Create a corporate mobile center of excellence to create processes, establish governance & develop a matrix of supported devices. Your transformation must begin with your people! Despite the growing maturity of mobile technologies in the enterprise, most organizations have been unable to put the governance in place needed to make mobility work well for employees and employers alike. When BYOD users don’t know the rules for using their devices at work, it’s the same as having no rules at all. The most important step you can take is to create a mobile center of excellence (COE) comprised of employees from most of your different business units and IT. This team will

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Create a corporate mobile center of excellence to create processes, establish governance & develop a matrix of supported devices. Your transformation must begin with your people! Despite the growing maturity of mobile technologies in the enterprise, most organizations have been unable to put the governance in place needed to make mobility work well for employees and employers alike. When BYOD users don’t know the rules for using their devices at work, it’s the same as having no rules at all. The most important step you can take is to create a mobile center of excellence (COE) comprised of employees from most of your different business units and IT. This team will

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Five years after Ray Ozzie penned The Internet Services Disruption, he reflects on Microsoft’s move to the cloud. While he’s most proud of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, he also gives our competitors their due by mentioning that they have out-executed us when it comes to mobile experiences.  He harps on the subject of how complexity kills and then challenges us to close our eyes and form a realistic picture of what a post-PC world might actually look like. Ray goes on to state that those who can envision a plausible future that’s brighter than today will earn the opportunity to lead.  His ultimate dream is to move us toward a

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Five years after Ray Ozzie penned The Internet Services Disruption, he reflects on Microsoft’s move to the cloud. While he’s most proud of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, he also gives our competitors their due by mentioning that they have out-executed us when it comes to mobile experiences.  He harps on the subject of how complexity kills and then challenges us to close our eyes and form a realistic picture of what a post-PC world might actually look like. Ray goes on to state that those who can envision a plausible future that’s brighter than today will earn the opportunity to lead.  His ultimate dream is to move us toward a

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Ever since my last blog post where I demonstrated how to create lightweight WCF REST + JSON services for consumption by Windows Phone 7, I’ve received many requests from folks wanting to know how to do the same thing from Windows Azure.  Using Visual Studio 2010, the Azure Development Fabric and SQL Server, I will show you how to move this code to the cloud. Fire up VS2010 and create a new cloud project (you’ll be prompted to download all the Azure bits if you haven’t done so already). Select WCF Service Web Role and move it over to your Cloud Service Solution.  Rename it to AzureRestService and click OK. You’ll

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Ever since my last blog post where I demonstrated how to create lightweight WCF REST + JSON services for consumption by Windows Phone 7, I’ve received many requests from folks wanting to know how to do the same thing from Windows Azure.  Using Visual Studio 2010, the Azure Development Fabric and SQL Server, I will show you how to move this code to the cloud. Fire up VS2010 and create a new cloud project (you’ll be prompted to download all the Azure bits if you haven’t done so already). Select WCF Service Web Role and move it over to your Cloud Service Solution.  Rename it to AzureRestService and click OK. You’ll

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