Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

If you’ve been following Microsoft’s journey with their cloud platform you’ll know they have invested heavily in differentiating themselves from the other providers. One of the key facets of this strategy has been to target hybrid clouds by making it simpler to bridge between on-premise and Azure. The release of the Azure Stack Technical Preview (formerly known as Azure Pack) is an exciting step onwards in the hybrid cloud story.

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Azure logic apps for on-premise to SaaS integration

tl;dr Logic apps with their connectors provide a very low barrier to entry for enterprises/ISVs loooking to bridge the on-premise to cloud gap. At the moment they can be frustratingly clunky at times but if you are pragmatic and keep the workflow simple its amazing how easy you can achieve things which would normally have taken much more time and money in the past. Logic apps Back in March 2015 Microsoft announced Azure App Service as part of some changes around the previous Azure Websites offering.

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Azure Australia region off limits to most of the world

All of the Azure documentation and marketing materials rightly proclaim the vast global footprint of Azure datacentres. However as it turns out its not always so easy to use this global footprint if you want to host your SaaS product in a region closest to your users. About a year ago the company I worked for kicked off a new project with an Australian based company and we were delighted to hear the announcement of two new Azure DCs in Australia.

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