Cloud Computing for IT Pros (4/6): Fabric Controller and AppFabric

Technorati Tags: service,cloud,azure,fabric,saas,paas,iaas This series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS One very important concept…

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Cloud Computing for IT Pros (3/6): Windows Azure Computing Model

Technorati Tags: service,cloud,azure,fabric,saas,paas,iaas The series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS In Part 2, I…

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Cloud Computing for IT Pros (2/6): What Is Cloud

Technorati Tags: service,cloud,fabric,azure,saas,paas,iaas The series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS In Part 1, I…

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Cloud Computing for IT Pros (1/6): What Is Service

The series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS Cloud computing, or simply cloud, is changing…

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Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 RTM

YES, the wait is over.  SBS 2011 (which is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 technologies) has been released to manufacturing today. And around mid-January, trial will be available for download at the SBS web site. Here’s some additional information: Official announcement  Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials  brochure Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

For all the IT pros out there, this is a great reference to keep. I have downloaded, installed in all my machines, and made it readily available for me either in office or on the road. Although mainly developer-focused, this nicely packaged content explains Microsoft’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution well with labs, samples,…

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Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure Has Received FISMA Approval

On December 2, 2010, Microsoft’s announced its cloud infrastructure (data centers) has received Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO). This ATO was issued to Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services organization which provides a trustworthy foundation for the company’s cloud services, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, which are currently in…

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Cloud Computing Primer for IT Pros

One way to describe cloud computing is to base on the service delivery models. There are three, namely Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and depending on which model, a subscriber and a service provider hold various roles and responsibilities in completing a service delivery. Details of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are readily available…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Reporting Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the sixth and last article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010: Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder Business reports back in mainframe and early PC days used to be tedious to generate, ill to read, and…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with PerformancePoint in SharePoint 2010

This is the fifth article of a series to review the following five BI vehicles in SharePoint 2010 Overview Excel 2010 and PowerPivot Excel Services Visio Services PerformancePoint Services Reporting Services and Report Builder was a separate product. Now included in SharePoint 2010, PerformancePoint becomes a set of services configured as a service application, and…

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