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How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages?

How Can You Protect Your Cloud Applications from Outages? Were you affected by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage this week? If you use Quora, Slack or Trello chances are you were.  S3 Storage services in the US-East region was essentially unavailable for 4-5 hours.  Since many other AWS services and customer applications depend on S3, this had a large wide-ranging impact across many services, sites and applications. Some popular sites that were affected included: Quora...

Microsoft O365 has Touched Down in Canada — Are You Ready?

On May 10, 2016, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Office 365 datacenter region in Canada. This new datacenter region adds in-country data residency, failover, and disaster recovery for core customer data at rest to customers in Canada. Microsoft states, “This new datacenter region is comprised of two geographically distributed datacenters located in Toronto and Quebec City. Providing data residency for customers in Canada will accelerate the growth and potential of Canadian industries…

How to Experience a Hassle-Free SharePoint

  Migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online on Office 365 and experience the hassle-free difference. With Microsoft’s ‘cloud first, mobile first’ focus, Microsoft is in the process of converting many of their customers’ licenses from SharePoint On-Premise to SharePoint Online on Office 365. This gives many organizations the automatic ability to take full advantage of the cloud and paves the way for a more hassle-free SharePoint for you. Has Microsoft recently flipped your SharePoint On-Prem licenses…

Deploying a Provider Hosted SharePoint App to Azure and SharePoint Online

In this post, we are going to walk you through the process of deploying a provider hosted SharePoint app to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SharePoint Online. We assume that the app has been created, and the app permissions are configured correctly for what the app is supposed to do. I should note that this article will only be about apps that are being deployed to a local app catalog. Also, I’m assuming that you have…

Microsoft Cloud to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready?

Microsoft to Touchdown in Canada — Are You Ready? On June 2, 2015, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kevin Turner, announced Microsoft Corporation’s plans to deliver locally hosted Microsoft Cloud services — Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online — from Canada. Microsoft will build two data centers in Canada as it expands its global cloud computing services. There is no better time for Canadians to take advantage of the Cloud than with this expansion. It will…

Save Money and Increase Productivity by Leveraging Azure for Dev and Test

Every development team needs a development infrastructure in place to design, develop, test, and deliver custom software. Without this dev and test infrastructure, the team cannot work. Implementing and maintaining a development infrastructure in physical, on-premises hardware is inherently costly and prone to delays due to long procurement cycles and increased effort required. Scalable, on-demand cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure empowers development and test teams to be more agile, deliver faster, and deliver higher quality.​…

Moving Applications to the Cloud: Will it Work in the Cloud?

It’s not been easy to navigate the streams of incoming marketing hype nor the rapidly changing messaging around approaching cloud development. At times, it seems as though some vendors actually have multiple cloud offerings that compete with each other making the decision even that much less clear. You have an established product you’ve developed, an application that your company is actively selling; can you move it to the cloud? Virtualizing Your Product The jump off…

Ready for a Hassle-Free SharePoint?

Migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Online on Office 365 and experience the hassle-free difference. With Microsoft’s ‘cloud first, mobile first’ focus, Microsoft is in the process of converting many of their customers’ licenses from SharePoint On-Premise to SharePoint Online on Office 365. This gives many organizations the automatic ability to take full advantage of the cloud and paves the way for a more hassle-free SharePoint for you. Has Microsoft recently flipped your SharePoint On-Prem licenses to…

Imaginet Speaks! Join Imaginet LIVE in Calgary & Edmonton

Imaginet MVP Etienne Tremblay Speaks at the Edmonton .NET User Group (Tues, Nov 18th @ 6:00pm) Imaginet‘s ALM MVP Etienne Tremblay will be presenting a special session on “TFS Version Control Tips and Practices for Developers” at the Edmonton .NET User Group on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm. In the first part of the session, we’ll cover the basics of what is available in TFS 2013 when it comes to version control.  We’ll talk about workspaces,…

Choosing the Right Web Platform for Your Cloud Development

By: Tyler Doerksen When do you use Azure Websites as your web platform and when do you use Cloud Services? These two platforms provide similar functionality in that you can deploy your ASP.NET or other IIS based web application projects to either of these platforms. There are some general guidelines as to choosing one over the other and some specific differences that may help you in making that decision. In this post, I discuss the…

Enhance Your Dev/Test Experience with Your Azure MSDN Subscription

Today I am going to go through some scripts I use every day to manage complex Azure hosted environments Windows Azure PowerShell I have written a number of posts using the Windows Azure PowerShell Module and I even use it as an example when writing my own modules. If you do not have it installed on your machine I highly recommend it. Windows Azure Downloads under “Command Line Tools” to install from the Web Platform…

Microsoft Emphasis on Cloud with Next Office Release

This is turning out to be an exciting year for Microsoft. A few weeks ago they announced Surface, a revolutionary new tablet from Microsoft that is launching before Christmas. It features incredible design, revolutionary new magnetic Type Cover, and incredible new user interface. But with all the hype around the hardware and Windows 8, a key component was still missing. A killer application. Microsoft Releases Office 2013 Preview Office Preview is incredible. I have been using it now…