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  • Blog Post: January 27-31 is Windows Azure Week!

    There’s a lot of great Windows Azure training coming this month during Windows Azure Week, a series of free live online training events.  Watch Microsoft Corporate VP Scott Guthrie build an app from scratch, join Scott Hanselman for a deep dive on building Windows Azure apps, and much more. The...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Loads of guidance from Kraig Brockschmidt beyond his free ebook

    Hello again, Kraig here. Earlier this year we announced my blog, http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com/blog , where I’d promised to be posting corrections to my free ebook, Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , along with other material that I wasn’t able to include in the book. As many...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Foreword for upcoming Windows Azure book

    Greetings! We’re currently working with Paul Mehner on a book titled Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage , which we expect to publish in April. Jeffrey Richter, who recently published a new edition of his classic CLR via C# (sample chapters available here ), has contributed a Foreword...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Put your Windows Store apps on cloud 9

    Here’s the 21st in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see all of the articles.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Vittorio Bertocci on Windows Azure Authentication Library

    Developers, take a look at Vittorio Bertocci’s recent post Windows Azure Authentication Library: a Deep Dive , which begins like this: We are very excited today to announce our first developer preview of the Windows Azure Authentication Library (AAL). For an overview, please head to Alex’s announcement...
  • Blog Post: From the MVPs: Giving back to the technical community

    Here’s the 8th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award . MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Windows Azure events streaming live all day today

    In case you missed it, today is a Windows Azure day. Take a look at the five events Channel 9 is streaming live today: http://www.learnwindowsazureevent.com/ “Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Mark Russinovich sessions at BUILD

    Just a quick note to say that Mark Russinovich, co-author of Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009) and Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference (Microsoft Press, 2011), is presenting twice at BUILD on Windows Azure. Here are the details (and these sessions will be online at http://channel9...
  • Blog Post: Quick news: Windows Azure Toolkits for devices

    Microsoft has released updates to the Windows Azure toolkits for Windows Phone and iOS (i.e., iPhone & iPad) this week, as well as offered a new toolkit: the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android . You can find much more information in the following posts: The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft Releases...
  • Blog Post: New book: Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out

    We’re pleased to announce that Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out (ISBN 978-0-7356-5987-2; 736 pages) is available for purchase from O'Reilly.com, our official distributor, from Amazon.com , and from Barnes & Noble. This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds...
  • Blog Post: Now available: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0

    You can find the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0—here . And here’s a description of MAP 6.0’s new features and benefits from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team (on Twitter @MSSolutionAccel ): Analyze your portfolio of...
  • Blog Post: Create the Next Big App: Webcast Series

    Start from a scenario relevant to you – mobile and Sharepoint apps, Facebook promos, Access databases, and see how cloud addresses relevant gaps. Learn about the Windows Azure Platform, an Internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. The webcast series will show...
  • Blog Post: New book: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure

    We’re pleased to announce that Developing Microsoft SharePoint Applications Using Windows Azure (ISBN: 978-0-7356-5662-8, 336 pages) by Steve Fox is available for purchase. You can order the book now at the site of our official distributor, O’Reilly Media. Your expert guide to building...
  • Blog Post: Tap the Cloud for Your ASP.NET Apps

    Say you need more horsepower today, less tomorrow. Hear how Brian Prince focuses on the app, not the infrastructure. Then try Azure at no cost CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins . MSDN Webcast: Cloud Power Event Series: Adding Scale Easily to ASP.NET Apps Adding Scale Easily...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows Azure Step by Step

    We’re very pleased to announce that Roberto Brunetti's new book Windows Azure Step by Step (344 pages; Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-4972-9) is now available. Windows Azure offers developers the chance to extend their application development experience to the cloud. Teach yourself how to build and...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Azure deep dives with Jeffrey Richter

    Wintellect is teaming up with Microsoft to present four free, in-person Azure training events with Jeffrey Richter . You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a full day of in-depth, live learning as Jeffrey teaches you—architects and developers—how to leverage Azure’s...
  • Blog Post: Free Jump Start Course on Windows Azure Development next week - December 15-17, 2010

    What is a Jump Start? Jump Start training classes are specifically designed for developers and product leaders who need to know how to best leverage a new Microsoft technology. Typically, they assume a certain level of development expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics...
  • Blog Post: Author news: Vittorio Bertocci talks about Identity and how it relates to Windows Azure and AppFabric ACS

    Check out MSDN Channel 9 for a 40-minute video of Programming Windows Identity Foundation author VIttorio Bertocci talking about Identity on Windows Azure. Cloud Cover Episode 22 – Identity in Windows Azure In this episode: Vittorio Bertocci (@ vibronet ), author of Programming Windows...
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