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  • 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: Cloud Expo New York (June 6-9, 2011)

    I am looking forward to learn latest on the Cloud Computing Spectrum, meet several customers and partners and find ways we can help them by leveraging Microsoft Public & Private Cloud offerings ( Windows Azure , Office 365 , Dynamics CRM Online , Windows Intune , Windows Server Hyper-V ). If you...
  • Blog Post: Rock Paper Azure Game Leaderboard

    Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors as a kid? Does it still determine who makes the afternoon coffee run? Then you already know how to play the game. Now's your chance to code your own player "bot" and test your skills online. Will your bot have what it takes to crush the competition? Join the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 / Windows Azure – How-to Video

    Last month we posted about Wade Wegner’s Windows Phone 7 / Windows Azure Toolkit in our blog post: Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure – Perfect Together .  This toolkit adds templates into visual studio that allow you to generate a Windows Phone 7 app with a SQL Azure cloud based database. ...
  • Blog Post: No-Code Application Development for Desktop or the Cloud!

    Back in November 2010 we told you about Beta 1 of a new tool from Microsoft Called Visual Studio LightSwitch.  This tool, reminiscent of Microsoft Access development, allows you to build simple forms over data applications with no code at all. More sophisticated applications can be built by adding...
  • Blog Post: Automate Windows Azure Functions with PowerShell Service Management CmdLets

    The Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets can be used to automate many Windows Azure management functions.  These CmdLets wrap the Windows Azure Management and Diagnostic APIs, and enable a user to more easily configure and manage their Windows Azure service operations.  You can use these...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and SharePoint–Better Together

    If you have a product or service that currently runs on SharePoint and want to take advantage of the reach and scalability afforded by the Windows Azure cloud you should not miss this webcast .     SharePoint is one of Microsoft's fastest-growing platform technologies and Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for IT Pros

    There is a lot of developer-focused information on the web about the Windows Azure Platform.  This blog post series is one designed for the non-developer IT professional.  I was planning to wait until the series was finished before telling you about it, but it is too good not to share.  ...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure AppFabric Training

    There will be a Windows Azure AppFabric training session on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST.   You can read more about it here . Also you should be aware that there is an entire Windows Azure Boot Camp series going on.  Even if the session date has already passed you can still access...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

    The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on a daily basis. In the current post: Azure Blob, Drive, Table and Queue Services SQL Azure Database and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket and OData Windows Azure AppFabric: Access Control and Service Bus...
  • 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: 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 is seriously thinking...
  • 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: 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: 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 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...( read more )
  • 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...( read more )
  • 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...( read more )
  • 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...( read more )
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