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    Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Disk IO Performance

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    I was lately in many conversations around the IO performance of the disk drives on top of Windows Azure (especially if running disk intensive applications or servers, like SQL Server). As Windows Azure provides storage on the standardized set of commodity...
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    System Center 2012 App Controller: managing On-Premise and Cloud together

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    A Beta release of System Center App Controller 2012 is now available! App Controller is a new member of the System Center family and provides a number of capabilities that enable Application Self Service across both private and public clouds. The greatest...
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    EU launches European Cloud Partnership steering board

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    EU steps up in the efforts to move to Cloud Computing by launching European Cloud Partnership steering board. The ECP will develop common computing  procurement requirements for use by EU member states and create a common framework for cloud computing...
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    “Orleans” and Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) Group

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    Recently there are some blogs mentioning Orleans as the new platform for the Microsoft cloud and additional similar things. As a result I checked a bit on what the project is all about and as it was published this is a MSR (Microsoft Research Project...
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    Migrating Your Data Into the SQL Azure Database

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    Last week a new set of tools was released to support copying of the data to the SQL Azure databases. SSMA (SQL Server Migration Assistant) was updated to support Microsoft Access and MySQL Databases. To download the tools, visit the following sites: SSMA...
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    Amazing Whitepaper about SQL Azure Architecture

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    Were you wondering how SQL Azure architecture actually looks like ? If so then you have to check this whitepaper that explains every detail about the relational database that is part of Windows Azure Platform . Topics covered include the following: The...
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    HPC Application Sample running on top of Windows Azure Platform

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    I recently had the chance to check out the Full Monte Sample application  that was published on the CodePlex portal . It is an interesting application that display how HPC workloads could be suited to run on top of the “infinite amount” of cloud...
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    Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service Update

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    Well (in short ) AppFabric ACS just added a bunch of new features that are available one the AppFabric Labs portal , where you can check out the CTP. To understand properly what ACS is all about, you should read about Claims-Based access control. New...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Product Comparison

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    I know availability of Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is old news (well a couple of days old ;)), but in case you are interested in the different products that will be part of the Visual Studio 2010 family, do visit the product comparison page : a lot of work...
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    Bioinformatics Research as a Service

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    Well these days everything is becoming a service in the cloud! It is amazing of what kind of options and scenarios become possible if you connect them to the “infinite” computational power and broadband internet access… One of these interesting field...
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    Visual Studio TFS Branching Guide 2010

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    Source Code Control (SCC) is a necessity for almost any advanced software development project (meaning that there are more than 3 developers working on it) and it brings many, many benefits (old news, right). But in order to properly support your project...
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    Measuring Cloud Data Access Speed: Azure Throughput Analyzer

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    A few weeks ago I stumbled upon another project from the Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group that is dubbed Azure Throughput Analyzer . What it basically gives you is an application that enables you to easily measure data access speed to and from...
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    Talk to your XBOX

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    I really like this video of MILO (virtual boy ) that shows how people will be able to interact with XBOX Kinect .   Now I cannot wait to get my hands on Kinect! Maybe a good game title would be “What you always wanted to tell to your Boss!” ! What...
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    Microsoft Dynamics Powered By Windows Azure

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    Yesterday some more news were released around the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV “7” that will run on Windows Azure platform! Here is a short excerpt from the Convergence blog post : “ At Convergence 2011, we announced that we would deliver...
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    Interesting reading: SOA with .NET & Windows Azure

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    I recently came across the information about the following book availability: Real-World SOA with Microsoft .NET and Windows Azure and according to the people reviews and feedback it is really great. A sneak peek into the content gives you this (filtered...
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