Category Archives: Microsoft Azure

What is your Azure Maturity Level?

Figure 1 – The Azure Maturity Model The Azure Maturity Model is based on the Cloud Maturity Model developed by the Open Data Center Alliance. Its purpose is to help you determine where you stand in your ability to adopt … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS

  Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform. In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual Academy’s new more agile approach to Azure IT Pro training.

Microsoft Virtual Academy is launching a new series for IT Pros that will be delivered in smaller replaceable chunks that will be more consistent with how Azure Features are delivered, rather than long recorded units that are obsolete by the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Azure References

  In my “day job” as an Azure specialist I am often asked for Azure references on various topics. Here is a list of some of the most important references that I have been sending out recently: Sizes for Windows … Continue reading

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Free Azure!!!

Short note: Microsoft just announced Visual Studio Dev Essentials. You get $25/month of Free Azure for a year.  Also see Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud Bill

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Azure at //Build 2016

The dust has barely settled on //Build 2016; one, of the two premier annual Microsoft conferences: //Build and Ignite!  For those of you who not aware of it these two conferences morphed from two earlier Microsoft conferences. //Build is the … Continue reading

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