Azure Latency Test with AzureSpeed.com

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There’s a cool speed test tool for Azure at http://azurespeed.com which allows you to test network latencies and speed to Azure data centers from different countries and locations.  Along with finding the closest Datacenter near your location, it tests the storage latency to Azure as well as upload and download speeds.  This is a third party tool with open source on GitHub.

 

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Getting started with Windows 10 as a Service

Image result for windows 10 cloudStarting with Windows 10, version 1607 (Windows 10 Anniversary Update), you can move from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise more easily than ever before—no keys and no reboots. To get started, there are two options for you to start the subscription, either to get Windows 10 E3 or go for Windows 10 E5.

Whatever is the case, the steps to get started are the same. Below, are the steps that you can follow to start using Windows 10 as a Service once you buy a license.

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Step-By-Step: Creating a Virtual Machine in Azure

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Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions—development and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It’s the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it. It’s as if it was another rack in your datacenter, giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

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Upgrading your SQL Server 2014 Evaluation to Full Version

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I installed Microsoft SQL Server 2014 a couple of months before on my PC, but now I suddenly found that the evaluation period has expired and a message appears when I try to open SQL Server Management Studio:

Evaluation period has expired. For information on how to upgrade your evaluation software please go to http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy. I seem to find a easy solution to this problem.

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Interns at MIC Nepal Visit Government Owned Data Center

This month, a 20-member delegation of IT Pro and Developer interns from Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal visited Government Integrated Data Center (GIDC), the government owned only Data Center located inside Singhadurbar in Kathmandu.

During the trip, interns were able to learn about major roles & responsibilities of the national data center, about how the data center is able to provide IT services to various government bodies including ministries and departments. Mr. Ramesh Prasad Pokhrel, IT Officer at GIDC briefed MIC interns about all the services they were providing including- high speed internet, domain registrations, web hosting, skill development camps, server co locations, e-gate pass, etc. among others.

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Configuring a TechnetNepal.net blog in Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a powerful tool when it comes to blogging. You can add photos and videos, format everything just so, and publish to most blogging services. So, obviously, this is a great companion for bloggers. It’s actually one among suites of applications within Windows Essentials. Windows Essentials also includes: Mail, Family Safety, Messenger Companion, Outlook Connector Pack, Bing Bar, Silverlight and Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, etc.

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