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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2010 Update

    The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. The December update...
  • Blog Post: Lost finding information about Windows Azure?

    If you are an ISV overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of information available about Windows Azure here is an outstanding index to the information on Windows Azure Platform in the MSDN library.   This index guides you to the best information on how to: Build a Windows Azure Application Use the...
  • Blog Post: David Pallmann on What's New from PDC10, Part 1 - Windows Azure

    If you are an ISV thinking about moving your hosted or customer premises based application to the cloud many of the new features announced at PDC10 can help you accomplish your goals. This is another post and video about the Windows Azure announcements that came out of PDC10 in November.  What makes...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Azure Boot Camp Webcasts

    All over the world Microsoft ISVs, partners and customers have been meeting for an in-depth training program: The Windows Azure Boot Camp.  If you could not make it to one of these events then here is your chance to benefit from the material that they covered.        No ISV that...
  • Blog Post: Sending Email from Azure

    On-premise applications often have a need to send email. For instance an order entry system might have to send an email request to an external vendor to drop-ship all or part of an order.  An event registration system might have to send email confirmations and reminders of an upcoming event. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure New Feature–The VM Role

    Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Roles allow you to run a customized instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Azure, making it easier to move applications to the cloud. A VM Role differs from a Web Role and a Worker Role, because with these roles, you focus on creating and running your code in...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

    There is a newly updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit that matches the November 2010 SDK 1.3 release.  This release of the training kit includes several new hands-on labs for the new Windows Azure features and the new/updated services we just released.     The updates...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure New Features Webcast

    On Wednesday December 30 th there will be an an Academy Live webcast to inform developers of the new November 2010 Windows Azure SDK 1.3 release.       Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release   Just a few short weeks ago at the Microsoft Professional Developers...
  • Blog Post: Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Windows Azure

    It has been my experience that lots of things are possible and can be done in Windows Azure, however some things are relatively easy, some are doable with difficulty and some are normally to be avoided.  There is starting to be a lot of good guidance in how to do things with the platform as well...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 Released with Many New Features!

    Just Released: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal                                            ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket–Enabling ISVs to Build Innovative Applications

    The DataMarket section of Windows Azure Marketplace enables customers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions. DataMarket brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location...
  • Blog Post: News Flash: Try Windows Azure for One Month Free!

    Hot news flash: You can now try Windows Azure and SQL Azure for a month – FREE! Now you can do this with the Windows Azure One Month Pass USA . Through this unique offer, US developers can get a one month pass to try out Windows Azure and SQL Azure - without having to submit a credit card...
  • Blog Post: Azure and High Scale Compute

    Azure High Scale Compute (HSC) is a Windows Azure implementation of the Map-Reduce parallel processing architecture.   In this architecture a controller task (which may be located on a customers premises, in the Azure cloud or distributed between them) is responsible for accepting a work stream...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is “All In” Cloud Expo in New York

    Lest there be any doubt that Microsoft is “All In” the cloud, we recently were one of the primary sponsors of Cloud Expo at New York’s Javits Convention Center. Highlight of the expo was a complete Azure Data Center in a box, a 30 foot compute and storage container shipped in and assembled on the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is “All In” the Cloud

    Those of you who know me know that for over two years I have been a strong believer in the Cloud in general and of Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud Platform in particular. I am a strong believer in the Microsoft Software Plus Services (S+S) philosophy that the best way to build modern applications is...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe Webcast Series

    I am part of a team that is putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites...
  • Blog Post: TechNet & MSDN Events Present: Real World Azure

    We invite you to explore Windows Azure™ – Microsoft’s platform for building and deploying cloud based applications – from a real world point of view! During this event, we’ll review critical lessons Microsoft IT has learned migrating internal line-of-business applications to Windows Azure™. What...
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