’s unified communications team. Mark is a former Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who holds enterprise architecture and technical certifications, together with recent experience in technology leadership and IT strategy roles. Mark can be found on Twitter @markwilsonit. Cloud, cloud, cloud. The buzzword of a few years ago is…


Azure Data Services for Business Intelligence

A little known fact the biggest workload on Azure VM’s (aka IaaS) is .. SQL Server. This might seem odd give that there is a SQL Azure service where you can run SQL Server database without worrying about SQL Server itself. So what’s going on here? There are a few possible options: These VMs might…


Cloud tips: Maximise value for your business

Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe, a leading global software application development and consulting company, and a regular blogger on the SoftServe United blog. Vadym has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations optimization. Today’s Internet space is full of articles about how…


The Ultimate Mobile Dev/Test Datacentre?

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Like many of you, I’m incredibly mobile and other than my home office, don’t actually have a fixed base. My work also encompasses a vast variety of technology, sometimes unexpectedly and sometimes tech that I’ve not touched for a few years…


How perceptions are evolving about cloud security

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. When organisations consider adopting cloud services, they’re right to question their security. However, innovation by the major…


How moving to the cloud can benefit your career

Alan Richards has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years and during that time has been at the forefront of using IT. Alan is the founder and director of Edutechnow Ltd a SharePoint & Office 365 strategy and delivery company. Alan is also a regular speaker & blogger and has been a SharePoint…