Cloud security is a shared responsibility: Azure tools and webinar

Cloud security

Even if cloud providers take most of the hard work off your plate, you shouldn’t take lightly your own responsibilities – what Amazon or Microsoft aren’t going to do for you.

One of the most important of these responsibilities is – security – or at least some aspects of it. When you are leveraging the cloud as a platform for business applications, security duties are split between you and the provider.

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Episode 2 Dev Tools Q&A: Why upgrade to TFS 2010?

This is the second in a video series where I had the chance to interview Adam Gallant at Microsoft. In this instalment, Adam talks to me about what he thinks are the main reasons behind upgrading to TFS 2010.


Episode 1 Dev Tools Q&A: Team Foundation Server 2010

I’ve  just arrived back to Softchoice Head Office after a quick information-gathering trip to the Microsoft Canada headquarters in Mississauga, ON. I’ve brought a bundle of answers back with me, which I’ll be unleashing over the next week in a new video series.

This Spring, Microsoft rolled out Team Foundation Server as a benefit to MSDN subscriptions – full server and CAL (everything you need to run Team Foundation Server). Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time with customers letting them know about this awesome tool they now have for FREE, and all of the reasons why they should use it (now)!

There are a few questions that pop up in almost every Team Foundation Server conversation. I took a list of them to my friend Adam Gallant at Microsoft (who happens to be Canada’s leading TFS guru) and collected his expert answers.

Here’s the first video – we cover the specific size your team should be to use TFS and we also go over the challenges of deploying. Enjoy and stay tuned for more videos over the next week.


Still to come:

  • Biggest Roadblock to getting set up with TFS?
  • Why would you move to 2010 from 2008?
  • What’s the coolest TFS functionality that few people know about?

If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will get right back to you. If you have a recommendation for another dev tools video, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for watching!