Pete Apple demonstrates how moving to the cloud is like building a plane while you fly it by folding a piece of paper into a paper airplane. In the photo he’s holding his half built paper airplane as he gestures to someone off camera.

Oct 29, 2019

Microsoft uses a scream test to silence its unused servers

Don’t be alarmed if I scream—it’ll be for a good reason! I talked previously about our efforts here in Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) to inventory our internal-to-Microsoft on premises environments to determine application relationships (Azure mapping: the journey to the cloud begins with good cartography) as well as look at performance info...

Aug 1, 2018

Azure mapping: the journey to the cloud begins with good cartography

An explorer in his own space, famous British film director Peter Greenaway once noted the significance of maps and cartography. “A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going,” he noted in fascination, “in a sense, it’s three tenses in one.” As a pioneer myself (in digital transformation), I couldn’t...

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