Tag: Windows Azure

Webinar on cloud privacy and data sovereignty

The benefits of cloud computing for public sector organisations run right across the public sector, including education.  But as executives explore the opportunities, they often become concerned about data security and the privacy risks associated with online services – and justifiably so. We’re running a webinar tomorrow (12 March) at 2PM AEDT, where we’ll tackle... Read more

Identity management in the cloud (or how to avoid the need to login every two minutes)

Many education institutions in Australia are using Active Directory for their identity management. Typically, when a new student or staff member starts, they have an account created in the Active Directory (in many cases, this is done automatically by their student management system). That then allows them to logon to their computer and the network, and also gives them... Read more

Windows Azure Australian datacentres–the impact of last week’s announcement

Did you catch the announcement last week that we are planning to significantly expand our cloud services in Australia, by the creation of a new Windows Azure ‘major region’ for Australia? Which means that when complete we’ll be delivering Azure services locally from Windows Azure Australian datacentres:   The new Windows Azure major region in Australia will... Read more

Is there academic pricing for Windows Azure? No, but there’s something better…free Azure

For many of our products and services, there's special education pricing – these typically give education customers up to an 80% discount on normal prices, or even go so far as providing some services (like Office 365) free for education customers. It doesn't apply to Windows Azure, as there isn't a specific Windows Azure Academic licensing price list. The basic Azure... Read more

Full agenda for the 2013 Microsoft Australia Education Partner Summit

Last week I announced the date for the 2013 Microsoft Australia Education Partner Summit – on Monday 25th March in Sydney, and the fact that we've got Anthony Salcito kicking off the event with his characteristically engaging story telling on the future of education, and our role in supporting the process of teaching and learning. Now I can give you more on the whole... Read more