Global Azure Bootcamp – coming April 16, 2016

Another year means another Global Azure Bootcamp. The Global Azure Bootcamp 2016 is the fourth annual Azure Bootcamp. This is a global event that provides a single day, deep dive class helping thousands of people […]

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Free eBook: Azure Machine Learning

The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Machine Learning” written by Jeff Barnes, published by Microsoft Press, has been made available as a Free eBook over on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. This book introduces developers […]

Free eBook: Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Together Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of Free eBooks available for download. The latest released eBook is “Enterprise Cloud Strategy” written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner. Enterprise Cloud Strategy outlines […]

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more 5

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more

When the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer was first released, it did seem a little odd that Microsoft would neglect supporting Linux. However, they did support both Windows and Mac OSX initially. In good news, there […]

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1 6

DocumentDB moving to Regional Pricing Meters on Feb. 1

On February 1st, 2016, Microsoft Azure DocumentDB bill be transitioning away from a Global Pricing Meter to be on Regional Pricing Meters instead. With Global Pricing charges are based on the country or region associated […]

Hosting Environment Isolation: How and Why

Automated Builds, Continuous Integrations, DevOps, Oh my!! There are a ton of buzz words surrounding the different methods and ideas for managing hosting environments and deployments. One of the greatly implied concepts that isn’t really discussed […]

Azure Disk Encryption in Public Preview

The new Azure Disk Encryption feature was introduced into Public Preview last November. It allows for Virtual Machines (VMs) hosted within Azure to be encrypted using keys and policies controlled by Azure Key Vault.

Azure IoT Hub in Public Preview

The Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things) Hub is a set of features designed to help control, monitor and connect millions of IoT devices in a reliable and secure manner. While IoT solutions can be […]

What is Microservices Architecture?

What really is a Microservices Architecture? The term “Microservices” has become fairly popular in recent years, and has coincided largely¬†with the increasingly popular move to hosting applications in the cloud. With a better understanding of […]

Azure is the future for Microsoft and the Enterprise 7

Azure is the future for Microsoft and the Enterprise

Azure has come along way in regards to features and pretty much every aspect of the service since it’s initial launch in 2010. In the last 5 years, Microsoft has spent a huge amount of […]