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The Future of Azure is Azure Stack!

I realize that the title above might be a bit controversial to some. In this blog post I will attempt to defend that position.

The two diagrams above, taken from recent Microsoft public presentations, symbolically represent the components of Public Azure and Private Azure (Azure Stack). 789 more words


Cortana Intelligence - Overview of Information Management in Cortana Intelligence Suite

In the previous article, we saw an Overview of Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite, what are the pillars of Cortana Intelligence Suite, and what business problems this suite can solve.  101 more words

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My New Azure Book

Last week Microsoft Press released the latest update to my book, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition.   As the name indicates, this is an update to… 507 more words

Windows Azure

Azure/Office 365 UK Regions Are Live!

Finally you can now setup an Azure service (or 365) in UK West (Cardiff) or UK South (London)! This will appeal to lots of people, especially government (or linked companies) and has even more appeal for those concerned following the Brexit vote. 20 more words

Microsoft Azure

Introduction to Azure HDInsight

What is Azure HDInsight
Azure HDInsight is an Apache Hadoop distribution powered by the cloud.Azure HDInsight uses the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Hadoop distribution.HDInsight deploys and provisions managed Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud, providing a software framework designed to process, analyze, and report on big data with high reliability and availability. 923 more words

Azure DR Part 2: Backup Database to VM

Aim: Schedule daily backups of an on-premises SQL Server database & copy it to an Azure virtual machine as part of a Disaster Recovery process. 1,467 more words

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#MyTakeOn : Microsoft Azure: Bliss in disguise

Microsoft Azure, formerly Windows Azure, is Redmond’s cloud computing platform. In addition to its name change, the service has also recently expanded. Essentially, whatever you can do with traditional, on-premise Microsoft software—run SharePoint, manage SQL databases, deploy Active Directory—you can do within Azure. 325 more words