Monday, 12 April 2010

Mini-glossary: Cloud computing terms you should know

If you want to know the difference between Hybrid clouds and Private clouds, or tell PAAS from IaaS then there's a great reference post on here:

…although it's missing a definition for Vblock and VCE


A closer look [pictures] of the VCE stack and UCS management interface

A close-up look at the hardware and software management tools that drive Cisco's next-generation data centre - Cisco Unified Computing

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Run Microsoft Office Web Apps on your internal SharePoint 2010 server

If you're licensed for Microsoft Office 2010 through a Volume License, you can install and run Office Web Apps yourself on an on-premise server running SharePoint 2010.

Office Web Apps are a browser-based set of common Office 2010 tools for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, enabling people to access/edit/share Office document from anywhere.

Available for download here:

While this is only available for VLK on-premise deployments at the moment, I expect we'll see consumer and business oriented versions of this which enable Microsoft Live and Microsoft Online to compete with Google Apps.