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    Django now available on Windows Azure

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django is now available in the Windows Azure Web Application Gallery. Once you are logged into the Management portal, you will need to create a...
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    Eight Reasons C# is the Best Language for Mobile Development

    The statisticians behind the Popularity of Programming Languages (PYPL) index have named C# the language of the year for 2012. Their data shows that C# popularity grew by 2.3 percent in 2012, more than any other programming language during the same period...
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    Series of Posts on Azure Security

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    My colleague Bruce Kyle has put together a view into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure . He’s pulled together information from hundreds of pages to provide you with a how-to guide on developing your application in a secure way on Windows...
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    Just Released: Windows Phone 7 Guidance – patterns & practices

    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: A case study for Building Advanced Windows Phone Applications Building Testable Windows Phone Applications Developing a Windows Phone Application using the MVVM Pattern Resources...
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    Openness Update for Windows Azure

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    What an exiting release it is! The December release of Windows Azure brings many cool new features including extensive support of open source libraries like Node.js, MongoDB, Hadoop, Solr, Memcached. You can find an overview of the support was announced...
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    Windows Azure 12/12/11 Announcement

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    Earlier yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of updates and improvements to Windows Azure that will help developers to more easily access Windows Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Additionally, today , senior...
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    Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure

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    Read the announcement here . For years the Enterprise Library application blocks have helped developers address the typical cross-cutting concerns of enterprise development (such as diagnostic logging, data validation, and exception handing). With over...
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    Improved Developer Experience, Interoperability, and Scalability on Windows Azure

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    The Windows Azure team has announced multiple updates to Windows Azure that improve ease of use, interoperability, and overall value. From the post : Key Highlights: New Developer Experience and Enhanced Interoperability —Access to Windows Azure libraries...
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    Silverlight 5 Released

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    Silverlight 5 has been released . Silverlight 5 adds a ton of new features over what we had with Silverlight 4. Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile...
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    Learn Windows Azure Event

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    Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich. The entire event is being streamed live by Channel 9. The...
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    Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available

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    You can read the official Windows Azure Blog post for full details. we are simplifying the development experience on Windows Azure with three updates—a new version of the Windows Azure SDK, a new Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK, and an updated Windows...
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    Kinect for Windows Is Live

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    The new website is now live: http://www.kinectforwindows.org
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    Windows Phone Mango Silverlight developer toolkit released

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    The Silverlight toolkit for Windows Phone’s Mango update has been released. You can download the toolkit here .Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the...
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    Windows 8 Engineering Team Launches ‘B8’ Blog

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    Microsoft’s Windows Engineering Team recently created this blog post to keep you updated on Windows 8. All the official news, information, details will be shared to everyone via this blog. The goal of this blog is to start a dialog about design choices...
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    Hadoop Connectors Coming for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse

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    SQL Server team blog posted about Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans . In a nutshell, Microsoft announced its intentions to bring Hadoop to SQL Server and Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW). The connectors provide interoperability...
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    How to Deploy Web Roles Quick & Easy

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    Creating a new role has two stages: 1. Create a new VM with Windows Server 2008 installed 2. Install your application on it. The Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles makes it quick and easy for you to deploy one or more websites across multiple Web...
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    C9::GoingNative

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    C9::GoingNative is a monthly show on Channel 9 focused on native development with an emphasis on C++. Each episode will have a segment including an interview with a native dev in his/her native habitat (office) where we'll talk about what they do and...
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    Clean Project - Cleans Visual Studio Solutions For Uploading or Email

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    How many times have you wanted to send a project to a friend or upload it to a web site like MSDN Code Gallery only to find that your zip file has lots of stuff that you don't need to send in it making the file larger than it needs to be. bin folder obj...
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    Mango for Developers is Here

    Today, developers enrolled via the Windows Phone App Hub or DreamSpark members can get “Mango” on their Windows Phones, now, according to a Next At Microsoft blog post from Steve Clayton. Picture taken from: http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011...
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    Inbound Data Now Free on Windows Azure

    The Windows Azure team has announced change in pricing for the Windows Azure platform that will provide significant cost savings for customers whose cloud applications experience substantial inbound traffic, and customers interested in migrating large...
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    Service Pack 1 for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 Ships

    SP1 contains all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for 2010 that have already shipped. SP1 also contains new fixes for areas of each product. And there are some new features. For a complete list of changes for each product contained in SP1, see this...
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    Office 365 Launches Globally

    On June 28, 2011, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation productivity service. Office 365 is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience delivering world class productivity...
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    Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

    Full post in the AppFabric team blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabric/archive/2011/06/20/announcing-the-windows-azure-appfabric-june-ctp.aspx Windows Azure AppFabric team announced the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities...
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    Target Multiple GPU Architectures with New C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism

    S Somasegar, Developer Division Senior Vice President, announced C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP) that helps you target graphics hardware from all the major hardware vendors. The idea is to provide a way you can build out your software on...
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    HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’

    Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you can expect on the IE 9 experience you’ll find in the ‘Mango’ release. The same core rendering engines on both the desktop and mobile versions of IE and...
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