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  • Blog Post: Announcing free inbound data transfers to Windows Azure!

    News Flash: All inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times will be free for all billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011.   This can represent very significant savings if an application currently has substantial amounts of inbound traffic or if you have large quantities...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

    Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards was presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on June 21st in Olympia, London. Since the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Rock Paper Azure Challenge – Grand Tournament

    Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors? Then you already know how to play the game. Now’s your chance to code your own player “bot” and test your skills online against players from seven countries. The Grand Prize tournament winner will take home $5,000, Second place wins $1,000 and the 10 runners...
  • Blog Post: Creating Facebook Apps That Can Easily Handle a Crowd

    With 600 million users, even marginally successful apps and promotions need massive scale.  Learn how to do so here.  Then get your own no-cost Azure account CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins Facebook welcomes 750k new users per day. Consequently, it's not unheard...
  • Blog Post: Get up to $150 cash back* when you buy one SQL Azure Core subscription

    Microsoft designed the Windows Azure Platform to make it very easy for you to move your app to the cloud: use the tools you know, deploy your app on multiple instances without having to worry about servers, VMs or load balancers and enjoy the peace of mind that someone is minding the security patches...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Building Phone Applications with Windows Azure

    So, you’re building phone apps for Windows Phone 7 –maybe even iPhone/iPad – and you’re curious about what the cloud can offer.  Is it possible to deploy scalable, mobile Web applications on Windows Azure? How about storing data in the cloud?  Is it possible to use the cloud for push notifications...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Good Windows Azure Guidance?

    For some excellent Windows Azure guidance from the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Group don’t miss: Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ Platform And for a free Windows Azure Pass cloud account...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Appliance News

    Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. have announced that the first release of its Global Cloud Platform service powered by Windows Azure, running in Fujitsu’s datacenter in Japan, will be launched in August 2011. The launch of this service is the result of the global strategic partnership between Fujitsu...
  • Blog Post: Cloudy in New York!

    This year for the second year in a row I presented a talk at Cloud Expo in New  York.  This time I had one of the two General (full-audience) sessions on the first day.  My talk: Patterns for Cloud Computing was attended by about 800 in the main presentation hall and overflow room. ...
  • Blog Post: Try Windows Azure in 30 Minutes!

    Try a free Windows Azure Pass cloud account (CODE: webvisions), and put up your 1st Windows Azure app in as little as 30 minutes . The new MyToDo app posted on CodePlex works with your free Azure Pass to give you a quick introduction to Windows Azure. Unlike most trial procedures that start with developing...
  • Blog Post: MAP 6.0 Beta: Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms

    The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. To participate, register for the MAP 6.0 Beta Review Program at Microsoft Connect. Planning your journey to the cloud just got a bit easier. The next release of the Microsoft Assessment...
  • Blog Post: A $250 Bonus for Completing Your first Windows Azure Application

    If you are a software company or a new startup and want to get $250 for Completing your FIRST Windows Azure Application all you need to do is Register your application at the Microsoft Platform Ready web site When it is live go into that site and mark it “Compatible” This short video describes the process...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Pricing Calulator Released

      NOW AVAILABLE: New Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator The Windows Azure team has announced the availability of a new Windows Azure pricing calculator to help you select the right Windows Azure platform offer and estimate your monthly costs.  It will provide you with an estimate of...
  • Blog Post: Can Azure Scale? You Bet!

    We have  the first verified Guinness Book World record hosted on Azure!  This week Ortsbo set a world record for the most nationalities hosted in a live chat event. Ortsbo allows you to talk to anyone anywhere in any language. They needed attendees from 50, but had participants from over 100...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK for Windows Phone 7–Version 1.2 New Features Released

    In May we told you about the new Windows Azure SDK for Windows Phone 7. We have just released some really important and valuable additions to the toolkit such as: Support and tooling for the Access Control Service 2.0 Support for Windows Azure Storage Queues Updated UI/UX for the management web application...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage Concepts Overview

    This blog post on Windows Azure might be a bit basic for those of you who have already begun to either build an application to run on Windows Azure or to migrate an existing application to it.   In any case I thought that it was excellent and worthy of drawing to  your attention. Note...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Federations-Product Evaluation Program

    As most of  you know the maximum size of a SQL Azure database is currently set at 50 GB.  This is primarily to allow us to recreate a problematic database instance from one of the other two replicas that we maintain under the covers for fault-tolerance.  Although this limit might be relaxed...
  • Blog Post: Get $250 for Completing your FIRST Windows Azure Application

    If you are a software company that has a Windows Azure application that you have recently put into production then you could be getting a $250 bonus right now just for following this procedure: Make sure that your company and application are registered in Microsoft Platform Ready . Mark it compatible...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure ISV Business Economics Package Available

    The Windows Azure ISV Business Economics Package   will provide you with case studies, reports, and white papers to help you learn how to increase business opportunities with the Windows Azure technology platform. For details visit the Microsoft Partner Network .
  • Blog Post: Succeeding with SaaS Webinar Series: Navigating the Business Changes for ISVs Moving to the Cloud-Session 1

    This webinar series is designed for traditional on-premises ISVs navigating the internal business changes necessary to be successful in the cloud with SaaS applications.  The five webinars, each about 30 minutes in length, address key areas such as financial planning, packaging and pricing, marketing...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Reasons why Architects and Developers Should Care about Cloud Computing

    Hanu Kommalapati has just published this article in the Enterprise System Journal .  Hanu is a Senior Technical Director at Microsoft Corp. where he is responsible for the adoption of cloud computing among customers and partners. Cloud computing has come a long way during the past few years; enterprises...
  • Blog Post: Play Rock Paper Azure Today!

      Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ! Get your 30 Day Pass We're offering a Windows Azure platform 30 day pass, so you can take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge today!
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS is here now and Coming for Android

    We have just announced the immediate availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (v1.0.0) .  This toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure.  This release pushes forward the momentum around Mobile + Cloud, and expands it...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Connect Features Released

    Windows Azure Connect provides a simple and easy-to-manage mechanism to setup IP-based network connectivity between on-premises and Windows Azure resources. This capability makes it easier for an organization to migrate their existing applications to the cloud by enabling direct IP-based network connectivity...
  • Blog Post: FREE Full Day of In-depth, Live Learning for Windows Azure

    Explore the Benefits of Windows Azure Data Storage & Compute Services Join Jeffrey Richter for a FREE full day of in-depth, live learning as he teaches architects & developers how to leverage Azure’s data storage and compute services. The day will start off with a whirlwind tour of the various...
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