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Banking Briefing I just recently did a talk on application modernization for attendees from the financial services industry. The discussions we had afterwards were quite interesting and I enjoyed the sharing of ideas and potential solutions. Interestingly enough, on my flight back home, I read an article in one of […]

The next break-down is about to happen (soon)


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I have just recently watched the keynote sessions of the current dockercon’16. It’s been very interesting and eye-opening. You can still watch the recordings here: http://2016.dockercon.com/. I do use Docker for some internal infrastructure deployments. It enables me to efficiently use a broad set of different application servers that form […]

Application Modernization and containers


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DevOps is one of the key topics currently in the world of IT. However, it is also relevant for businesses and enterprises. We are living in a very disruptive economy nowadays and every company needs to have a plan in place on how to deal with such disruption. This applies […]

DevOps in the Enterprise




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Since I have been using Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) for my newly AAD domain joined machine, I thought it would be a good idea to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to my account. I really do care a lot about my (virtual) identity ?. So, I was able to domain […]

Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Multi-Factor Authentication


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I have been using Windows 10 for quite a while now … actually from the very first moment Microsoft released their first public preview late in 2014. I absolutely like the look and feel and how the user experience evolved from Windows 8.1. I think it is a much more […]

Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory



Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. yesterday announced a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software — including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server — on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows […]

Microsoft and Oracle announce enterprise partnership


Today I decided to upgrade my home computer to Windows 8 Pro. One thing you have to know is that this is a very critical system for us at home. It runs the entertainment system and most importantly feeds our TV system (XBox 360) in the living room. I was specifically nervous about the […]

Windows 8 Upgrade … it’s so easy!


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If you are as addicted as I am with looking at Bing’s totally awesome photographs, there is now a way to actually create your own piece of art. Microsoft Research provides a nice little interactive app that gives users the power to create “Cliplets” — a type of imagery that […]

Cliplets: still and dynamic images



Below please find some new information on Windows Azure and related information: Now Available: New Services and Enhancements to Windows Azure: http://t.co/AnLkJ5DS Announcing New Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud”: http://t.co/m4SK8Pdi Case Study: E-Publisher Aims to Triple Revenues by Switching from Amazon to Windows Azure: http://t.co/Y4srAaiq Enjoy and let […]

Windows Azure: updates from the spring release