Tag: Cloud Computing

Windows Server 8: Microsoft Online Backup Service

What?  You’re kidding, right?  Nope: Microsoft is adding online backup to Windows Server 8.  From the guide: Microsoft Online Backup Service is an installable service for Windows Server “8” Beta, which allows for file and folder backups to the cloud service It’s basically an offsite backup solution to the cloud using a Microsoft Online Backup…

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Day 2 of Office 365

To follow up on yesterday’s Gmail migration issues: Attempt 1 was to connect the email account: works nicely for Hotmail migration but Gmail is another story because it doesn’t have real folders (using tags).  My mails were coming into the inbox as unread.  I quickly stopped and backtracked that. Attempt 2 was to use the…

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Great Big Hyper-V Survey 2011 Is Now Closed

I closed the Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 this morning at 10:05 (Dublin time, 11:05 CET, 5:05 EST).  Thank you to all who completed the survey.  Myself, Damian Flynn (another Hyper-V MVP), and Hans Vredevoort (Failover Clustering MVP) will be sharing the results on this Wednesday (7th September, 2011) at 10:00 Dublin time, 11:00…

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Progress of Third Party Azure

It’s quite a while since Bob Muglia & co announced that some Microsoft partners would be running a third party implementation of Azure in the form of the Azure Appliance.  Who cares?  Well, some want more than what Microsoft can offer – and some have a problem with the USA Patriot Act that affects all…

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Public/Private Cloud Thoughts for the Day

I haven’t figured the structure for presenting this yet.  This post is like I’m thinking out loud through my keyboard. Every day, there seems to be a new story on my various feeds about “the cloud”.  Today is no different.  Another day, another survey that tells us that X% of business users feel like they…

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