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  • Blog Post: What’s going on across Canada? Lots! Check it out!

    There are so many great events coming up in Canada, I wanted to list some of them here, so you don’t miss out! TechDays isn’t your only opportunity to get out and learn about the latest technologies from experts. We hold a number of smaller events throughout the year, and we also sponsor...
  • Blog Post: Take Your Cloud Like Your Coffee–Half and Half

    What is it that you do with your cup of coffee that makes it taste exactly the way you like it? Aside from the selection of the coffee itself, it is probably how much sugar, milk, and/or cream you add. But what happens if you want the texture of cream, but want a lower butterfat content? You go for half...
  • Blog Post: Your FREE Trial is Actually FREE, Now…

    Too often I get asked whether the Windows Azure trial is actually FREE because you have to enter a credit card when signing up. With the introduction of Spending Limits , yes, yes, it is. Here’s the situation – you’ve been following the Canadian Developer Connection , my blog , or wherever you get your...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Will Sure Get You Starting Something New

    As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 about to begin, now’s the time to start thinking about starting something new. Whoa! I can’t believe it. 2011 is already coming to a close. Where did this year go? Looking back, there were some really amazing things that happened. Just off the top of my head: Windows...
  • Blog Post: A Whole Week of Windows Azure Training Opportunities

    This week is jam-packed with opportunities to learn about and get started using Windows Azure. If you haven’t had a chance to look into Windows Azure yet, take some time this week and give it a try by attending these LIVE ONLINE events: Details on Windows Azure Camp Online >> Details on Learn Windows...
  • Blog Post: A “Cloud-y” Recap of TechDays Toronto’s Cloud Computing and Online Services Track

    With 8 sessions specifically dedicated to Windows Azure and Office 365 at TechDays Toronto, there was plenty of content to go around. There was everything from deciding whether to move to the Cloud, to how to actually do the move to the Cloud, to how to secure your application in the Cloud once you got...
  • Blog Post: Update! Update! Get Your v1.5 Update!

    A f ew weeks ago, the Windows Azure SDK v1.5 was released with many enhancements and fixes that further simplifies development, deployment, and management of applications on the Windows Azure platform. As soon as it was released, I headed over to the SDK download page (Web Platform Installer), downloaded...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Cloud Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

    By now, you’ve heard a lot about the “Microsoft Cloud”. We’ve talked a lot about what is Windows Azure , the problems it solves, the business opportunities it presents, and even more so, about its capabilities, functions, APIs, and developer tools. But there’s one aspect of Windows Azure that has always...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Federations (Because you have a lot of data)

    Last week I explained SQL Azure Essentials for the Database Developer where I covered some of the differences between working in SQL Azure instead of an on-premise database from the perspective of a SQL Server database developer. Today I will continue in that vein and explain one of the upcoming features...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Windows Azure for Your Next App Idea

    If you’re not already using Windows Azure somehow in your applications, I’m sure you’ve been hearing more and more about how Windows Azure can help you build applications faster by focusing on development and not infrastructure or how it can help you respond faster to customer needs by having IT resources...
  • Blog Post: Developer Lunch and Learn Webinar: Windows Azure

    I’ve been talking a lot about AzureFest recently as we’re travelling around the country introducing developers to the concepts of Cloud computing, and more specifically, what’s possible with Windows Azure . Many of you have told me that with a schedule defined by the constraints of application build...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Makes A Surprise Visit to Calgary This Weekend

    AzureFest is making a surprise visit to Calgary this weekend ! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop and actually deploying your solution...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Meets the East Coast

    East Coast, after many hours of logistics discussions and preparations, AzureFest is coming your way! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop...
  • Blog Post: Azure At the Movies: Get In The Cloud

    When was the last time you had a chance to go to the movie theatre during the day? More importantly, when was the last time you learned something new at the movie theatre? Well Azure at the Movies will not only get you out to the ScotiaBank Theatre on May 5, 2011 from 9 AM to noon, but it will also guarantee...
  • Blog Post: Moving Your Solution to the Cloud

      When considering Windows Azure and the Cloud, architects and developers are often discouraged, thinking that in order to move a solution to the Cloud it must be reengineered to support the Cloud. Fortunately, that is not the case as there are different ways that a solution can take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Continue Your Cloud Development Learning

    If you’ve recently joined us for AzureFest in Toronto and Mississauga , thank you for coming out! I hope the session was a worthwhile experience for you and that you were able to see how your existing knowledge and skills with .NET and Visual Studio can be leveraged to develop applications for the Cloud...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest: Cloud Development Crash Course

    Finding the time to learn about the Cloud and how to extend your skills to build solutions for the Cloud can be a challenge when your schedule is defined by application build, test, and deployment milestones. With this type of schedule, chances are you find learning new concepts in one condensed sprint...
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