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  • Blog Post: Your SaaS Applications and the Windows Azure Marketplace

    There has been lots of buzz about the Windows Azure Marketplace since the announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles that the Windows Azure Marketplace has been expanded to feature and sell not only data subscriptions, but application subscriptions. Effectively, you can now use...
  • Blog Post: What a (Windows Azure) Day! Tools and Training Kit Updates

    Wow! This was quite a Windows Azure Wednesday ! First the Windows Azure Code Gallery , and now, just released, brand new Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio and updates to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit . Browse the code gallery >> Download the tools >> Download the training kit...
  • Blog Post: Learn Windows Azure Through Code

    Depending on how you go about learning or finding solutions to problems you encounter, books, presentations, and online articles/blogs may not do it for you. Another way to learn is through code samples - snippets of specific functionality or even full applications that you can step through. Luckily...
  • Blog Post: Social Gaming Powered By Windows Azure

    Social applications (games, sharing, and location-based applications and services) are very quickly becoming the most prominent types of applications. These social applications have the potential to grow from a few users to millions of users in an incredibly short period of time, and as such, they need...
  • Blog Post: ISVs Realizing Benefits of the Cloud

    ISVs, one by one, across the country are realizing the benefits of Windows Azure and are sharing their stories. Last week, I shared the story of Connect2Fans and how they are successfully using Windows Azure to support their product. In the weeks to come, I will be sharing more of those stories. These...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure - PhotoPivot

    Happy Canada Day ! Let’s celebrate with yet another Windows Azure developer story! A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for my talk, Windows Azure: What’s In the Cloud, at Prairie Dev Con . I was just looking for a few stores, but was actually surprised, impressed...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure - Scanvee

    Since it is the week leading up to Canada day , I thought it would be fitting to celebrate Canada’s birthday by sharing the stories of Canadian developers who have developed applications on the Windows Azure platform. A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure - Booom!!

    Since it is the week leading up to Canada day , I thought it would be fitting to celebrate Canada’s birthday by sharing the stories of Canadian developers who have developed applications on the Windows Azure platform. A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure - Connect2Fans

    Since it is the week leading up to Canada day , I thought it would be fitting to celebrate Canada’s birthday by sharing the stories of Canadian developers who have developed applications on the Windows Azure platform. A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure – Election Night

    Since it is the week leading up to Canada day , I thought it would be fitting to celebrate Canada’s birthday by sharing the stories of Canadian developers who have developed applications on the Windows Azure platform. A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure – Lead

    Since it is the week leading up to Canada day , I thought it would be fitting to celebrate Canada’s birthday by sharing the stories of Canadian developers who have developed applications on the Windows Azure platform. A few weeks ago, I started my search for untold Canadian stories in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Development at DevTeach

    There was a lot of buzz around mobile development at DevTeach Montreal a few weeks ago with an entire track dedicated to mobile development, 4 Windows Phone 7 sessions, and a post-conference full day event all about Windows Phone 7 with Colin Melia . As an added bonus, Carl Franklin ( @carlfranklin ...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Windows Phones and Slates to Windows Azure

    In the words of Rob Tiffany ( @robtiffany ), Mobility Architect at Microsoft, “the combination of mobile and cloud computing is like peanut butter and chocolate. Nobody does it better than Microsoft when Windows Phones and Slates are connected to Windows Azure over wireless.” If you haven’t had a chance...
  • Blog Post: Developer Lunch and Learn Webinar: Windows Azure

    I’ve been talking a lot about AzureFest recently as we’re travelling around the country introducing developers to the concepts of Cloud computing, and more specifically, what’s possible with Windows Azure . Many of you have told me that with a schedule defined by the constraints of application build...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Makes A Surprise Visit to Calgary This Weekend

    AzureFest is making a surprise visit to Calgary this weekend ! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop and actually deploying your solution...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Meets the East Coast

    East Coast, after many hours of logistics discussions and preparations, AzureFest is coming your way! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop...
  • Blog Post: Azure At the Movies: Get In The Cloud

    When was the last time you had a chance to go to the movie theatre during the day? More importantly, when was the last time you learned something new at the movie theatre? Well Azure at the Movies will not only get you out to the ScotiaBank Theatre on May 5, 2011 from 9 AM to noon, but it will also guarantee...
  • Blog Post: Moving Your Application to the Cloud

      When considering Windows Azure and the Cloud, architects and developers are often discouraged, thinking that in order to move a solution to the Cloud it must be reengineered to support the Cloud. Fortunately, that is not the case as there are different ways that a solution can take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Continue Your Cloud Development Learning

    If you’ve recently joined me for AzureFest in Toronto and Mississauga , thank you for coming out! I hope the session was a worthwhile experience for you and that you were able to see how your existing knowledge and skills with .NET and Visual Studio can be leveraged to develop applications for the Cloud...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Madness Continues

    I just came back from Vancouver where I had the pleasure of doing an AzureFest for members of the .netBC, VanTUG, and VanSLUG user groups. We had a great turn out, with 86 people showing up to learn about Windows Azure! Thank you to all of you who came. When I originally posted that AzureFest is back...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Windows Azure to Windows Phone Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

    As of today, connecting Windows Azure to your application running on Windows Phone 7 just got a whole lot easier with the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 designed to make it easier for you to leverage the cloud services running in Windows Azure. The toolkit, which you can find...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest is Back!

    On Saturday, December 11, 2010, Canadian MVPs Cory Fowler ( @SyntaxC4 ) and Barry Gervin ( @bgervin ) met with developers in Mississauga and showed them how developing and deploying applications to Windows Azure is fast and easy. You can read about it on Joey’s post from that Saturday. Now, AzureFest...
  • Blog Post: Ramp Up on Windows Azure with MSDN Benefits

    How do we, developers, learn cool new things? Do we read some materials, take some notes, and then we’re good to go? Maybe take a class or two and that’s it? No. We read, maybe take some classes, but most importantly, we learn by building apps! With on-premise solutions, that’s relatively easy. Build...
  • Blog Post: Up In the (Windows Azure) Cloud: February 13 - 19

    Here’s what was up in the Windows Azure Cloud last week (February 13 – February 19): New This Week New PRO exam: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications Things To Try Walkthrough these Windows Azure Storage Samples of both the REST and the .NET Storage Client...
  • Blog Post: Up In The (Windows Azure) Cloud

    Here’s what was up in the Windows Azure Cloud last week (February 6 – February 12): New This Week Windows Azure Extra Small Instances – Public Beta Windows Azure AppFabric CTP – February Release Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V2.0 CTP – February Update Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets Windows Azure...
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