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Creating Objects in SQL Azure This video is part of the Module 2 Setup and Configuration of SQL Azure Databases with in the Introduction To SQL Azure course. After watching this video, visit www.micrsoftvirtualacademy.com, enrol in the SQL Azure cloud course and take the self assessment. For every module you take and every self-... More...

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Bring Business Ready Security to Your Organization  | TechNet Edge When we talk to customers about security one thing we hear is that they would like to be able to get all their security products from one vendor. Over the last year Microsoft has released a range of security products. Some new additions to the portfolio and some are updates. The aim was providing cu... More...

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From Servers to Services. The Role for the IT Pro in the Cloud  | TechNet Video The looming question for IT Pro’s regarding the cloud is “What is the future for my role?” Simply put, no one can say for sure. There are many factors to consider when answering that question. The cloud offerings are not identical, which affects the answer. There will be changes in roles. That’s not... More...

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Sharing Information with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010  | TechNet Edge Office 2010 has a large number of new features, making it a very rich application suite. The next step in the product evolution was to enable that richness beyond the client installation and enable users to take advantage of features online. In this post I’ll cover some of those features that enable... More...

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PowerPivot to the People  | TechNet Edge The two most important assets in an organization are its people and its information. Organizations that can connect the two seamlessly empower their employees to make the best decisions. IT Departments are challenged with the task of making this connection. At the backend, products like SQL Server 2... More...

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Announcing the Availability of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 and Forefront Protection for SharePoint 2010  | TechNet Edge For organizations to make the best use of their information, the people need to be able to collaborate effectively. This collaboration could be internal or external. In past posts I’ve talked about how teams can use SharePoint to share information of all types and also how organizations create  conn... More...

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Windows Azure Platform. Inside the Cloud. Microsoft's Cloud World Explained Part 2.  | TechNet Edge The first post was an overview of Cloud terminology, offerings and information about the Cloud world. In this post I’ll drill into two areas, Windows Azure Platform and then good and bad cloud applications. Windows Azure Platform Windows Azure Platform is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. It ... More...

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Head in the Clouds. Microsoft's Cloud World Explained Part 1  | TechNet Edge In this first post on Cloud Computing, I’ll cover Microsoft’s Cloud offerings; I’ll also discuss some of the cloud computing terms you may have heard about, as well as cover briefly what good cloud apps are. In the following two posts I’ll cover the Windows Azure Platform in more detail, and round o... More...

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Cross Organization Single Sign-on Made Real With ADFS  | TechNet Edge One of the biggest challenges an IT department can face comes when identities need to cross company boundaries. When your organization enters a relationship with another organization and anyone from one side needs access to resources on the other side, you need a way to establish a secure, trusted r... More...

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The Self-Service Identity Management Door is Now Open  | TechNet Edge In the previous post we started our look at how Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM), a component of Microsoft's Identity and Access Management solution, enables IT Administrators to centrally manage identity and access. More...

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