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Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability
Microsoft just announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support! With this release Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Network move out of Preview and are now ready to use for your production apps. With Azure Virtual Machines you can deploy and run durable...
16 Apr 2013
Windows App Day – slides and video from the event
A small month ago on November 23rd we welcomed over 200 attendees to our first Windows App Day in Antwerp, focusing on developer and User Experience/web content for building apps. What types of apps you ask? A lot of it was centered around Windows 8 Store apps but also Windows Azure and mobile services...
21 Dec 2012
New Windows Azure Features and Services Announcement and Live stream today
Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply. Today, Scott Guthrie will host “Meet Windows Azure...
7 Jun 2012
Azure Spotlight: Numeri’zik Robot Stream Goes Cloudy (cross posting)
Leveraging an interesting post from my colleague Nick with a case on Numeri’zik’s project on Windows Azure. Numeri’zik is a Belgian startup company that is involved in the digitization of media and new ways of communication. They are a member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, through which they...
21 Dec 2011
New Windows Azure Site and Features Available (cross-posting)
Cross posting from my colleague Bart Vande Ghinste’s blog . Yesterday Microsoft released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure capabilities. The site is in English today with localized versions planned to roll out next year A highlight of the new features include...
14 Dec 2011
Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available
Leveraging an announcement from the Windows Azure team with news on Windows Azure SDK (Tools for Visual Studio 2010), Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK and another update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Please find the highlights below or read the official Windows Azure Blog post . We are simplifying...
15 Nov 2011
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update now available
The October release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (WAPTK) is now available as a free download . The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs (HOLs), presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure , SQL Azure , and...
7 Nov 2011
Upcoming MSDN Webcasts on Windows Phone 7.5, Windows Azure, Orchard and VS Team Build
Register now for the following MSDN Webcasts scheduled in October and November 2011 for Belgium, delivered by the local MVPs and community experts. All sessions are delivered online, great opportunity to learn new technology while not having to leave the office. From now on, plan your biweekly Tuesday...
10 Oct 2011
New Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
A new release of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, and Service Management Features are now available. You can download the tools here using the Web Platform Installer. All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management...
25 Sep 2011
Upcoming MSDN Webcasts on SharePoint 2010 and Windows Phone ‘Mango’
Register now for the following MSDN Webcasts: 27 SEP 2011 Overview of SharePoint 2010 as a Business Intelligence platform Timing 14:00 – 15:30 | Type Live Webcast | Language English Abstract In this session, Serge Luca (SharePoint MVP, Devoteam) and Isabelle Van Campenhoudt (Data Branch Manager, ICT7...
20 Sep 2011
Windows Azure Toolkits for Windows Phone 7, iOS and Android: new releases
Last week, Microsoft released the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android while at the same time providing an update release for the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (iPhone & iPad) . The purpose of these toolkits is to make it easier for mobile device...
7 Sep 2011
Dive into the summer with MSDN: The Windows Azure Platform
We kicked off the MSDN Summer beginning of July 2011 where we invited you to dive into the Windows Phone 7 'Mango' developer tools , Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management and HTML5 . Now it's time for the 4th and last topic: The Windows Azure Platform The holidays are just about to end...
17 Aug 2011
Update to Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 includes ACS and Storage Queues
Earlier this week at TechEd North America , an update to the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 has been released (that toolkit is a mouthful !). With this third release in just two months, the toolkit get some nice extra enhancements to help you build Windows Phone 7 apps taking advantage of...
18 May 2011
Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android, and WP7
As announced on the Official Microsoft Blog , the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (v1.0.0) are now available. The toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure. This release pushes forward the momentum around Mobile + Cloud, and expands...
10 May 2011
Register for MSDN Belux webcasts on SQL Server self-service BI, FAST Search Server 2010 and Windows Azure
Join us for the bi-weekly webcasts, delivered live and directly to your computer. May 10, 2011: SQL Server self-service BI Abstract In this fast paced and ever changing world, insight in your company’s data becomes more and more crucial to stay ahead. Power users need this insight in data now, not in...
9 May 2011
Windows Azure News from MIX11
We announced several updates to the Windows Azure platform today at MIX11 in Las Vegas. These new capabilities will help developers deploy applications faster, accelerate their application performance and enable access to applications through popular identity providers including Microsoft, Facebook and...
14 Apr 2011
Quick tip (link): Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 available
The newly released Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized...
30 Mar 2011
New Windows Azure Free Trial Offering Available Today
As of today a new Windows Azure trial offering is available through June 30th 2011. This offering consist out a monthly offer of: Compute: 750 hours of an Extra Small Compute Instance 25 hours of a Small Compute Instance Storage: 500MB 10k Storage transactions Data Transfers: 500MB in / 500MB out Relational...
24 Feb 2011
ISV Community & Discovery Day – Your chance to win a Kinect & Xbox 360
[Cross-posted from Nick’s ISV Blog ] It’s this time of year again where the Microsoft Belux ISV team organizes the ISV Community & Discovery day. On February 24 , we will bring you an update on Microsoft’s newest innovations, plans for the future and vision on partner relationships. We are...
7 Feb 2011
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and Course, January 2011 Update
Today we have released a January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit & Training Course . The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit & Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn...
3 Feb 2011
Announcing Windows Azure Jump Start Training Videos
Microsoft Learning hosted the second new and exclusive “Jump Start” virtual training event on December 15-17, 2010. The course was titled “Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” and included 12 hours of expert-led training tailored for application architects and developers interested...
21 Jan 2011
Register for the next MSDN Live Meetings in January and February
On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing on the Windows Azure Platform. Every attendee of either Live Meeting will get a FREE Cloud Power T-shirt . Jan. 18, 2011: The Windows Azure Platform: Overview and New Features Join this MSDN Live Meeting...
5 Jan 2011
New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today
Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right servers in place at the right time or managing and...
15 Dec 2010
Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available
Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book...
14 Dec 2010
Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available
At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we're happy...
1 Dec 2010
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