Ignition Showcase

Providing ISV's with the resources they need to create new opportunities on our emerging technologies.

About Ignition Showcase

Welcome to Ignition Showcase

Ignition Showcase is a site focused on building and enhancing the vibrant ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors and start-ups on the Microsoft platform.  The goal of Ignition Showcase is to bring together the right people and experiences from across Microsoft to provide ISVs with the resources they need to create new opportunities on our emerging technologies.  Through briefings, readiness programs, social networking, blogs, and other events, we hope to empower partners to succeed on the Microsoft platform. Stay tuned to our blog for info on resources and activities! 

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    The Best of Windows Azure This Week

    1. Implementing Geographic Redundancy with SQL Azure Geographic redundancy is a fancy word for distributing your data across multiple data centers globally. One way to accomplish this is to spread your data across many SQL Azure data centers using Data...(read more)
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    New Year – New Role for Me

    Microsoft’s fiscal year begins in July. A such July is the time for any changes in roles and responsibilities as well as planning for the coming year. Those of you who know me know that I have been an Architect Evangelist working in Microsoft’s Developer...(read more)
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    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)
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    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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