Hurricane Matthew – Start Those Planned Failovers

October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

A hurricane is about to blast it’s way up the east coast of the USA, making landfall in south Florida probably early on Friday morning, and working it’s way up to Norfolk, VA, by Sunday morning. We know how much damage these hurricanes can do, especially if tides rise and seawater starts mixing [...]

Azure VM Price Reductions And Changes

October 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft released news overnight that they have reduced the cost of some Azure virtual machines, effective October 1st. I help price up a lot of Azure IaaS solutions. Quite a few of the VM solutions never go anywhere, and I’m pretty sure that the per-minute/hour costs of the VMs play a big role [...]

Webinar: An Overview of Azure

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’ve been asked to deliver a webinar this week, focusing on an overview of Microsoft Azure. This overview sessions will talk about what Azure is, what it isn’t, and the types of services that it delivers. I will be focusing on Azure, as sold through the CSP channel (an ARM-only implementation [...]

Note: Microsoft Ignite 2016 Keynote

September 26, 2016 // 2 Comments

I am live blogging this session. Press refresh to see more. I am not attending Ignite this year. I’m saving my mileage for the MVP Summit in November. I have actually blocked out my calendar so I can watch live streams and recordings (Channel 9). Pre-Show There was a preamble with some media [...]

Microsoft Azure & Office 365 Data Centres Go Live in UK

September 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has opened up the Azure data centres (centers for those of you in the USA) for Azure, Office 365, and more) in the UK. Azure has two new regions, UK West which is listed as Cardiff but is probably in Newport, and UK South which is listed as London but is probably near London. Office 365 [...]
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