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  • Blog Post: Elevate Your Skills with Windows Azure In This Online Hands-on workshop!

    @HOME WITH WINDOWS AZURE During this event we’ll guide you through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. Forget about “hello world”! In less than two hours we’ll build and deploy a real cloud app that leverages the Azure data center and helps make a difference in the...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Premium and BizSpark Azure Benefit – How-To Open an Account

    As an MSDN subscriber or BizSpark member, your membership provides you 750 hours of Windows Azure compute time per month for 8 consecutive months at no-extra cost!  That’s a total of 6000 compute hours!  An estimated retail-value of $1,264! Have your attention?  Not leveraging your benefit...
  • Blog Post: Azure Pricing Details for Microsoft Partners

    As partners evolve their portfolio of offerings to include Azure, questions often arise about pricing.  Although there is a great deal of information online already, help is often needed to clarify some of the finer details.  The following information was recently provided as a follow-up to...
  • Blog Post: March Architect Innovation Cafe Webcasts-Register Today!

      March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services they use. In this session learn about how to implement low effort, high value add-ons...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners - Get On-board With Azure Today

    Register to attend a Live Meeting Presentation on February 25th.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/azurebiz . Technorati Tags: Microsoft , Windows , Azure , Cloud Computing , Business Practices , Partner , Neudesic , Information Concepts
  • Blog Post: Why [Insert Microsoft Product Technology Here]?

    Customers and partners occasionally reach out to me for help locating information and data to support their efforts to assess product technology and market opportunity.  There’s really no secret formula for how I go about collecting this information and often times rely on the same resources that...
  • Blog Post: SummitCloud Takes Top Honors at the BizSpark Azure Camp in NYC

    SummitCloud is a BizSpark startup that produces analysis and compliance software used by suppliers and retailers. Microsoft Partner Evangelists John McClelland and Brian Johnson sat down with SummitCloud CEO David Leibowitz to talk about SummitCloud, BizSpark, and the Microsoft Partner Network. This...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting: Is Azure Right For My Business?

    Did you miss the Azure roadshow for Microsoft Partners in December? Are you still pondering the business opportunity behind Azure? Well block off 2-hours on your calendar today to attend our Live Meeting presentation of the roadshow content on Thursday, February 25th. Gather up your team for an extended...
  • Blog Post: Is Windows Azure Right for Your Partner Business?

    We’ve all heard about the industry shift to the Cloud, but are you jumpstarting your Windows Azure business to be a part of it? If you are a Microsoft Partner, specifically a system integrator who builds custom developed solutions, then you are cordially invited to attend our next ProDev Partner Briefing...
  • Blog Post: “Hello World!” Azure App In 37-Minutes

    In mid-November, Microsoft will launch Windows Azure around the world.  In preparation for the big event, Tony Bailey , Senior Marketing Manager, Breadth Solution Partners recently took on the challenge of building his first Windows Azure application.  After getting his “hello world” single...
  • Blog Post: The 2009 Client and Services Platform - Live Webcast for Microsoft Dev Partners

    Microsoft Partners face more challenges today than ever.  With restrictions on IT budgets and a simultaneous demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time for partners to refocus on the fundamental value opportunities presented by Microsoft’s platform architecture and strategic...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Camp DC Commercial and the Azure Lightning Talk

    Last week Microsoft had the opportunity to attend and participate in Cloud Camp DC Commercial in Reston, VA.  This was a great opportunity to hear and learn from others in the community about their level of interest and early efforts to embrace cloud computing.  Positioned as a platform agnostic...
  • Blog Post: 4 New MSDN "How Do I" Video Series on Windows Azure and Live Services

    4 new “How Do I” (HDI) videos are available for your online viewing.  These short 10- to 15-minute videos are designed to get you up to speed quickly by focusing on a specific task, topic or product.  If you are new to the “How Do I” series and wish to stay informed of new content visit the...
  • Blog Post: Azure for Systems Integrators and Value-Added Partners

    Tonight I’m working on a bit of homework for an internal pilot-class on Azure that I am participating in.  Of course I’m always on the lookout for good content for my partner community.  This evening I came across the site Azure for Systems Integrators and Value-Added Partners | Azure Services...
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