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A Cool View of the Microsoft Cloud Datacenters

Microsoft released this new video a couple of months back which is an interesting view of the Azure datacenter world.

How Microsoft Exam Scoring Works

Saw this video today about how Microsoft scoring works for MCP exams. Very interesting if you’re thinking of or taking a Microsoft exam.

Azure Functions Reach General Availability

Microsoft recently announced an addition to its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering called Azure Functions. Initially launched as a preview service in March 2016, Azure Functions provide developers with an event-driven serverless compute platform that allow organizations to pay for only what they consume. Source: Azure Functions Reach General…

Microsoft Offers Exam, Retake and Practice Test At a Discount

Not sure if this is a special limited time offer, but I noticed recently that Microsoft is offering two special “bundles” that are a significant savings for students. http://www.mindhub.com/microsoft-cloud-exam-bundles-p/mcp-azure-skills-1_p.htm The regular price of a Microsoft Azure exam is $165. That’s the price I paid for it. But now Microsoft is…

The Online Proctored Exam Experience

Saw an interesting video today talking about the online proctored exam option that Microsoft offers test takers. Well worth watching if you are thinking about taking the exam at home.

Microsoft continues its pivot to being all about cloud services | ZDNet

It’s not over for Windows and devices. But Microsoft’s future is increasingly about the cloud and subscriptions, as its financials and corporate priorities show. Source: Microsoft continues its pivot to being all about cloud services | ZDNet

Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service

This sounds so cool. Many of you know Bitcoin. Underlying bitcoin is the blockchain, which allows complete strangers to transfer money based on cryptography providing the trust factor. The blockchain is a public ledger of who owns what, and once I transfer my bitcoin to you, that gets written to…

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design | TechCrunch

  Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already contributed a number of server,…

Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud | PCWorld

  SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft’s relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it’s launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which gives users access to semantic data modeling tools in the cloud. Source: Azure brings…

Microsoft Azure revenue jumped 116% in Q1 2017 | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Jordan Novet

Microsoft today said that its Azure public cloud saw its revenue go up 116 percent year over year in the quarter that ended on September 30. Compute usage also doubled year over year, Microsoft said. Source: Microsoft Azure revenue jumped 116% in Q1 2017 | VentureBeat | Cloud | by…