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Windows Azure Service Managment API now in CTP
The Windows Azure team released a Community Technology Preview of the Windows Azure Service Management API the other day. This API is REST-based, and currently supports the following operations (according to the Windows Azure team blog): Deployments – Viewing, creating, deleting, swapping, modifying...
18 Sep 2009
Intro to Windows Azure in one slide
NOTE: Microsoft just changed the branding a bit so this slide needs to be updated - basically, the Azure Service Platform becomes the Windows Azure Platform, SQL Data Services becomes SQL Azure. Live Services leaves the platform (does not go away, but will emphasize affinity with Windows). -JCM July...
6 Jul 2009
From concept to delivery in 2 weeks with Windows Azure and Silverlight
Suppose you were asked to design and host an interactive map for the Taste of Chicago , which gets about 3 million visitors. No problem. Now, suppose you only had 2 weeks to deliver the whole thing – from first phone call to finished product. What would you do? If you were...
8 Jun 2009
Ray Ozzie speaks on Google Wave
Courtesy of Ina Fried , here’s Ray Ozzie speaking about Google Wave at Silicon Valley’s Churchhill Club. In a nutshell, Ozzie compares Google Wave to Groove, and calls it anti-web because the ethos of the web is about open data formats, open protocols, and technologies that are simple enough...
5 Jun 2009
From Cloudy in Seattle: The Easy Way to Install the Windows Azure Tools and SDK Pre-Requisites
Jim Nakashima has a handy little post here on an easy way to get all the Windows Azure tools and SDK pre-requites installed. The secret is to use the Web Platform Installer, which you can get here . But read Jim’s post for the step-by-step guidance, links to a few hot fixes to manually install...
21 Apr 2009
Symmetry between SQL Server and SQL Data Services – video interview
Patric McElroy, Group Program Manager of SQL Data Services team talks with Michael Cote of RedMonk about what’s coming with the new SDS, and where there will be symmetry with SQL Server. Really nice interview! This was recorded a few weeks back at MIX09. A few nuggets that stood out...
13 Apr 2009
Video – Zune on Windows Mobile 7 vs. The Greater Sum
Just saw this fun video from a post over at Live Side … funny thing, they hone in on whether or not one of the device interfaces is a preview of Windows Mobile 7 with a Zune app. To me, the the far more interesting thing is the qualitatively new, boundary-spanning experience they paint using technologies...
5 Apr 2009
Learn the Azure Services Platform with these practical, free little videos
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then at 30 fps, the “How Do I…” video series on the Azure Services Platform should be good for a library full of worth of Azure Services Platform goodness! Indeed, that’s just the idea: to create a video library of free training on Windows Azure and the Services...
11 Feb 2009
Get the Mesh Video Player
Brian Gorbett has a good post about how he built a Meshified video player . What’s especially cool about this is that Brian also posted a screen cast video of him Meshifying the app, a link to the source code, AND a link to install the Meshified video player into your Mesh (CTP – developer version...
6 Feb 2009
Ever wondered how Windows Azure works?
David Lemphers has a post here that digs into a few of the details, and is worth a look. And thanks to Steve Clayton for pointing it out. See David’s post for pretty pictures and more details on how the VMs are apportioned, how much effective compute capacity each Guest VM has, etc...
22 Dec 2008
Live Blogging at PDC 2008 – Ray Ozzie’s keynote: Introduce Windows Azure
Headline: Windows Azure, Windows in the Cloud, released as CTP See the video stream here: www.microsoftpdc.com Key theme: Transformation toward services, and enabling a new generation of apps that span the pc, web, and phone Today: focusing on back end of that – data centers in the cloud Some have recently...
27 Oct 2008
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