Okay, I might be exaggerating when I say that the upcoming version of PowerShell, Microsoft’s robust and ubiquitous scripting language, will bring scripting to 2015, but PowerShell 3.0 will certainly bring a whole lot to the table for both hardcore programmers as well as casual scripters. Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle and I’m pretty excited about what I see coming.
The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC):
- Takes you beyond virtualization
The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure.
We recently embarked on a proof of concept project to create a line of business web application using some of the latest technologies such as Windows Azure and HTML5 and see if we could combine these technologies with great design to produce an awesome experience for the end user. You can see the application itself, MicroFinance, at our web site at http://labs.mandogroup.com.
Microsoft and its Windows Azure Cloud has created a really usefull tool to evaluate how will cost a Cloud :
With that calculator, you will be able to create your own pricing regarding your requests with so many possible parameters !
Let’s have a look !
I just wanted to summarize the essence and show some code on how to send email from Azure code via Exchange Online web services if you have an Exchange Online email subscription.
The last few posts I’ve talked a LOT about configuring diagnostics. Much of that comes not because I love pretty graphs, but because I end up working with customers who are troubleshooting problems with applications running on Windows Azure.
Here is MY list of recommendations to help things run a little smoother:
While writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azureapplication.
Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices:
- Running on the Operating System
- Getting the latest security patches
During the beta of Office 365 for Enterprises, we received great feedback from our customers and wanted to vastly simplify the process for configuring Exchange in a hybrid deployment with Office 365. We are introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 to refine the deployment process as a result of that feedback.