SharePoint in Azure, My Presentation in MVP Open Days

This is the presentation I delivered in US MVP Open Days 2015. The key difference between on-premises deployment and cloud deployment of SharePoint or any application is the consideration of application fabric, particularly cloud service (or compute). Which is a focus on my delivery. Filed under: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, iaas, virtualization, windows azure Tagged:…

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Windows Azure Virtual Network and VMs Deployment with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

With Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets, the process to customize and automate an infrastructure deployment to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) has become a relatively simple and manageable task. This article examines a sample script which automatically deploys seven specified VMs into three target subnets based on a network configuration file with two availability sets and…

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One-Click Windows Azure VM (IaaS) Deployment with PowerShell User Experience

I somehow got into writing PowerShell script in the last few days for facilitating deploying Windows Azure VMs into configured subnets for our upcoming Windows Azure IaaS Training Days. (Here’s the shameless plug.) First I got started with Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlet and set up Windows Azure PowerShell. Then… this world is never the same…

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Free Resources from Http://aka.ms/free

Microsoft Patterns and Practices and other free eBooks Private Cloud Whitepapers and Tools Windows Azure Pricing Calculator Posters More hybrid cloud resources at https://aka.ms/all. Microsoft Patterns and Practices   Microsoft Press E-Book   Virtual Machine Manager Networking Poster You want to download this one!   Must-Read Private Cloud Reference Document Private Cloud Whitepapers   Private…

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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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Business Intelligence (BI) with Visio Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the fourth 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 A picture is worth a thousand words. This cannot be more applicable to what Visio Services can deliver. A feature of…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Excel Services in SharePoint 2010

This is the third 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 First introduced in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Excel Services provides server-side calculations and browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks. On the right is…

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Business Intelligence (BI) with Excel 2010 and PowerPivot in SharePoint 2010

This is the second 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 Excel 2010 and PowerPivot introduces a fascinating integration. PowerPivot, a data analysis tool and free add-in to Excel 2010, gives users the…

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Business Intelligence (BI) in SharePoint 2010

BI is a concept encompassing many areas of IT and like many other IT terms, it means different things to different people. One simple definition of BI is “Using of analytic and visualization tools to better understand and interpret data.” Recently there have been active discussions on BI as a priority in CIO’s list. Interestingly,…

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