Watching TV and movies in the cloud – the blinkbox way

blinkbox turns to Microsoft Azure to power its TV and movie streaming service by switching from its own on premises set up. The shift to the cloud has already begun which will see its 20,000-strong movie and TV catalogue transcoded and run from Azure. blinkbox discusses how the cloud helps them provide a great customer…


Creating Usage Analytics Reports using Excel

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Administration and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”  To read that post and see the other…


How to Integrate Your Billing System with the Usage Metering System

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Provider experiences in enabling the billing and chargeback of Tenant Resource Utilization and how it applies to Brad’s larger topic of…


How to Create a Basic Plan Using the Service Administration Portal

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Administration and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”  To read that post and see the other…


Event: Cloud Career Day, March 12th

As the cloud transforms IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Registration is now open for Certified Career Day, an interactive LIVE event for IT professionals. Attendees will join a Live Industry Panel Broadcast comprised of industry experts who will discuss how the…


Cloud powered ‘change agents’ driving business transformation

Guest Post by Rob Fraser, Cloud Services CTO, Microsoft Ltd A new study from Forrester, commissioned by Microsoft Ltd, has found that cloud computing is empowering ‘change agents’ from all corners of an organisation to deliver business innovation and drive positive business change. Essentially, it shows that where there are certain types of people who…

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Free Windows Azure Poster To Brighten Up Your Day

This poster introduces Windows Azure for developers and IT pros. It summarizes benefits such as global coverage and extensive language support and provides a description of current services by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. The poster also depicts common uses including Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and Media…

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TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available

Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 – Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also…


Event: How will you choose your enterprise cloud platform?

JOIN MICROSOFT AND DAVID CHAPPELL, TECHNOLOGY ANALYST AND AUTHOR, FOR EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS ON THE ADOPTION OF ENTERPRISE CLOUD COMPUTING     Public cloud platforms are entering the mainstream. If you’re an IT leader, you need to have a clear view of what this technology offers and how it will impact your organisation. Join an invited group…