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  • Blog Post: Microsoft DevCamps for Phone, Cloud and Web

    ATTEND A CAMP, BUILD AN APP Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you've learned. Check out the four different DevCamps currently being offered and...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events Presents: The Pathway to the Private Cloud

    Get Ready for Tomorrow, Today - Hyper-V Virtualization for the Cloud Virtualization is one of the critical elements of networks operations of all kinds. Virtualization is a key to cloud operations. Joins us as we discuss the key components of virtualization that provide the operational foundation for...
  • Blog Post: Internet Service Bus and Windows Azure AppFabric

    Microsoft’s AppFabric, part of a set of ”application infrastructure” (or middleware) technologies, is (IMO) one of the most interesting areas on the Microsoft platform today, and where a lot of innovations are occurring. There are a few technologies that don’t really have equivalents elsewhere, at the...
  • Blog Post: Rise of the Cloud Ecosystems

    I had the opportunity to participate at this year’s CloudConnect conference, with my session on Building Highly Scalable Applications on Windows Azure , which is mostly an update from my earlier presentations at JavaOne and Cloud Computing Expo. I was pleased to learn that the cloud-optimized design...
  • Blog Post: Cloud-optimized architecture and Advanced Telemetry

    One of the projects I had the privilege of working with this past year, is the Windows Azure platform implementation at Advanced Telemetry. Advanced Telemetry offers an extensible, remote, energy-monitoring-and-control software framework suitable for a number of use case scenarios. One of their current...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1: Strategy & Planning

    I was happy to see that a colleague and friend, David Pallman (GM at Neudesic and one of the few Windows Azure MVP’s in the world), successfully published the first volume of his The Windows Azure Handbook series: Planning & Strategy Architecture Development Management I think that is a very nice...
  • Blog Post: Azure Capacity Assessment

    Hanu Kommalapati, a very esteemed colleague and co-author on our book SOA with .NET and Windows Azure , provided some guidance on how to estimate and assess capacity requirements in Windows Azure. Read more about it on Hanu’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/hanuk/archive/2011/02/01/windows-azure-capacity...
  • Blog Post: Designing for Cloud-Optimized Architecture

    I wanted to take the opportunity and talk about the cloud-optimized architecture, the implementation model instead of the popular perceptions around leveraging cloud computing as a deployment model. This is because, while cloud platforms like Windows Azure can run a variety of workloads, including many...
  • Blog Post: Run Java with GlassFish in Windows Azure

    At PDC10 (Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference 2010), Microsoft has again provided affirmation of support for Java in Windows Azure. “We're making Java a first-class citizen with Windows Azure, the choice of the underlying framework, the choice of the development tool.”, said Bob Muglia (President...
  • Blog Post: Building Highly Scalable Java Applications on Windows Azure (JavaOne 2010)

    JavaOne has always been one of my favorite technology conferences, and this year I had the privilege to present a session there. Given my background in Java , previous employment at Sun Microsystems , and the work I’m currently doing with Windows Azure at Microsoft, it’s only natural to try to piece...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory and BizTalk in the Cloud?

    A colleague pointed me to an interesting blog post – Two products Microsoft should set free into Cloud , which ended with this question: So Microsoft – here is a market that is begging to be served and yours to lose. While you still have work to do to make your to Azure Platform, Business Applications...
  • Blog Post: Standardization in the Cloud – Necessity or Optional?

    This is a widely discussed topic as well, along with many others. A recent panel discussion at GigaOm’s Structure 2010 conference had some pretty interesting comments about the question. Sinclair Schuller who was on that panel, posted the question, and his thoughts, on his blog - Do We Need Cloud API...
  • Blog Post: SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

    Yes that is a book and it is now available! http://soabooks.com/net http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131582313 http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0131582313 I had the privilege to participate as a member of a very esteemed and talented authoring team for this book that includes Thomas Erl...
  • Blog Post: Azure – the cool parts! A BizSpark Camp

    Want to know what makes Azure different?  Learn how to deploy your own application to Azure in this free developer’s training and you could win a Zune HD! Light breakfast and lunch included! This event will have a heavy technical focus, so make sure you don’t leave your web development skills at...
  • Blog Post: CloudPlay – Cloud Computing Event in Mountain View on April 29, 2010

    CloudPlay April 29 th , 2010 9am-7pm Special 20% Savings (Discount code: svcloud) Join us for CloudPlay!  We will feature a keynote from Jeff Nick, CTO of EMC, Steve Lucas, SVP of Business User Sales, SAP, Susie Wee, CTO of Cloud Services at HP, and panels/workshops tackling the hottest trends in...
  • Blog Post: Run Java with Jetty in Windows Azure

    [Update 2011.01.17]NIO is no longer an issue in Windows Azure with SDK 1.3 ( see post for more details ) [Update 2010.03.28] Included Jetty configuration information (see “Configure Jetty” section below) Jetty is a Java-based, open source Web Server which provides a HTTP server and Servlet container...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey

    The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | November 2009 Series | Online Webcasts

    November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Tim Heuer Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation...
  • Blog Post: CloudCamp Los Angeles

    I had the opportunity to speak at the CloudCamp Los Angeles event last week. It had a turnout of more than 200 people (223 registered attendees on eventbrite ). We also had nice support from the local Microsoft team, including Daniel Egan , Woody Pewitt , Lynn Langit , and Jason Campbell . Many of our...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

    “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies and tools aren...
  • Blog Post: AJAX, HTTP, and SOAP access to Cloud-based Microsoft Translator

    Many new and interesting developments on the Microsoft Web platform were unveiled at the MIX09 conference last week, such as Silverlight 3 , Eclipse Tools for Silverlight , .NET RIA Services , ASP.NET MVC , Web Platform Installer , IIS Smooth Streaming , Windows Web Applications Gallery , Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and Azure Presentation at South Bay .NET User Group

    I had the privilege of speaking to the community at the South Bay .NET User Group again, on March 12, 2009; onsite at the Honda campus in Torrance, California. Thanks to everyone who made the time to attend! For those who are interested, the slide decks I used can be found via the links below.
  • Blog Post: Series - Cloud Computing and Microsoft

    This is an ongoing series of posts and studies on cloud computing and related concepts, and the Microsoft platform and strategies. This post will serve as an index of related posts on this blog, and will be updated periodically. Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform (2009.01.13)...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Platform

    It has been a couple of months since I wrote about cloud computing and Microsoft’s plans and strategies . Now that Azure Services Platform has been unveiled at PDC2008 , and after having the opportunities to discuss it with a community of architects from major enterprises and startups via the Architect...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council - Irvine 2008.12.11

    Here are the content for the Architect Council event at Microsoft's Irvine campus on Thursday, December 11, 2008. We would like to thank everyone who made the time to attend, and sharing your feedback. We appreciate the kind comments, as well as areas we need to improve upon. If you have any further...
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