October 7, 2010  10:19 PM

AVIcode the latest cloud-inspired acquisition for Microsoft



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, System Center, System Center Operations Manager

This week, Microsoft announced that it has acquired AVIcode, Inc., a Baltimore-based private company known for its .NET application monitoring software. The move is similar to the


October 5, 2010  3:23 PM

Will cloud computing cost you your job?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Windows Azure, Windows Server

In a recent article, "Yes, you will lose your job to cloud computing – unless . . .", consultant and author Greg Shields cites the


August 5, 2010  3:52 PM

Mark Russinovich moves to Azure – what does it all mean?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Windows Azure, Windows Server

While Microsoft has yet to make an “official” announcement, it seems most have heard by now that Windows legend Mark Russinovich has joined the company’s Windows Azure team. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley broke the story late last...


July 13, 2010  10:05 PM

New Azure appliance too big for IT



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Azure, Cloud Computing

The latest addition to Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform promises to give customers greater control over cloud-based data, though the release isn’t likely to mean much to most IT professionals right away. The company announced its


June 14, 2010  7:03 PM

Microsoft works to extend identity management to the cloud



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization

You might not believe this, but one thing I took away from TechEd 2010 last week is that Microsoft reps seem to have a real issue with the term “cloud.” This point was brought up in nearly...


June 7, 2010  5:01 PM

Cloud talk dominates TechEd 2010 keynote



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Windows Server

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April 26, 2010  9:04 PM

Recapping Microsoft Management Summit 2010



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Service Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

I thought I’d take a quick moment to run through some of the key points I took away from Microsoft Management Summit 2010 this year for those who weren’t able to attend. I was only there Tuesday and part of Wednesday, but spoke to quite a...


February 22, 2010  6:42 PM

SQL Azure and what it means to performance



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, SQL Server

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December 11, 2009  9:57 PM

Opalis acquisition could mean big things for System Center



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, System Center, System Center Service Manager

The news today is that Microsoft has finalized a new acquisition – Opalis Software, which experts are calling yet another example of the company’s commitment to the cloud and virtualization projects going forward. My colleague Bridget Botelho...


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