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08 March 2012
08 March 2012

Migrate to Office 365

If you are using Exchange Server 2003, it is worth considering a move to Office 365 instead of Exchange 2012. If you have business reasons to do so, it is possible to use the migration tool to switch over from an 'on-premises' Exchange-hosted mail service to a cloud-based Office 365 service. Jaap walks through the steps for a relatively small corporation..… Read more
27 February 2012
27 February 2012

The ASs of Distributed Computing

What's The 'Cloud'? nothing more than one or more of three different types of distributed service, conceptually similar to any other service such as telephone or gas. These services provide Infrastructure, Software and platform. Buck Woody cuts a trail through the jungle of marketing verbiage to reveal the technology behind the Cloud..… Read more
15 February 2012
15 February 2012

The DevOps – NoOps Debate

A catchy new term can cause quite a lot of misunderstanding when it is picked up with enthusiasm by IT journalists. The cloud will, in time, allow us to outsource some of our Ops chores to Platform service-providers, but there will still be a need for those who are responsible for applications to be able to administer them in production wherever they are deployed.… Read more
09 February 2012
09 February 2012

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 2)

This is the second article of a two-part introduction to Windows Azure. The first part discussed the Windows Azure data centers and examined the core services that Windows Azure offers. This article explore additional services available as part of Windows Azure which enable customers to build richer, more powerful applications.… Read more
23 January 2012
23 January 2012

Ninja-Style Blogging with toto and Heroku- Part 2

Shameer continues in his quest to use the Toto Blogging engine and Git to create a fast blogging platform on Heroku. In part 1, he showed how to get a basic blogging platform up and running. Now he shows how to customize a Toto template and engine, and edit the engine to have more sophisticated functionality such as tag clouds or related articles.… Read more
19 January 2012
19 January 2012

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 1)

Windows Azure is the Microsoft cloud computing platform which enables developers to quickly develop, deploy, and manage their applications hosted in a Microsoft data center. As a PAAS provider, Windows Azure not only takes care of the infrastructure, but will also help to manage higher level components including operating systems, runtimes, and middleware.… Read more
17 January 2012
17 January 2012

Buck Woody’s Cloud Howlers

We asked Buck Woody to come up with his favourite 'Cloud' Howlers. After 'Howler' monkeys, we are faced with Howler letters. Buck dreams of sending Howler letters to the folks who dreamed up the marketing hype around 'cloud' services, who misunderstand services, who don't prepares applications for distributed environments and so on. … Read more