These blog posts are on top of the world, or have been at the top of your browser window for the past week. From Carl Brooks getting to the bottom of Azure to all the reasons virtual machine backup hasn’t quite caught on, this week’s list of the IT blog top 10 is sure to brighten the second half of your week. Enjoy!
1. Carl Brooks cuts through the marketing speak and tells us how Azure actually works, courtesy of Mark Russinovich.
2. Don’t let the commercials inform your decision; check out Ed Hardy’s comparison of two major tablets over at Brighthand Bytes. What do you think, Apple iPad vs. HP Slate: Which is better?
3. Plug in those headphones and learn a little something while you work: Check out Security Wire Weekly’s podcast on malware sophistication and memory dumping techniques.
4. Leah Rosin’s getting giddy over at the Enterprise Linux Log: Linux users excited about Fedora 14 features.
5. Get your weekly dose of Software Quality Insights from Matt Heusser: Kent Beck on release schedules.
6. It’s Lotus against Microsoft and try as he might, David Vasta can’t explain away bad Microsoft behavior!
7. One of our newest blogs, Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends, takes an in-depth look at Neo4j, the database for high performance traversals.
8. The Virtualization Room’s Alyssa Wood has some grim numbers to report that explain why we’re still resisting virtual backup best practices.
9. Mr. Denny’s blogging from SQL PASS summit, giving the rest of us the inside scooop on the SQL PASS 2011 Day 1 Keynote.
10. And Carl Brooks rounds us out this week, letting web company Mixpanel do the mudslinging: Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS.