Australian Government Cloud Strategy – Where to next?

21. May 2015 Cloud 0
In an era of gravitational shifts in ICT delivery, Cloud is potentially the most pervasive and disruptive wave in a generation. IT departments are finding themselves significantly challenged in the re-imagination of the definition of services and the ways in which they are procured, managed and measured. ![Government Cloud Policy 2014](/content/images/2015/05/ausgovpolcover-3.PNG) Cloud services are marketed ...

DR – A tale of three organisations

**Organisation One – The Stubborn Ostrich** The first organisation we’ll look at is a NSW not-for-profit. They did not have a DR environment and placed an order for DR equipment to be housed at one of their locations on a Friday afternoon. That very Friday night in 2008, their entire head office including the server ...

Azure Active Directory support in Windows 10

Microsoft are introducing Azure Active Directory (AAD) support in Windows 10 to “bring the cloud to enterprise desktops”. AAD support provides a number of benefits, including: – Self-provisioning and MDM auto enrolment of corporate devices – Single sign-on to company resources such as Office 365 and SharePoint – Support for modern devices that cannot be ...

Microsoft Ignite – Cloud

05. May 2015 Updates 0
So Microsoft have just held the keynote for their ignite conference in Chicago and they released a slew of new software aimed directly at the core of business infrastructure. Microsoft have publicly stated their new three goals are: more personal computing, reinvent business productivity and enhance Cloud. Let’s dive into what was announced. Azure Updates ...

Application Packaging

Welcome to part one of a three part series on application packaging in the enterprise. This post will cover what application packaging is, why we package applications and an overview of how we package applications. Parts two and three will cover the different methods of packaging in-depth, application virtualisation, as well as covering some handy ...

Microsoft Build

This morning, Microsoft held the keynote for their Build Conference in San Francisco and they had quite a lot to show off. . NET is now multiplatform Late last year, Microsoft announced that their .NET language would be going open source, and then promptly posted all the code onto GitHub (https://github.com/Microsoft/dotnet). Since then, Microsoft have ...

Citrix Summit 2015

![](/content/images/2015/06/Citrix-Summit.jpg) In January, Citrix held their annual partner summit in Las Vegas. During the two day event, several key announcements encompassing new products, new features and acquisitions were made. Some of these key announcements include: **NEW FEATURES/VERSIONS OF EXISTING PRODUCTS** • Framehawk technology to be merged into HDX – the Citrix Framehawk technology will be ...

Hackers, Docker and vCloud Air

![Figure 2 Windows 10 Enterprise Build 10049_March 2015 – Start Menu]( http://www.thomasduryea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Docker-logo2.png) **Docker & Containers** App Containers have existed for years in different ways, however an application called Docker has really accelerated the development and usage of containers as something usable day to day. The idea behind these app containers is that your application, its ...

The latest build features of Windows 10

When Microsoft announced Windows 10 in late September last year, they presented several core changes and interface improvements that would feature in the new operating system. These improvements included: The return of a Start Menu, which is adaptive to the device type A unified Windows Store that provides universal applications across all Windows 10 devices ...

Thomas Duryea named 2013 Microsoft Server Platform Partner of the Year

22. August 2013 Uncategorized 0
![2013 Server Platform Partner of the Year](http://www.thomasduryea.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Server-Platform-Partner-of-the-Year.png) Thomas Duryea Consulting has proudly announced it has won the MAPA 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Server Platform Partner of the Year. The company was chosen out of a national field of top Microsoft Partners, for its work over the past 12 months delivering market-leading ...