Microsoft Regional Director Renewal for 2019

Introduction I’m proud to be able to say that I was just renewed for another two-year term in the Microsoft Regional Director (RD) program. I very much love this program and, as always, am honored to be a part of it. Many folks have asked me about the RD program and what it means, so…
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High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery

Any good system that is targeting the public or the enterprise these days must be built to expect the unexpected. No system is perfect and at some point, something will happen that will render a system inoperative – a fire, a hurricane, an earthquake, human error – the list goes on. Because there are so…

WintellectNOW & Skillsoft Partnership

Six years ago, we launched WintellectNOW with a just a handful of videos authored by me, Jeffrey Richter, and John Robbins. The goal was to make the same hard-core developer training that we were delivering in person at Microsoft offices all over the world available to everyone. We did so at the request of Microsoft,…
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Azure: ARM Template Tips

With the ease of creating resources on Azure, getting a project up and running on the cloud is not only fast but straightforward.  A primary consideration for creating resources on Azure is how those resources are created.  Even though the process of creating resources through the Azure portal is simplistic, it is a manual process…

5 Ways Just About Anyone Can Use Azure

“Cloud computing” is typically associated with enterprises looking for a place to move their services to save money and improve availability. While this is certainly one of the major use cases for cloud computing, Azure can be used by anyone for several purposes. Here are 5 ways that you can take advantage of Azure. Work…